Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Dear Jane



I started my DJ quite awhile ago.  I cut my book apart and inserted each page into a plastic protector.  As a block is completed, it is placed with the page.  I attach the sashing and cornerstone to the top and left side as I go.  I've completed over half the blocks and quite a few triangles, but I haven't worked on it in a long time (years). 
The feature fabric for this block was purchased at Liberty of London.

My grand scheme is to assemble in sections (so I won't have to sew all those long seams).  So even though I have lots of blocks completed, the largest section assembled is four blocks by two rows - A1/B1 thru A4/B4.

 

One of my blocks is very smart - it spent a year at the public library!  I checked out 'Quilts from the Indiana Amish' by David Pottinger and took it with me to a DJ retreat in Shipshewanna.  The next time I checked the book out (at least a year later), I found one of my blocks tucked inside the book.  I know it was my block because it was sashed in my fabric.  I wonder if someone found the block and left it for me to reclaim.

11 comments:

Jayne said...

I like that you found your long-lost block in the library book! What a great story to go along with a great quilt! Can you tell us which block it was?

Sharon said...

Amazing that you found your block int the library book! It will be a lovely quilt.

Dionne said...

How incredibly awesome is that!

Lori said...

Your DJ blocks are terrific!!
I can't believe the block was still in the book! How great you were able to reclaim it!!

Kathie said...

how lucky were you that the block was still there!!!!
they look great!
Kathie

Judy said...

That's a great story! Glad you were able to reclaim your block. :)

Barb said...

what a great library book story - I hope you journal about that in your notebook with your DJ pages.
Every time I see someone doing a beautiful job on these, like you, I get tempted. Then I go lie down until it passes....
just wonderful colors and combinations!

Karen said...

Your story about the block in the library book made me chuckle. You are lucky to get it back.

ranette said...

Your blocks are beautiful!!! Loved the story of the block in the book....you should note that on your label.

Minka's Studio said...

I've been working on my DJ quilt for years, also. Just recently, I made 4 more blocks in 5 days. I'm waiting to see if I'm back on the wagon or if it was just another spurt. Your story about the libary book is wonderful! I'm trying to find some fabric that I was saving for the corner blocks for my DJ quilt. Maybe I should go to the library and look for it! LOL! Your blocks are really handsome. I love the fabric combinations.

Sandra Henderson said...

BEAUTIFUL fabrics! I can't believe that you found them in that book!!!~after a year! whew! Lucky. What a neat story to tell.
I've missed your blog and have enjoyed catching up tonight. I'll try to not stay away so long. Living in town now, so I can sit at my computer any ole time I like. LOVE IT!!~we rented out house out on the island in May and moved to the mainland. OH, not far, I can see the island at the end of the street and the ferry/boatramp are only a couple of blocks from here. :)