This morning I finished the first 2 rows of my Jacobs quilt along. My friend Dawn told me about the DONT LOOK NOW quilt along site and after my first visit I was hooked. It looked like fun and I would (hopefully) have a lovely quilt to show for all the hard work. My next thought , who would I make the quilt for and decided it would be for my spare bedroom. I recently had obtained some maroon and cream curtains, so I thought I would match my quilt colours to these curtains. I raided my stash, went shopping and begged friends for fabrics to match and blend and finally had enough to begin. I had to get DH do draw up the circles as my attempt at it was hopeless. My template cut out, my fabrics at hand and then I had to find a supply of 'Floriani'. Dawn found out a local shop that had it in stock so we bought a roll to share. I cut and glued and my journey was well and truly on the move. Then along came Xmas and lots of sewing, parties and visitors so Jacob was put in the cupboard for a spell. New year arrived, time to pick up the quilt again but progress was slow as lots of outside interruptions. I then decided I would like a holiday so research had to be done to decide on the destination so again the quilt work was slowed down. Finally the holiday to the USA to take in 3 quilt shows was booked and I once more could return to my sewing. I decided I had to make at least 5 blocks a week to catch up, so every day I cut, ironed on the floriani and glued the edges and at night I would try to sew the 12 petals on, some times I succeeded but often I didn`t. Many days and sore pricked finger tips and I have done it, 2 rows sewn together and 7 blocks ready for the next row. WOW. I only have 28 more blocks to go and I know I have plenty of time to finish them before the next step on the road to finishing my quilt. I have enjoyed doing this quilt as it is using techniques I have not done before and will use again in other projects. I can hardly wait to see how the quilt will look finished and quilted.