March 10, 2011

Christmas 2009, my mom gave Dear Jane Block of the Month from Stitchin Heaven. I have been in love with this quilt since the first time I saw it a few years ago. But it's 224 blocks and very intimidating.

The blocks started coming in January of 2010 but I never worked on them. I just put them away and never even looked at them. When I did look at them I discovered that I needed the Dear Jane book by Brenda Manges Papadakis (check out her Dear Jane website, pretty cool). Every time I looked for the book it was sold out. For my birthday my mom got me the book.

Over the weekend I decided to see if I could get started on the blocks. So I pulled out month one and got to work. I didn't manage to finish month one before the end of the weekend but I did finish 6 out of the 10 blocks.

A-1, Pinwheel Gone Awry

A-2, One - Two Buckle My Shoe

A-3, Hunters Moon

A-4, Courtney's Stethoscope

A-5, Cathie's Campfire

A-6, Uncle Homer

I've almost finished A-7, Dad's Plaids too but at some point you have to leave the sewing room and pay attention the husband. At one point I guess he decided that I had done enough sewing because he started texting from the living room! lol

Dear Jane is and already has tested my skills. I don't applique, well at least I hadn't prior to this weekend. I'm looking forward to the challenge.


Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- that's so cool Lisa -- your blocks look great! But, ya know...this is going to take time away from your knitting LOL!

Lisa said...

I know! Sometimes it's so hard to decide what to work on!

Lisa said...

I know! Sometimes it's so hard to decide what to work on!