I have finished another seven windows and I am woefully behind on my goal. I am going to double up for the next few days and I need to remind myself that having a cold does not help the creativity bug. I need to plan ahead for circumstances like that.
The red threads are temporary threads to hold the edges down. The threads will be cut away and the edges will be opened to machine sew them to another block. I will resew them down more permanently later. My units are five inches and my window uses a 3 and 1/8 inch square of fabric.
I am planning to make a tutorial of my method. Anybody still interested? I also don't want to reinvent the wheel, but I don't see a detailed tutorial using my exact method. The prerequisites are hand applique skills and, for a decent size quilt, patience and time. Lots of those last two. A window takes a half hour. This, in mommy translation, is one pbs show!
On reflecting on the past year, blogging and sewing, I may be able to select my style. If I had to name it it would be Modern Tradition: modern designer fabrics, but with traditional methods and blocks? I dunno, but I don't seem to be doing any free piecing. Sometimes the design has a twist. I just pulled out my red and aqua Dresden plate and I am playing with adding hexagons in the border!
I saw Quiltstory's block party
and thought of entering my cathedral window block. I am going to sew it to the last one and finish the remaining windows as a twenty by fifteen inch block. There are three categories: Modern, Traditional, and Creative. Any ideas what category this block, should go? Traditional? Should I try this?