Monday, April 30, 2012
Design Wall Monday and UFO Report - Jack's Chain part 1
I will probably keep going, because it's a messy WIP and it would be nice to get it all put together into a finished top, and then I could put away all the little pieces and fabric leftovers. I have found that no matter how tempting it is to start new projects, I get so much more done if I just work on one thing at a time. You have to balance it, though, or it becomes just another chore. I'm still, surprisingly, at the stage where Jack's Chain is fun. Even with all those picky start-and-stop set-in seams.
It's going to be a really cute quilt. When I started it I had never seen another Jack's Chain quilt -- I found the pattern while leafing through Maggie Malone's 1001 Patchwork Designs, and then it's also at Quilter's Cache. Believe it or not, I saw the interplay of hexagons and 9-patches and thought, "That would be really cute in 1930's fabrics." As I've since found out, that's what a lot of 1930's quilters thought too! And I've had a fair number of comments from blog readers who have also made, or know somebody who has made, the pattern. Thanks to all commenters, you've given me the kick I needed to get this project going again!
Stash report - nothing really to report this week!
Fabric used this week: 0 yards
Fabric used year to date: 31.8 yards
Added this week: 0 yards
Added year to date: 27.2 yards
Net used for 2012: 4.6 yards
Yarn used this week: 0 yards
Yarn used year to date: 1956 yards
Yarn added this week: 0 yards
Yarn added year to date: 492 yards (all handspun, not purchased)
Net used for 2012: 1464 yards
Labels: design wall, Jack's Chain, stash, UFOs
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Wow! You are moving right along on your Jack's Chain! I can't wait to see it finished.
This is absolutely wonderful! Well done! I've seen alot of 30s quilts but this pattern is new to me. I love it!
This is definitely a WOW quilt and thanks for letting us see it. Judy C n NC
Really pretty and I can't say that I have seen that pattern before myself! Lovely fabrics.
I have always liked the Jack's Chain pattern. I quilted one for a customer and that got me a little more enthused about some day making one. Still haven't done it though!
Yours looks fantastic! :) Good for you for hanging in there with one project until completion too!
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