Monday, 22 July 2019

Return to Dear Jane

Thanks to the inspiration of my blogging friend Julie I am returning to work on some blocks for my version of Dear Jane. I am looking at the blocks with a fresh eye and seeing how they can be completed in potentially simple ways. That’s why Brenda Papadakis' book is great as you also get a clear pic of the original block.

Dear Jane quilt block D1

For D-1 Alison’s Guiding Light I appliquéd strips over one piece of background rather than piecing it. I’ve also left off the fiddly borders. I know there’s heaps of resources out there on how to construct the different blocks but I’m just going to think about each one as I get to it - good brain training! This approach was encouraged by Brenda when I was lucky enough to meet her and do a workshop at Linda’s Quilts in the Barn. It’s hard to believe that was nearly five years ago!


I have completed 38 blocks (+ a few triangles) and I’m using all blue Liberty fabrics.


I haven’t forgotten about Dearest Lavender but hubby has had to be re-admitted to hospital in Melbourne so these little blocks are easier to prepare and more portable for all those waiting times.

‘Til next time
Carole 

9 comments:

  1. How pretty!! I love your fabrics...I wish I had even one liberty fabric. Must find some. On we go!! Praying for your hubby, for healing and strength.

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  2. I love your block. I need to did my blocks out and start working on mine. Hugs

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  3. I am sorry to learn that your husband has been admitted to the hospital again. I hope for improvement soon. I can see how the smaller blocks are easier to cart around and work on. I am prepping the cow block for Dearest Boy.

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  4. Way to go! Love the idea of applique rather then trying to piece. Fingers and toes crossed that the doctors give your husband all good news.

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  5. I hope your dear husband's health is improving and the bits of stitching you have time to do, let's you find a moment of peace.

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  6. Goodluck with your dear Jane blocks..... Goodluck for dh too....

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  7. So sorry about your hubby! Thinking of your both. Yes Julie is tempting me to restart my Jane. I made 9 blocks, gave up and made a machine cover with the 9 blocks! I am debating!

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  8. Enjoyed seeing your dear jane block Julie encouraged me to start mine again hope all goes well for your hubby

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  9. I really like white materials with decorations in various shades of blue.

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