Thursday, January 28, 2010

E-4


Difficulty of block: easy
Number of pieces:  11
Method used: hand piecing

This week went much better then last week, as I pieced together the Buffalo Tree Hopper block.  If I had looked up what a Buffalo Tree Hopper was before I selected the fabric, I would have picked a nice bright green.  Brenda changed the pattern a little from the original by making each of the four red corner triangles out of two pieces of fabric instead of one.  I went with the original block design.  It is a little disappointing the Dear Jane book does not come with any written instruction explaining how to construct the blocks and why some blocks have been changed from the original.

7 comments:

Vivian said...

This has to be one of my favorite names for a DJ block. And the finished block is just cute, no doubt as cute as a real buffalo tree hopper.

Paula said...

This block is very pretty. I do agree with you about the DJ book. I struggle a lot with my blocks, though I try to pick the easiest first.

Heather said...

Your blocks are lovely. Great fabrics. i haven't worked on mine in 2 months. oops. I am doing mine all in orange coloured fabrics.

Robin said...

Beautiful block! It makes me think of a hot summer day. I too wish the book offered more information about the blocks, the design choices made, even the names (though this is one of the few that actually make sense if you see a picture of a buffalo tree hopper!).

Sara said...

Your blocks are terrific. I just started my dear jane yesterday. 2 blocks done and way too many to go.

Anya said...

Lovely block. I agree, the DJ book (and the software) leaves a lot to be desired. I wish I had studied the blocks more closely from the very beginning. I had assumed that Brenda's patterns didn't change anything...

Ingeborg´s Lotta said...

Where can you find information about how the original block design should look like? I guess they are very small changes!? But anyway, original is original...

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