I thought for those of you not quilting, but still following the progress, that you would like some background on the scenery that we are going to create.
Mabry Mill is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. Mabry Mill was built in 1903. It started as a blacksmith shop, then became a sawmill, and then a gristmill. Here is a video of the mill:
Mabry Mill is most known for it's scenic surrounding.
I, of course, cannot show you the photos on here but try these links to see some of my favorite shots:
David Austin--(love the fog in this one)
Painting by Doug Breening
This one below is available as a computer wallpaper:
So, now you know a bit about what we are going to try to re-create.
Each of us purchased our pattern at E Quilt Patterns.
Each day we will be doing one block.
Here is today's finished block.
I need try to get them done sometime before one a.m. so that I can get better photos!
I'll try harder tomorrow. :0)
For those that are completing the blocks with me, here are some pointers:
There are little tiny pieces in this quilt. Don't let that scare you!!! One step at a time...just follow the numbers. Pretend that it is a paint by number set that you did as a child.
Don't be afraid to use larger pieces even though the spots are tiny. You need to make sure they cover clear out to the dotted outer edge, and extra can always be trimmed away. Use your light source to make sure you have everything covered. I did not my first time. Notice piece 2...
See that little bit on the right corner not covered. Not good! After ripping out and re-sewing:
You can see, I use larger pieces so that I didn't have that problem again.
Here are pieces 5, 6,7..the small blue pieces. I used large blue pieces of fabric.
They were trimmed up and will be used again later.
Also, make sure you don't miss any as you go.
See anything wrong with this?
The mountain is square!
I had to do a bit of ripping and go back and add piece 11 that I missed.
Much better, huh?
I used a bit of glue stick to hold piece 12 in place.
Do that for all of your larger pieces.
DAY ONE: 1 block; 12 pieces total.