Monday, January 26, 2009

Here's the last DJ block I finished this weekend. It's D12, Crossed Swords and has 19 pieces. It's probably going to be the only brown block in the quilt. Hope it doesn't stick out too much!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

DJ Obsession

For some reason, I don't feel free to work on other projects until at least one Dear Jane block is done! Then once I get started it can be so hard to stop!

I had been doing random blocks and almost no triangles, but I found that meant an occasional 2 blocks together of the same color, so now I'm mostly doing one row at a time. Plus I'm tying to get at least the top row of triangles done. Now that I've got some of the blocks under my belt, I'm finding the triangles MUCH less intimidating than they were in the beginning. I remember one of the triangles I made in the beginning took me about 6 hours!

Here is what I did yesterday. The triangle is T6, Carla's Candle Flame and was paper and machine pieced and the top little melon was appliqued on. It has 25 pieces. The block is D11 Snow Crystal and was also paper and machine pieced with the diamonds being appliqued and has 17 pieces.

Tomorrow I'll post some of the other blocks I've done in row D! For now, I must go get to my project that I'm trying to complete for January. I'm finishing up the hand quilting and then will try to get it bound this week!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I think I'm really going to try to get this quilt finished for January. Maybe I'll even get it done by the end of the weekend. Oh, but work sure gets in the way of my sewing! I'll show you some Dear Jane blocks I've been working on soon!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I've avoided starting a blog for years, but I'm committing to a movement to finish at least one project a month in the year 2009. We'll see how things go! For now, here are pictures of the 2 possibilities for January. One is a purse made from placemats and the other is to finish this applique quilt. The pattern for the quilt is similar to a quilt found in Kim Diehl's Simple Blessings.