Friday, March 7, 2008

Dear Baby Jane: B-13

Dear Jane block B-13
Block number/name: B-13 Four Corner Press

Date completed: March 7, 2008

Number of pieces: 9

Notes on block: Yesterday, via the Sew, Mama, Sew! blog, I found Dear Baby Jane: A Quilt Journal—a woman embarking on her own Dear Jane journey, and who invited others to join with her through her blog. How cool is that? It’s been nearly 4 years since I made my last block (and I only ever managed to complete 3). Her plan is to do two a week. My enthusiasm and desire to make this quilt has been rekindled. I promptly went and cut out my first block and completed it in the wee hours of the morning.

I handpieced, and it turned out pretty well, except that it ended up about 5 1/8” square instead of 5”. I went ahead and trimmed it down a little, though I suspect that may have been a mistake. I think the sashing between blocks will accommodate small size variations like that. Ah well, next time, I won’t do it. And next time, I won’t decide to trim at 1:30 in the morning. :P

Even after four years, I’m unsure what I want to do. But I’m just going with my initial instinct and staying with the greens and the cream-on-cream for the moment. Sometimes, a two-color Dear Jane quilt sounds really appealing. Other times, I'm just not sure. I really like the way Jane Stickle used color in her quilt, trip-around-the-world-style. But for now—green is good.


  1. Have you seen the black and white one? I think two colors could look wonderful. Now to find 225 different green fabrics... :-)

  2. I'm doing a red and white one...our two together will look like Christmas! You have a partner-in-crime in making a two-color version.

    I like how you have the notes at on the post with the date completed, number of pieces, etc. I may have to copy that!

    Jen (sewandsox)