The Masterpiece by Javan

The Masterpiece by Javan

We are born into the world like a blank canvas and each person that crosses our path takes up the brush and makes his mark upon our surface

So it is that we develop

But we must realize there comes a day that we must take up the brush and finish the work

For only we can determine if we are to be just another painting or a Masterpiece. Javan

Saturday, March 31, 2012

March Did Not Make Lion Status

March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb ...
except this year - there were no "kite-flying" days even offered for consideration.

March is leaving kinda wet and rainy today
 and the flowers cannot be more lovely this year.

Dogwood and Azaleas

Time for the Patchwork Times UFO finish for March ...
This started as a pile of swapped blocks with the Golden Girls.
They put their quilts together already, I was "waiting for the right year,"Hee, hee
so on my UFO list they went.
  I am finished so it will now be on the long-arm quilter's list of things to do. Yeah!!!
Did I tell you how much I love this challenge?  I am accomplishing far more
than if I were left on my own.

We exchanged disappearing nine patch blocks and
kept the center block black as the consistent element
between the six participants.
The pattern is Jewel Box from Anything But Boring and
I am sure you have heard of other Jewel Box patterns and blocks,
this one just happens to use D9P blocks and was a lot of fun.
Just Takes 2 Unit Five Blocks 19-21
To say this was a doozy is un understatement -  it finally worked.
Sometimes you just have to let the pieces of the block rest
before constructing and then they go together better for some reason.
This waited for two days...
This is my third feathered star and they do not get easier,
just more understandable.

There is embroidery offered along the way to enhance your blocks,
and so far I have chosen not to use it.  I could not resist, however,
putting white embroidery on the red block for this one.
I love it.

Unit Four Blocks 14-18

Had some troubles with these - three were paper pieced
and for whatever reason, two of mine came out 9-1/4" instead of 9-1/2"
and no one can tell me how to correct it.
One of those things I am going to let sit until later
before I attempt to redo it.  Who knows, someone may get around
to working out a solution before any more come up to be paper pieced.

This is ended up not being completed.

Could not have done this without Carol Doak as most of the blocks
I have made were from her free patterns.
She has been such a wonderful teacher and great inspiration
to me in all things paper pieced.
Please be sure to come back and check it out.  Will be a lot of fun
as everyone thinks outside of the box.

Happiness Along your April Journey and may it be Delightful


taylorsoutback said...

Happy you included a photo of the azaleas and is what I remember and miss most about Virginia and the Carolinas.

More wonderful completions, Judy! Our guild did a comfort quilt for one of our members using the D9P - a very fun block to do with fascinating results.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

You're right about March... no lionly days this year. I love that D9P quilt top, I am still trying to decipher the block, it looks complicated... but, oh so stunning! I have a particular fondness for R&W quilts and yours is no exception, it is going to be glorious, Judy! I can't wait to see your mini table-stand quiltlet. I, too, love Carol Doak's tips and techniques.