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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Great blogs to visit often…..

There are some very helpful Janiac's in blog land. I was looking at some blogs and blogs of the members of Janiac's Unite and there are some very helpful ladies.


Aunt Reen Quilts Modern has easy tutorials on doing the blocks and alternatives to sewing them to what you would think is the way to sew them. So very helpful and thank you Doreen.


Julianne has a lovely blog to visit and has lovely inspirational goings on....go and visit her blog HERE.

Minka always has a very interesting blog to visit and has made many blocks for her Dear Jane quilt.

Lynn from What A Hoot has an awesome blog to visit too and always has interesting posts and is a true Janiac.


I don't know about you but before I sew up the blocks I always see how others have sewn them. Another good blog to visit is That Quilt. Fantastic tutorials on all of the blocks.


Apart from visiting other’s blogs, I like to keep a journal of when I finish each block. I put the Name and Number of the block and the date I completed it and how many pieces made up the block and I then insert a picture of the my completed block. After all that I then write up events that took place on that day with my family and sometimes the world.

I sometimes have to redo a block. Grrr…most frustrating but if I don't redo it, I drive myself nuts thinking about how crooked it is etc. So the quick unpick comes out and I fix the mistake.

Here is my latest block…



Hugs to all…..


The Pickledish Patch


Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

Very nice summaries of the Jane Bloggers. I am amazed when I see new blocks completed. Someday I will do a Jane quilt, but have not had time to start just yet! Too many quilts with a deadline at the moment. My goal is to begin in October. Thanks for the inspiration!

LynCC said...

Awww - I'm flattered that you would mention my blog. Thank you. What a neat idea to keep your Jane journal like that. It's going to be a real treasure!

ANudge said...

Great post - although I've misplaced some of DJ blocks and have come to a stand still til I find them. I think I'm ready to assemble that batch. I plan to visit fellow DJ bloggers shortly.

Minka's Studio said...

Thank you, Vicki, for mentioning my blog and blocks...all I have left is the border which will be different from Jane's. Some of my postings explain how I made the blocks, but if you have any questions, feel free to contact me. Also, check out my Dear Jane blog PAGE with additional links....at

Julianne said...

Oh - I just saw that you mentioned my blog too! Thank you Vicki. I will have to make it more exciting now!!! I agree that it is a great idea to keep a Dear Jane journal - mine is only through photos. It is a long journey too - 12 months for me so far and I am only half way through the squares and not a triangle done yet!!!

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Minka's Studio said...

I forgot to mention, I visited Jane's quilt in October and took photos and made some discoveries about some blocks that surprised me. You can read about it here:

Liz said...

Thanks Vicki.
This has helped me get back into the mood for sewing the blocks.Some wonderful work out there.

Gladys said...

Thank you very much for the links and those tips! I'm doing my Dear Jane also! Have all a nice "trip"! A hug!