This 'n That

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I couldn't believe that Frances from Home Made Originals sent my prize to me so fast. Totally amazing. I realize she lives in an adjoining state to me but that was really zippy. It was packaged so cute. Of course I saved the ribbon and her card.
Now I can keep my business cards organized in my purse and easily available. Its darling. And its red. Thank you again Frances.
So my goal was/is to stay caught up with Dear Jane. I came home last night and went into action. This block was hard but seriously - hard is an understatement. It took all evening. Look at Anina's block and then at mine. Really? how does she do that? I had jagged edges so I had to make a tiny border in self fabric in order to save it. If it weren't so hard, I'd do it again. But look at it. It has 6 set in blocks. Seriously it was a 10 (to me at least) on a scale of 1-10 difficulty. I'm just glad that one is behind me. Whew.
This fabric is inspiration for a new project. I have to finish what is on my plate now but I'm sketching and pondering. The creative aspect is very fun.

-nanette
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Nedra said...

I think your baby jane looks terrific! I've always wanted to do a baby jane quilt. I even bought the book and CD several years ago. They sit very nicely in a cabinet with all my other books, calling to me. You inspire me to think about starting one. Maybe someday soon.... --Nedra

Stephanie said...

Darling fabric. I always have too many project I want to make...all at once!

Catherine said...

Oooh -- that fabric. What a great start to a new quilt. Love it!

RobinE said...

Your Dear Jane block looks great! I know what you mean though... this one was not quick. And the iron is definitely my friend.

That fabric is wonderful! I can't wait to see what you do with it.

Anina said...

I like your block. It looks just like mine! :-)

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Cute card holder! I've been eyeing a few on etsy. I really need one get one.

I'm so impressed with your quilt block! I don't quilt, but all those points and pieces look mighty intimidating.

Kimberly :)

Nan said...

I admire you for tackling these blocks - they look totally intimidating to me! Your block is very nicely done.
Your inspiration fabric has me totally intrigued - I can't wait to see what you design with it!
The card holder is very pretty, by the way! (I almost forgot to mention it...)

Lorraine said...

I love reading about the Dear Jane blocks - every time I do I realise why I am not doing it! LOL....I really envy you girls - the blocks are fabulous.....I will just look tho I probably don't need another addiction in my life..LOL

CJ said...

What a CUTE little card holder. Nice prize/give-away. Okay, I don't even GET the whole paper piecing thing. I had someone explain it to me recently and point me to a tutorial and yet...I still don't get it. All that to say. You did the block, difficulty and all AND it looks like it is supposed to. That rates in my book. I shy away from difficult quilting projects. :0 Cute fabric. I can't wait to see what you are cooking up with it.

Cheryl said...

Love your card holder...how pretty, and great Dear Jane blocks. I have wanted to tackle those forever, maybe someday in.. the mean time I will keep admiring yours!! Great fabric.

eileen said...

What a delightful little gift! That cardholder is sweet. You are a Lucky Duck. :-)

That must be some more Japanese fabric.. I am loving it more and more each time I see some. The textures are so fabulous and the prints to vintage looking.

Your block looks nice. I am not doing this challenge, and if I didn't have so many other things going on, I would be greatly tempted to jump in. It is so much fun watching your progress, and the entire quilt when it is finished is going to be a masterpiece.

Felicia said...

What a cute business card holder :)

Thimbleanna said...

Holy Cow Nanette! I take a little bloggy break for a week and you've conquered the world of quilting -- displaying fabulous quilts from your quilt group and shop hopping!

LOVED all the quilts -- thanks for sharing them. They're all so wonderful for inspiration. And, you totally cracked me up with your shop hop posts -- my aunt checked out Material Girls (loved it) on her way to the airport and all week she's been trying to tell me about these two aprons and look! You've have a picture of them!!! I can't wait to show her when I see her tonight. She'll be very sad that she missed the shop hop -- she's always telling my mom and I that we should come out for the hop. We always just end up making a hop of our own. I can't believe ALL the shops you have to choose from -- it's just amazing!!!

Oh! And Love your Dear Jane blocks -- they're coming along fabulously. Good for you for keeping up!!!

jill said...

Love the greens on your Baby Jane block. I know sometimes a block goes together hard & we can be pretty critical of our own work..Chances are tho' you'll look again at it further down the road & think "Why'd I ever think that,it's not that bad"!!!!!