Wednesday, November 28, 2007

One down and ??? to go....

I have finished my first Dear Jane block


B1, Batchelors Buttons

That gives me the numbers 1 - 0 - 0 - 5

One block, no triangles, no corners and five pieces used.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Getting Started.......















What I have gathered so far......

Dear Jane book, by Brenda Manges Papapdakis

Dear Jane ruler set

"Janiac on Board" bumper sticker

Small penknife. says "Dear Jane" and "Dear Hannah", has the web address...I got this ages ago when I ordered something from the Mother-site

Freezer Paper sheets, to print ?? when I get the CD-ROM

Altoids tin....you can make a mini travel sewing kit out of it!!??

pencil, pins and a needle.

silk thread

6 pieces of Civil War Era reproduction fabric.

Background fabric....it is MEANT to be all stained and used like!!

I also begged some index cards from DH.....will record each block, and each fabric I use.

think that about covers it for now.

....BTW.....have I mentioned I sometimes get a little OCD about things?

Saturday, November 24, 2007

the journey begins.......again.

I am re-inspired by the blogging community.

I had previously begun no less than three Dear Jane inspired quilts. None of them have been finished.

I wasn't very happy with the first two, my seam marking were too noticable.

The third was started two years ago, before baby #9 was born. I wanted that quilt to be something special, and started it with 30's reproduction fabrics I had "on hand". Since then, the background I had chosen (a very nice white Muslin) has been discontiued. What the store now sells as Muslin is vastly different.

Fourth time lucky.......

Mt latest attempt will use reproduction fabrics from around the time of the American Civil War.

I chose a new background, it is worn and stained looking, but a new fabric. Still have to check that I can get enough for the whole quilt.

This time too, I will gather extra supplies, the CD-ROM, so I can print templates, and a bag/box especially for this project

Perhaps Santa will even bring some fabrics for the quilt!

......until next time,

Christine