Sunday, October 19, 2014

Baby Jane Is Growing.

 I'm really enjoying working on my Dear Jane blocks and my new skill of back basting is being put to good use. The star block on the top right hand side is an example- the block is pieced and then you needle-turn applique the blue on top of the white to make the arrow shape form, finally stitching white triangles across the corners to finish the block..
Here's the 20 blocks I've finished so far. If you are thinking of starting on your journey with Dear Jane, there are lots of hints on the official Dear Jane page online to make the blocks easier to piece or applique. I think that making so many blocks which are only 4.5 inches will give me more skills I can use with other quilts.
In the meantime I'm enjoying the journey.
Hugs, Jan Mac

5 comments:

margaret said...

your blocks are coming along so well, I like the way you are using different blues, I would like to do mine with greens but not advanced enough to dp such difficult blocks

Anonymous said...

Lovely to see your DJ blocks together, I also really enjoyed learning back basting from Brenda. I think I'll copy you and use the same technique for the current CCCQ block from your previous post.

marijke Kleefman-Sandee said...

Beautiful work jan .I love the colors.I will look at You tube to find out how back basting works .

Lenora said...

Looking great Jan, I can see you are on a roll.

scraphappy said...

What beautiful blocks! That Quilt also has some really nice tutorials on how to do the blocks. Some of the tips helped me a lot on blocks that had me stumped.