Here was the layout of all the centers of each block.
Just some fun shots of all my chain piecing!
About here in the process I had the opportunity to go meet Judy Danz who has been quilting many of Sarah Vedeler's designed Go! Be Dazzled quilts being made by her friends in anticipation of helping Sarah with the upcoming Bernina University. How fun was that! Judy lives in Fountain Hills (near Scottsdale), AZ. Took us less than an hour to drive over there. Judy was so gracious to spend an hour or so with me and my mom. I even got to share an idea or two on a quilt she is about to long-arm machine quilt for a client. Good times! btw...she also was the EQ7 Accuquilt Design Challenge Winner which I just connected the dots on when looking at her blog while writing this! HA!! She is also on Facebook and has a photo gallery of those Go! Be Dazzled quilts--all the various renditions that she has gotten to quilt. I had met Sarah at Spring 2011 Market ...fun to chat with ladies who have been in the information technology industry in their past careers and are now big in the quilting industry. Somehow I relate ! :-)
Then level 4 (outer most) shoo-fly blocks. So exciting, it is really starting to look 'round'
ok...to the borders...what to do now? btw...this is Wednesday night before the Thurs. night deadline. My iron got knocked off the ironing board that sits next to me (too close really since I have burned my arm no less than 5 times this year already). Every time it hits the floor even if only for a second or two, carpet fibers get melted onto the surface of the iron. I can usually get it clean enough with a dryer sheet, but this time, it wasn't happening. I tried to iron and I quickly discovered I was leaving marks. OH NO! This was not a good sign. I finished up attaching the level 4 edges without ironing and decided that tomorrow, the very last day of the challenge, I had to find a way to clean the iron, or I would be buying a new one. I discovered through good ol' Google, that Mr. Clean Magic Eraser seems to do magic on this type of issue. I'll have to go out early tomorrow and pick one up.
With the sun as intense as it was, I got this quick shot from behind the quilt creating a stained glass effect. And...yes, still some of my paper piecing --no time to remove it to make the deadline.
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