Sunday, September 11, 2016

Dear Jane Blocks J1, K1 and K3

Here is Dear Jane Block J1 or Joseph's Jonquil. Fabadashery is sprinting to the finish line with her Dear Jane blocks, so I thought I had better hurry up while I still had some company.

Here is Dear Jane Block K1 or Crooked Creek. As you can see I'm using a lot of imagination with the colors...the jonquil is yellow and the creek is blue. In the Dear Jane book, block K1 has a background border. Looking at the photo of the Jane Stickle quilt, I wasn't convinced that she had one. Given this is a five patch that finishes at 4.5 inches, I understood how the measurements were easier with the border. My approach, however, was to have the center block at 1.5 inches unfinished, then surround that with 1.25 inch strips. Then the corners and half square triangles were 1.5 inches unfinished.

Here is Dear Jane Block K3 or Seven Sisters.

And here is Buddy curating fabric on the cool cat sewing table. And today he was swishing his tail around where I was trying to cut fabric on the cutting table. Either Molly taught him or this feature is hardwired in all feline models.

I should also mention (in case you haven't seen it), that Cynthia at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework (and home of Oh Scrap!) finished a quilt called Pig Race. I was very happy to see her use the piglet pattern as her guest star,  but was more impressed at how she pulled the final quilt together.  At a minimum it deserves an award for best use of a design wall, but she really demonstrates the steps of using simple construction to create a striking effect.


  1. Thanks for the shout it! Of course the quilt would have been pretty boring without your cute piglets! Thanks again for sharing the tutorial.

  2. Cynthia's quilt made me whoop! Loudly! Scared the cat...

  3. Has Buddy made his full transition to a cat? Suzi's tail is on constant overdrive, especially near rotary cutters and english paper pieces less than 1" square.

  4. Forgot to say how lovely your jonquil block is.

  5. I love it that you choose to make Dear jane in kaffe fassett fabrics-that is so original and colorful. I have been watching your kitties on your posts and they seem really special.

  6. How many more blocks to go for you? I see that Buddy is also a fan of Dream fabric from KF!