Monday was Dear Jane Club at Quilter’s Dream and I actually got some pictures of Dear Jane blocks. Aren’t you proud of me? Now the blog title will actually fit the content! Wonders never cease….. and you’re gonna love these little blocks.
These are Deb’s blocks. Deb worked real hard this month and completed 15 new blocks. Way to go, Deb!
Just to refresh your memory – Dear Jane is a book based on a quilt made during the Civil War by a lady named Jane Stickle. This quilt is made up of 169 – 4½” blocks – with no two alike! The blocks are surrounded by a border of pieced triangles too — 52 of those. It’s a pretty incredible quilt and requires a support group to finish. If I’m lucky I might finish mine in my lifetime. I’ve been working on it since the dawn of civilization or about 10 years.
But let me share some more of the gals’ blocks……
These are JoAnne’s blocks completed since last month. JoAnne already has about 2,793 completed DJ quilts. She is very addicted and can’t stop making these cute little blocks. Her current project is going to be all red, white and blue. She is very glad to have a support group to assist her with her DJ addiction.
These are Sheri’s blocks – including the one she worked on during our all-day stitching day. Every three months we get together for the whole day and work on our DJ’s. Sheri’s blocks are all black/white and red – with a splash of orange here and there. They are quite striking!
Patti has all of her blocks completed AND all of her triangles. These are the four corner “kites.” Aren’t they just fabulous? Way to go, Patti!
This is the block that Donna was working on. Please notice the fancy, organized carrying case she uses! I want to be just as organized when I grow up.
This is the block that Jackie completed this month. Go, Jackie! You can do it, girlfriend! (We need cheerleaders to get this quilt finished.)
This is Charlotte’s very first DJ block. She did a fabulous job! Only 956 blocks to go, Charlotte. (Only kidding…..)
Charlotte also showed us these little gems she’s working on. And just FYI – they are only about 2 inches by 3 inches in size – so you can imagine how small the little sashing squares are! In case you haven’t figured it out, DJ quilters are a little bit crazy.
Denise finished the binding on this quilt. No, these are definitely not Dear Jane blocks. But if you remember from last month’s post about Dear Jane, we allow all kinds of things to be stitched on in this group!
This is the one DJ block that I finished this month. Don’t even ask what month it was when I started this tiny little block. It was too far back for me to remember.
I also prepped one block to be stitched on during DJ Club for the next ?? months.
Here are a few of my 110 completed DJ blocks. I figure if I keep on at the rate I’ve been on for the past year, I will complete the blocks in 24.58 years. Of course, then I would still have to sew them all together, complete the triangles for the border and quilt the whole thing. So look for this quilt to be hanging in a quilt show in about 2058. I sure hope my eyesight holds out.
Just in case I don’t quite make it…. I used some handy, dandy quilting software to actually color in the quilt to see what it would look like finished. Now doesn’t that make you want to hightail it over to the garage sale to pick up these blocks after I’m gone? It really will be fabulous when it is finished….. I hope I get to see it!
I better get crackin’……..