Monday, March 2, 2015

Freezer Paper

Did you know we have Freezer Paper Sheets in both the Etsy and main stores?
These are heavyweight 54lb sheets and I've been using them for all my freezer paper foundation piecing off late, including the "Little Penguin" block and the "Tree Lot" quilt, and I will definitely be using them when I get my Baby Janes going again.  Soon.

Friday, December 19, 2014

The Red & White Mini Baby Jane

I've been waiting since October for a nice day to take photos of this little quilt but it just hasn't happened. Winter in Seattle...
Today I decided to just go for it. Better photos can always be taken later.
Red & White Mini Baby Jane
If you follow the blog you may remember my original layout back in September.
I changed it up a bit and decided to use prairie points in the border. I have a thing for prairie points these days.
Oh and BTW, the little quilt won 3rd place in the miniatures category in the quilt show. It's 24" x 24" in size.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Once Upon a Time...

...a long, long Time Ago, I planned to make a red & white Baby Jane.
Many, many things have happened in my life in the mean time and I'm pretty sure it's not going to happen as a full scale version.
I did make a couple of blocks way back then.
Our local guild's quilt show is coming up in November and I was wracking my brain for something to enter, when I remembered the little red blocks.
I played around with the Dear Jane software a little this morning and came up with this:
If you're in the Seattle area and would like to see her in the show, mark your calendar now: November 7 to November 9 in Issaquah, WA.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Batting Practice - Take Two

Tried a mini quilt with different batting. This time I used Hobbs Heirloom Organic Cotton. If was really soft.
The little quilt is definitely less stiff than attempt number one, but it may be because the quilting isn't as dense.
I realized that my sewing machine REALLY needed to be serviced before I start the actual quilting journey, so I didn't do straight lines on the sashing like I was planning to.
I am really enjoying coming up with quilting designs for each block.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Advice Please

I wasn't happy with the waviness of the sashing in my little test quilt, so I decided to quilt it too.



What do you think? Any and all opinions are welcome.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Batting Practice

I'm trying to figure out which batting to use for my quilt. Yes, I'm getting ready to quilt her!!
I made a little sample using extra blocks and Hobbs Heirloom 100% Cotton Batting.
I've realized that, no matter how soft and pliable the batting I choose is, because of all the seams and the denseness of the quilting, this quilt is probably still going to be pretty rigid and stiff.




Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A teenie bit of progress

Rainbow Jane is progressing slowly but surely. I made three blocks yesterday. It felt SO good to be sewing, even if it was just a little bit.