Showing posts with label Jewel Box. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jewel Box. Show all posts

Friday, 15 January 2010

Another UFO

I put a block of the Jewel Box quilt together today. I have already said that I had painstakingly cut out each part, years ago, so it is really slow, pinning and sewing these bits together. I am only going to do a block now and again, as there are forty eight pieces in each block. I want to get another UFO finished, before I do more of this one.
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Saturday, 9 January 2010

Buttons and Blocks

This is a record for me. Three posts in two days. I just wanted to show off some yummy buttons. Years ago I bought a huge button display box from a shop that was closing down. When we subsequently moved from the country into a smaller house in town, I gave the box to my son, but took some of the buttons out of it for myself. This bag was FULL. I thought I would get them sorted out, so had fun dividing them up into small trays. The colours are wonderful.

I also found a very old box with squares and triangles cut out to make some Jewel Box blocks. I had marked round a template for EACH patch, so I have to pin each one to sew it together. Obviously I had never heard of Eleanor Burns in those days!! I will do a few patches a day, as pinning is a pain!

I have still a few ornaments to show, but have not rotated the pictures. Perhaps tomorrow.