Thursday, March 21, 2013

Caught Up

Sorry I missed last week.  Between eye surgeries (not mine), doctor's appointments (not mine), and wisdom teeth removal (again, not mine), things have been pretty hectic here.  Nonetheless, here we are . . .

Four new ones. 

And the six all together.  Look at that.  So far, so good.  I'm not going to lie.  I'm a little distressed at the lack of perfection going on here, because Anina's are so. much. better.  I'm thinking I'll continue to improve, but if not, then in the end, nobody look too closely.  In fact, don't look too closely now.

I'm thinking maybe I should really show you some of the other things I've been working on.  

Anybody else Dear Jane-ing?

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Baby Jane, A-1 and A-2

This is the inaugural Dear Jane block post at The Bossy Quilter!   Here is the start of my Baby Jane (how imitations of the original Dear Jane quilt are referred to).

I actually made block A-2 first.  It's supposed to be 5" unfinished.  It's a little smaller than that.  So when I made block A-1, I thought I would be more careful and not sew over my little freezer paper pieces.  Block A-1 ended up to be 5 1/2" unfinished.  I trimmed it down a little, but if I trim it down too much, I'll lose the points of my triangles.  I may have to remake it or make some seams a little larger.  For now I'm leaving it alone -- until I figure out how to be more accurate, I don't want to be remaking any blocks.

Fabrics are Kona white for the background and Marmalade by Bonnie and Camille for the prints.

I've been using the freezer paper template method suggested in the book, but I may try to do some paper piecing on the next two -- see if I can be more accurate.  I should probably go read Anina's That Quilt blog and get some pointers from her.  I'll get better.  I do like the way they look, though.  I wonder if Jill has posted her blocks yet.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Time Has Come

This is it!  This is the week.  Now, we all know that I'm really good at starting things, but not so good at finishing.  Jill, however, is good at finishing things.  Maybe she can keep me in line!

I'm going to start with the center squares and do the wedges last.  I am going to start at A-1 and go in order.  This will definitely be a long-term project, but with Jill in my corner, I have high hopes for its success.

You can see I'm have a FQ pack of Marmalade by Bonnie and Camille.  That is a bolt of Kona White for my background.  I plan to largely use the Marmalade, but I will pull from my other Bonnie and Camille scraps to match.  And I know that when their new line, Scrumptious, comes out, I will be snapping it up too!

See you Thursday with my two finished blocks, A-1 and A-2!