Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Dear Jane Layout

This is the most tricky part of the Dear Jane experience!

I want to lay out the blocks to give a colour wash effect but as I didn't choose the colours in any order when making the blocks, I'm now stuck with a real mix of values and colours. 

Laying out all the actual blocks for any length of time on the floor is impossible in a busy household and my design wall isn't big enough, so I decided to take colour photos of all the blocks, triangles and plain triangles. I cut these out and now I have a box of paper DJs to play with at my leisure!
The fact that the colour is not as bold on the paper DJs is a plus, as I can see the values and contrasts rather than the colours. As you can see I need to play around with the layout over the next week or so to get it right...


Sunday, 10 August 2014

Dear Jane Triangles 46-50

Only 2 triangles to go but I keep forgetting I need to do the corner blocks!

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Dear Jane 41-45

45 triangles done. I ran out of inspiration when drafting new triangles, so threw down a challenge for my quilting friends. I gave them a triangle template, a ruler, pencils and other misc shapes and told them to start designing! I don't think they believed I would actually use their designs and that I could manage a particularily tricky one that friend Helen gave me as a way of getting her own back!

I've actually pieced 47 triangles with the remainder cut out and ready to go. The end is in sight!