Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Dear Jane .......B-1 Batchelor Buttons & B-2 Sweet Tater PIe

I really didn't do so well on my hand quilting of Dear Jane last week....not sure what happened at the end of the week, but little progress was made.  I did a little extra quilting yesterday, but I will just keep moving on.

I have been enjoying Bonnie Hunter on Quiltville for awhile now.  I'm really having fun going back and watching past Quilt-Cam's while I hand quilt my Dear Jane.  They are usually about an hour and a half, so I don't start one, unless I know I will have that time to sit and quilt....but it seems like the time flies by while I am listening to her.   Check it out....if this interests you.....She does great things with scraps.   Past Quilt-Cams

This week's challenge is B-1.....Tips for B-1

I see according to the picture in the book.....I need to quilt inside the circles.  It will make the block look better, I think.  I did in the ditch around the circles, but it's not enough.

Our next challenge block for this week is B-2 Sweet Tater Pie....Tips for B-2....Have some stretching in our skills this week....circle applique and curved piecing!  Let me know how you are doing.

150 years ago today, the Battle of Spotsylvania is continuing. 

The caption reads.....Bringing in the Wounded.
This was taken at Spotsylvania.....from the Library of Congress

I like maps....I don't have real knowledge of this battle.  For me I can read about a battle, but I really don't understand it, until we personally visit and walk it.  And unfortunately we have not visited any of the battlefields in Virginia.  Hopefully, some time we have that opportunity.  So if you like maps too, I hope you enjoy this one.... Map of the Battle of Spotsylvania

Happy Stitching on your Jane.....

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