February 28, 2008

I was quilting away on the Monster this afternoon and I heard the mailman putting today's mail delivery in the mail box. I thought, Oh I wonder if my book arrived......I hope so, I hope so! Yep - it was right there in my mail box.
Yippee!!!!! I couldn't wait to rip the package open and pour through the book. I just had to make a block right away. I chose to do it with the foundation paper piecing method which was made so much easier because I could print the pattern off the CD. One thing to note about the CD that goes with this book: you must have the Electric Quilt 5 or EQ6 program in order to use it. I am so glad I got the CD. I think this will save lots of time in the end. This is going to be one fun project! I get to work with yummy Civil War reproduction fabrics and I think I will learn a lot about using little bitty pieces of fabric. Some of the blocks I was looking at earlier today have over 60 pieces to them - yikes! I think some blocks may have even more but I was afraid to count them! There are 121 blocks in total. Right now, I plan to make them all, but I reserve the right to change my mind along the way!

11 comments:

Kathie said...

your block is beautiful :)
LOVE the fabrics you chose to use.
Have fun, but be warned they are addictive to make!
Kathie

Caryn said...

Your block looks great! I agree, I am VERY glad I have the CD!

Bren said...

I have EQ 5 now and am ordering the CD. I really dislike foundation piecing so will do templates whenever possible, but there are alot of blocks that will require paper piecing.
Your block is WONDERFUL...love the fabrics you chose!

Linda said...

Your block turned out beautifully, lovely fabrics.

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Your block is very pretty! How fun this project will be...you gals are doing this are sure making this tempting!

I can't imagine a block that size having 60 plus pieces to be peiced! yikes...

Jessica said...

Looks fun Marilyn. I am a bit amazed with everything!

Lea said...

Oh, Marilyn, your first block is SO beautiful! I love your fabric choices for this block!
Way to go girlfriend!:-)

Quilting Mama said...

You're doing this one too?? I've had no desire to work with those teeny pieces, but so many are doing this one lately that I admit I'm becoming intrigued!

Beautiful block, Marilyn, with all the patience it takes to quilt on the monster, you'll do great with the CWDQ!

ELIN - "The quilt maiden" said...

Very nice! Today I've spent several hours making ONE block, and I have not got EQ5/6 and I've not got the CD. Maybe I ought to buy it? I'll post a picture on my blog tomorrow...

Rose said...

Oh this will be very fun to watch, Marilyn. I love the fabrics in the completed block. Especially the green one.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

So happy you got your book. Yep, I was looking at mine and thinking this will definitely be a bit of work, but of course definitely worth it in the end. I have never paper-pieced before. Have always wanted to try.