Val's Dear Jane
This board is all about my journey with the Dear Jane Quilt - my baby Jane. Everything I'm learning, all the tips I can share - all the deets are on my blog…
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Framed Fancy is sure 'framed' each section is framed, it's almost like a round robin (when you do the first round, and someone else does the second round, and so on). These paper pieced segments were truly small, and it definitely makes you take pause, ensure you have enough seam allowance, ensure you're following the lines, etc. Link in BIO for more photos and my Dear Diary entry…
Pebble's Protest is an accurate name, if my name was Pebble's, this was an extremely complex block with all of the pieces, whenever possible I will paper piece so seams and sizes are more accurate. But as you can see below there's some wonky-ness to this block...I am however happy it turned out as well as it did :) Link in BIO for more photos and my Dear Diary entry…
Cabin Fever was a fun block, I love to paper piece and this is really honing my skills these are such small pieces, triangles are the trickier part making sure you have adequate seam allowance on all those points…take your time squaring up for the 1/4″ seam allowance…see how small this is – yikes I haven’t ever worked with such small pieces before, have you?
The history behind the Florence Nightingale is pretty incredible, she was essentially the first ‘nurse’ at the time in the late 1800’s and was also referred to as “The Lady with the Lamp’ as she did her rounds at night. She developed the first school for nurses in the world, in London. Wow, I love hearing about 1 women making a difference.
When I think of the name Dad's Plaids, it takes me back to when I was a kid, say around 10 staying at my Grandma LaPorte's house. She was my grandpa's second wife - the only one we knew as my Grandma (Valerie - yes who I was named after) died when my mom was just 16 years old. In Grandma LaPorte's house, she had a spare room in her basement - which had a plaid quilt on the bed, small-ish squares all sewn together in rows, on a single bed for my Uncle Tom.
How many people do you know named Cathie or Kathy or however they may spell their name..I have: An Auntie Kathy and a Step-Mom Kathy (who are so different in every way but I love them both to pieces) and I have a superb friend name Cathy...do you have a someone in your life with this name, tell me about her.
If you choose to go down this road like I am, tracing each block from the book, measure all the pieces, doing the math, figuring out your triangles. To me, this is part of the Dear Jane experience, doing the work part. Think of it this way; you are deciding how YOU want to build YOUR blocks! And what techniques you want to try. I'm using Carol Doak founding paper - it is like super light weight construction paper.
Hunter’s Moon…I wonder how Brenda came up with these names for each block? Do you know anyone name Hunter? See my note about this being (reversed) that means the fabric is switched – this is the only block I’ve done this with so far. Once I had done this one, I thought this might be a lot to keep track of if I was to reverse the colour options…and the subsequent blocks I keep as per Jane’s colour way.
Dear Jane a1 - Pinwheel Gone Awry When you commit to this quilt you want to love your fabrics, like I mean love everything about them, each block (out of the 169 center blocks), every time you work with the fabrics you're happy with your choices, get cozy with these you're in a marriage now :)