I am trying once again to start my Dear Jane quilt. I originally thought I would use my leftover Civil War scraps from my Civil War Diary quilt for this project. Well, I've abandoned that idea. I want to make something a little different..... Jane, I don't know if I will ever get this quilt done, but I am giving it another try. I have been inspired not only by your beautiful quilt, but by images of finished 'Baby Janes' that I see on Pinterest. I know that you only used fabric that you had on hand to complete this masterpiece. In the spirit of your quilt, I am only going to use bits and pieces that I have. To add to my challenge, I want to make it only with blues. In my mind, I see a beautiful blue and white 'Baby Jane' quilt.
In humble adoration,
When I first tried to do my first block for a Dear Jane quilt... I was thinking I would only piece the blocks by hand. Well, lol, my first block never got finished. I only got as far as pictured in my blog from 2011. Four flipping years ago, that's how long it took me to brave this project again! I have invested in the Dear Jane software. It will make all the difference... this quilt seems do-able now... or so I think. Here are three blocks that I have done so far...
|Blocks A-1 and A-7I paper pieced block A-1. A-7 was a little trickier... I used paper templates|
to make the melon shapes to hand stitch onto the four patch block.
I would love to hear your story! If you would like to follow my progress, I post pictures all the time on Instagram. I do sneak peeks, my Dear Jane blocks.... fabrics that I've gotten to work with etc. All sorts of quilty fun. (Just search Quilt Doodle Designs, #quiltdoodledesigns)
Happy quilting and perfect stitches to you!