After much consideration, I decided that my Dear Jane quilt is just too much for me to take on at the moment, so I am now going to make Sylvia's Bridal Sampler instead with only 140 blocks not 225.
I am very happy with my choice as I've mentioned before, I am totally addicted to the Elm Creek Quilt books and this sampler is one of the quilts mentioned in the series. I feel a connection with this quilt and because of that connection I am hoping that I will infact finish this amazing quilt.
M plan is to make up at least 2 blocks a week with one being a difficult block. I am using modern fabrics on a white background and will start a Flickr group so you can see my progress and join in if you so desire. There will be a link to the right of this blog that you can click on to take you directly to the group. I am happy to go it alone, but if you are even a little interested, the book can be purchased from bookdepository.com for as little as $18 and free postage worldwide.
So, here are the blocks I have made up today.
Irish Chain (B-9)
Card Trick (N-2)
The blocks are 6" square (hopefully anyway).
If nothing else, my piecing of triangles should be near to perfect by the time I finish.
It is my intention to trim the blocks at the end, that is why they don't look so great in my photos.