Saturday, June 27, 2015

More Dear Jane Blocks & Quilt Retreat!

I'm not sure how many years I'll be posting these Dear Jane blocks until I get a finished quilt but at least I am now past the halfway point - yay!! There are 225 blocks and I've finished 115. Our small group had a quilt retreat for a week and I got a lot accomplished that week.

 I had some ripping going on as the above corner triangles were all sewn incorrectly for starters. Oh well - life as a quilter.

 Four more triangles made . . .

Now this error took more than ripping. I had to make a whole new block. See how just a smidgen of being off with your 1/4" seam makes a difference with 4.5" blocks! The first one was TOO BIG and my friends would NOT let me get by with cutting all those outer points off - it would have looked pretty bad, wouldn't it have?? LOL! So, a REDO. Glad I did!
 Jane was working on her beautiful pineapple quilt - actually, just one of her projects.
Here is one of Nancy's projects - a patriotic quilt she had been saving to make for a while - turned out SO pretty!
 If you wonder why Nancy's quilts are so perfect - you can see above that she trims and resizes every block.
 This picture was not too clear but the quilt is beautiful - Gloria's curved blocks.
Wonda was making a large red and white scrappy quilt from a magazine pattern that when finished will have lots of stars in it!
 I did not get a picture of Gerry's blocks but she is making the Women of the Bible Quilt being shared at Little Quilts, using lots of batiks.
Happy Stitching!


Cindy said...

I always admire your quilting and think it such a great hobby...good for the mind, body and spirit plus the ability to socialize as a bonus (not to mention a lovely quilt)!! Maybe, just maybe, I can get into it in the not too distant future!!!

Nancy said...

Can’t believe I missed this post. I didn’t get any pictures of us as a group this year.