Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Siggies: short for signature squares. I am making these for the big swap on the main Dear Jane list. Click here for details on this website. Now, these were due a few days ago. But the swap mistress is giving me a slight extension. So no Jane Stickle blocks for a few days - gotta finish these and sent them out pronto!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Triangle RS8 Love Forever

After Doing Hannah Lou's hearts, I am on a run of heart applique.
1800's Christmas Jane 113, 33, 1, 3435
Pretty in Pink Jane 84, 28, 0, 2583
Miniature Madness! 53, 0, 0, 762

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Vacation's Over

What I did in a week:
3 blocks for my Christmas with Jane quilt
2 triangles for my Christmas with Jane quilt
4 blocks for my Pretty in Pink Jane quilt
1 triangle for my Pretty in Pink Jane quilt
2 miniature blocks for R.D.
28 signature squares for the exchange on the main Dear Jane list.
No so bad!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Postcard Friendship Friday

I just love sentimental, vintage postcards. Especially ones with landscapes on them, or perhaps lush roses, or forget me nots. Not everyone's taste I know.
This one is posted for Postcard Friendship Friday, on the Vintage Postcards blog.

I sent this one to someone on Postcrossing. What is Postcrossing? A highly addictive project! "It's a project that allows anyone to receive postcards (real ones, not electronic) from random places in the world." More on that later.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Hannah Lou's Hearts

Just a little brute force applique for H-12.
I am also using YLI silk thread. It is very thin and so very forgiving - stitches don't show. However, how strong is it?
Note: I am using freezer paper on the bottom technique, so I have to cut through the background to remove the paper. I was cutting through the white fabric, and starting slicing through the freezer paper, and came THIS CLOSE to cutting through a red fabric heart. ACK! But I did not.
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this is block 113 on my main DJ quilt!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


Can you tell it's my vacation?
Top: most recent Dear Jane blocks, for Xmas Quilt and Pretty in Pink Quilt projects. Stability and Lakota Sioux.
Next: three blocks (finishing at 3 inches) that R.D., the crazy 2-inch miniaturist, sent to me. Aren't they lovely? She did the applique by back basting. Thank you so much R.D.! I would not attempt applique on this scale myself.
Last: 2 blocks in 2 inch size, for R.D. That is real vintage fabric there! I just won some awesome stuff off ebay, and there are the first two blocks.
1800's Christmas Jane 112, 31, 1, 3402
Pretty in Pink Jane 83, 26, 0, 2550
Minature Madness! 53, 0, 0, 762

Monday, April 6, 2009

Back again

Very busy and distracted these last few weeks.
Winter is ending, Spring is coming, and my hands are healed. Therefore, two Jane Stickle blocks that involve some applique: Pouf, and Rick's Volleyball net. I just love the fabric used in Pouf. And the printed plaid in Rick's Volleyball net is a repro fabric that I have saved for at least 15 years. The corners don't match but I say - I wanted it that way!
Miniature Madness: Walter's Place and Pete's Paintbox in busy prints, both vintage fabric.
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1800's Christmas Jane 110, 31, 1, 3352
Pretty in Pink Jane 80, 26, 0, 2463
Miniature Madness! 50, 0, 0, 730

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