Wednesday, 12 February 2014

WIP Wednesday [Dear Jane and Baby]

I'm still here. Baby is quite comfy, thank you very much.

So I've been using the time to sew: mostly I've been working on two projects the last couple of days.

Baby's quilt may still get finished before she arrives. I decided to bind it yesterday, even though I hadn't finished the quilting. I attached the binding with machine to the front of the quilt and then by hand to the back - normally I attach binding entirely by machine, but with all the piecing and quilting already done by hand it didn't feel quite right. I still have some stars and the borders to quilt so this isn't finished yet...

And my Dear Jane quilt - something you will note that wasn't on my list of things to do before Baby. Instead it is on the list of things I'm enjoying. I pieced four blocks over the weekend...

...and then spent over 3 hours yesterday working out how to piece, and piecing, this little monster.

My mother-in-law did tell me to get a life when she came in and saw it! But in my defence, look how much fabric I used to entertain myself for 3.5 hours (if you're not familiar with Dear Jane, this block is just 4.5" square and has 43 pieces in it). Think how much fabric I could have used in 3.5 hours on a difference project - this sampler quilt is good for my bank balance! If nothing happens again tomorrow then I may prepare some DJ blocks for hand-stitching.

I'm linking up with WIP Wednesday and heading over to see what everyone else has been up to.

8 comments:

Hannlib said...

These are lovely blocks and what a sweet quilt. I love handstitching binding! Good luck with your baby!! X

Sue Wild said...

Is baby waiting for her quilt to be finished before making her appearance? Good luck with the big day when it happens

viridian said...

Ah, I recognized this project from the thumbnail image! I am working on a Dear Jane project too! In fact more than one, so I must really need to get a life. Keep going!!!

Beth said...

Beautiful blocks for the dear jane quilt. Good luck with new baby. You will soon be busy in a whole new way!

dq said...

I too am piecing a Dear Jane quilt. I love it and am trying to do 2 blocks a week among my other quilty goals. I think I will add you to my blog roll so I can see your progress.

Diane-crewe said...

KIDS!! keep you waiting then when they DO arrive its demand .. demand .. demand x keep safe x

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

43 pieces in 4,5"!!! I still have a lot to learn! It will be fantastic when finished. Hope your baby comes soon, although you don't get bored with the waiting!

MalinisQuilts said...

beautiful blocks!

Can't imagine your small quilt is so tiny. Is that quilting done on the blue or is it the print? Looks great!