This post includes blocks A-10, B-1, and B-6
I've made a little progress on my Dear Jane since I last posted. Not a lot mind you, but some. My kids had a crazy day yesterday with co-op classes and choir dress rehearsal and choir concerts. So I have been in total Mom mode and not had much time to sew.
However, I did manage to get made a tool / accessory I needed to help me with my Dear Jane Journey. Below you'll find pictures of it. I'm rather proud of myself.
From Art to Heart book, Sew Necessary, by Nancy Halverson:
And if folds up neatly to this:
If the colors seem a little mis-matched, that's because, well, they are. I used fabrics from my Dear Jane quilt plus others that I had scraps of that I had really loved.
Now, onto more "pressing" matters ... my Jane ...
Block A-10 - "Which Points West":
I pieced A-10 together with the center brown square (2 1/2"), 7/8" inner border, and 1 3/8" outer border which I mitered on the corners. Yay me. I was so proud to do that and love how it turned out!
I used my previously disclosed method for making the applique' pieces and then hand stitched them on!
Let me just say WOO HOO that completes row A!
Block B-1 - Batchelor Buttons:
I lightly pressed diagonal creases into this one to guide my button placement. I used my same old same old method for making applique' pieces and then hand stitched them on. Not too shabby!
Last one I can report on today is
Block B-6 - "Wild Goose Chase":
(Left) This is how I started after I cut the foundation pieces apart. I think I segmented mine a little differently than the other trailblazers I've been following.
(Below) After paper piecing the first four parts:
(Below) Inner square is complete and more paper pieces have been assembled. Now on to foundation piecing these sections together!
Below is the final, finished product. I really like how this one came out. And I am very pleased that this pink contrasts as well as it does with the cream background. It's like I'm figuring this whole quilting thing out!
Lesa - Jane, (17 blocks, 0 triangles, 400 pieces)