Monday, December 8, 2014

Choose Your Own BlockAlong 12/8/14

Welcome to another edition of Choose Your Own BlockAlong.  I'm continuing to make two Dear Jane blocks a week.

low volume prints in pink
Block D-5 is rather plain so I added a thin strip of the pink low volume to the sides.  We'll see how that looks once the blocks are all assembled.  I'm realizing that many of these blocks have a thin 1/4" outer strip that will pretty much be swallowed up when joined together, and I am giving myself permission to change them up a tad if I want ;-))

Block D-8
Block D-9 is similar to this block that I paper pieced.  It's so much easier for me to rotary cut the strips and sew an accurate 1/4" seam which is what I did this time.

I find these little blocks to be time consuming but addictive.  I need to walk away for a little bit and do some Christmas sewing.  Hopefully I can manage both.

Thanks for stopping by.  Are you finding time to sew?


  1. Way to keep up, blocks look great!

  2. Ooh - I really like D5. So simple and so effective - I think it's your fabric choice that elevates it.

  3. How many block in the entire project.
    Nope, not much time to sew, but certainly planning for projects!

  4. Excellent work, Rene. I'm impressed you can keep focused while all the Christmas hubbub is swirling around us. I love that blue/black floral print in D-8. I have some too--it's one of my favorites!