Monday, January 26, 2015

Black & White BOM 2010

 In 2010, our small quilt group began this BOM at Quilts 'n Stitchins in Jonesboro. I collected my blocks - most of them - $1 each - and sewed two. Others finished their quilts years ago but mine were aging in their little plastic baggies.
 Last week I pulled them out and stitched what is on the design wall above. I had no more white on white fabric to finish the last two so I am waiting on more fabric. Plus, this is just the beginning . . .there are 13 alternate blocks, each being a 5-patch. I had to order some black and white and I cut the above into 3.5" squares from fabric I had on hand. This will be a queen sized quilt when completed. The good thing is the blocks are 15" so not too difficult.
Here are scraps left for the border which I still need to cut.
 Meanwhile, I stitched two more Dear Jane quilt blocks. This one and the one on the right below.
I am not very good at Y seams or curves but I managed in the purple one. I am over 1/3 of the way finished, meaning I only have 149 more blocks to go!
I stitched this Farmer's Wife blocks, too. It's funny how large the pieces seemed after working with Dear Jane. It is 6" finished and DJ is 4.5" finished. Quite a variety this week but all were enjoyable!
Stitch when you can!!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Stitching in 2015

For those not familiar with the Dear Jane quilts or Jane A. Stickle quilt, here is the cover. There are 225 blocks and the center blocks are 4.5" finished. The border triangles are 5" x 8" finished. Quite a quilt and of course made by hand 150 years ago. I am continuing on with my Dear Jane journey this year and here are some blocks I've completed recently.

This is one of the triangle border blocks.

 All my Dear Jane blocks for now.
I got a little appliqué done on my Flower Garden quilt, pattern by Kim McLean. It has been waiting for years to be stitched. I'm just a little behind . . . . .
Here is another new book that really interests me. The 1718 Coverlet. And can you believe, most of the blocks are also 4.5" finished. Anyway, it's a future possibility but just thought I'd share the book. Happy Quilting!!