Dear Jane Journey has Begun
The Dear Jane Journey has begun!!!! I have decided to make a Rainbow Jane! Yes! I need something bright, cheery and challenging for focus and I have decided that this project will be colorful, springy, inspiring and just plain fun! Plus I will work on some of my skills that need to be honed! So I am excited about the prospect of stepping outside of the box! YAY!
I have my Dear Jane software and little by little I have read the directions and I think I have finally figured it out. It took some time and patience, but I managed to find a bit of both and I am mastering the software a bit at a time. It is a little tricky.... but perseverence is not foreign to me and I have committed myself and I will prevail! I am determined!!!
Here is the first monthly goal!
Here is what I accomplished:
Block A1 - Pinwheel Gone Awry in yellow
This block has a total of 28 pieces
Block A-2: One-Two Buckle My Shoe
Orange!!! Total of 40 pieces make up this block. Geez!
Block A-3: Hunter's Moon
This was the first block I ever made with reverse applique!
I need to work on hiding my stitching a little better, but not bad for my first try LOL!
A close up of the block.
Total of 9 pieces to make this one!
Block B-1: Bachelor's Buttons
More reverse applique!
A close up of the stitching on the circles!
This block is only 2 pieces.
Block C-1: Trooper's Green Badge
Paper Piecing! This one was easy!!!
A really cool angle of this block!
Block B-2 Sweet Tater Pie
Where did the block names come from? LOL!
Total of 16 pieces.
This block gave me problems. I made it twice. It is still not perfect, but it is finished! LOL. I love the red fabric!
Block C-2 Streak of Lightning
This one was a combination of reverse applique and regular applique.
I love this angle on this block!
Total of 15 pieces!
And the pink polka dots are adorable!
Block TR1 - Spanish Moss
This block was a paper piecing challenge.
Total of 23 separate pieces.
The triangle blocks are really different and challenging!
Block TR2 - Australian Times
This was my first triangle block!
Total of 20 separate pieces.
What an experience!!!
This fabric is not my normal palette. But I like it!
Block TR3 Checkerboard
A paper pieced wonder!
36 separate pieces!
I love this angle!
I have a photo of how the blocks are supposed to look together, but I can't get it to load in the blog right now. I am not sure what the problem is, but I have tried for too long to get it to work. So I give up!!! Maybe next time I can get it to work!
My journey so far has been comprised of 7 very different and distinct blocks, 3 Triangles (oh sew new to me and a totally different mind set) and 203 pieces of white and very colorful fabric.
My next month's challenge is a total of 8 blocks and 2 triangles in pinks, purlples and blues. These are the colors I normally sew with and I am very comfortable in that realm.
But I guess we are not going for comfort here, are we?
Here is my St. Patrick's Day block from my redwork quilt.
I could not find this photo when I posted about my redwork quilt last week. Cute!
A close up of the stitching!
I am hoping that everyone is having a fabulous and fantastic week! Happy Easter!!! I am looking forward to some fun family time! Take care.
Stitch your stress away!
Last Updated (Friday, 22 April 2011 22:11)