I have finished sewing half of my Dear Jane quilt’s borders. I only have half the border blocks left to sew!
My friend Phil, over at The Guilty Quilter, is rapidly steaming ahead of me, even though she is sewing all of her Liberty-fabric Dear Jane blocks by hand. I know she is going to finish before me, but our friendly rivalry keeps me motivated. My goal is to finish my blocks a little later than she does – but not embarrassingly so.
I am still making up my own versions of the triangular border blocks. Even the handful of my blocks that look similar to the originals have been redrafted for symmetry, accuracy or to allow the ¼-inch border I want on all of them.
My first group includes:
- a resized version of the block C9 Jane’s Tears
- a simple block inspired by M9 Fan Dance
- an appliquéd version of L13 Harvest Moon
- a resized version of the block I5 Maria’s Majesty.
The second group is my:
- interpretation of right side 7 and right side 8
- redrawn version of top row 9
- simplified version of top row 3
- redrawn left side 13 (all the triangles are now the same size).
The third group includes:
- a block that had its origins in G5 Poof
- something that sort of looks like bottom row 4 (but upside-down)
- a simplified top row 1
- a block based on E5 Rising Sun.
The last triangles in this batch include:
- a redrawn version of top row 2
- a simplified bottom row 12
- a block inspired by J6 Granny Weaver
- a block that was originally loosely based on K5 Passing Through, but now bears no resemblance at all.
I have two of the corner blocks sewn too! The corner on the right of the picture reuses the appliqué shape from K7 Rose of Sharing. I resized it and added some melons.
In the spirit of
cheating rebellion and doing my own thing, I have decided I am going to appliqué the corners using lots of melons and recycled shapes from blocks I like. I have made all the fiddly pieced stars in the centre and have proven to myself that I can sew any challenge that Jane throws at me. Now I can sew what I like. So there.
Oh, yes. I am a rebel!