I joined a read-a-long on Tumblr, and the Moria door block is paused for a little bit. I’ll keep working on it, but I wanted to make something for the prologue. I decided on one of the blocks from Fandominstitches.com – it is the 29th block in the LOTR series, JRR Tolkien’s initials.
Well, I messed it up – it’s backwards. There are two “R”s and this one is supposed to be the right side “R”. Bah. Back to the sewing machine. 2nd go – let’s hope this time is better.
It’s paper pieced, which I haven’t done in years and forgot you sew to wrong side of paper. Boo urns.
What is super sucky is that I was hand sewing some of the pieces on, as I found I had more control that way. This <<< took me almost 2 hours to do. And it’s only one small section.
Just for perspective, part “A” has 5 pieces in it. It’s on the upper left in this picture. Part “B”, right below it, has 22 pieces. If I remember correctly, this block will finish out at 7 1/2″.
Paper piecing allows you to use teensy weensy little bits that normal (read SANE) quilters throw out, cause they are TOO SMALL to be useful. This is not a good type of quilting for me to get into. I’m already a packrat, and save little bits of fabric most people would probably chuck. <les sigh>
Well, can you see the mistake? Yup, I missed a black piece. Somehow I saw it as an orange piece. I seriously considered just colouring it black, but this is MY quilt. I don’t want to always look at this block and go, “Well, it’s good enough, I guess” I wanted it to be as good as possible. So I ripped it apart and this is how it looks now. Yes, I messed up part of the “J” – it’s a little wide, but I’m good with that. It doesn’t bother me like the missing top of the “J” did.