Thursday, October 29, 2009
Dear Jane Night
This month was Dear Jane Night at our Alpine Quilt Group. It was really a lot of fun hearing about Jane's quilt and to see some of the completed Dear Jane Quilts and Dear Jane's that are in varying processes of completion. Some of the ladies also shared stories of a trip that several of them made back to Vermont to see Jane's Quilt. It was fun listening to their adventures.
I've been following an online group of Dear Jane fanatics at that quilt for over a year now but I'm not actively current at the moment. Go check out Anina's blog, she creates wonderful tutorials on each block and it's so fun to follow along. Personally, I still only have 14 blocks done and over 150 more to go and that's not even counting the border blocks. After seeing the Dear Jane quilts tonight, I am inspired to keep going. One quilter in our group said that she's on the 30 year plan. I'm not too far behind her. lol!
I'm sure you can guess which color of Dear Jane Quilt was my favorite...
I just love how this quilt looks. If you look closely you will see that each block is machine embroidered. Clever, huh? She used white thread on red fabric and red thread on white fabric and alternated the blocks. I absolutely love how this turned out. Even the borders are beautifully done. Someone asked how much thread she went through and she said that it only took 2 big spools of white and 2 big spools of red thread to make the blocks.
I do have to apologize that I was 30 minutes late to quilting so I missed all of the show n' tell. I really hate missing show n' tell. I know it's the best part but I just had to make my blocks for the last month of our block exchanges. I totally forgot!
Below you will see a quilt that my friend, Dianna made from the blocks we've been exchanging for the last 9 months. Don't you just love it? The center is actually a panel.
I've been burning my candle at both ends and in the middle too! Heck, I'm not sure if I have any candle left. Ha! Ha! Ha! I'm really sorry I've not been blogging much lately either but I will try to do a few more posts this week or weekend. I've been reading as many blogs as I have time for and love every minute I can take to visit all of you. I hope you're having a great week so far.
I'll be doing a Halloween post to show you all of the costume sewing I've been doing. I have one done, one nearly done, and two more to go maybe part of a third one too. I know! Call me CRAZY!! That's my name lately!!