If it's Wednesday, it must be Dear Jane Day (from the book Dear Jane, Brenda Papadakis, 1996). Two more people have expressed interest in our little group. Here are my blocks so far:
I made the block with the X in the morning. Very easy, probably ten minutes. I wanted to balance things out and also work on a more challenging block while the group was here. The block at the bottom was the one I chose and it turned out to be a real stinker! I cut out freezer paper diamonds but was VERY unhappy with the points. When I do freezer paper applique, I baste the fabric to each paper pattern piece, applique, then remove the paper from the back side. I could not make the points pointed!!! .I studied the picture of the original in the book and finally figured out what to do. I appliqued two sides of the diamond onto each of the quarters of the block. Then I appliqued another colored piece on top of the other two sides of the diamond. It worked!
The diamonds turned out nice and pointy. After I sewed the four quarters together, I appliqued the square in the center of the block.
Dear Jane forces me to use a lot of different methods, a lot of problem solving. Remember the size is only 4 1/2" finished. But it's satisfying to solve the puzzle and have a pretty little block.......only 218 left to go.