Monday, November 29, 2010

I've got Jane Fever

We had a lovely Thanksgiving with friends, lots of good food and as hosts-gifts. :) Debby from the Quilt Center (our LQS) brought me this beautiful yard of Kaffe Fassett fabric-my very first. Now what will I do with it? Something bright and cheerful for sure. Hope your Thanksgiving was lovely too!I've been hit with Jane took a while but I'm deep in it now. Here are the latest blocks I've done.

I started about six months ago but was so slow to get anything done that I didn't want to "go public". I'm jumping around the quilt so I've organized the blocks I've done in cellophane zip lock bags (I'm hoping they won't get a smell like fabric does in regular plastic bags) and punched holes and put them into a looseleaf notebook.
That's bag A on the left and bag B and all the others (including empty ones) on the right. I like that I can slip new blocks into the right bag without moving anything...I think I'm more excited that I thought of this than of anything!

With inspiration from blogging friends (check out Karen's blog-she's working on the triangles for the border for her red and white Jane-her second!) I'm sure I'll finish-and I'll use up lots of reproduction fabric scraps too.


Debbie said...

heh, heh, heh! So, you're hooked!

I've got all the blocks done and sitting in the closet for about 10 years. I put together the middle and made all the triangles. Then I lost interest because it looks so much like the original and I'm just not into that kind of stuff anymore.

I'll get it put together one of these days. I'm sorry I didn't leave it for quilt as you go. I may just take part of it apart and do that!

beth said...

wow! What a great quilt this will be!!!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

have fun with Jane! It is an interesting quilt to make - I'm so glad I am almost done with mine.

Paulette said...

Ooh, that Kaffe fabric is amazing! I bought a pattern that uses wild Kaffe-type fabrics on a dark background, but I haven't bought anything to make it with yet. I think I'm going to put that fabric on the wish list.

Great solution to keep your pretty Jane blocks in order. Fabric gets a smell in regular plastic bags? I haven't bagged any so I didn't know that. Interesting and good to know!

Nancy said...

The Jane's are looking great! Are you hand piecing, paper piecing...????? I have the book, and the CD... and it is on my someday list. Just wondering what is easier.


Carrie P. said...

Your choice of fabrics for your Jane quilt are great. I love browns.
Cool idea for the block storage.

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

You have done a wonderful job on your blocks. And the Kaffe - lovely! Can't wait to see what you make with it.

Roslyn said...

Hmm that Kaffee Fassett is interesting I a, curious to see what you do with it. I quilted a KS. KF quilt for a client that was insanely busy with I think every fabric from his line,LOL
I thought I'd have vision damage before I got done I really needed sunglasses to work on it!
he loves wild color combinations doesn't he?