Thursday, February 07, 2008
Just Do It
I never thought I'd be saying this in my quilting life, but here it goes: I'm going to make a Dear Jane quilt. There, I said it (and it didn't hurt too much).
However, I'm not going to "piece" the quilt. I'm going to make "stitch" it. I will trace the block design onto fabric and then stitch the design. I was inspired from a discussion in my Yahoo Redwork group and by Leanne's Butterfly Garden where there she has designed blocks that are stitched.
My Dear Jane book came in the mail today and I can't wait to climb into bed and start reading it. Yesterday I ordered hand-dyed thread from Susan at Desertsky Quilting. I ordered one skein of every variation. I think the variegated thread will look great in the Dear Jane blocks.
Actually, quite a few of us in my Yahoo group are going to stitch the Dear Jane quilt. It should be a long, long term project for me as I want to continue working on my Butterfly Garden. Anyone else want to join in just for fun? You don't have to make all the blocks. I can't even get to the point of thinking I will stitch all 225 blocks. For me, it's all about having fun.