Monday, January 24, 2011

Plans and plottings!



HI Y'all!! I have been thinking of what projects are really important to me...that I don't want to leave as a UFO...and my Dear Jane quilt is one of those. I think I can get a row done every month...and that will make sure I have the middle done this year. That leaves the triangle portion for next year!! I added four blocks today, and I am putting them together as a whole, as I go...keeping the end in mind and knowing that I will be tired of it when all the blocks are done, I have elected to join them by rows immediately, and then the rows together when I am done with each row. I see the trip around the world pattern forming in the middle, and I love it!!
Recycling...I bet you recycle containers too!! This is a box from work, sturdy plastic, that syringes come in...dozens of these containers go into the hospital trash each day. I am using some of them for my Barbara Brackman Civil War Blocks. Just the right size!!
Here are all four blocks so far...she will have one block a week on Saturdays...great fun!!

Remember all those nine patches?? I am making sister's choice scrappy blocks from mine!! That is what I decided to go with. I have been cutting...and cutting...and cutting!! I have them all cut out, just need piecing time to get them together!!


Everyone, have a super great week!!


Julie

21 comments:

Lori said...

Yay! Another Dear Jane!! I really do enjoy pulling it out every year and admiring it:)
Love your Sister choice and CW BOM! So much fun stuff going on in blogland!!

Nancy said...

You are making great progress on Dear Jane.

The nine-patches look great in that setting. Nice Job.

Deb said...

Love seeing your Dear Jane. I'm about to start mine and every time I think I can't do it, I get inspired once again by seeing some one else's. Yours looks wonderful. And I just discovered those Civil War blocks. I think I may have to join in! I like them so far.

Jen said...

That's a great idea on how to put together the Dear Jane! I know I'm going to tackle that one of these days! I love your idea for the 9-patch blocks~very creative! (Both posts).

I'm hosting a giveaway on my blog, if you'd like to stop by!

Kristie said...

I love your dear jane! I have one started but I think only 30 blocks or so done. That is a very big and long term project.

Your other blocks are very beautiful! I always love your fabric choices.
Kristie

Quilter Kathy said...

I am SO excited about your 9 patch plans! Love the block ideas you have chosen and can't wait to see how they look. Don't sleep for a while...just keep sewing, OK!?!?

Carol said...

Your Dear Jane is looking fantasic. Your Barbara Brackman blocks look great. The 9 patches are going to be great as Sister's Choice blocks. Great idea!

Lyn said...

Hello Julie, I am hankering to do more on my Dear Jane, but need to clear up several other projects before I do....I enjoyed seeing your progress with Dear Jane...aahh so we will be sisters with the Civil War Quilt...grin...Hugs Lyn

BeckyK said...

Beautiful!

Barb said...

love your nine patch block!
How wonderful that you'll be working on your DJ - it's so worth it.

Sharon said...

Your Dear Jane is coming along nicely...so beautiful! Great idea for storing your CW blocks. You have lots of fun things going on in your sewing room!

The Calico Cat said...

Love the sisters choice. I am recycling hinged boxed that the pre-sliced apples that I get at Costco come in. (Yes, I am that lazy, I get pre-sliced apples at Costco...)

Cheryl said...

I'm cheering for you on your Dear Jane! Love your CW blocks! I like the way you did the seven sisters. May be the solution to my dilemma.

Stephanie D. said...

I have a stack of those containers, too! Great size for separating out projects that tend to pile up on my cutting table.

AnnieO said...

Great idea for early gratification on your Dear Jane quilt. So much better to have that "nearly done" feeling! Glad you are keeping that one out of Area 51, LOL.

The nine patches as Sister's Choice are wonderful! I love Sister's Choice--it is on my list for "someday".

drquilter said...

Your blocks are outstanding! I've seen a couple of these and appreciate the hard work that goes into them. Would love to try one in Halloween colors!

Texan said...

Your Dear Jane is looking fantastic!! I love the colors in your blocks, are you doing them by the book or just picking out the colors you like?

Keep saying I am going to some day start a Dear Jane ...

Michele said...

What a plan........I'm sure you will get the Dear Jane finished! That will be a wonderful accomplishment :)

Deanna said...

Your civil war blocks look great! We (Daughter and I) still need to do block four, but we are really enjoying working on it together.

pecasatwo said...

Julie - Love what you are doing with your 9 patch blocks! Those are really inspiring me to use up the rest of my 9 patches and make some more!

My quilt is in the binding stage now - I hope to post soon. Toby

Jocelyne said...

I love the Dear Jane quilt. How big are the blocks?