Summer is starting early this year, we've had some nasty hot, dry days already. After I've watered my garden and tried to protect all the delicate plants from the scorching sun, I retire to my sewing room and work on the Dear Jane. I was going to have 6 rows completed before I packed it away again. However, I actually had 5 complete rows already, and it seemed a bit wimpy to just make one more row. So I decided I would have 9 rows completed before Packaway.
As I pieced the blocks for rows G-I the easy blocks in the remaining rows kept sidetracking me, delaying Packaway date. Finally I caved and admitted that I wanted to get the whole darn thing finished and off the wall, so it was full steam ahead on any block that appealed to me.
I'm going to give Mereth all the miniscule scraps, put the sewn strips on a hanger till I get all the blocks completed, and start working on another project that needs to be completed. I do love the Dear Jane blocks, but they do my head in; I can't stand the confetti and the paper piecing doesn't allow for chain piecing, and I miss that.
Mereth and I discussed the weighty problem of Bonnie's new mystery, Easy Street. We couldn't use her colours without buying a whole heap, which we're not going to do, so we came up with our own version in traditional repro prints. We're going to share the sewing, and the finished quilt. Bonnie's mystery is such a lovely tradition at this time of year, it adds to the excitement of Christmas and the holiday season. Thanks Bonnie!