I decided that my May UFO would be the Splendid Sampler blocks that have been lurking in my cupboard since 2016. Having made a Dear Jane quilt and being someone who enjoys making tiny blocks, I thought it would suit … Continue reading
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Bee, myself and I: March
Honestly, it is amazing that I managed to get any sewing done in March. It was a hectic month that started with a solid fortnight of long working hours without pause, followed by a fortnight of hosting a Japanese student, … Continue reading
Bee, myself and I: February
For my Bee, Myself and I selfish sewing bee in February, I skipped making any of my ‘galahs by the beach’ blocks. Instead, I have focused my attention on my flowering snowball project. It might not look like much, but … Continue reading
Dear Jane, did it hurt?
This week, I feel like I have been exercising, something I usually carefully avoid. Okay, I walk the dog once or twice a day, but I am used to walking distances and I never do anything that might require lycra, … Continue reading
Dear Jane, no quilt block can scare me now!
Yesterday, I finished the last stitch on the last triangular block of my Dear Jane quilt. Hurrah! All the blocks are made! I managed to sew 225 fiddly little blocks, and if I skipped a block it was because I did … Continue reading
Dear Jane, did you like beige?
I seem to be making a lot of beige border triangles lately. I started making blocks without a plan: grab a fabric and sew a block. I kept picking up the reds I like and leaving the beige fabrics I … Continue reading
Dear Jane, I am a rebel
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 … Continue reading
Dear Jane, how did you design your triangles?
I have been making up my own versions. The links take you to PDFs of my modified versions. I sewed a few appliqué blocks by modifying some of the designs of the square blocks. I found that modifying B1 Bachelor Buttons … Continue reading
Dear Jane, I am making progress
I set myself a goal of trying to finish the 169 square blocks of my Dear Jane quilt before the end of 2013. The blocks are finished, and I am only a few days late! In fact, I made 170 … Continue reading
Dear Jane, I missed you!
Jane-free July lasted until midway through August, but I am back making Dear Jane blocks. I now have 129 blocks completed. While still feeling refreshed after my short break, I decided to be brave and tackle G6 Papa’s Star, a … Continue reading