|My Dear Jane book and 3-ring binders. |
There are three volumes - two for the 4 1/2" blocks
and one for the border blocks.
|Here's my first block. Yes, I journaled...|
And isn't it cute that I kept swatches?
What on earth am I going to do with those???
|Here's my last block. Evidently it took 1 year and 7 months to make all 169 blocks. |
(Good thing I journaled or else I would never have remembered this fact!)
|Here's one of the border blocks. I only did about 10 of those, |
then I decided to just do plain triangles. The borders are really hard!
I do have the four corners done, however.
|I even played with making a 3" Jane. Yikes! |
Five blocks and I was done with that idea! I do like the colors though!
I have tons of regrets in my Dear Jane journey. None more than that I waited this long to think about finishing it! I don't like some of my color choices, and I'm sad that I decided to use colors randomly instead of in a gradation, like the original. I also regret the decision to stop making the border blocks, but at this point I'm not interested in finishing them. I have to Plan B the border. I'll come up with something that will be great!
I do have a great tip I learned from making a Baby Jane that I continue to use to this day:
|Did you know you can cut off the binding of a paperback book and have it spiral bound? |
This allows it to lay flat while you're making the quilt. (Take it to a copy shop to have this done.
It should only cost a few bucks.)