Dear Jane latest and pretties

First thing a reminder - leave a comment between now and April 1 to enter the drawing for a spring umbrella quilt kit. I've had wonderful feedback on this project and its fun to have good participation. Thank you for the great comments. They are really very uplifting and fun to read.
Here are my 8 Dear Jane blocks so far. I'm caught up to the group. I don't have much seam allowance on the bottom far left block but oh well. I would never have attempted a project like this on my own. I bow to Anina who leads the group and instructs each block in the Dear Baby Jane Blog. She puts so much work into her instructions. I am enjoying the 2 block a week pace she has set. The blocks are on top of the gray fabric I'm going to use for sashing. I decided if I'm going to go Civil War I'm going all the way with a drab look. I didn't want to use black and I didn't want to use muslin so this gray seemed like a good choice.

My self-imposed fabric diet isn't going so well. I'm obviously terrible with diets and this one is no different. But there's always another Monday to start again. Right?
I got some Superbuzzy fabric this week along with some from Fat Quarter Shop. I'd be okay if they would stop getting in such great fabric! Its not my fault. I can't resist dots and kitchen fabric. I just can't.
I also got a Jolly Pack of Bees Knees, some of Glenna's fabric. She's redoing her website and going to list her feed sacks differently so I'm wondering what she will have when the change over is made. She's got such a fabulous selection. She's bad for my diet, too.

I finished my Bunny Hill table runner but I gave it to my mother-in-law today and didn't get a photo of it first. I wanted her to wash it first and e-mail me a picture so I'll post it when she sends it to me. It turned out so cute. I may do another one it was so fun. We had a belated Easter Egg hunt at my in-laws and I got a very very special egg! I'll save that for a future post. Maybe. Some things are almost too wonderful to brag about.

Have a great weekend.

- nanette
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Darlene said...

OMG, Nanette, you find the cutest fabric.

I've got my fingers crossed. I'm wishing and hoping that I win next week. :-0

Anina said...

Your Dear Jane blocks look great! I'm a terrible dieter too, but after splurging on a new sewing machine I have no choice. You should try the "new sewing machine diet". :-)

Ginger Patches said...

Your Dear Jane blocks look great...someday I want to attempt something like that!

Your fabric is sooooo yummy!!! I'm very afraid to visit Super Buzzy I keep seeing it all over but I fear for my budget lol!!!

May Britt said...

Just found your blog and I love it. Have looked through it and you have so much beautiful to look at.

Eileen said...

The grey is a perfect choice for the sashing. I am so much enjoying your progress. The reverse applique looks wonderful.
And good grief! Everyone is talking about this fabric diet. I'm glad I didn't go on it yet, your new treasure stacks are making me hungry!

Purple and Paisley said...

your dear jane blocks look great! and you got a special egg??? can't wait to hear about it!!!!! curious...any mushrooms found during the easter egg hunt????? they are pesky little things and turn up in the darnedest places!!!!!

Thimbleanna said...

Ok, now you've done it. You mentioned your very special egg -- you HAVE to tell us -- you can't leave us stuck in suspense limbo LOL! Your blocks are looking great and woohoo! New Fabric -- and all so darn cute!!!

jennyflowerblue said...

Those blocks look so classy! Really fabulous colour combos. Self-denial of any kind is a deadly sin, it was left out of the main list only as a typo!

HomeMadeOriginals said...

I love the Dear Jane blocks. You are so productive!

PamKittyMorning said...

Ohhh I love those little fabrics, particularly the kitchen and the little birds. well and those little tiny flowers.. guess I'll start looking...

Dianna said...

I just found you and love your stuff.

Jana Nielson said...

I am the worst dieter too! I gots to have me some cookies, Ice cream, and Amy Butler!!

Cheryl said...

Great Dear Jane blocks....wonderful colors. And love, love, love your other fabrics. Can't wait to see what you do with it. Diets just never seem to work :-)!!

Rachel said...

Polka dots... yep. Me too. Addicted.

I got a bit of bee's knees fabric awhile ago too... the bees and flowers are too cute!

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