Monday, June 4, 2012

A Few More Jane Stickle Blocks

I was able to do a little more work on Jane Stickle blocks this weekend, trying to keep up with Doreen's pace.  I still have some more do-overs I would like to attempt, but I think for the briefest of moments I’m pretty much caught up with her.  Pictured above are D-13, Field of Dreams; E-1, Aunt Exie’s Phlox; K-7, Rose of Sharing; G-1, Hattie’s Hen House; RS-4, Dutch Apron; A-8, Florence Nightingale; E-10, Five and Dime; and D-3, Jason’s Jacks .

It looks like the colors on Jason’s Jacks ran, but that is not the case.  The background fabric has those color variations in its design.  I carefully prewashed the print until the rinse water ran clear, a process I am using on most of the fabrics as many batiks have so much dye they will bleed.

My project this afternoon is to start putting the binding on Strips That sizzle.  I will take it with me to Sit ‘N Sew tomorrow to do the hand-stitching, since an early meeting at church will make me arrive late.  I really want to be there in time for lunch, though, as one of our group has promised to bring homemade black berry cobbler and another is providing the ice cream. ….Yum!

This past weekend we made an outing to Fredericksburg where we bought some peaches from a road-side vendor.  The season is short, so we have to take advantage of it while we can.

This is a view I always enjoy from my sewing room window.  I find it very soothing.   Right now we are still seeing a lot of green in our area.  By this time last year we were already reaching highs of 100 degrees.  The longer we can delay them this year, the happier I am.  

And these little critters have resumed their regular visits.


Hilachas said...

You're really accomplishing a lot with "Your Jane." How many blocks do you have now? I really like Doreen's tutorials. I love Fredericksburg also and the peaches are so delicious. We're not in the Hill Country right now so we'll be missing the peaches this year.

Aunt 'Reen said...

I really LOVE your Jane blocks!
The batiks really make these sparkle like beautiful pieces of stained glass. They are so beautiful!

AnnieO said...

Your blocks are looking wonderful. I like all the variety of colors and agree with the above comment that they will sparkle! Hope your cobbler and ice cream was wonderful :)