Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Dear Jane A-6, K-2

After all that hand sewing of the appliqués on the Dad's Plaids (A-7) block, I felt like doing some more Dear Jane blocks on the sewing machine. So I picked out two seemingly easy ones to do this weekend . (Coincidentally one of them was assigned this Monday by Anina.)

Uncle Homer (A-6) block: Used the same fabric as on Field of Dreams (D-13). It's a cross between a straight-up nine patch and a Four Corner Press.

Grandpa's Chickens (k-2) block: There is a lot of starch on this puppy. Each small block is about 3/4 of an inch finished. Lots of ironing, cursing and ironing some more.

This weekend I received my first ever online fabric order:

Red fabrics from Sew, Mama, Sew!(from left to right: Dots Red ~ Bee's Knees, Birds and Flowers Red ~ Williamsburg Centennial, Flowers on Red ~ Bee's Knees, Flowers on Cream ~ Williamsburg Centennial)

The package came very quickly from Sew, Mama, Sew! and I love the fabric. I was always worried that you couldn't really tell what you were buying from the small pictures on the web sites. But I am not disappointed.

I have another package of red fabric coming from Purl Soho as well! I think I have enough reds for the time being.


Jessica said...

Your quilt is going to be such a knockout with all those reds.

Anina said...

Well, what can I say? I love the red and white thing SO much!

Jacquie said...

Such nice fabric...this is really going to add to your quilt. I assume this is for the Dear Jane.

Anonymous said...

Tickled to see you starting a red and white hex quilt! Love the new red fabs you've ordered - so pretty.
Jess ( Peony Stitches )