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.


Jill said...

I have not posted mine yet! Hopefully later today or tomorrow. Yours look great-can't wait to see how these quilts look in a year!

Valerie Smith said...

I love the fabric you have chosen, can't wait to see this finished! :)