Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Dear Jane Update

I finally finished the Dear Jane table runner top and have started blocks for the real deal. I finished/started these back in June, and have been slacking lately, but started again this week, so I thought I'd share. These little blocks are fairly tedious, and as you can see, I've started with the easy ones with no curves, save one. I tried my hand at hand applique, but it looked horrible, so I sewed over it with a satin stitch. I may try again, or take a class. Maybe I'm doing something wrong, or maybe it just takes time and patience, which are usually in short supply here. I can cross-stitch all day, but the applique thing just may not be my bag, so the quilt may be entirely machine made. Oh well, it'll look great all the same.


Nola @ AlamoNorth said...

You must have unlimited patience, to teach school all day and then come home and work on tiny pieces of material! The squares are very pretty, can't wait to see the quilt.

Alex said...

I love what you have done. I envy you...that is one talent I do not have. ;-) Hope you're having a good day.

Carrie said...

It's looking great!

What method do you use for applique? Did you use regular applique or reverse applique? I would highly recommend doing Jane's Tears with Reverse applique. It is so much neater than regular applique. For me, only circles look better with regular applique. I try to RA everything I can. Also, I use a toothpick to glue down my seam allowance to the freezer paper and that helps too.

mandy said...

Hi michelle! I have you signed up for the button swap but I need your mailing address.
I tried to e-mail you but it wouldn't go through for some reason.
mandy at sewSpun

Philigry said...

beautiful! love your squares.