Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 58

Thread: Well I took the Leap!

  1. #1
    Senior Member ejpkam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    WV but in MO
    Posts
    691
    I started my "dear Jane" quilt today :) I am hand piecing and hand quilting.. not sure if i will do the tedious little sashing in middle tho... My DH ran out to WalMart and bought me the biggest thing of freezer paper they had for it Ha ha. I will be making "dear jane" while waiting for my son in his speech, occupational, and physical therapy for his sensoray disorder. He gets 3 hrs of therapy a week at once so alot can get done! I started it today piecing it today at his session and I got a few weird looks but... I soo do not care cause while they are on their phones and looking at books and magazines at I will have something to show for my time lol.

  2. #2
    Moderator QuiltnNan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
    Posts
    42,884
    Blog Entries
    45
    Quote Originally Posted by ejpkam
    I soo do not care cause while they are on their phones and looking at books and magazines at I will have something to show for my time lol.
    so right!!! please be sure to keep us updated on your progress. i wish i could get motivated to start mine.

  3. #3
    Super Member Murphy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    8,902
    Blog Entries
    1
    Keep us posted on your progress with pics. Kudos to you for using your time in this wise manner. Thanks for sharing.

  4. #4
    Senior Member humbird's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    963
    It's always a good thing to have take along projects to work on during "wait" times. I often have someone asking about what I am working on, and showing much interest. At least one person is doing a GFG now because she saw my work in progress. She had never sewn a thing before! It was fun getting her started, and I made a new quilty friend!

  5. #5
    Super Member jrhboxers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Lexington Park, Maryland
    Posts
    1,143
    You might look into getting some letter size freezer paper. I know that it is a god-send with my DJ and a couple of others. It can go through the printer just like copy paper. There are several places that you can buy it on-line. I found the cheapest at C. Jenkins & Co.

    http://www.cjenkinscompany.com/C_Jen...rsheets200.htm

    You can get priority shipping for $12 so less than $40 for 22 sheets. And I gladly pay for the convenience of having the right size to use the copier feature on my printer. JMHO

  6. #6
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    1,611
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by ejpkam
    I started my "dear Jane" quilt today :) I am hand piecing and hand quilting.. not sure if i will do the tedious little sashing in middle tho... My DH ran out to WalMart and bought me the biggest thing of freezer paper they had for it Ha ha. I will be making "dear jane" while waiting for my son in his speech, occupational, and physical therapy for his sensoray disorder. He gets 3 hrs of therapy a week at once so alot can get done! I started it today piecing it today at his session and I got a few weird looks but... I soo do not care cause while they are on their phones and looking at books and magazines at I will have something to show for my time lol.
    Good for you. Don't let those funny looks bother you. I took my swedish weaving or my embroidery to my DH's chemo sessions. I got funny looks at first and then people would come over to check out how my projects were progressing by the week. Sounds like you and your son will benefit from his sessions. :)

  7. #7
    Senior Member Kristin in ME's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Maine, U.S.A.
    Posts
    536
    Yay! Congratulations! What colors/fabrics are you using? I started mine recently as well- 2 blocks down, a LOT to go! lol

  8. #8
    Power Poster Lacelady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    12,323
    Blog Entries
    19
    Good for you. As I am now sleeping under mine, I know you have a way to go yet, but perseverance will get you there. You might want to check out the thread we have on the board:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/virtual...jsp?vsnum=1009

  9. #9
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Myrtle Beach, SC
    Posts
    6,159
    god bless you, your husband and your son.

    My guess is most of the folks aren't really giving you 'wierd' looks; they are curious and have nothing else to do!

    As Tropical says, people will start checking on your progress, which means you're creating the opportunity to make friends!

  10. #10
    Super Member babyboomerquilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    1,732
    Blog Entries
    3
    Sounds like fun! Let us see the finished quilt! I know it will be awesome!

  11. #11
    Super Member jljack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    North Carolina - But otherwise, NOTW
    Posts
    8,073
    Blog Entries
    9
    I admire ANYONE who attempts a DEAR JANE!! I just do not believe I would have the patience. No way!!

  12. #12
    Super Member JanTx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Texas Gulf Coast
    Posts
    1,469
    Good for you! I took works in progress to my husband's appointments before and after multiple back surgeries. Had such fun conversations as a result! Made the time pass so much faster, too.

  13. #13
    Super Member AliKat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    2,890
    I love your positive and creative use of your time. I am sure your whole family and friends, too, will see the how positive you are.

    ali

  14. #14
    Super Member AliKat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    2,890
    I love your positive and creative use of your time.

    When I had an active medical practice I was able to get several of my patients reading more. As they found out I was an avid reader they would bring their books to our appointments and then I'd make a point to briefly discuss with them what they were reading. The waiting room discussions were a hoot too.


    Maybe you are just the inspiration for a budding quilter is looking for
    .
    ali

  15. #15
    Super Member weasier22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Gardnerville, NV
    Posts
    1,764
    I'm with you on this! I knit in doctors offices ... literally in the examining room until the doc some in! Please post your progress...love to see it! Good luck to your son with his therapy!

  16. #16
    Senior Member KerryK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Heart of Dixie, Sweet Home Alabama
    Posts
    960
    Blog Entries
    1
    What is a "dear Jane" quilt?

  17. #17
    Super Member Luv Quilts and Cats's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    3,708
    You go girl! I admire you for doing a Dear Jane at all. I hope it gives you lots of hours of pleasure!

  18. #18
    Senior Member quiltstodo's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Santa Clara, CA
    Posts
    597
    Quote Originally Posted by KerryK
    What is a "dear Jane" quilt?
    Here's a link for you.
    http://www.dearjane.com/fullsize.htm
    I believe the blocks come out to be either 4" or 4 1/2" There are books and software to make this quilt and it gives you the history of the quilt.

  19. #19
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    848
    Well, certainly the others waiting you are not quilters. Now if I had been there, we would have been friends quickly and had a myriad of things to talk about. Then again ~ you probably would not have accomplished a lot. I will be anxiously awaiting pics of you progress.

  20. #20
    Senior Member quiltstodo's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Santa Clara, CA
    Posts
    597
    Can't wait to see your progress. I am just starting mine this weekend.

  21. #21
    Senior Member ejpkam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    WV but in MO
    Posts
    691
    Quote Originally Posted by mtnative
    Well, certainly the others waiting you are not quilters. Now if I had been there, we would have been friends quickly and had a myriad of things to talk about. Then again ~ you probably would not have accomplished a lot. I will be anxiously awaiting pics of you progress.
    I love to talk about quilting as much as I love to do it :)

  22. #22
    Senior Member ejpkam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    WV but in MO
    Posts
    691
    Quote Originally Posted by jrhboxers
    You might look into getting some letter size freezer paper. I know that it is a god-send with my DJ and a couple of others. It can go through the printer just like copy paper. There are several places that you can buy it on-line. I found the cheapest at C. Jenkins & Co.

    http://www.cjenkinscompany.com/C_Jen...rsheets200.htm

    You can get priority shipping for $12 so less than $40 for 22 sheets. And I gladly pay for the convenience of having the right size to use the copier feature on my printer. JMHO
    Thanks for the tip!

  23. #23
    Senior Member KerryK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Heart of Dixie, Sweet Home Alabama
    Posts
    960
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltstodo
    Quote Originally Posted by KerryK
    What is a "dear Jane" quilt?
    Here's a link for you.
    http://www.dearjane.com/fullsize.htm
    I believe the blocks come out to be either 4" or 4 1/2" There are books and software to make this quilt and it gives you the history of the quilt.
    Thanks! It did show a picture, but no history, etc. Maybe I can google it and find out. But ... all I can say is ... "Oh my!!!" :shock:

  24. #24
    Senior Member Kristin in ME's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Maine, U.S.A.
    Posts
    536
    Quote Originally Posted by KerryK
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltstodo
    Quote Originally Posted by KerryK
    What is a "dear Jane" quilt?
    Here's a link for you.
    http://www.dearjane.com/fullsize.htm
    I believe the blocks come out to be either 4" or 4 1/2" There are books and software to make this quilt and it gives you the history of the quilt.
    Thanks! It did show a picture, but no history, etc. Maybe I can google it and find out. But ... all I can say is ... "Oh my!!!" :shock:
    Try this- http://dearjane.com/

  25. #25
    Super Member cowgirlquilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Norman, Oklahoma
    Posts
    4,695
    We all say "You go girl!" :-D

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.