Saturday, 26 January 2013

Friday Night Snow In [Dear Pink Jane]

More snow last night! Not quite as much as last week, but enough. It's already melting today.

Last night was also the first Friday Night Sew In of 2013 and I spent it with Jane.

Handmade by Heidi

I made two blocks: D6: Challenge - it was anything but a challenge - beautifully easy foundation piecing! I used an Art Gallery fabric with quite a large scale print for that huge area in the middle.

And C7: Megan's Mountain Laurel. Now, I like fiddly, but I may have found my limit - look how small one of the foundation pieced sections was - that's on the inch markings on my cutting mat!

Inevitably with pieces so small, my finished block isn't perfect, some of the lines are wobbly, some of the points don't meet etc. But I am thrilled with the results and I AM NOT redoing this block! The fabric is from Noteworthy by Sweetwater.


In the original quilt, the diamonds in the corners were appliqued - I decided to foundation piece those as well.

And why pink? Well, Angel over at So Scrappy is having a pink month, and she's been working on her pink Rainbow Jane blocks so I'm linking up with her Scrap Happy Saturday too!

If you are tackling a Dear Jane,why not join us on Flickr, or on the blog (just send us a message and let us know) - we'd love to see you there!

12 comments:

Quilter Kathy said...

OH my goodness...that is one challenging block! Good for you for every making an effort...and it looks great!

scraphappy said...

Great work on your pink dear janes. Some are definitely easier than others.

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katie z. said...

Wow! Those are tiny bits!

make.share.give said...

Very nice work! Love the pink floral in the D6 block.

Sheila said...

Unbelievable! I can't imagine trying to sew such small pieces of fabric.
This block is cute as a button.

Deb said...

Wow. Very tiny parts on that one. I think it came out great.

Cindy Staub said...

Wow! I have the Dear Jane book, but have yet to make a quilt. I got as far as one block.... someday I will make a dear jane quilt. Your blocks are lovely.

Edith said...

Very pretty, a nice Friday evening of sewing. Good for you for getting a couple of projects done.

Nic said...

Enjoying watching your progress. Some of these blocks really do have tiny pieces don't they

Elly D said...

Love the fabrics in your Dear Jane blocks!
Yes that C7 was a challenge. Glad I have that one finished too.

Cathy Tomm said...

Great pink Dear Jane blocks.