Friday, September 30, 2016


 A quick post as I'm getting ready to go to "QUILTOPIA" in Salem, OR this morning.

I finished 2 more triangles for my Dear Jane quilt.  These are numbers 3 and 4 for the right side.  I really like them both, but I love #4 as it was very easy.  #3, not so much.  You can probably see that I machine appliquéd the diamond shapes as well as the small point in the middle bottom area.  But I did hand appliqué the circle.

If it weren't for this blog about how to make each of the DJ blocks, I would really not have any hair!    These would be impossible for my pea brain to figure out.  Jane must have been a genius!

Right side 3 and 4

The trees are turning and this is the view from our patio.  Our next door neighbor has a huge maple tree plus a Japanese maple with beautiful leaves.  The bad part is that about half of the leaves will land in our yard soon.  They are already starting to fall.

Have a great day and come back soon.  I will post some pictures from the quilt show!


  1. I admire that you keep plugging away. What an accomplishment this will be.
    When I see intricate vintage quilts I wonder if those women who designed them would have been engineers or something had they lived in modern times, but in their day quilting was the only way for them to use their gifts. I cannot fathom how they created some of those quilts without all of the tools we have today!

  2. Well, I think you have amazing patience to have come this far with the Dear Jane quilt. I'd have signed off long before this point! Those triangles look extremely fiddly to do. Looking forward to seeing your quilt show photos.

  3. great looking DJ blocks and wow - what a gorgeous fall tree.

  4. Lovely blocks ... uhmmm Lovely triangles, Ruth. So many pieces in those little triangles. I understand about the neighbour's trees. We have pines on our premises and LOTS of leaves ... from the forest close by, lol. But they are so beautiful when the maples put on their Fall coats. ;^)

  5. I can see where I would have trouble making those triangle blocks, but yours look great to me! Hey, don't worry about the leaves; just enjoy your neighbor's beautiful tree. Yesterday I got the big tree in my front yard trimmed. They cut out all the dead wood and got it off the roof before snow and ice comes this winter. It looks better, and now i won't have to worry about it. It will be gold before, and then the lawn will be covered with gold leaves. My son will mulch them with the mower, thank goodness, no raking involved! Again, enjoy the pretty tree, then mulch the leaves with the mower! ---"Love"