Dear Jane a4 – Courtney’s Stethoscope

The Deets!
  • Originally Completed: April 24, 2022
  • Technique: Paper Pieced, Pieced
  • Number of Pieces: 27
  • Bocks Completed to Date: 4
DearJane-a4-CourtneysStethoscope

(get your Dear Jane book coil bound, cost +/- $5 at Staples…trust me, it makes things easier)

DearJane-a4-CourtneysStethoscope

If you choose to go down this road like I am, tracing each block from the book, measure all the pieces, doing the math, figuring out your triangles. To me, this is part of the Dear Jane experience, doing the work part. Think of it this way; you are deciding how YOU want to build YOUR blocks! And what techniques you want to try. I’m using Carol Doak founding paper – it is like super light weight construction paper.

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This is a portion of the center paper-pieced square, these paper pieces can get pretty – tiny, so honing your skills about taking your time, cutting, pinning, sewing, and PRESSING make a huge deal and I’m starting to realize I need to slooowwww doowwwnnn making these blocks.

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Interesting as my fourth block and how the paper piecing in this teeny-tiny scale works and lining up the middle. I did the middle square and then continued to build the block around it.

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DearJane-a4-CourtneysStethoscope

Strong contrast on this block, which I love, this fabric by Tim Holtz is AMAZING.

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this ^^ round table is actually an antique piano stool, circa 1890s (wish I played) I use it as my stool to sew on, it swivels, has claw feet with glass balls, and just the most perfect backdrop for these little blocks. The scissors are 4″ Gingher Scissors in the Cheetah theme – they used to come out with a theme each year – check out this awesome photo to give you an idea.

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My Dear Jane Inspo…

(these are my go-tos when I’m researching blocks, techniques, and just to get inspo)

Dear Jane a3 – Hunter’s Moon

The Deets!
  • Originally Completed: April 23, 2022
  • Technique: Raw Edge Applique
  • Number of Pieces: 5
  • Bocks Completed to Date: 3
Dear Jane a3 – Hunter’s Moon

(get your Dear Jane book coil bound, cost +/- $5 at Staples…trust me, it makes things easier)

Hunter’s Moon…I wonder how Brenda came up with these names for each block? Do you know anyone name Hunter? See my note about this being (reversed) that means the fabric is switched – this is the only block I’ve done this with so far. Once I had done this one, I thought this might be a lot to keep track of if I was to reverse the colour options…and the subsequent blocks I keep as per Jane’s colour way.

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I created a quarter square triangle so it was easier to line up the appliqué in the correct location.

This was a pretty easy block, however I did start out with a needle turn appliqué technique and then do to the small sizes I change it to the raw edge option – much better.

Right around this time of year I decided to step down from my position on the school PAC (Parent Advisory Committee) as secretary. I was much more of a time commitment than I had initially thought. Do you volunteer at your kid’s school and if so, what do you love about it?

Dear Jane a3 – Hunter’s Moon
Dear Jane a3 – Hunter’s Moon

this ^^ round table is actually an antique piano stool, circa 1890s (wish I played) I use it as my stool to sew on, it swivels, has claw feet with glass balls, and just the most perfect backdrop for these little blocks. The scissors are 4″ Gingher Scissors in the Cheetah theme – they used to come out with a theme each year – check out this awesome photo to give you an idea.

I may redo this block later on it I feel that it’s just to light in the location due to reversing the colour, I’ll keep you posted.

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Hashtags # on instagram I follow for this quilt project:

#DearJane 

#DearJaneQuilt #DearJaneQuilts

#QuiltsOfInstagram #QuiltersOfInstagram 

#ScrapQuilts #SamplerQuilts #QuiltLove #QuiltLife

#create #quilter #ThisIsMyHappyPlace

 #BabyJaneQuilt #JaneStickleQuilt #JaneStickle

#fpp #SampleQuiltBlocks

(am I missing any? leave me a note in the comments)

My Dear Jane Inspo…

(these are my go-tos when I’m researching blocks, techniques, and just to get inspo)

Dear Jane a2 – One Two Buckle My Shoe

The Deets!
  • Originally Completed: April 23, 2022
  • Technique: Pieced
  • Number of Pieces: 40
  • Bocks Completed to Date: 2
DearJane-a2-OneTwoBuckleyMyShoe

(get your Dear Jane book coil bound, cost +/- $5 at Staples…trust me, it makes things easier)

DearJane-a2-OneTwoBuckleyMyShoe

On the front of my paper I figure out the block, plan, measure and do the math, which I’m getting better at (altho it took me forever to balance my spreadsheet at work today, lol I even had to get my dead daughter involved).

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The back of the sheet I write my thoughts, the date of completion and any notes of encouragement.

I did go on a work trip to Winnipeg aka Winterpeg as some people refer to it as…have you been there? The date of the trip was shortly after I completed this block, when here in Calgary the weather was becoming nice, we were planning our gardens. When arriving in Winnipeg, it was swirling wind and super cold, we spent the day outside walking around auditing signage (I’ll share more about my job in coming posts). The city is hardened it seems and the people seems cold lol.

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It’s imperative to take the time to measure and pre-cut each piece, square up all individual pieces as well as the final half-square triangle (hst).

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This fabric is so bold and modelled next to the flecked muslin – love this contrast and the blended nature of the fabric.

I found this block to be a bit tricky with forty (40) pieces in a 5″ unfinished (uf) block size, that’s a finite amount of piecing room. Some sections I had to re-do 3 times to make sure it was going the right way.

The note on my planning paper about Karate…I have quite vivid dreams and this particular was likely a reflection of my guilt, I’m in Karate, Shotokan style, and I’ve been taking it for the last several years like 5 or so years, level 4 (green belt) and I train with my daughter. However when Covid hit we took a hiatus like the rest of life, we tried to get back into it but it’s been a struggle – it’s indeed real and my pants are asking me ‘why?’ So when you perform for the next level (belt up) you perform infront of the whole class and your Sensai (coach) – and in my dream I couldn’t remember my kata (routine) – woke up with regret…

DearJane-a2-OneTwoBuckleyMyShoe

this ^^ round table is actually an antique piano stool, circa 1890s (wish I played) I use it as my stool to sew on, it swivels, has claw feet with glass balls, and just the most perfect backdrop for these little blocks. The scissors are 4″ Gingher Scissors in the Cheetah theme – they used to come out with a theme each year – check out this awesome photo to give you an idea.

Question on parenting, for the summer we negotiated with my 10 yo girl about screen time, first I will say she’s a great sleeper, good humoured kit, stays up late (later than me some nights) and sleeps in till 10am or later on weekends…so for the summer we decided to give her Saturdays as carte blanche with her iPad and screen time…what do you do?

Find me over here…
Hashtags # on instagram I follow for this quilt project:

#DearJane 

#DearJaneQuilt #DearJaneQuilts

#QuiltsOfInstagram #QuiltersOfInstagram 

#ScrapQuilts #SamplerQuilts #QuiltLove #QuiltLife

#create #quilter #ThisIsMyHappyPlace

 #BabyJaneQuilt #JaneStickleQuilt #JaneStickle

#fpp #SampleQuiltBlocks

(am I missing any? leave me a note in the comments)

My Dear Jane Inspo…

(these are my go-tos when I’m researching blocks, techniques, and just to get inspo)