Wednesday, 2 April 2008
Anina of Twiddletails has generously offered to guide us through the making of a Dear Baby Jane quilt & has set up a blog especially to plot the progress of those brave (or crazy!) enough to join her in making this magnificent quilt. The original Dear Jane quilt was stitched by Jane A. Stickle in the United States in 1863:So, in a momentary lapse of reason, I have decided to join up! Pick yourself up of the floor - yes, I can see you falling about laughing hysterically at this point! Just humour me a little! The aim is to complete two blocks each week, which sounds quite reasonable until you realise they are but 5 inches square. Yikes - must brush up on some foundation piecing! Anina is being kind, and starting off with some simple blocks. Here are my first two:
My mum is is visiting for a few days & has brightened up the house in more ways than one! She is working on a shaggy quilt for one of my nieces. The request was for "a rainbow quilt please Grandma"! Notice Mum conveniently disappeared for the photo?