My Dear Jane Journal

I have moved all the posts for my "Dear Jane" quilt to a separate Blog.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Apple Core

I don't have anything of my own to share today, but I do have this.

Proof that "the apple does not fall far from the tree."
This is my mother's newest finished quilt top.
I think it is fabulous! It is 45 inches square.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Quilting, Quilting and Some Crochet Too!

I did some tiny piecing on the above project.

I had my Husband help me get my quilt frame back down from the attic. Lots of UFOs that I can finish up with the frame to quilt them on.

I also started trying to figure out writing up a pattern for my crochet Cthulhu.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Holy Carrots!

Pattern found in: Quilter's Newsletter Monthly July/August 2007.
Designed by Lisa Dayton.

Finished size: 18inches x 26inches.
This is my first paper pieced project.
Also my first try at machine quilting. The quilting is not great, but it is good with little bits of not so good.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

7 Random Things About Me

I was Tagged to tell 7 random things about myself.

1. My favorite hobby is sewing of any kind.

2. My 2nd favorite hobby is reading. I will read almost anything from the Classics to Science fiction.

3. I save really tiny scraps of fabric. (some are only an inch or so.) Because I know someday I will be inspired to make something that needs them.

4. I have tried and have the supplies for several types of crafts including; Quilting, Costume making, Crochet, Knitting, Cross stitch, Embroidery, Beading,Scrap booking, Chip Carving, Sculpy Clay, Card Making and Origami.

5. I still like to color. I have been known to buy myself a coloring book and my own box of crayons.

6. I like Peanut butter and Pickle Sandwiches.

7. My favorite board game is scrabble.

I know I am supposed to tag 3 other people to tell 7 random things about their selves but most of the people I would tag have already done so (or something similar).

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Quilted Love

Usually Making my bed is low on my list of things to do. But today I got a box in the mail from my Parents. And from almost 1400 miles away my mom got me to make my bed and straighten up my room. She made for and sent to me this quilt.

Even the back looks pretty!

I had made A Mario themed lap quilt for Erik. I mailed it to her to quilt and it looks amazing too.

I also got a nice addition to my stash of Fat Quarters for My Dear Jane. Some Quarter yard cuts and different odd pieces of fabric. So I am off to start pre-washing.

I also finished this months Noah's Ark BOM.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Dress and Purse!

Hooray! The dress is done and it fits!
I was worried about what such a large print would look like, but it turned out very nice.

I made a small evening bag from some of the left over materials.
The Handle of the Bag called for a Bangle bracelet. I could not find one I liked.
I made the handle out of boning covered in fabric.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


Outside of my quilting projects I have been working on a dress, for my niece.

This week I am sewing on the sparkly bits, beaded trim, and sequins.

OOPs-I thought it would be easy to use the sequins if I placed them in this little plastic box. Not true. The static Electricity makes them jump out of the box (like popcorn) every time I move the box.

Myra made L-4 for her Quilt. I helped quite a bit with this one. We should of paper pieced, but I tried cutting individual pieces for her. I will have to teach her to piece with paper soon.

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