Thursday evening I went to my quilt class and decided on the last minute to take my Dear Jane. I was running a little late. When I got home, I only had 20 minutes to eat and phone a friend who need some advice. Leaving me ample time to drive to my class and be on time. I didn’t have any time to search for the other quilt block that I was working on!
Remember this quilt? Before the summer I was working on block 1 – Bird and Nest.
Laurie Simpson & Polly Minick decided to also publish a book of this quilt. Which I naturally had to have.
But back onto the subject of this ‘post’; the Dear Jane. We always have a show and tell before we sit down and work on our projects. I showed my progress of the Dear Jane and completely unexpected my teacher zoomed in on my appliqué blocks. She wasn’t very impressed and expected a little more perfection from me! So here is a close-up, so that you can see your self. Why do they get a bad mark, for example: the leaves have no sharp points, they are not nice and oval & the stitching is showing in certain areas!
On close inspection I have to admit she is right. I wasn’t that happy with the result myself, but let myself be convinced that no one would see it once the quilt was completed. But I have to admit that I also want to experience pleasure when it is completed. So I’ve decided I’ll be doing F6, F9 & G5 over again. You might think I’m a little weird and perfectionistic, but I will perfect my appliqué skills too.