Monday, June 25, 2012

Design Wall Monday June 25, 2012

Dear Jane is Back!!

If you have been following my Blog, you know that I started a Dear Jane Quilt-or as Brenda calls it- a Baby Jane Quilt, last year at Empty Spools Seminar in Asilomar, CA.  I was able to take the class with Brenda Papadakis who drafted and published all the blocks in her Dear Jane Book. My wonderful quilting friends gifted me with about 25 blocks last year, and I was able to complete another 25 last year in the class, but did not work on it all when I returned home.

Fast forward to last week, where I was once again able to return to Asilomar and take Brenda's class again, along with many other "Janiacs" who returned for more fun with all those 41/2 inch blocks. We sewed and sewed for 5 straight days, sharing our finished blocks and getting to know one another,while making this amazing quilt.  Below are the 30 blocks that I was able to finish last week.  Almost half way there with only 89 more blocks to go!!!! ( Yes, there are 169 blocks in the center of the quilt)

Beware, this is an addiction, and I am determined to finish this quilt by next year and show it at next year's class (yes, I have already signed up for a return trip next March and hope to start another in Red/White/Blue)
Empty Spools Seminars is a unique experience with many well know instructors. If you ever have the opportunity to attend, I highly recommend it!

Hope you are working on something fun this week!
Check out all the other great projects at Patchwork Times.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sunday Stash Report June 24, 2012

Boy, it has been awhile since my last post!  I do have a finish to report- Woodland Clover is done!. It was finished on our June retreat a couple of weeks ago. What a great time we all had! Below is the finished quilt top- which has been added to the quilting que. This one will go to Joe- he was the inspiration for the green and the shamrocks!

I was also completed my nine patch blocks for the Crab Apple swap. They are due on June 30th and it was nice to get them all finished.

This Table Runner was also completed during our retreat- Still needs some borders- but just in time for Fourth of July. The pattern is from Cozy Quilt Shop and went together very quickly.

Unfortunately, I have a number of acquisitions that I have to report. Purchased the batiks below and more Kona Black, all from Cozy Quilt Shop. I always like to have some Kona Black around, just in case.

So for the last couple of weeks it was a wash- I added almost as much as I used!

Used this week: 13.0 yards.
Used YTD: 83.5 yards.

Purchased this week: 12.0 yards.

Purchased YTD: 31.5 yards.

Net fabric used in 2012: 52.0 yards

Hope you had better results this week!  Check out the other reports at Patchwork Times.