Friday, October 23, 2009
Started on some Dear Jane blocks, this have a raw finish of 5 inches, & will be 4.5 when added to a quilt. So far, I have done 8, a mixture of applique, & machine quilting, so far. I don't want to do a whole DJ quilt, per say, but some of the blocks I find interesting & challenging, so here are my first ones, all 8 of them...
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Been working on some new blocks, from a few other books & having fun with the whole process. Have some Dear Jane ones done now, that are 5in, raw finish. Then tried one out of a new book & it says 6in finished, but my first one came out much smaller, so will have to play with more of them & see. I am wondering if they mean 6in. raw finish, book doesn't really say, oh well, still like them anyway! Then, I started, last night, playing with some Grandmother's Flower Garden blocks, have two done now, & love them! Saw a recent quilt, using just these blocks, no sashing between, just scrappy, & all the blocks sewn together, then some simple strip type borders added, & I really liked it, so here I am, playing with them now too! Fell in love with a Double Wed. Ring one too, only 4 rings, in shades of mauves, & some pinks, maybe, then a lovely creme fabric background, so may play with that idea later too. So many ideas out there to play with & try, it never ends, & thank goodness for that!