Monday, 26 March 2018

Dear Jane Quilt, E5, F5, G5 & H5 - 16 of 225

Here are four more completed Dear Jane blocks.

Block H5 should have been completed quite easily but I was having trouble with the size of the medium green triangles within the black triangles.  I finally figured out the sides of the triangle hadn't been drafted at 90 degrees which was throwing off my calculations.  Once I realised this I remade it using 90 degree math and was happy with the result.

And here is a close up of H5.

Next up is F5.  I made this much harder than it had to be simply because I was trying to "cathedral window" the little orange peels instead of having to applique them on.  It turned out well in the end, but if I were to make it again, I would make sure that the outside green fabrics were cut so the bias of the pieces were along the orange peels and I then could have pulled the curves a little bigger.  I am happy enough, so I am not going to do it over!

And here's a close up of F5.

Then I started work on G5. It was really quite a simply made background and then an applique shape stitched down on top of it.  Since you could see the background cross shape through the flower, I cut out that layer after the applique was sewn down.

And a close up of G5.

The first blue block was E5.  I wasn't totally happy with the way this block was drafted with the wedges drawn from the quarter, half and three-quarter measurements along each side of the block making the corner wedges narrower than the centre wedges.  I made each wedge 22.5 degrees (half of 45 degrees).

And here is E5's closeup.

And here is a shot of my 16 completed blocks together.

I hope to get another four more blocks made before our group meets again on Thursday.  Wish me luck!

Linking to Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday.


  1. good luck - I remember doing Dear Jane - twice and it was fun but I was glad to see the end of the second one I remember - I tell myself never again!

    1. Well, doing two was quite an accomplishment! And both by hand..... Both your Dear Jane quilts are wonderful, but I especially love your red and white one.