Sunday, May 24, 2009

DearJane Progress & A Nifty "Chart" Idea...

Below are the blocks I have so far for my Holiday Jane [working title]. This quilt will alternate blocks of Red & Green.
The blocks are in no particular order in this pic. I just stuck 'em up on the design wall to get a picture. As you can see there are a couple of goldish colored blocks included - most of these are from the DJ Holiday Block Swap of 2007. These blocks will not be a part of Holiday Jane, but moved to another quilt project. Sorry for the lousy picture! [BTW, not all blocks have been trimmed, as you can]

The CHART IDEA: A couple of like-minded DearJane enthusiasts met at the Temecula Quilt Company last Friday. An idea was shared to paste up 'snippets' of our focus fabrics into a chart. I thought, "This is neat! and could be a useful tool."
Isn't this is a great idea? It really shows how fabrics, values, and colors will [or won't] work together. One person cut apart their Bennington Poster [ouch!] and pasted the pieces to a sheet of cardboard. Laura cut squares of her focus fabric and glued it to a larger piece of plain fabric.. . I will do the later version, using all the various Reds and Greens that I have collected.Later, I could even raw-edge-stitch this little "chart," sandwich it up, quilt it, and voila! A cute little wall hanging.
Well, that's all for now. . . more later and thank you for stopping by,


Mary said...

What a great idea! I hope you don't mind if I 'borrow' it. It will be so much easier to shop for extras for a project with it!

Karen said...

The Holiday Jane blocks look wonderful. I like the little bit of gold mixed with the red and green.

Crispy said...

Hi Cyn - Thank you for visiting my blog, am sending you an e-mail back about that. When I made my DJ I used snippits of each fabric and pasted them to a sheet of paper. I used a different fabric for each block and I carried that chart with me when hunting for new fabrics. It really is a wonderful tool.

Love your blog!!


Quilter In Paradise said...

Hi Cyn,, that is a great idea! I'm still trying to decide if I want a single background, or a multiple fabric background,, golly! decisions, decisions, decisions!!
Beth in Dallas

Karen said...

What a good idea!
I wish I could visit Temecula Quilt Co. I visit their blog and love what I see.