Sunday, January 25, 2009

L-6


Difficulty of block: easy (with patience)
Number of pieces: 47
Method used: hand piecing

Maze of Madness could drive you mad, if you let it. With 47 tiny pieces in front of me, I was up for the challenge. To this point, 28 pieces, was the most I had stitched together. I'm not exactly sure, but guessing I spent close to eight hours, from start to finish on this block. Not all at one time. It was spread over the week and includes prep time. It's not perfect, but I am very pleased.
Until next week.....happy quilting!

11 comments:

Jean said...

Wow....that is wonderful...don't know if I would have the patience, but you are doing a great job.

sewprimitive karen said...

Good heavens, so many pieces. Now I want to make this one! Yours looks fabulous.

distelfliege said...

beautiful work!

angtoyou said...

Wow! I think it looks perfect! I have always wanted to do a Dear Jane quilt all by hand and you are an inspiration for me to do it!!! Awesome job!!!

Carol said...

I take my hat off to you, Karen! The block is lovely - you do beautiful work and have such patience. You have a masterpiece growing there.

Robin said...

Lovely! Beautiful work. It's crazy to think of so many pieces in just a tiny 4.5" square!

Marit said...

This is beautiful, and I can't understand how it is possible to make it so small and accurate. Amazing ; )

YankeeQuilter said...

Wow, really like this one! I think the hand work on these tiny pieces make them lay better then machine done...less stress on the fabric.

Betweens said...

so that is what I get to look forward to!! which one was that?? oh boy .. the challenges that Jane must have gone through to make these blocks and not as near many gadgets that we have to make her quilt...you did an amazing job on it the pic tells all Karen..

Louann said...

Your blocks are so lovely. I would like to attempt these someday. I think it would be wonderful to see Jane Stickle's quilt in person. I love your blog. It's fun to journey back in time. I'm a big Jane Austen fan too.
Louann

Peg said...

Hello, Karen - I was just reviewing my blog and found your comment from back in December. Thanks for the encouragement. I was just thinking this week that I'd like to find more quilting blogs to follow, and here's yours. I'm intrigued, and excited to see what I can learn as I follow your journeys. Peg

To see what other projects I am working on, visit me at Journey of a Quilter.