Monday, December 28, 2009

I have not been neglecting my Dear Jane

It has been a very busy year here - with a big house renovation - a new grandbaby and all trips back and forth to Calgary to see the grandbabies!! But I have been puttering away on my Dear Jane.

I completed this block M9 -- Fan Dance.

I am up to 46 blocks now - which is not too bad -LOL. It seems to work out to about 12 -14 blocks a year for me. I really do need to pick up the pace!! I should try doing a triangle block - I have yet to do one and I think it is about time. Most of the block I have done so far are the pieced blocks - so I need to do a few applique blocks as well. I find the pieced blocks are so easy to cut out and prep for taking to my Friday stitch group. I have started a wool applique block of the month and my poor Dear Jane has been put a bit on the back burner at the last few Friday stitches - so I am feeling a bit guilty about not working on the blocks much since about mid October.
Hmmm -- something to put on my New Years Resolution list -LOL!!
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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Two more blocks

A-12 Framed Fancy

B-13 Four Corner Press

Although we have been busy with the renovation I have been working on my Dear Jane quilt when ever I get together with my Friday stitch group -- The Gathered Threads. I have another block almost completed as well.
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Thursday, March 5, 2009

A10 - Which Points West

Another block completed. This one I did reverse applique on the centre melon and then pieced the rest of the block together by hand and finally just appliqued the little triangles on top. I think it turned out okay - finished is better than perfect. That is block 44! I seem to be moving along a little faster right now. I just laid out the next block -A12. It has thousands of pieces!! I think that will take a little longer -LOL. I think that will complete the first row for me. I must get Eric to update my website!
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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

M12 - Hopscotch

After the last block with all those many, many tiny pieces it was nice to do a block that was pretty easy and had just a few straight seams.

This one went together very quickly. This block is number 43. I thought I was doing pretty good with my block count - thinking I had done 43 blocks since I started my Dear Jane journey in March 2007 but I check back in my blog posts and discovered that I started this journey in March 2006! So that is not so quick - 43 blocks in 3 years - less than 15 blocks a year. About 1 block a month - so I really should pick up the pace a bit or even my 10 year goal will not be reached. I will not give up!
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