Back at home I covered a bunch of Dear Jane pieces so that I could sew them together on my kitty sitting adventure.
I've been working on Dear Jane for ages but never really liked how it was turning out. It seems I just didn't know what I was doing. Daddio and I were old school paper piecers but it's come a long way since then. Thanks to You Tube and lots of time alone I think I've finally got it figured out. See that tape? That's a big deal. Who knew?
What I hated about my piecing is the stitching. No matter how hard you tugged it always looked terrible especially on curved pieces like these. Putting right sides together and whip stitching them just didn't do a neat job. Now you tape the pieces together on the front first. It's like putting together a puzzle.
Then you use the flat back stitch method to get nice seams that don't look like something you'd see on Frankenstein. It makes the job so much easier and faster. Wow....now I want to start the whole thing all over-but I won't. I never intended this to be an actual quilt just a learning experience so I'll just keep going and see what I end up with.
Here's your daily kitten photo. She looks so much like the Dear Departed Kitty here that it's almost spooky.