Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Dream Quilt

Well, I've certainly been bad about posting recently. It's not that I haven,t been working on anything quilty, but I really don't have anything to show for my efforts that would look good in a photo and I hate posting without pictures. Anyway, I've been working on a t-shirt quilt for my niece and a bargello for my sister-in-law and her husband. When they get to the point that there is something to view other than little bits, I'll post a photo.

The topic this week for Stashbusters is your "dream quilt". Wow, this is an easy one for me! I would dearly love to make a "Dear Jane" quilt. I have the book, the software, and am collecting Civil War reproduction fabrics to use. It is just such a large, overwhelming project that I freeze everytime I think about starting it. I thought about doing it as a BOM as several on-line shops offer it this way, but when you calculate the cost it is quite pricey that way and, besides, I think I would enjoy choosing the fabric for each block. Another problem with this "dream quilt" is that I have never done paper piecing or applique', so I need to work on those skills first. Oh, well, maybe later this year...

7 comments:

Greenmare said...

Even without pictures I can tell you have been working very hard! I'm kind of sucked into the blog monster at the moment.........

Clare said...

Me to with the Dear Jane, but I can't ever see me getting round to it. Too many other quilts to make first and so little time!

Meredith said...

I can't seem to find a back ground that I am happy with for my Dear Jane. I am hand quilting a wallhanging with some Jane blocks. You can always start with something small.

Kathy Wagner said...

I love the Dear Jane quilt too. It's right up my alley with small block sizes, but you have to make sooo many! I like Meredith's idea about starting with something smaller.

Sweet P said...

I just started class today at Quilt University called Jane Was Nuts. The blocks finish to 4 inches rather than the 4.5 inches in the Dear Jane Quilt. I made one block today and it turned out well.

Rhonda said...

Dear Jane....wow! Go for it. Do a couple a week or so. You'd be surprised.

Melinda said...

I started a Dear Jane 3 or 4 years ago. I only have about 60 blocks done. I need to get them back out and get restarted. Thanks for the push to do that.