Saturday, November 7, 2009

Dear Jane

I have had so much fun in the sewing room yesterday, working on DJ blocks.  It seems the more I work on this quilt, the more it pulls me in.  When I started the blocks, of course I started with the easiest ones.  So that's the only order I'm using.  Now, however, the ones I passed up before are also fairly easy.   My work is far from perfect, but as I've read about this quilt, done is better than perfect.  I have almost half the blocks completed, so I'm going to lay them all out on a bed to really see how they look together.  I've kept a spreasheet of the blocks completed and the colors I've used for them so that I won't end up with 5 blues or reds or browns in a row, but otherwise the blocks just sit in a pile on my sewing table.  There isn't a color plan for the quilt, but as you've seen in the blocks I've posted, I'm using Civil War reproduction fabrics with a tea stained muslin as the background. 
Today I have some Christmas blocks I need to get done, including my cardinal blocks.  I have to get started on my blocks for Aunt Pitty Pat's holiday swap.  I know the blocks aren't due until late January, but I'll be on a trip at that time and need to have everything done ahead of time.   I'll try to post some pictures this evening. 

2 comments:

Needled Mom said...

I hear that the DJ blocks are very addictive. I can't wait to see yours all laid out.

True Blue Nana said...

I have never heard of DJ blocks.