Thursday, January 17, 2008

Dear Jane-ing

Here's something you haven't seen from me in a while - a couple of Dear Jane blocks. After finishing quilting a customer quilt last night, I wanted something small and easy to work on, and the DJ just fitted the bill.

On the left is E13, Moth in a Web. It's sitting under my ruler, because the corners wanted to pop up and I couldn't get a good picture. You can still see the details tho. I made some alterations - in the book, the outer pink triangles are much more pointy, which are at odds with the picture of the original, so I added a couple of seams and pieced the triangles in rather than the applique which would have been required. I used the freezer paper piecing technique which is great for the DJ blocks.

And on the right is C3, Rayelle's Fence. This was an easy one to just cut out and piece. You can see in the background there my colour and progress chart for this DJ. I'm using 30's prints in a Trip around the World colour scheme rather than the Civil War reproductions like I used for the last DJ quilt.

Completing these two blocks means I've now made 69 blocks. Ohhh my goodness, that means I've still got 100 to go!

12 comments:

atet said...

Oh my -- I look at folks working on DJ quilts, and I admire them. I think I might want to try some of them. Then I think about all of the blocks and tiny pieces and realize I would have one huge UFO on my hands! Your work is beautiful -- and this is your 2nd?

Canquilt said...

I decided about a year ago to make a DJ, and I haven't yet started. It is a goal this year to start and you are doing two. I also have the Nearly Insane on the agenda as well. The only thing I have accomplished with DJ is prepared all of the patterns and decided on the background fabric. I just need to start!

Tanya said...

Hi Tazzie! Looks like you're having fun! I've lost all my links at the end of the year and I've been pursuing my favorite blogs by wandering around Internet. I'm glad I've found yours again! How are the kitties?

Clare said...

I'm trying to beat your score whilst reading through blogs. Not having any luck :-(

I'm in awe of people who make DJs. I'd love to make one one day, but I don't think I've got the patience.

Rose said...

I have 1 lonely DJ block in a big box, waiting for more. It is on my list for 2008, u just motivated me Tazzie!!
Hugs xxx

Quilting Pirate said...

Yah for DJ blocks! I haven't done one in a few weeks, but I planned 3-5 years for this project and don't feel rushed to do it.

Your blocks are coming along nicely!

Ruth's Place said...

The dj blocks look wonderful!

country mouse said...

Very pretty blocks. I am so inspired by those of you who make the DJ quilts. Those quilts are just awesome. Keep up the wonderful work!

Suze said...

Oh such perfect blocks.......

Dawn said...

Wonderful! I so love that quilt but am so chicken to make it!

Carol E. said...

This is so funny... just today I was thinking about my DJ blocks and wondering if I will ever get back to them. I only made about four. Maybe it's time to pull them out again this year and try to make some every now and then.

Karen said...

And you've done DJ blocks, too! Whenever I see somebody's latest DJ, I think, me too.....me too...

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