Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Dear Jane

I've started working on my Dear Jane quilt once again. I've started several times, finished a round robin sampler with my guild a number of years ago and when inspired by Anina of Twiddletails, to join her Baby Jane group, signed right up. You can find more information on the blog she started here.
The first block we're doing is B-13, Four Corner Press. Since I had already completed this block, I chose B-4, Chris's Soccer Field to do. I paper pieced it from a pattern I had printed from the Dear Jane software. The software makes it so easy! Here are both blocks...
See the little dots? They're the secret to my sanity with this quilt. When I finish a block, I take one of the little dots and write the number of the block on it. Since I keep them stacked in a plastic tote, it's easy to keep track of what number block it is. In addition, when I finish a block, I write it in a journal that I keep just for this quilt. I have 15 blocks completed so far and you can see their pictures here.

I'm so glad I've started up with this again, I love the fabrics I'm using (mostly Robyn Pandolph Folk Art Christmas, with some 3 Sisters for Moda thrown in). I'm using a variety of background fabrics, that way if I run out of one I can always add a different one and it won't matter. I also haven't paid much attention to color, but I'm planning to add photos of the pictures to my software so I can determine if I like the layout. I may need to move some of the blocks around.

Thanks for starting this, Anina!

9 comments:

Anina said...

Oh I love your fabrics! What are you going to do when me make B-4? :-)

Jen said...

I love the red and green color palette. It feels Christmas-y but not exclusive to Christmas...It wouldn't look odd out in March is what I'm saying. It's going to be really pretty.

Anina - maybe she'll take that day off.

Jen

Chookyblue...... said...

your blocks look great and sometimes we just need a little push along and Anina's group has done that for you.......

Karen said...

Oh, that is divine to be working on Dear Jane blocks. Just got the software but haven't quite taken the plunge yet.

Darcie said...

Love your fabric choices for Dear Jane. And your organizational hint is genius!

Libby said...

Those little dots will make all the difference when you are ready to stitch this beauty together.

atet said...

Those fabrics are wonderful!

Rhonda said...

Ohh... I really like Robyn Pandolph fabrics. Love your blocks! Thanks for the tip on using the dots.

Sweet P said...

I love your Dear Jane blocks in Christmas fabrics. It will be gorgeous.