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D-13, A-5, B-4, J-6
For me the Jane train has been circling for years - do it, don't, do, don't and all the pros, cons, reasons and guilts why I should or shouldn't. But I've finally decided to jump on and thoroughly enjoy the ride. I have to blame Maria ... she finds things that just get my blood going, then there's a sleepless night, a stack of fabric pulled from stash plus some more and what do you know?
So .. what's the plan?
To get you involved of course!
We *know* you want to join us. Maria and Deb are in for sure! I think we have Karen convinced ... Jill and Cathy are talking about it and Lesley is thinking about it too! This could be so much fun.
Maria, Deb and I are all going modern / bright / rainbow / Kaffe-inspired / not-traditional. Not sure about the others yet but I know they'll let us know.
|My Color Palette|
I've made six blocks to "test" my background choice - Kona cotton solid "Bayou." These are my four faves so far ... Sadly, it's raining so my pictures are limited ... in fact these are scans (which explains the odd shades of the bayou - my scanner is being temperamental ... but hopefully you get the idea. The upper left corner is most accurate for the "Bayou" and the sashing will be the same.
So here it is .. the plan is to start mid-May / June and do a minimum of four blocks per month.
To give you an idea of how easy going we're going to be here's my plan: It's important to me that I make MY quilt and not one like the many many Janes, Baby Janes, etc that are out there. So here's what I'm thinking about and where I might to go with it.
- Fabrics: Kaffe, Jacobs, Mabry (I carry these in my shop in Belgium) plus some of my own faves from the stash. What's great about some of these large-scale prints is you can get multiple blocks from the same fabric without them looking the same.
- Background: Yep, it's for sure - Kona cotton solid "Bayou".
- Blocks / variations: I will make all the blocks I like, probably leave out some that I don't and add a few of my favorites (ex: a churndash and maybe a little house)
- Size: it all depends if my honey and I like where it's going .. if so I'll make it bed-size but will have to *add* a lot more blocks then because our bed is so long to accommodate all 6'8" of him.
- Border: probably not the triangles, but don't worry we'll still post about them as we go along.
- Methods: machine piecing (traditional and maybe foundation paper-piecing) hand piecing and hand applique ... a couple of reasons for this. I am going to do what works best for each block and I'm not worried about "mixing techniques."
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