Friday, March 7, 2008

Oh Lordy, here we go...

I did it. I signed up for another quilt along. And this one is a big one. I signed up for a Baby Jane quilt along. If you haven't seen this quilt yet, you really should go take a look. This quilt was made by Jane A. Blakely Stickle in 1863. Brenda Papadakis painstakingly made a book with all the quilt blocks in this fabulous quilt and started a wave of Baby Janes that swept through the quilting community. There is a fabulous Dear Jane community, and you can find a lot of information here. When another quilt a long started, I knew I had to join. With a project this big, you need support.
Dear Jane
Now I am not put off by huge projects that take a long time (as can be seen by this and this), but the color scheme is what threw me for this quilt. I love the original, but I tend to like more modern fabrics and brighter colors. After a lengthy discussion with Cheri, we found out that this was a quilt I was going to love, so I better love the fabrics and colors going into it. I remembered one of Hilary's quilts where the colors really stood out for me. After some more searching, I realized that these were mostly colors from a pack of Crayola Markers, Bold edition!
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So I am on my way. Book and background fabric are ordered. Crayola Bold Baby Jane, here I come!

15 comments:

Rebekah said...

have fun with this! That's awesome that you're hooked up in a quilt along for it.

Anina said...

Woohoo! We're going to have fun (for many years to com). :-)

Anina said...

Come, I mean. This keyboard is a pain. :-)

Liz Harvatine said...

Wow, what a project! I can't wait to see what you do!

Kristine said...

Oooh I love Crayola bold colors! That quilt looks CRAZY...

stacysews said...

That is going to be an amazing quilt! I can't wait to see the fabrics!

flanthrower said...

Wow! Good for you for taking on such challenges! That is an intimidating looking project.

My only disappointment is that Lucy didn't make it into this post. :)

Oiyi said...

That is going to be a fabulous quilt!!

Junie Moon said...

I love the Jane quilt and applaud your decision to make one. It will be fantastic to watch your progress. I am also so impressed with the way you figured out the colors that resonate with you and that they come in a box--what a brilliant way to plan your colorway.

Marisa said...

Oh Lynn...you will soo sooooo sooooooooooo love making Dear Jane blocks. Do you have the Dear Hannah book too? They are both to DIE for. I'm a huge addict of these little blocks, as I'm sure you know. Congrats on jumping in w/ both feet. I think you'll really enjoy it!

Ivy & Bryson said...

Yes! You can have Chris' sister call me if she need some career advice on being a pharmacist! We've got one of the nation's top pharmacy school here (UCSF), where I did my residency. It's so great to hear that she's inspired and compelled to this profession through her personal experience.

Kris said...

**WOW** Good luck w/ that one!

Jelly Wares said...

That quilt is gorgeous!!! I'd love to do one myself oneday... I can't wait to see your progress and how all the crayola colours look in your version of this gorgeous quilt.

Jodie :)

amandajean said...

good luck with your dear jane journey. every time I see someone join in I am a little bit envious, but still scared as can be to commit to such a huge project. it will look great in crayola colors, to be sure!

whatktmadenext said...

I've been flicking through your Baby Jane blocks and you've got so many fantastic fabrics and colours in there!

I'm going to start a Baby Jane and am planning on using modern fabrics, so your blocks are a real inspiration!