So I really like organizing my projects - keeps me on track and knowing what I am doing. Do I go overboard - maybe, but then it works for me :)
Here is my schedule of blocks I need to make for the Jack's chain - the first page. There are 46 whole blocks, and when you add the border blocks, you have a total of 86 block combinations requiring 350 nine patches and 12 half-nine patches
I am using Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC)to help me move along throughout the year and ensure I have a balance of color in the nine patches....each made with different fabrics. The column is the block #, followed by the # of nine patches needed for that block. Then there is column for each month in the RSC and I check which month's nine-patch is used in that block. Still with me?
I keep my nine patches in baggies sorted by month. I just love these little bags of nine - patches.
I have started assembling some of the Jack's Chains blocks - and have 10 under construction. Each is in their own little bag, which includes that large hexagon center, six connecting triangles (both EPP Prepped) and then the nine patches that go in that blocks. I include a slip of paper that identifies the block number and what month's nine patches go on that block. Once one is completed, I start another.
|One partially completed Jack Chain block.|
I taped a picture of the quilt to the top of my box as so many people tell me they don't know what a Jack's Chain quilt is - so I just show them the picture.
So funny...they are talking on TV about people with OCD - surely that is not ME!
Gotta go sew, thanks for stopping by,