We would like to welcome Annie to our group!!! Annie is just starting her Dear Jane Journey. Aren't her blocks just amazing and lovely? Wow! Below is what Annie wrote to me...I am sharing her blocks and words from my email, with her kind permission.
Since I am just starting my “Jane Journey” and others are so much further along, I thought I’d begin with the end blocks to avoid repeats of everyone seeing the same block. I am going to try and make at least two a week, depending on how much down time I have to work on these. Here are my first three blocks ( from the bottom row). The wide range of blocks made me wonder about how Jane made hers – did she have an organized design/layout with each block already drafted? Did she assemble them as she went as I am doing or wait until she had made a large number of her blocks? Where did all her fabric come from – this woman had a serious stash, especially impressive given the shortage of cotton created by the war. And then I thought about what might have been on her mind when she was sewing. The Civil War took its toll on both sides, and many people she knew must have died, were injured or were never heard from again. I sewed my first block this week (the green one) while a younger friend was dying. I know that I will always think of her when I see that block. We sew pieces of ourselves into our quilts, don’t we? Annie
I absolutely love this, Annie, because I have wondered all the same things about our Jane!!! Look forward to more of your sharing!!
Here is a rainbow tiny block...I have a ton of tiny blocks cut out, and just need some sewing time to make all these tiny blocks.
Please see https://superscrappy.blogspot.com/, to see and or make all the blocks for this year! A treasure trove of tiny blocks. Thank you, Angela!
Look at how far along our Binsa is!! She made the pink block above,
And the blue block above. GORGEOUS! you go girl...making great progress!!!
I hope each of you has an amazing day today...Happy Monday!!!
So when I get up, I make the bed, start laundry if needed, make the coffee, put any stray dishes in the dishwasher or wash them, and them start in on the tasks of the day. I am just really wanting to do a good job around the house, but it is frustrating! Whenever I clean off a surface, it is a mess by the end of the day. grrrr!! I seem to be doing all the same things at an ever increasing frequency...how do I get others on board with me??? Any hints?
Thank you...as my mother died when I was very young, she did not have time to teach my everything I need to know...and at 55, I am still searching for that perfect routine!