Dear Jane Update
A-1: Paper-pieced

Dear Jane Update

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Well, I’ve completed 2 more blocks so far today, and I’m getting another ready for applique. I’m not very good at it, we’ll see how it comes out! I’m not happy that the fabric I have been getting isn’t enough for some of the blocks. I’ve written an email to the shop I’m getting the BOM from each month, we’ll see what they want to do about fixing the problem. I have 3 packets (blocks A1-B5) that I just don’t have enough fabric to do some of the blocks. There’s no way I can do the applique ones, the block is supposed to be 5″ and by the time I get done doing the applique it would be shrunk too much to fit with the other blocks! Here’s the blocks I completed so far today!

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Dear Jane Quilt
A-6: Pieced

Dear Jane Quilt

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I have FINALLY started my Dear Jane quilt! I’ve been getting the fabric monthly since the beginning of the year – and just haven’t felt like working on it. Partly because I’m not sure they are sending enough fabric – or I just haven’t figured out the right way to cut it out yet! So I’m going to find all the easy blocks and do those first, then I’ll start working on the harder ones. Most people seem to be hand piecing them. I don’t have the patience for that – I’ll do mine by machine – at least as many as I can. There is a link to the right to see my progress – I found this template on the Dear Jane site, it will show each of my blocks in it’s correct position as I get them done. It also shows at the top of the page how many blocks, triangles, kites (the corners) and total number of pieces. There are 169 squares, 52 triangles, 4 kites and 5,602 pieces in this quilt. We’ll see how long it takes! 🙂 Here’s the 3 I have finished so far!

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