After a longer hiatus that I thought, I am back at my blocks in the style of Jane Stickle.
This is B-12, or Starflower. In looking at my spreadsheet I realize I must have prepped this block in the fall of 2009! I had just seen Jane's quilt (the Mother quilt) and had been blown away by it. I prepped this block as reverse applique, as that is how the block appeared to be done in the mother quilt. (That is machine stay stitching around the outside). I did one leaf shape and stopped.
Why? I think I now know why. I am, I must admit, 50. No matter if they say 50 is the new 30 (ha!) the fact is your vision changes. With mature eyesight I must hold things farther away to focus on them, and then I can't see the detail. Or I take off my glasses and hold things very close and suffer eyestrain. Of course I am too proud to go to my eye doctor and talk about progressive lenses (that used to be called bifocals)! Not me, not yet!
Well I hunkered down and finished this block. And I think I will revisit my notes and continue on. I have done so much already. Now to find everything. I have moved my quilting stuff from an upstairs bedroom to a newly refinished basement.
138 blocks, 42 triangles, 1 corner, 4227 pieces.