Saturday, August 12, 2017

Dear Me

 No, actually I mean Dear Jane. Let me explain....

It all started with this $3.95 pack of paper pieces I needed to finish up Daddio's Nine Patch quilt.

The online store that I buy them from has been hosting a year long quilt along that I have been watching with envy. It's for the famous Dear Jane quilt that has a long history all tied up in the Civil War. There are over 5,000 pieces in this quilt. 5,000. Gulp.

The modern versions are quite spectacular. This one is made from a Kaffe Fasset material collection. It's the Newfangled Jane by Gwen Nishida displayed at the Vermont Quilt Festival where many incredible modern ones were displayed. Isn't it gorgeous? You can see why I was hooked.

 The paper piece store has broken the quilt down by rows and packaged them so they can send you one row a month. I made the mistake of calling the store to get on the QAL subscription list and.....since I was nine months behind I ended up buying all nine months and the pricey book in a fit of insanity that sounded good at the time.

I'm not going to even start until I get that wedding ring thing done so I'll have plenty of time to think this through. As for the material for this monster of a project, that is going to be another fit of insanity because it takes a lot.  Oh, well.....


  1. Oh my! I'm speechless!!! Those quilts are absolutely stunning, but far beyond my skill level. I'm sure you'll get it done in no time though. You always amaze me. Blessings,

  2. Yikes!! That's a very ambitious project but it sure will be beautiful when completed.

  3. What a project! I envy your courage.

  4. That is GORGEOUS! Easy to understand how you got pulled in. Can't wait to see your start!

  5. Bit by bit stitch at a time (OSAAT). You can do it. Maybe you can buy the fabric bit by bit too so it won't hit the wallet so hard.

  6. I can understand the insanity-the modern versions of this are incredible! Go ahead and be crazy!

  7. You make me laugh. It is soooo difficult to pass up craft supplies that lure you in. I do it too. You usually complete things, so go right ahead