Thursday, February 6, 2014


I have been busy continuing to quilt on the old UFO and am finally almost finished with the quilting.  I thought it would never end!!!  

I had to do something else from time to time, so I made a couple more DJ blocks.  I am following instructions from That Quilt blog and they haven't been too hard.  So far, that is!  There are lots of really hard looking ones in the quilt.

 Of course, this one was very easy.

It seems like Jane Stickle used a lot of brown fabrics in her quilt, and while I was thinking about trying to use the same colors that she did, I may change my mind since I have so many other colors and might find it hard to get enough browns.  I'll have to think about that.  If you made one, what did you do about the colors?  Or, if you ever thought about making one, what do you think you would do?  Of course, I'm going to use all CW reproduction fabrics.

Then, I wanted to make something for Abby for Valentine's Day, so I made this Valentine's Day outfit for one of her dolls.   I had some "heart" fabric pieces that worked out and a little white heart shaped button for the vest.

If I had more time, I would make more special doll clothes, but I think that will have to wait.

It was 21 degrees here in TX this morning and has been snowing for about 3 hours now.  Our first snowfall of the season!


  1. I hadn't really thought about what fabrics I would use if I ever get around to making the Dear Jane blocks. My guess is that I would just use whatever CW fabrics I had on hand.
    Cute little dolly outfit. : )

  2. Abby will love that doll outfit! No way could I tell you how to do your DJ blocks; I can tell you I wish I had more carefully coordinated the colors for my CW blocks. Same thing for my URR quilt! At 2 PM, it's still 18 degrees on my patio, but I missed the snow, thank goodness! ---"Love"

  3. I used fabrics similar to Jane Stickle. She did an around the world pattern with colors and I followed that plan.
    Lovely blocks!

  4. The little outfit is so sweet. Your granddaughter will love it. And I say do the Dear Jane in any colors you like. I've seen them done in brights and set like a rainbow and done in black and white and everything in between. If you like more colors - add more colors! It's your quilt and you need to like it when you're done. And you know your cheering squad here on the blog will love it no matter what you choose!

  5. Ruth, you're doing a great job on your DJ blocks! I made one a few years ago - it's not quilted yet, but I was thrilled to finish the piecing. I don't care much for browns or dull colors either, so I chose to go with deep reds, blues and greens for my main colors, and then creams and golds for my backgrounds. It turned out beautiful!!!

  6. I love your DJ blocks. I need to put mine up on my design wall to share with you. The doll outfit is cute and I love the log cabin quilt. Hugs

  7. Stay warm and take those DJ one at a time. Looks good.

  8. Adorable doll outfit.
    Add in any CW fabric you have. Or pick a few and use those. I have seen many variations and every one is just so beautiful.