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Monday, February 20, 2012

Another Janiac

Where Do I Begin?
When Did I Begin?
I was so excited when I discovered this blog! What fun! I've been working on my DJQ so long that I don't remember what year I started -- LOL! I just know it was the late 1990s! I am humbled by speedy quiltmakers.

Lots of Changes
To date, I have made all my square blocks...15 of them were made twice or thrice because I changed my colors midstream. You can read about all my fretting over colors here. I started making my first blocks on the machine but that did not last long. I just could not get enough control and clearly, I prefer handwork. I kept 4 of the early machine-sewn blocks but all the rest were done by hand. You can see my stats, etc. on the Dear Jane page of my blog.

Today and Tomorrow
Lately, I've been joining my blocks -- rows A through G, so far. I'm trying to decide if I want to make the triangles or not. If I do, then I've got lots to figure out because I'm running out of the background fabric. (The early editions of the book listed the wrong amount.)

I look forward to following everyone's progress. It's always fun to see the different variations on Jane Stickle's quilt.
Minka

4 comments:

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

You quilt is just lovely!

Minka's Studio said...

Thank you, BillieBee!

Julianne said...

Hello Minka!! Wondered if I might see you here!! I just love the colours of your blocks. Mine is at a standstill at the moment as we have just moved house, but itching to get going again!!

Minka's Studio said...

Hi Julianne! Don't fear, Jane will be waiting for you when you are ready.