Thursday, 10 April 2008

Dear Baby Jane catch up

A busy last week of school for the kids here, with projects due, camps to go to, athletics carnival to compete in etc etc. Bring on the holidays! I have been determined amongst the busyness of this week to find a little bit of time to catch up with my Dear Jane blocks:
B3 Mirror Image - yikes, curved piecing. I had never tried this before. I was surprised how easily this came together. This opens up a whole new world of quilt pattern possibilities as I have always steered clear of curved piecing in the past - that's all I need, another distraction!
K7 Rose of Sharing - I have been wanting to use these fabrics for ages.
M10 Simple Simon - and indeed he was!
D3 Jason's Jacks - hmmm, slowly getting better at needleturn applique.
A7 Dad's Plaids - did this one twice. Had trouble getting all the little petals the same size & the distance from the centre join - conquered it in the end!
B1 Bachelor Buttons - more reverse applique. Another first for me. I am really enjoying learning new techniques without wasting too much fabric if I muck it up! So there we go - all caught up with the group ... until tomorrow!

14 comments:

  1. I love how you used two fabrics for K-7, I'd never have thought to do that! Your blocks are beautiful!

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  2. Lovely! I wouldn't have a clue but you have inspired me to give quilting a go xx

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  3. Your blocks are so perfect! Beautiful.

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  4. Your blocks are beautiful, but block K7 is the nicest!
    Kind rgards

    Sonnja
    Beertje Zonn

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  5. Well done - your blocks are lovely - for me probably the nicest fabric choices. Your applique is sensational - can hardly believe you are just learning those techniques! I understand why you would have been keen to use the fabrics in K7 - just lovely! Which range were they from? Congratulations - your quilt is going to look beautiful.
    Kind regards - Dawn

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  6. Great job catching up on the DJ, they are so well done.

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  7. Well done, they all look fantastic, I've yet to conquer the curves, I have only just started my Dear Jane.
    Quilty hugs,
    Dawn

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  8. Ros, they are all sooooo beautiful. Certainly doesn't appear you had any dramas with them. Looks like they are a breeze for you???? Can't wait to see more.

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  9. Bloom, Bloom, Bloom, just stunning...oh I wish I could do needleturn applique...you talented little thing you....looking forward to the first weekend in May.

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  10. They all look so BEAUTIFUL!!!! You're doing such an amazing job..

    Jodie ;)

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  11. Happy Holidays!!! You have made it to the end of a long Term 1. Hope that the holidays will be a time for you all to rest and enjoy your new home (and sew). I have great plans to finish some sewing projects but we will just wait and see if that happens. Please say a big hello to daughter number 1. Lots of Love, Meredith

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  12. Love your A7 block. I love Dear Jane Quilts - perhaps one day...

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  13. Your new blocks are wonderful. They look so perfect. Keep stitching...

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  14. Your blocks are coming together beautifully, are you machine or hand pieceing?
    Since you are all caught up you should enter the competition that Anina is running.
    Nicky

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me a message. I endeavour to reply to each & every one of your comments, but forgive me if occasionally I don't - life just gets in the way sometimes! Be assured your comments are ALWAYS read & appreciated. Best wishes, Bloom.

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