Friday, January 23, 2009

Dear Baby Jane: M-9

Dear Jane block M-9Block number/name: M-9 “Fan Dance”

Date completed: January 22, 2009

Number of pieces: 28

Notes on block: When I visited the Dear Baby Jane site the other day, I was distressed to find a near-blank page and an urgent call from Anina. I immediately wrote to her and she told me not to stress. It seemed that the copyright issue was rearing its head again, and she decided to take the site down. Fortunately for all of us following along, Anina has taken all that great information and re-posted it on a new site, That Quilt. And she is going to continue to post blocks on a regular basis. Huzzah! Thank you, Anina, for sticking with it, and continuing to lead us on the journey to create That Quilt!!! This block is the first one posted to the new site.

Despite the convoluted approach I took to piecing this block, it turned out pretty spiffy! The smarter method would have been to follow Anina’s example and piece the wedges and then put the wedges together to form the center square. Unthinking, I first put the center pinwheel together. Then I realized that I had to do a bunch of inset seams. Ugh. But, it all worked out in the end. I also love this happy fern fabric. So pretty!


  1. You block is very cute! I did it the way I did because I wanted to avoid the inset seams.
    (BTW, in case you're still worried, I didn't move the blog because I was forced to. I just started feeling uncomfortable with using its name (all the drama!) and decided to be pro-active.)

  2. Another great block. Love the fern fabric too.

  3. Wow! inset seams! I would have started over. I strip pieced mine, and cut trinagles. I love the Dragon fly fabric! Can you tell me where you found it?

  4. Your block looks fantastic and you did it the hard way. I avoid inset seams like the plague.