May 28, 2010
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Some of you may remember that I have been working on a complicated project. I called it my "1,000 year project" when I began in 2003. Well, I am 993.5 years ahead of schedule. I finished it after having surgery on my hand in March. Here it is: Indigo Sunset.
This time I am posting the last three blocks of the LaRueSews BOM. I am bringing the news that LaRueSews-Quilts will be ending after the next BLOG comes out. The last two years (almost) have been a roller coaster for me. The first six months were a great learning experience. Since I was nearly computer illiterate, posting a BLOG was one of the most trying times I can remember. With posting a BLOG for the first time, I was also dealing with TRYING to post a BLOG via Dial-up internet service. I can never forget how difficult that was! I am still amazed that Greg and I could get it online at all. The next nine months were much better, and I felt like I might go on for a long time. Then, I realized that I was coming to the end of my personal knowledge of Quilting. For the whole first year, I was writing about things that were in my head and from my own trials and challenges with quilting. I was drawing on the things I knew from being a member of a Quilt Guild for more fifteen years, and from a lifetime of watching and doing the process of making quilts.
By the time I asked all of you last year what you wanted me to write about, I knew that I had to find some other way to write this BLOG. I was no longer drawing on my own knowledge, I had to study, and do the things I wrote about. By that time, it was becoming an effort to find things of interest to write about. You have probably notice that LaRueSews has become shorter and farther apart. The longer I stay with it, the harder it has become. So, my dear friends, there will be just one more LaRueSews BLOG after this one. That BLOG will hopefully show the finished quilt top including borders. I still have to make the last three blocks that are in this BLOG, and add borders.
So get sewing! Finish up so that you can post your quilt photos on the Gallery for all to see.
These are the last three blocks: Sawtooth Star, Flying Goose Variation, and Lost Ships. The Lost Ships block is a bit tougher, but i know you are up to the challenge. You may notice that the Lost Ships block is printed upside-down, because the ships “sails” are down instead of up.
The quilt program did that, I couldn’t change it. Click here to download the block images for printing.
This is the program generated illustration of the blocks. You may assemble them this way or any way you wish.
These blocks and many more are in the Quilt Design Wizard program, available on the AnnTheGran Shop.
I'll be back with you one more time as LaRueSews-Quilts. Look for me as a guest Blogger sometime in the future. I just might learn something new to write about!
Stitches to you,