Saturday, January 31, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
She saw my posting on a yahoo group about Dear Jane quilts, and we have been emailing back and forth. So I haven't actually "met" her, but we are connected.
R.D. is making Dear Jane blocks that finish at 2 inches square. She even sent photos of some ONE inch squares (I wonder if they are faked - you can do anything with photoshop. Just kidding!) And we will exchange blocks. The photo below is of the first four I've made, using her background fabric:
After finishing these I took a look at the original blocks in the book by Brenda Papadakis. They looked monstrouly huge!
Now, to start our exchange, R.D. sent me a 3 inch block. What does she send? G-6, Papa's star! Showoff. It is in the picture below, flanked by two I finished today:
1800's Christmas Jane 104, 30, 0, 3077
Pretty in Pink Jane 72, 26, 0, 2204
Minature Madness! 19, 0, 0, 258
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
And, in a switch from my Civil War reproduction fabrics, maybe use 30's and 40's reproduction fabrics. Or... the blocks are so small, I could use my actual precious pieces of 30's and 40's fabrics and feedsacks.
Oh no! I am truly insane now. I have two other Jane-related quilts in progress! But these blocks are so cute...
A note on the blocks: I am using the Dear Jane software from the Electric Quilt company to size these blocks to 3 inches, finished. Thank you to the designers and publishers of this great product. If you have the $ I recommend this software.