Thursday, December 9, 2010

More Jane Blocks

I've been busy on Jane...I'm almost done with row A. I have more blocks but they're in parts...I don't think mentioned that I'm leading a Jane Club (and also teaching a class) but I am and I've left those blocks unfinished for demonstration purposes-I should have the row done next week.

I'm not particularly fond of paper piecing so I use it sparingly. Most of the blocks are done by rotary cutting (or templates as in the green block) but I did use paper piecing for the triangles in the top block. Have you noticed that 2 of my little squares are little rectangles? LOL-I cheated a little on this block-I added a seam so that there were no set-in seams. Couldn't do that with A13-the green block. I don't think I've ever seen a block with so many set seams...everything but the center. I'm really enjoying doing this...I'm only using the book and its fun for me to figure out the best way to sew the blocks.
Wishing everyone celebrating a Happy Hannukah...just got that in-today's the last day.
(Yeah, I took this photo the night before last! :)

5 comments:

karenfae said...

have fun with your Dear Jane - working in a group on this should be fun. I will be so glad to be done with mine - hopefully this month! Your blocks are looking great are you doing any by hand or doing most by machine?
Happy Hannukah
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Heather said...

your Jane blocks are lovely. Good to have them to distract your from the news of the fires/ We heard about them here and they sounded ferocious.

Ulla said...

I have seen that quilt in process on many blogs. It looks like to most difficult quilt ever! Good luck with your quilt and patience with your pupils.

Roslyn said...

You have more patience than I do, Miri, I am wanting faster results, but I admire your lovely little blocks

Micki said...

Happy Hanukkah to you too. I had my candles lit on the menorah too. I love your Dear Jane blocks!
Micki