Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Katie's 2nd Layout

This is Katie's second layout, using white as all of the plain triangles... she's after more opinions!

Any suggestions?

Alyssa's Layout

I finished the layout of my Dear Jane yesterday... Very exciting picking colours and getting going in the last couple of days!! I chose grey, white, peach, navy & yellow.

Here is my layout:

So far I have finished M10 & A6 (Simple Simon & Uncle Homer). More to come...

Anthea's DJ Layout

I've chosen four fabrics for my Dear Jane. I'm using a dark grey for the outside plain triangles, with a white background and yellow and light grey pattern features. Here's an image of the layout I'm working on:

I've done a couple of the simple one's now. A-6 & A-8 (Uncle Homer & Florence Nightingale). When I've made a couple more I will post them! They only took about an hour each... soon I want to try a trickier one!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

So it begins...

Some of us have had a chance to play around with the Dear Jane pattern and have come up with some colour schemes. Katie and I thought that we could officially start the challenge on the 1st of July, with an aim of completing two blocks per week. People may do more if they choose (or less) but that is what we are aiming for.

There are 225 patterned blocks in the quilt. If we only do 2 a week, then it will take a bit over two years to complete the blocks. However, some are very easy, and should only take an hour to complete, so I suspect in some weeks we'll do lots and possibly none in others.

It is not a race, so no-one need worry about how long they are taking, or how much time they can devote to the quilt. I have a million projects going on at any one time and suspect that my making will be sporadic.

On the official site, it is suggested in the Newbie information, that there are some simple blocks that it is worth starting with for beginners. Pieced blocks: M-10, A-6, A-8, B-13, D-13. Appliqued blocks: D-3, C-9, B-1, E-10.

This is Katie's first colour layout, which is lovely:

Isn't it looking beautiful? Katie has another one using white around the edges as well which she'll post for feedback.

I have chosen my colour scheme, but have yet to save a picture of it. I will get it up later today hopefully!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Welcome Friends

This is the quilt that we are going to attempt! There are 225 patterns for the Jane Stickle Quilt, which she completed in 1863. So far there are 5 of us on the adventure - myself, Katie, Vicki, Sarah & Alyssa. It was Katie's idea to have a crack at the pattern.

This blog will help us communicate with each other, inspiring each other to keep going (on what could be a long adventure)!

We are organising the patterns and will get going soon!


If anyone else would like to join in our blog, please let us know or go to the official website for more information and start your own!