Monday, June 28, 2010

thoughts about Dear Jane...

I know I have yet to start.. I signed up for this BOM back in December (it was my birthday present to myself) and have been receiving my blocks since january. My mom signed up aswell! (her birthday is the day aftermine) Neither one of us has started but we are talking about escaping for a week to really knuckle down and get some done. Anywho, I dont know if any of you have been to but I stumbled across it today and well Ive read everything there is to read on this site. Im really excited because I think this will help me exponentially once I finally get started. It gives a lot of suggestions like keep a journal! I keep a regular journal anyways so a quilting journal will just be that much more fun! Ive also been thinking about doing two at once... so I can do the normal colored dear jane and then a fun funky one as a side project as I go! I know crazy thought right? but I figured as Im doing one already how much harder could it be to do two? PLUS I could practice with the funky colors so that my normal one will look that much better right!? I know I know Im nuts.. Im gonna give it more thought and mroe then likely start out doing two and give up on one ;) we will see Ill keep you posted!


Thursday, June 24, 2010

ok ok ok ok I know its been a LONG time....

I apologize... life has just been crazy! (Im dating a new boy) and I seem to have no time for my projects... so here is a post to get y'all up to date!

In December we did a stocking block swap!!! the pattern was by the Crazy Old Ladies!!

dont you just love the colors I used?! when I get all my swapped blocks sewn together I will post it!!

Do you remember those french roses I showed you from my first block swap? well I took them and removed a layer of the flower.. and took the leaves away layered yellow and sagey green 30s fabrics and made a baby quilt!

I used a super soft red corduroy for the backing and the binding! The nursery colors were a pale yellow, sage green and of coarse bright red. All lady bugs and dragon flies!! This is the first quilt I have actually finished start to finish, binding and all!!!

in February I did a valentines block swap with my mom at Happiness Is... Quilting!

this one was my favorite I love polka dots!!!!

and I love the swirls in this one I think the fabrics go beautifully together!

the red in this one was scraps of red corduroy that I was obsessed with for a while! it was soooo soft (you will see it in the leaves in my french roses post)

currently I am working on getting all my block swap blocks sewn together.. I have 3 so far to do! Finally getting around to quilting my turning 20 quilt. Also my best friend got married last month and instead of using a guest book her guests signed fabric squares and Im making a quilt out of them!!! Isnt that idea greatness?! sadly I can not take credit for it she came to me and asked what I thought and if I would do this for her. It is my goal to have it finished by the end of summer (end of august) wish me luck!

I know I told you I would be taking you along with me on my Dear Jane journey... and I will... when I start! My mom and I are planning an escape week to go to their lake house and work on it together! Im hoping once we get started we will keep each other motivated to keep going! Ill keep you posted! and I promise it wont be so long before I post again!