Sunday, March 11, 2012

Thanks, Doreen!

Many thanks to Doreen over at Aunt Reen Quilts.  She has just started a blog with tutorials for those of us working on Dear Jane quilts.  I began my Dear Jane quilt three years ago and had already made the blocks for first five tutorials she posted, but not M-12, Hopscotch.  Here is my version.  I now have attempted 55 of 169 center blocks. Since several of them will need to be redone, however, this was a good time to make a design change decision.  I think I will start mixing in multiple fabrics on some of the blocks rather than using the same background fabric all the way through like Jane Stickle did on the original quilt.  This decision was partly inspired by the work that Anya did on her Baby Jane which you can see using this link to Hills Creek Quilter.   I had some remnants from the cutting I had been doing on my Strips that Sizzle project and decided to pair two up for this block.  Because of the strip widths, I reversed the light and dark arrangement. 

I’ve started putting my completed blocks in page protectors and filing them in order in a large binder.  It saves wear and tear on them when I’m looking at them.  Since Doreen is just getting us started, now is a good time to join in if you’ve ever considered making this quilt.

1 comment:

Aunt 'Reen said...

I love how your Hopscotch block turned out - it's so pretty!
Your sleeves are such an awesome idea for keeping your blocks organized and easy to view!