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Finishing Jewel Squares, part 1

I am giddy. Beyond giddy, actually. I finished the last of the squares needed for Eleanor’s Jewel Squares quilt. Looking at the stack of color is both exciting and daunting… did I really make ALL of those?!

Laying them out on the floor was like a really intense logic puzzle- even though there is a specific layout, mixing block types and colors was still a lot of work.

During this phase of the process, I learned a hard lesson: when you ask the guy at Office Max to enlarge some pattern pieces at 200%, be sure he actually does that. Otherwise you end up with four of the biggest squares in the wrong size. Grr. Double grr. Blast you Office Max.

After I figured out a layout that I was happy with, I had to do some heavy photographing. Using post it notes and baggies, I *think* it should be easy to piece back together. As I was doing this I thought, “Boy, a felt wall sure would be a smart move!”

I’ll be back with more progress later!

3 Responses to Finishing Jewel Squares, part 1

  1. jody November 21, 2009 at 12:15 pm #

    I’m making this exact quilt for Xmas …. can’t wait to see your progress!

  2. Alex November 21, 2009 at 1:33 pm #

    Wow, they are so bright and cheerful. Can’t wait to see them all together! Neat pattern.


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