Sunday, December 7, 2008


Difficulty of block: easy
Number of pieces: 9
Method used: hand piecing

This one was very easy. I wonder why it was named Challenge??? Some time back, I purchased this little seam pressing tool and never tried it. So, as I was piecing this block, I gave it a go. How wonderful! This sure makes it easier when it is time to press with the iron.

Until next week.....happy quilting!


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Ethne said...

What a lovely 'simple' looking block - I'm sure though that it's very effective
Keep up the good work Karen

Pam said...

That seam pressing tool looks like a good idea. I use one of those little irons but for taking places it gets so hot and I always forget to unplug it for a while before packing it up.

It sounds like you and I are doing our Dear Jane in a similar fashion. I am piecing it all by hand using freeze paper template. Although I have the computer program and I just print out the pattern on the freeze paper and then cut them out.

Lea said...

I love your DJ blog! Your blocks are so beautiful. I enjoy looking at your choice of fabrics. :-)

karenfae said...

looking good! keep up the good work. I like how you are doing a blog just on your Jane.

YankeeQuilter said...

I've used that little tool to "press" and like it as well. Nice easy one once in a while is a nice break no?!

Dresden Plate said...

What a brilliant idea that little seam presser is. Such a nice block too, it may be simple but it is attractive.

Sally Westcott said...

Hi again Karen. I think I know why this one is called Challenge. Have a really good look at the original block in the book! I think it could be an oops block. I made it at the weekend after redrafting it. I still haven't got the seams quite right. I'll post a pic on my blog later today.


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