A New Beginning
January 12, 2010 § 24 Comments
For a long, long time I have thought about attempting to make the Dear Jane quilt. It intrigues me and I can’t explain why. Maybe because it is part of the Civil War era. Maybe just because of it’s uniqueness. Every block is different. All 225 of them.
I may be a little crazy, but I also want to learn how to hand piece and hand quilt. Not only for the reason that I think it would be a nice skill to learn. (I’ve always sewn with the sewing machine) But also to learn to appreciate it. It baffles my mind that people can make whole quilts by hand. It’s a skill that the Japanese are experts at. Maybe that’s why their quilts are so beautiful and fascinating.
It also scares me that I will never finish it. That it will become a permanent UFO. But I’m trying to look at it as a journey, not a destination. Most of the quilts I make are a destination.