So, last night I took a little well deserved “me time” and decided to sit down and work on another Dear Jane block.
After 2 1/2 hours, many ripped out stitches and finally the clock turning to 11 pm – I have officially decided that Ms. Dear Jane Stickle had to be insane.
This is my pathetic looking little piece that I have to show for 2 1/2 hours of work. Granted – my hands were bothering me- but I remained a trooper and I cannot stand paper piecing – but I will admit – this block wore me out last night and this is only a tiny center of a block that will measure less than 2″ when finished in the center! It looks awful. I’m not one to waste fabric – so yes, I ripped out the seams on this paper pieced horror many times (which didn’t help matters at all!) to try and get those little points perfect. They are not. Today – I’ll give this block another attempt and however it turns out on the 2nd try will be how it ends up in my Dear Jane is Insane quilt. Today’s 2nd attempt will have some good stories for me to tell future generations I’m sure.
I do not like paper piecing – but last night I figured I’d give paper piecing another try because I really did not want to hand piece this block. I’m about 75% sure right now – I would rather hand piece this little booger!
I learned I really need to find some thinner thread also. I believe my thread is eating up to much space in those little seams. I also think I need to shave down my seam allowances a bit more – the center on this block is so bulky!
So Dear Jane, be kind to me today and let me see this block through to the end with little frustration! The next block – I think I’ll applique one and take a break from paper piecing! LOL