Thursday, September 13, 2007

Are we mad or what..........Dear Jane here we come

All year a small group of us have been talking about starting the Dear Jane Quilt, so yesterday was the day, Wendy, Vicki and I got together in the shop to start cutting, Helen couldn't make it but I am sure she will catch up. With lots of interuptions we did manage to cut out 13 blocks each, row G. I had decided ages ago that I would make my quilt out of Thimbleberry fabrics, so I pull out a few scraps and started cutting, then last night I just had to sit and stitch one block together. I am please with the result and look forward to adding these blocks to a long list of projects on the go. I will keep you all informed with my progress.

This is a photo of block one completed and the other 12 neatly cut and packaged in their own little plastic bag.

If anyone has any tips or tricks with this quilt that they would like to share I would love to hear from you.

Kerry

4 comments:

Chookyblue said...

would love to do this...........so much time.....

Juliann in WA said...

No tips or tricks but it looks like you are off to a good beginning.

Cathi said...

Hi! I'm quilting my Dear Jane which I hand pieced using freezer paper templates, love that process!!

I don't know if I can help out at all, but I've learned a lot through my journey and am now learning hand quilting for this quilt...

Cathi in Ireland
http://cathicrafts.wordpress.com

PS-I'm coming with my family to Australia next year and will be searching out some good quilt shops and going on a huge campervan adventure with my two girls (age 3 and 5 now) and DH, any tips for must see places quilting and touristy would be wonderful!!

Sarah said...

Hi Kerry,
I havent dropped in for a while and I have sooo much to read!! You are going to have your hands quite full with the Dear Jane quilt!! It is a very lovely quilt and I reakon the Thimbleberries fabric would be perfect :o) I also love the Kansas block. I just love log cabins and am yet to make a log cabin quilt for myself!! And..... I like what you have done with the 365 quilt - the borders just set it off!! Well done!!
Chat soon, Sarah xx