This is truly going to be a year long project.
|Three Nine Patch blocks ready to be marked.|
|Marked and ready to go.|
|I'm excited about this one. The squiggly line on the orange squares is just an all over pattern, so I didn't bother tracing that as I'm sure I'm pretty good at going all over the place with my stitching|
|The first was just straight lines. Still need to work on the traveling stitch and stitching in the ditch. Doesn't look too bad though.|
|The back. Only a few spots that look like the needle, thread, and bobbin didn't get along.|
The next one was with the circles. I didn't like how they came out when I drew them. Tracing them was worthless, and I tried to free hand them. Some of them came out as ovals. Then I watched Leah Day's video on this block and she didn't even trace them. She used a template! Why didn't I think of this. I don't have a circle template, but I do have items that I could draw around. Found two in my sewing stuff. Spools of thread. They worked great.
|Small spool for the small circles.|
|Larger spool for the large circles and half circles.|
|Looks much better. Good thing I have an eraser.|
|Not perfect, but much better than if I tried before I redrew the circles. I did mess one up, so just made it a spiral, and Leah said it was okay to do.|
|The last one, my favorite. As you can see, I do not follow lines very good, however the orange squares look fantastic!|
|I can see that stippling will be my thing.|
|Very please with the back of this block, no "eyelashes" in my turns. Looks like only one or two places where the thread built up.|
Hope you keep watching how my progress goes on this project. I'm enjoying sharing this as much as learning it.