Friday, March 16, 2012


Finished the last 3 blocks in Set 4 ~ Just Takes Two this week.
JT2 ~ Set 4 ~ Blocks 14 thru 18

Not one to give up easily, I decided to keep going on this Mystery QAL until I run out of my red fabric. I do love the crispness of the red and white as well as the challenge of these blocks. Each one is very different, both in appearance as well as construction techniques. One of the newest blocks posted for set 6 is no exception! Lots of curved seams, it may need to be hand pieced! :0# what!?!

This week I finished Blocks 14, 16 and 18
Block 14 ~ Pinwheels was easy peasy with HST:
JT2 ~ Block 14 ~ Pinwheels
 Block 16 ~ Pine Burr which was a challenge with Y seams
JT2 ~ Block 16 ~ Pine Burr
... and Block 18 ~ Turkey Tracks was fun! I used the same technique as the four hearts block to prep for appliqué. In place of hand stitching, I machine stitched a blanket stitch :0) With a turned edge instead of raw edge, I really like the look
JT2 ~ Block 18 ~ Turkey Tracks
Close up of Turkey Tracks stitching
Click on my JT2 page to see finished blocks for this QAL

Here is today's view from my sewing room window...
Flowering is a Red Bud in the back ground, next to the garden house we built (from scratch using many left over and re-used items). To the left is what's left of the Star Magnolia's flowers. The wind and rain blew most of the petals away. Chico had 2 inches of rain so far this week with lots of wind. More on the way. The foothills around us are getting much more. Sue, up in Grass Valley reported this morning that she will have 10 inches!
Have a wonderful weekend :0)


  1. Great blocks, Jo. I love the Pine Burr. Nothing prettier than a Red Bud in bloom. Send some of that wet stuff our way!

  2. You are making great progress on your JT2 blocks ! Just gorgeous ! What a view you have from your sewing room. Your red Bud & Star Magnolia are just breathtaking ! The news said we got 3" more in the last 24 hours ! Yikes !

  3. Your JT2 blocks are wonderful! Congrats on staying on top of them so well. (I'm a bit behind) Such a nice view from your sewing room window - LOVE that Redbud tree! Such a terrific garden house too!


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