4 days ago
My Dear Jane Journal
I have moved all the posts for my "Dear Jane" quilt to a separate Blog.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Still to add is one more border, 6 inches of Brown.
I have also designed a quilting pattern, using Scooby silhouettes and dog bones.
Monday, May 21, 2007
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Thursday, May 17, 2007
here is a close up of the dog tag.
And here is what I did with the scraps from the Half Triangle squares (measures 8 1/2 by 7 inches). Many would think this more insane than the Scooby construction. But even with the tiny block size it was relaxing, simply because it was so random.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
This quilt is one I started the summer of 1997. It is my dream to finish it by the end of this summer. I was almost finished when I stopped working on it. The only part that remained was the one appliqued border. Work on it was interrupted by a job at Hobby Lobby. I quickly learned it is better to stay home instead of paying for daycare.
The border that runs across the bottom of the quilt should go all the way around.I had started this quilt to enter a contest. It required the use of Thimbleberries Fabrics. And the use of blocks from a given selection. The tulip in the outer border and the corner basket block are two of those that where given as choices. The tulip block used in the center of the quilt were reproduced from a thumbnail in a library book. The only Information given in the book was that the pattern was from circa 1830. I had to draft the templates for the block. The curves were extremely difficult. And lining up the center bottom of the tulip with the dividing line of the leaves was no picnic either.