Two blocks finished, posted, and now residing in the Netherlands with Jeltje Van Essen of 100 Roses quilt Shop. Jeltje is running the European part of the Share Jane Project in conjunction with Kim Caskey of Edmonton, Canada who is in charge of the North American group.
Share Jane is…’an international project to showcase the power of working together, share ideas and enjoy results’ You can find the Facebook page here
I only made two blocks as I was unemployed when I volunteered but then got a job which made me fall asleep nearly every night after work! I’m not used to working – well I am now, but I was running out of time so I posted the ones I completed and returned the extra fabric.
There are 3 quilts to be made; one each for Jeltje and Kim to use as teaching samples and one for Moda’s travelling booth. I wonder which ones my blocks will end up in.
I thought B12 was an easy block but it was more fiddly than I thought it would be, in particular the central piece. The points are not exactly the same but Jeltje was pleased with the star flowers and that is what counts.
I really should start my own Dear Jane now but I am still undecided about the colour let alone the fabric!
Also I only recently realised the Share Jane is a pun of Chere (dear) Jane. Oh dear, I am a bit slow ha ha
A lovely parcel in the post from the Netherlands with welcome letter in Dutch but surprised to be able to understand quite a bit of it, considering I don’t speak it!
Also included are two lovely fabrics from the Wordsmith range designed by Janet Clare for Moda, templates and a picture of the finished article – in my case block B12 or Star Flower
Janet Clare has made three blocks herself bottom row, third row on the left. This and many other completed blocks have already been posted on the Share Jane Facebook page which you can see here
At first I thought the B12 block was ‘normal’ applique, but it seems it is reverse applique as I found out when I checked out the instructions which are found on That Quilt by Anina.
Anina has posted instructions for all the blocks, with tutorials if you are struggling to make your own Dear Jane. I better get practicing as I have not reversed appliqued before! Just as well that I have had a lot of needle turn practice recently as I have nearly completed the mini fans for ‘Fanfare’ in quilting From Little Things.
Work will have to start this Sunday as it is work tomorrow – I know what I would rather be doing!
I am so excited to have been accepted to take part in an international project to make your quilt in a beautiful new fabric range. To quote from Share Jane‘s Facebook Page it is;
“An exciting, collaborative quilt project…..[which] came about from a new friendship with Jeltje van Essen and the good folks of Moda Fabrics. This innovative version of a Dear Jane quilt will showcase Janet Clare (new Moda designer) fabric – Wordsmith along with other bits of Moda fabrics. We will make 3 quilts in total – one for The Netherlands (Jeltje) for her shop teaching sample, one for Canada (Kim) for my teaching sample and one for Moda (to travel in their booth).
Here’s where YOU come in ….. if you are interested in making a block, please let us know. You will be sent a detailed kit with fabrics, block design, instructions, etc. and will be added to the documentation label. This will truly be a worldwide effort. So exciting!!!!”
Jelte van Essen is another member of The Global Quilting Project. I’m so glad I joined TGQP otherwise I would not have seen this! The intertwined hearts are a beautiful feature.
You can find out more about it here
I’m sorry I haven’t started your quilt yet but I discovered that the special ruler Brenda Manges Papadakis designed makes a great tumbler template
Until next time
The Crafty Yak