Saturday, April 30, 2011

Dear Jane H1

I finished up the second Dear Jane block that I had started on Monday night. I love how this viney print looks in this block.  I have a project box for this quilt and I have been picking up fabrics for it as I see them. The prints are in a mixture of scales.  The blocks are so small that I have been mostly using very small scale prints, so it was nice to be able to use one that had a little more going on.  Next up, I am going to prepare an applique block, as I haven't done one of those in a while.  The pieced ones are much easier to work on in class, so I have been focusing mostly on those so far.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Dear Jane D1

Hey, I'm on a roll!  Actually I'm just in between projects right now, so I am squeezing in some Dear Jane blocks before I start a new quilt.  This one went together really quickly last night.  I even got a second block most of the way finished.  With any luck, I'll be showing that one in a day or two.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Dear Jane D9

While cleaning up my sewing area to start a new project (a rare occasion indeed!), I found a Dear Jane block that I forgot I had made, but was waiting for borders.  I had other things to do (of course), but I decided to go ahead and put those borders on and call it done!  I really like this one (do I say that about all of them??).  It looks better in person than in this scan picture.  I'm not sure if it is just the settings on my monitor, but it looks really washed out.  It's very vibrant in real life.

Dear Jane L9

I finished a Dear Jane block last week.  I'm not sure I like how they look when I scan them as shown above.  Maybe I should play with the scan settings a little.  I really didn't think this block was going to work out at all when I was piecing it, but I kept on sewing, knowing I would probably have to re-make it.  But then when I got corners on and it was finished, I really liked it!  One more block done.  I have a few that are almost finished, but just need a little applique.  I'll have to round those up and finish them one of these days!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Stash Busting 2011 - Week 15

I haven 't really been posting Stash reports lately because I constantly have "no fabric in, no fabric out" weeks, which are not really interesting enough to post about.  However, this week I finished two class projects that came entirely out of my stash.  It didn't really make a dent in any way, but at least nothing came in!  I finished the blue stacked coins quilt that I've been working on for months!  It's really not a difficult quilt, but I haven't had much time to focus on it.  It's not a huge quilt, so this was a total of 3 yards.  I also finished a mini quilt called Button Jar - also from stash.  And hot off the sewing machine, I finished a block for the class Block Lottery.  Oh, I just remembered I finished three blocks for the Just One Star program.  Between these last three things, I'm going to count a total of 1 yard out.  4 yards total out of my stash - that's getting me motivated to get some more projects done!!  Here's the report for 2011 so far:

Fabric in this week: 0.00 yards
Fabric out this week: 4.00 yards

Fabric in this year: 4.00 yards
Fabric out this year: 4.75 yards

Friday, April 01, 2011

The Family that Sews Together...

My Internet has been out for days at home.  I can still check things here and there from work, but I am suffering the withdrawals of blog surfing!  I thought I'd pop in here for a moment to share some pictures that my sister sent me.

My sister, Cindy, recently moved her sewing area to a more accessible spot in her home, and she is probably getting more sewing done than I am!  Above are my nephews Jackson and Max.  Jackson decided to make Tasha a little pillow with some of my sister's scraps while Max looks on.

And here's Tasha where all cats love to be - on top of a quilt in progress!  Cindy has since finished this top and it looks great!  I'll try to get a picture of that from her soon.