Dear Jane in Review
December 29, 2010 § 12 Comments
It’s not likely that I’ll finish any more Dear Jane blocks this year. That’s 26 blocks hanging on my design wall. That’s only half of my initial goal of 52. I think I’ve figured out a way to keep me going at a wee bit faster speed.
The most time consuming part of the process is preparing the blocks for sewing. I print out the templates onto sheets of freezer paper, cut out the templates, and then iron them onto the back side of the chosen fabric. To save paper, I’ve been saving the templates to pdf files and then opening the files in Adobe Illustrator. I can usually combine 3 blocks onto 1 sheet of paper.
I think if I can always have at least 4 blocks or a month’s worth of blocks ready to sew at all times, then I will always have some sewing available at random moments. This last year I was preparing only 1 or 2 blocks at a time and sometimes I would pass over working on a block just because I would have to take some time to get one ready.
We’ll see how Dear Jane progresses in 2011. Oh, and… are any of you Dear Jane folks also on Ravelry? The Dear Jane group seems to have gone silent. Wanna come on over and help resurrect some conversation and cheer each other on? Do you need to set some new goals or to re-evaluate some old ones? It’s always more fun to work along with others on the same project.