What? (I hear you cry out to your computer screen). Well that's if you're not a DJer (or Stickler)! Yes, I have been converted into joining the huge number of you out there brave enough to take on 'Dear Jane'. We have been to two classes so far but today was the day I started stitching. Here I am at Foothills on our first (or second?) class:
After purchasing the 'Dear Jane' book (by Brenda Papadakis) some years ago I have finally taken the leap and started! Of course this crazy idea to begin yet another project was encouraged by my friend Gail. We simply couldn't resist when we found a 'very beginners' class to start 'Dear Jane' and learn all the different ways (and techniques required) to put the quilt together. As I am sure many of you can back me on this - the Civil War reproduction fabrics are enough on their own to drag you in:
I now know all about cheddar and poison green!
Gail and I both purchased the computer kit (well you know - in an inch in a mile) so we can learn all about foundation piecing:
The computer kit also come with printable journal pages (okay - this is what got me in!):
I am keeping mine in a folder as suggested and adding in relevant historical cuttings from right now:
So I have completed four blocks today! This was my first:
I now completely and utterly see the attraction - I am addicted! It may take me 20 years but I am addicted!
Leanne Beasley xxx