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Thread: Keeping Track of your Dear Jane blocks

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    For all those working on their own Dear Jane blocks, this may be helpful....

    I met a lady yesterday who has completed one Dear Jane and has FIVE MORE in progress! And....she is in her 80s!! Whew! Most of us will be doing great to have one finished by the time we're her age!!

    She showed me how she keeps track of her blocks and what fabrics she's used, and that's what I wanted to pass along to you....she made a "storyboard" for each of her DJs in progress. As she completes a block, she glues a little piece of the fabric(s) used into the appropriate square.

    Below are photos of my storyboard that I made up this afternoon. I didn't start with a specific color plan like many of you smart ladies did, so I'm using colors at random, although all have a civil war/reproduction look to them. With the board I will now be able to see at a glance whether I need to add more or less blocks of a color family with the hope of ending up with a more coordinated look.

    Perhaps this will be helpful to others. Have a great day!
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    Great idea. Thank you.

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    WOW THAT IS SOOOOOO COOOL!!!

    Why didn't we all think of it much earlier!?

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    Thanks for the tip :thumbup:

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    Brilliant tip. Thanks for sharing

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    There is something like this I think on the dearjane.com site. I need to use this when working on mine but had forgotten about it will have to print one out. Thanks for reminding me.

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    Here is the link for the Dear Jane site in case those of you that are working on your Dear Janes were not aware of this. It has a lot of helpful hints on the various blocks and this is a great group to get tips and you can see others progress on their Dear Janes.

    http://www.dearjane.com/

    Nancy

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    There's another great site that has tutorials with photos for every block and triangle: http://www.thatquilt.blogspot.com


    Quote Originally Posted by luv2quilt2
    Here is the link for the Dear Jane site in case those of you that are working on your Dear Janes were not aware of this. It has a lot of helpful hints on the various blocks and this is a great group to get tips and you can see others progress on their Dear Janes.

    http://www.dearjane.com/

    Nancy

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    Thanks need all the helpful tips I can get LOL

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    Who knew but I already follow this blog on my blog. I have 2 blogs one just for my Dear Jane and the other for my UFOs. The Dear Jane I have not worked on since March as I am busy working on UFOs.

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    My gosh! I didn't know what a Dear Jane quilt was until I looked up the site given above. I didn't now either that there were so many possible blocks. I admire those of you who are making such an unusual quilt.

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    I started this with a friend I use to work with begged me to start this quilt with her, but I no longer have contact her or I never would have started this, but another friend from one of my groups and I are working on this one together. I am blind in 1 eye so not doing the 4-1/2 inch block but the 6-/12 inch block as the other one was just too tiny to see well enough for me. Hopefully I can get back to it after I get some of these UFOs finished. I started with doing all the paper pieced blocks first. Not really good at applique since I have not done much of that but will give that a try after paper piecing. Some of these ladies are on their 5th Dear Jane while I will be lucky to get 1 done in my lifetime. Then there is the Dear Hannah LOL

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    This is a good idea. You should frame it when your done. I like the look of a bunch of tiny pieces lined up like that.

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