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Thread: My Own Challenge Quilt--a la Jinny Beyer

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    My Own Challenge Quilt--a la Jinny Beyer

    So, I found this BOM quilt on the Jinny Beyer website. I started collecting the block instructions each month thinking that I would wait until the first of the year and after the Christmas rush would just whip this one out. I wanted to use the Stack'n Whack idea and translate it to the compass points and/or the background. Wellllll, that has proven to be a challenge. I just should have bought the fabric and followed the colorway. I have decided that I am dense or something, but this has proven to be my most trying adventure. I have stumbled, mumbled, ripped, re-sewn, re-ripped, rested, pondered, and a few other things along the way. I have pp'd, traditional pieced, hand sewn, machine stitched, appliqued, anything to tame the tiger. Thought I would share as I don't want to start the next block and am looking for any excuse. This may be the last one of these I attempt. So, tada, here is the WIP: This first one is my second attempt to use stack'n whack. Thought it was too overwhelming, but doesn't look bad in the whole scheme.
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    The next one is the first compass block and it didn't seem too bad.

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    The next one is the first attempt to use the stack'n whack for the background. Center is appliqued.

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    The next one used handsewing around the center. Tricky little fellows and I used the stack'n whack for the main points. The top of the one pattern of the alternating blocks is shown.

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    The 76 piecer block. Can see why this wasn't the first one and that the next one was months away. Whew, did I have a bulge in the center of this one to iron out.
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    Fussy cut two different fabrics for this one. More hand sewing. I am the sew with a machine type so I can get on to the next one. I am learning patience.
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    How they look with the alternating blocks.

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    And the one I finished today making me consider whether I am dense/sane or not, but think I like the way it finally came out, just reluctant to start the next:

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    Snowing here today again. Stay warm and keep on quilting!

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    I think they all look great!

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    ​Beautiful blocks!

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    They're gorgeous! I hope you can stick with it and finish all the blocks. Then, please show us the finished quilt.

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    But think of how beautiful it is going to be!! Wow!

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    nicely done
    Nancy in western NY

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    nice blocks

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    these could be the most stunningly beautiful blocks I have ever seen. Please! Please..... post the finished quilt in a new post when you complete it!!
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    Your learning alot more than just patience! And your getting very Good at it!! Beautiful blocks!!

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    Although they have given you fits, they are absolutely gorgeous!!!

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