Monday, July 28, 2008

More DBJs

I've spent the last couple of days trying to catch up on my Dear Baby Jane Blocks. I am very, very far behind (like 15 out of 40 something), but I made a lot of progress this weekend. I really enjoy the paper piecing ones, but the appliqué has been giving me a really hard time. The great thing about this quilt is that it really helps you practice all sorts of techniques and I have been learning little by little. I also followed this tutorial by Anina to make my own little quilt picture and I am in love with doing it. It's so fun to see my progress. Also, it'll help me plan a little better. I wasn't really keeping track of which colors I was using for each block and as a consequence I have a lot of groupings of colors. Also, I was wondering if anyone had any more red or aqua fabrics to swap. I have plenty of fabrics to swap, or some vintage sheets. E-mail me if you're interested . Now, I'm off to order some more background fabric. I definitely didn't get enough!


Stephanie said...

It's lookin' great! Katie, I have a couple of fat quarters of aqua fabric I've been keeping for you. Next time we get together I will bring them!

Robin said...

It's so cool seeing your progress chart! I made one too, and it really is gratifying and motivating to kind of see the blocks "in action."

And the reds and aquas you're using are just lovely. :)

Anina said...

Love it!
I'm going to scan in the reds and aquas I have and send it to you. Then you can let me know which ones you have and which you don't.

Anonymous said...

I do love those colors! Great work!

Thanks for sharing about your financial decisions. It is perfectly OK for you to let people know that you will be needing to earn some extra income over the next few months in order to care for your family. I will keep you all in my prayers!

Anonymous said...

I love the progress chart!!! This is going to be an amazing quilt.
I would love to swap with you but I'm lacking in the red and aqua fabrics too.

Rhonda said...

You can do it...the DJ thingy. So far I haven't gotten up the nerve to start one. Great luck to you.