Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Dear Jane B-1, C-9, D-13

Saturday was a dreary day around here...rainy and overcast. "Overcast" isn't even a strong enough word for how dark it was outside all day. Fortunately, weather like that is relaxing to me. I don't feel compelled to be outside for any reason so I stay in and do what I want without guilt.

Last Thursday's assignment in the Dear Baby Jane quilt-along was "Jane's Tears". I had so much fun doing the reverse appliqué that I went ahead and did "Bachelor Buttons" as well. I'm really digging hand sewing blocks. (The reverse appliqué technique is so neat! The red fabric is on top of the white fabric. If you're interested, you can see the technique here.)


And I also did this Monday's assignment, "Field of Dreams"...this one machine sewn:


I created a new flickr set just for these blocks so I can see them all lined up. It's great to see how the blocks are working together.

9 comments:

Anina said...

This red and white color scheme is going to be a stunner!

Stacy A. said...

Your squares look so good. The red and white is going to be beautiful. It is so fun to see everyones work.

So Dice-k is having a baby. He looks so young its amazing he can procreate. April is almost here...baseball time. Yay. Quilting and baseball will be a great combo this season. Go Sox.

Louise said...

I really like the red and white, too-- it will be great also, to be able to have an excuse to get so many different beautiful red prints. Your blocks so far look great.

bettyninja said...

I can't even tell you how into reverse applique I am right now. It is so fun and easy and there are so many options. In fact, most of my etsy store stuff, at least in the beginning, will be reverse applique and various cut out pieces.

lil said...

jen, first I didn't see your adress

and now to your blocks, they are great, you really speed

lil said...

jen, first I didn't see your adress

and now to your blocks, they are great, you really speed

Jacquie said...

Those reverse applique blocks look really neat and well done...thanks for sharing how to find more info. I'm putting it on my list of things to try.

Molly said...

My mom and sister are working on this project this year, and if I lived closer to them I would be too. Your work looks great!

Knit and Piece said...

Your red and white blocks look stunning. Red is my favourite colour!