Don't count me out of the Dear Jane Quilt just yet – I did this block WEEKS ago, and just forgot to post it…
Spent the last 5 days in Athens, Oh, our new ‘home town’. It’s so beautiful and friendly – can’t wait to go:) We put an offer on a house!
Still going back and forth with the details, but it’s looking good!
And yes, I will have a sewing room – but it will have to be in the basement (which is fine by me) and it will need to be ‘designed’ – boo hoo (not!)
And I have been working on some blocks, I think.
I HAVE made some CW blocks, but have yet to take the pictures, whoops!
PODCAST THIS WEEKEND, I PROMISE!!
Well well well – wonders do exist – posting the shownotes on the SAME day as I posted the episode?! Impressing myself over here…
The fabric boxes that I use are sold by the gross – at firstchoicepackaging.com
The Dear Baby Jane blog that is a great gathering of woman (are there any men?) working together to keep motivated and create this mega quilt! Here are the two squares I have done:
A2 is the gold and awesome background fabric (Same as seen here but in brown)
A1 is the green and background fabric – after I made that one I decided that my blocks would be 5" finished (easier to keep it straight in my head) so I added a border to it. I do that A LOT – because I never really seem to get to the right size!
Blog of the pod:
That Silly Lil Doe – She has a great sense of humor that really comes through in her postings AND she is one crafty lady – my kind of combination!
Tip off the old podcast: (really, if anyone has a better working title for this bit of the episodes, I’m all ears!)
This is really last weeks Tip – creating your own one of these – with a little cup, fabric scraps and a seam ripper you have a great tool for cutting apart any chain piecing you do – try it, it really works well!
This week’s tip is to use your pins diagonally rather than horizontally – this way, it is much easier to remove the pins when sewing AND you have less pin distortion on the fabrics as well – it is not my original idea but for the life of me, I don’t remember where I heard about this… If you know, let me know so that I can give proper credit:)
And now for some of the websites I mentioned during the episode…