Here are the abandoned Dear Jane blocks from my last post. They really were a bit pale and uninteresting so I used my brightest prints to jazz them up a bit. Now they look much better. I replaced one of the blocks as I found another one in a basket that was a bit nicer.
I machine quilted some spirals in the sashing and hand-quilted the actual blocks. I was feeling very daring too and attempted something a bit different in the border. Normally I only do straight lines or meandering with my machine but this time I had a go at a leafy vine. I used a white cotton so it wouldn't stand out too much if it was totally rubbish - lol. Once I got going though it was fine. It came out not bad at all if I do say so myself :-) So next time I do something like this I may use a thread that you can actually see lol !
It measures about 20 inches square. I may put a hanging sleeve on this and pop it up on the wall by my sewing corner. It's very summery.
Since I started blogging the list of blogs I read has gone through the roof. It's fantastic to meet so many great ladies ( and a couple of chaps ) on the same wavelength - too much inspiration at times - I want to do it all. Anyway in order to cut down on the time I spend trawling round I've set up bloglines which is taking a bit of time. Once I've listed all my favourites it should leave me a bit more time. If I've not commented on your blog for a while it's not because I'm not reading it it's because I'm still getting organised. Blogging is such amazing fun - I never knew 'til I started my own.
So this is post 98 - I'm sure you know what I'm getting at - lol !! I'm busy arranging a little something but can't show pictures yet of course.
I also ordered the Civil War Diary Quilt book to see what all the fuss was about. It should have been sent out within 1-2 days. After 8 days of postman stalking I emailed them and only THEN have they sent it. It should be here tomorrow - I'm not very impressed :-( It's only travelling 40 miles - I could have walked and got the bl***y thing quicker - lol !