Sunday, August 30, 2020

Sidetracked in a most colorful way!

 More progress has been made on my Crazy Jane (Dear Jane) quilt this week!  I completed row L!

Those little corner triangles on the lower block?  They are a 1/2 inch square cut in half.  Those were interesting to sew on - more is in the seam allowance than on the top of the triangle!

Just one more row to go!  Plus 2 1/4 borders.  I am really closing in on getting this finished.  

I meant to work on tidying up my sewing room this weekend, but what did I find on the first shelf as I started?  Celtic Solstice - the first Bonnie Hunter Mystery quilt that I attempted to make!  I completed the first step and was half way through with the second.  Everything was cut for that step, so I just needed to do the I did!

Glorious color!  Then I decided to check out the next step.  And so down the rabbit hole I went.  I cut out a ton of half square triangles!

And then I sewed all of them together - the sewing took way less time than the cutting!  By then it was dinner time, but I couldn't help myself...what's the next step?

Needless to say I now have a bin of strips ready to sew for step four now.  Pretty sure that step five is also in my future today.  It's so much fun to play in these bright scraps after mostly working with blue and white for the past month.  But I did promise myself that I will be making at least one triangle for Crazy Jane today!  

The good news is that I now know why my yellow and orange bins are looking so empty - I pulled a lot of the them for this quilt, as well as Bonnie's Good Fortune mystery.  Maybe I'll do a bit of clean up and sorting fabric today as well - but it sure is tempting just to spend the day speed sewing through these two projects.  Maybe I'll make it a goal to clear the cutting table and just be happy with that!  Hope you have a lovely day and get to do some sewing, too!

Oh Scrap

UFO Busting


The Joyful Quilter said...

Looks like a fair amount of fun going on in your sewing room. Crazy Jane is going to be spectacular!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I hope to someday see your Jane quilt in person. It is amazing!

Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Shirley said...

No words for your Crazy Jane monumental achievement! This is jaw dropping! Love your fabric choices for BH projects!

Bonnie said...

Wow - your Crazy Jane is wonderful ...and double wow, crazy little pieces. I like the colors you've got going for Celtic Solstice. Keep plugging away... you're making great progress on it.

Joyce said...

The Solstice quilt will be amazing - so vibrant. Keep going!

Pamela Arbour said...

You have done a wonderful job on your dear Jane blocks. I am thinking I won't ever finish mine! I pulled out my Bonnie Hunter "On Ringo Lake" yesterday. I think I'm ready to get it finished. So I guess we will both be working on a past mystery!

Chantal said...

Lots of great progress in your sewing room. DJ is wonderful. So impress by people who do this quilt. Bravo! I think Celtic Solstice is my favourite quilt by Bonnie. That one and Orca Bay. Can't wait to see more of yours. ;^)