Modern Dear Jane Quilt


Modern Dear Jane Quilt

This 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 !  :-)

Happy stitching,

Kelly

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13 comments:

K said...

How much of each fabric have you set aside to use?

Kelly Biscopink said...

@K - That's a good question and I have not so great answers. The book is really vague about fabric amounts, mostly because it's so scrappy. When I decided to do a mostly two-color DJ, it made my life a little easier. Basically I bought about 10 yards of the white/dot background fabric, and about the same of the blue. (Hint: I bought it in Paducah when the fabric was about $4 a yard!) The reds are just little scraps from my stash. I think I'll have enough of the two main fabrics, but it's really hard to tell at this point when I'm only about a quarter of the way there. I'm just trying to be careful... fingers crossed!

MarthaF said...

Just out of curiosity, how big are the blocks? I love the color combination, by the way! So pretty!

Swedish Scrapper said...

I just stumbled on your page with search for modern dear Jane. How inspiring! You've really put your stamp on this fantastic quilt. Love how you use your fabric choices!

Dawne and Dale said...

What beautiful colors. I would never have thought of putting red as the "popper" with turquoise and white! I am going to "steal" that color combo for another quilt I'm starting. Keep on going, I'm going to follow you as I will soon start on my own DJ journey.

Dawne and Dale said...

What beautiful colors. I would never have thought of putting red as the "popper" with turquoise and white! I am going to "steal" that color combo for another quilt I'm starting. Keep on going, I'm going to follow you as I will soon start on my own DJ journey.

Jan said...

Your blocks are beautiful. I love the color you used.

K said...

Hope this is progressing well. I just love the modern look!

Jennie said...

Just found your site and love the blocks you are making. I'm just a little behind you I think and going rainbow - I know what you mean about pulling the fabrics - good luck!

akbash said...

so very very beautiful
love the modern fabric, colors are so perfect... what an inspiration. thanks for sharing val

Kelly Biscopink said...

Thanks for all the nice comments! I haven't done much work on this quilt in several months, but I'm feeling re-inspired to pick it back up again!!! @Jennie - - I love the rainbow variation, too! I'm a complete rainbow-lover at heart, and I'd love to see what yours looks like! :-)

Debbi said...

Great Blocks! ❤️

Алла said...

Очень красиво! Невероятная работа! Я в восхищении!