These Dear Jane blocks are addictive! If I hadn't spent the first half of the week sick in bed, imagine how many I could have finished.
At least I completed the first seven blocks assigned for my Dear Jane class. Laura selected a variety of pieced, appliqued and paper pieced for our first assignment due in two weeks. Awhile back, I graphed out the color layout of my DJ quilt. I plan to follow Jane's original around the world color scheme but with fresh and modern fabrics.
This one is I-8, paper pieced, and the first one I made. I am going to redo this one. I didn't realize Laura's sample picture (which I followed) had the darks and lights opposite of Jane's. The fabric is some that I had won in a giveaway. It is part of the Wildflowers line from Heather of Anka's Treasures.
Here is A-6, one of the easier pieced blocks. I really like this fabric but can't remember where it came from.
Another pieced block, A-8. Picnic Parade is the fabric.
I need to redo this block as well. My 1/4 inch seams must have been too scant, because the block is too big. I can't trim it anymore without losing the points. This I-2 block was made with leftover Verna.
Plume by Tula Pink was used for B-1. I left my thread tails long as instructed by Laura. I just can't remember exactly what she said about pulling the back threads up and tying them off?
Another applique block with threads still attached. A-7 made with leftover Sorbet (I think).
Another Tula Pink Plume applique block, I-5.
Remember a long time ago when I said I was going to do a liberated Dear Jane? That was mainly because I didn't think I could ever do paper piecing ;-) My revised plan is to make two sets of DJ blocks: one set with instructions given in my class....second set just winging it liberated.
I only had time to make one liberated from this group: A-6 with more Tula Pink Plume.
Don't forget to head over to Amy's and see all the Sew and Tell finishes.
Have an amazing weekend!!!