The quilt shown above is one made by Carrie Nelson, of Miss Rosie's Quilt Company. It is a pattern she designed called Jellystone. Back in 2007 I took a class to make this quilt from Carrie, and honestly, I didn't fare very well. Something about it just foiled me at every step. The bear paw units are fairly complex, or seemed so to my feeble brain.
Here is what the first unit is supposed to look like:
And here is mine:
And here is what one quarter of the entire Bear Paw unit is supposed to look like:
How cool is that? But here is mine:
Gracious. No matter how I tried, I just could not wrap my mind around how to put this block together. Even though I loved the finished quilt and wanted one so badly. So, I ended up putting my project box away and not touching it for five and a half years.
This was the momentous week that my Jellystone project saw the light of day again. (Imagine the music from 2001 when the apes discover the obelisk). Yes. I can do this.
I unpacked the box and spent awhile examining the contents and trying to make sense of all the components. Notice the time on the clock.
Units assembled and organized. Notice the time on the clock. Nevermind, I did it!!! I now know what I am doing, and have my units all set to make into blocks.
Ta da!!! And seriously, if any of you notice some unit turned the wrong way 'round, DO NOT TELL ME. Or I will have to kill myself.
I am so happy right now! And don't worry, I haven't abandoned Hill Country Baskets. I am just taking a little break from the tedium of making those darn basket blocks. I cannot live without multi-tasking.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone. I'll be sewing, hope you will too!