I have decided to do a Dear Jane Swap since, I am aware some of you have showed an interest. This swap is open to all who want to participate. It is a bit different from my other swaps since we will need to have access to the book, CD, rulers, fabric and such.
Okay this is the way it is going to work:
1.It is a 6 month commitment starting August 2008 thru February 2009. Deadline to signup is July 1st. Please PM me with your general information name, and email address so I can start forming a list.
2. Many of the blocks are difficult to make and will challenge your skills especially since they only measure 5 inches unfinished. Methods that will be used are appliqué, paper piecing and precise piecing.
3.I will form one or two groups depending on the response I get from all of you. Number per group to be determined .
4.Each person gets to pick the block they want to make for each group member. For ex: I pick block g-2 and make a block for each person in my group either in civil war fabric or other color chosen by person to recieve the block.
5.Each member gets to pick the color scheme they want their blocks to be made in. For example: I want mine to be in any color but in civil war fabric or you can chose that you want yours on muslin background with different shades of blue.
6.After the 6 months all blocks will be mailed to me w/ a self addressed envelope and postage so that you get the blocks made for you back. The reason for doing it this way is for accountability reasons. I do not want anyone left without blocks at the end.
**If you have any more questions just Pm me(Bebe) and I will back with you.
**The reason I am asking you to sign up now is so you will have time to gain access to your main supplies. If you do not know where to obtain your supplies let me know and I can help you locate them.
So let’s get ready to have some fun and start working on our Dear Jane quilt!!!!!!
At this time we have 5 interested!!
We need a few more a group of 10 would be nice.
is dear jane a material or is it a pattern or both?
I looked at this thread yesterday and I did some research and I was so blown away. I researched Jane A. Stickle, examined pictures of the original quilt, went on blogs and looked at others' Dear Janes and I have to say that I think it's beyond my skill level.
I'm very impressed with it though. It's a very touching piece of history.
I'm going to have to pass on it though.
But, I am looking forward to our other block swap.
You know what though? For what it's worth, for that particular kind of quilt, I would think you all should do a whole row. There are thirteen 4.5" squares per row. But, it's such intricate work. And the triangles! Wow.
To do a quilt like that justice, it would take a looooooooong time.
I am planning on this taking me at least 2 to 21/2 years. But when I think of it realisticly it will most likely take at least 5-6 years. There are things I have started when my girls were little that I am just finishing up now. I won't say how may years that has been............. :oops: :oops:
I thought it would be fun to have a couple of "friends" work added to the mix. I know some of these blocks are way beyond my skill level. But I have to challenge myself in order for me to do it.
Okay I have my participants and am closing this thread effective today 6/3/2008. Thanks for your inquiries!!!
Us ladies on setting off on our adventure starting in September and will try to post as we go along!!!!
Way to go!!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
Can't wait to see your pics!!!
Our Dear Jane journey is about to begin!!!! We have 5 members that are willing to make these challenging blocks.
Our Journey begins on September 1st and ends February 1st. All blocks need to reach the other participants by the 15th.
We will jounal our journey with our thoughts, boo boos and so on.
We all keep in touch by communication with one another on this thread or by Pm's. As we make our blocks I would like for us to post them for all to see. We will share our journey with the other board members.
Comments will be greatly appreciated from all!!!
Hope many of you will come join us in our journey and others will decide to join when we do it again in May 2009!!!!
So ladies let's get ready to depart on our Dear jane journey and let's enjoy ourselves!!!
We will be making the cones the next time around. This time we are making blocks for each other.