Sunday, January 29, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
These are: C5, B9, B7 and A13
and these are: B10, B11, C2, B8, A11, A12
Thursday, January 26, 2012
I have finally completed the triangle I started over a week ago before the week-end. TR12 Jane's Oak was a simple applique triangle but it was a good one to start back on the triangles
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
I started a little over a year ago with the understanding that I'd do three blocks a week. I planned it all out ('cause I'm a planner!) with charts and color placement and degree of difficulty. That lasted a little over a month, then I got to my first applique block. Mmm, applique, not so much. I tried skipping on to another pieced block, but other things happened and I sort of lost my quilting mojo. For eight months I wallowed in the bog of uninspiration, until finally I finished a quilt for my own bed. Finishes are invigorating, aren't they? At our next quilting day, I polished off two Jane blocks, and did another a week later. I also got moving on some other projects, and - woohoo! - the quilting mojo is back! Here's what I have for blocks so far:
Not a lot, just sixteen blocks, but I really like the colors and as long as I keep in mind that this is a (VERY) long term project, I think I'll stay on track. So... thanks for the inspiration, and the opportunity to share my Jane journey with you!
Sunday, January 22, 2012
I can now publish the blocks I have been working on while I was away :-)
Here are the first few......
Monday, January 16, 2012
OK it was a relatively easy one that I choose to do with reverse applique but it is a milestone for me as I hadn't done a block since 2007. I did 3 triangles in 2010 but that was the extent of my progress in the last 4 to 5 years. Anyway, here is my A3 which will definitely feature in the "Finished is better than Perfect" category!
This blocks now bring me to 112 blocks completed and 2415 pieces altogether.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Which brings my Rainbow Jane to this point after 5 months of work:
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Posting this picture to show how many I have done so far.
These are the three I completed last week.
E6 – Michelle’s Medley
E8 – Mama’s Maze
E5 - Parcheesi
If all goes well, I hope to be piecing the sashings this afternoon. Can’t wait to see how this turns out. I’ll post about my progress real soon.
You can also read my letters to Jane. Just click here.
Helen, the quiltmaker
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
I take this opportunity to wish you a successful and prosperous in all respects by 2012.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Being such small blocks, accuracy is extremely important, so the simple block got a little more complicated as the thickness of the pen I used to draw my applique template made them just that little bit too big to fit on the block. So a little bit of fiddling and re-drawing and re-cutting and I had one Dear Jane Block!
|This is A-7 Dad's Plaids|
Monday, January 9, 2012
It feels so good that I have actually made a few. It's like getting back on a bike, it all come backs to you .
Till next time
Sunday, January 8, 2012
After looking at the block for a bit I decided the best way to approach it was to seminole piece the center. I was thrilled that I got it right the first time! Last time I attempted the same technique it took me three tries to size it correctly.
I liked it really well after adding the first two flying geese pieces!
And the finish! This one came out gorgeous!
I think I'm going to do one applique and one side triangle every week. I noticed that I tend to skip the applique blocks, so I need to make sure I keep up on those as I go! I hope to have some time this week to try putting them all into a collage. We'll see how it works!
I used my Dear Jane software to print the foundation patterns because as you can see, parts of this block are itty bitty.. The 3 sections of the center star...
Friday, January 6, 2012
I've been reading Brenda's book - she has some great hints for completing the blocks. I've picked a few easier ones - as I'm on holidays and have a limited range of sewing tools. Although probably more than Jane did when she made her original quilt!!
Hoping for some real progress to show soon.