My Dear Jane Journal

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

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

UFO No More!

I sent my mom a box with partially cut strips, partially sewn together strips, a few actually pieced blocks and all the un-cut fabric. She finished it all up. It is fabulous!

A Double Irish Chain.

A close up of the machine Quilting.

The Backing.

Now the awful truth.
I started this quilt over thirteen years ago before my oldest child was born.

Thank you, Mom!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Knit and sew

Myra is going to a Birthday party today. We Made the birthday girl a Doll. Myra picked out the fabrics and trims. She also did all the stuffing. I did the sewing and knitting.
My favorite part of this doll is the swirl fabric used for the hair.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

From Scraps!

All the little strips are scraps, from the fabrics I have used in my Dear Jane.
The blue border came out of my stash.
This was a fun random project. I just picked the scraps at random chain pieced them together until I ended with the five strips. One ended much longer than the others but it was easily made smaller. This was a nice bit of easy sewing after all the Dear Jane blocks of the last month.

Book covers!

I am trying to use up scraps left over from my Dear Jane quilt. I think bookcovers are the going to be a good use for fat eighths. I also have a good start on a Stacked Coins quilt that will be a good baby sized quilt. I have bunches of 2.5 inch squares sorted out for a Nine patch of some sort. And I am thinking of Doing pinwheels with my 5 inch squares.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A dress up day at school!

Renaissance day at school next week. They have to dress up, they get a grade for it. It is an all day event with games and activities. The pants and shirt are previous Halloween Costume parts. The Tunic and Hat are New for this event. It is a little big, but I bet even back then they got hand-me-downs or clothes made a little big to allow longer wear.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A new doily started.

This is the begining of a medium sized doily. The next section has a spider web pattern, followed by tulips. The tulips are what got my fingers itching to start a new doily.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Orange Ovals Mug by Starbucks Coffee (14-oz.)
My gift was this great new coffee mug from Starbucks.
I Also got some Hersey's Extra Dark Chocolates. Yum.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Doily and a Dolly

A sewing project with a little bit of crochet.

The Doily is supposed to have a ruffled edge. But after making the doll I decided it was a perfect shawl for her and stopped where I was.

(Sorry for the Blurry photos, I think I need nes batteries.)
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