Sunday, 28 April 2013

Still working on my red and blue Janes...

This is what I'm working on right now... 

it is block B-6, "Wild Goose Chase"
For the most part it is foundation pieced.

I did finish up some blocks as well:

Block B-8, "Water Lily".
I really liked this block, it is traditionally pieced
and the melons are appliqued as last.

Block B-9, "Tinker Toy".
This block can be made using different techniques.
Reverse aplique, English piecing but I decided to traditionally piece 
this one as the pieces were big enough. The HST corners were set in last.

B-10, Jud's Trophy".
Middle section is foundation pieced, and the surrounding 
borders are traditionally pieced
A little wonky but it will do! 

With these 3 blocks my total is now 21 blocks. (only 148 squares to go...LOL)
But.. seeing as we've had 17 weeks this year so far that puts me on average slightly above my goal of 1 block per week, so I can't complain really!!
I'm going to try hard to finish row B by this time next week, so fingers crossed nothing comes up..

'Till next time,

Friday, 26 April 2013

Back with Jane

I'm back on track with some more Dear Jane blocks..

First in Row B is called "Batchelor Buttons"

and is reverse appliqued using a freezer paper
template for accurate circles.

Block B-2, for this one I made two pinwheel blocks in
opposite colors.

One block was then cut out in a circle
and appliqued onto the other pinwheel block.

It is called "Sweet Tater Pie".

This is the last block in row B, block 13 called
"Four Corner Press"

What can I say?.. an easy one.
Looks a little wonky in the picture, but it is straight.

Blocks B-6, B-8, B-9 and B-10 are already in the making an hopefully will post them on Sunday. After that only 4 more and row B will be finished. Wonder how long it took Jane to make this quilt??

Have a great weekend!

Monday, 22 April 2013

Busy, busy, busy..

I have been very busy the last few weeks. Between some spring cleaning, having my in-laws visiting for almost 2 weeks and helping my own mother who is now in hospital for a new hip( name but a few)...somehow I managed to do some quilting.

I did a little bit of this, some free motion quilting:

The blocks I posted about before are now all together in a quilt, don't want to show too much yet as this is for the OEQC in October but this is a part of it :

And also done some of this, it is hand drawn with a black waterproof marker then colored in with brown

Need to get back to making some more Dear Jane blocks too..some are nearly finished and will post them sometime later this week. Little behind now, but still on my schedule of 1 block per week (..only just though).

'Till next time..