Modern Dear Jane QuiltThis page is to provide updates and keep myself honest on my Modern Dear Jane Quilt progress. I started on October 15, 2012, and my goal is to make 5 blocks a week until I have my dream quilt - a Dear Jane - completely finished. Help me stay on track, ok?! :-)
I have been in love with Dear Jane quilts for years now, and I love them all equally - from the original Dear Jane, to 1930s Dear Janes, to the Rainbow Jane, and on down the line. Really, there's nothing particularly "modern" about my version of "That Quilt" aside from the fabric.
About the fabric: Some of you have asked how I chose my fabric. I started a Dear Jane once before and found that the most difficult thing for me at that point (I didn't have a large stash to pull from then) was finding and choosing fabric. When I decided to start again, I initially planned on doing just a 2-fabric quilt to eliminate the difficulty of fabric choosing on every block. The background I chose is a white with some blue dot, and the main fabric is a solid blue. I quickly discovered, though, that I wanted a little pop of red, so I've been adding that little touch with scraps from my stash. The fabric choosing has been greatly simplified, though, by doing it this way. Now all of my focus can be on the sewing - which is difficult enough as it is! Maybe on the next one I'll branch out to different fabrics for each block, but I really like how this 3-color quilt is turning out.
Please link and pin away! Thank you for sharing my work with your followers. You keep me motivated to take up the next block ! :-)