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Instead of Dear Jane, how about Dear Me?

Old 02-23-2012, 04:44 PM
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I'm currently working on a GFG and have almost all of the flowers done. I had cut the fabric for the pathway of a nice cream color. But after much back and forth I've decided it just doesn't speak to me. So now I have about 500 4" squares of cream fabric all cut.

My next quilt that has been stewing was to do a Dear Jane all hand pieced. I love the variety of blocks. So I was thinking, what if I take my 500 cream squares and use them as the starting point for 500 unique blocks? Picking fabric from my stash of batiks and doing my own version of a Dear Jane? Nice thing is there wouldn't been any guidelines except those I make up myself. I could do piecing, applique, I could do some of Jane's blocks on a smaller scale, some farmers wife blocks, some civil war blocks, maybe make up some myself.

What do you think? A journey to find all sorts of unique blocks all starting with a cream colored square? Or am I nuts to start something that random?
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:47 PM
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That sounds like it could be really awesome!
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:53 PM
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I would love to see your pictures as you progress, and of course, the final quilt - It sounds phenomenal!
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That's not random - it's awesome!
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:24 PM
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That sounds like a great solution for 500 4" blocks. Please post progess pictures as you are working on it.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:22 PM
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I love that idea! Please post pictures of your progress!!
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:23 PM
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Hm. I think Dear Cowpie just doesn't have the same ring to it ....
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:12 PM
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Go for it! Sounds great!
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Many of the best journeys started that way.
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Seriously...there are no quilt police...and there are no rules! At least there shouldn't be. I love the abandonness (?) of doing your own thing. Too many times we dance to the beat of somebodyelse's drum. The more I get into quilting, the more I want to create. Have fun and post pictures.
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