Your blocks are beautiful
I had some problems with appliqué last year because I'm not quite at ease , so I started triangles , made 7 and now with this new year prepared new blocks. I made 4 yesterday (I was on holidays). 8 first rows are done
I have 43 blocks to do plus triangles and I am very pleased to go on
I know what you mean about the applique. Applique is not my favorite! I'd much rather piece or paper piece the blocks. When I first started my DJ I skipped all of the applique blocks for the first month or so. Now I just grit my teeth and do them!
I am sewing the triangles in order--starting at the top left and moving clockwise around the quilt. That way I won't have all the difficult ones to do at the end. Right now I am working on RS3, and that is one of real hard ones. A lot of applique!
I am hoping to finish all of the triangles this spring, and maybe start quilting this summer. (Unless I get sidetracked!)
I'd love to see photos of all of your triangles! ( I saw some of them on your page.) Do you plan to quilt your DJ yourself?
Janet (169, 15, 0, 4432)
I'll post photos on my triangles, like you I started from the top row.
I 'll try to sew some blocks each week but I have other works in progress and I am very tempted by a lot of bow or bom I see on blogs.
Like civil war quilts by Barbara Brackman.
I won't quilt it myself, It will take too much time of my life and I prefer making tops.
I think I will send my DJ to be quilted by a french lady who brought back her long arm machine when she returned home near Paris 2 Years ago
I saw photos of a DJ she quilted and It is fine. She's also sewing her DJ
And what about your quilting ?
Yolande, thank you for the link to the photos of the Dear Jane Quilt. I love looking at these pictures. Looking at each block brings back fond memories of my DJ blocks. I haven't looked at my DJ blocks in quite some time as I have the center blocks that I've sewn together hanging in my closet (wrapped in a sheet). I am so looking forward to taking them all out to display. I probably will machine quilt my DJ. I've machine quilted several other quilts on my regular sewing machine. Dear Jane will take a long time to quilt, but it will be worth it.
Right now I'm also working on my Civil War Tribute Quilt. I'm doing it as a BOM from Homestead Hearth. I just received my 12th (and final) month's fabric pack. I haven't quite kept up with the blocks for each month--I'm about 3 blocks behind. But this quilt top probably will be ready to be quilted this spring. Here's a link to it from Keepsake Quilting:
What other quilts are you working on?
Are you still working at the library? Libraries are one of my favorite places.
What's your weather like there? Here it is cold and snowy.
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