This week i decided it was time to get back to working on my Chester Criswell quilt applique blocks and i'm so glad i did. The handstitching is so relaxing, for the best part.. except for those pesky tight corners. Must admit, though, the more i do, the more i learn and i can see some improvement.. my stitches are getting smaller & much neater too.
So here's the start of block four..
Initially, i was a little intimidated by this block so i left it for awhile and worked on the next block (no. 5), which looked easier, but in fact took much longer than this one, to complete.. funny how that happens.
this block was a lot trickier to piece than i thought it would be. All those tight corners and sharp angles; as a result there was lots of unpicking and repositioning. Believe me, i was relieved when it was finally done.
Block 6 was made by Reuben Haynes Stubbs
I actually enjoy working on two blocks simultaneously.. i wonder if anyone else does that??
OMGoodness those points were testing.. but i didn't curse, and i didn't unpick either and i'm so glad i got it done!!
The remaining three flowers have biggers points so they'll be a breeze to do.
These five blocks were all made by men, with the exception of block 4 which was made by Nancy & James R Smith. That's pretty impressive don't you think???