Happy Spring! (or Fall if you live in the Southern Hemisphere!)

Doesn’t time fly when you are having fun – or working on a challenging Dear Jane ® Block? Since we are a week away from our deadline for our first row, I thought I would put out a new post describing some of the ways that you can post your blocks – because we need to see all 13 in one post!… and Instagram will only let you post 10 photos in one post.  (For the purpose of our sew along you may have multiple photos, but they should all be the same post).  We understand that it can be challenging to get that perfect photo – especially if you have already sashed your blocks, but be creative and use any tools available at your disposal. Below you will find 2 apps that I like to use to post multiple photos/photo collages.

When Melissa and I did the #100days100blocks last year, I learned how to use Instagram Layout (Free App – Check your App store), which lets you make a collage of up to 9 photos.  I enjoyed the symmetry of posting 9 equal blocks – like the Brady Bunch intro, so I got pretty excited about the postings that were multiples of 9.

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Once you save your Layout, it saves to your photos and then you can combine multiples of 4 or 9 like these:

Pretty exciting huh? .. But Eve, the Dear Jane® rows have 13 blocks each, how can we post those?  Unfortunately, we can’t get the same symmetry with 13, but there is another App that allows for making a collage with more than 9 photos!  And best of all it is called Photo Quilt!!! It is a free App, but there are some upgrades you may purchase – and you might have to watch a short advertisement, but I believe that you can make a “Photo Quilt” with an unlimited amount of photos.  Similar to Instagram Layout, Photo Quilt has multiple different layout options and will save to your photos as well. Below I have 3 different examples of layouts for my 13  “A Row” blocks.

So if you would like to post all of your Dear Jane® “A Row” blocks all in one photo.  Photo Quilt is a great option.  If there is an app that you know about and would like to share, please let me know in a comment on this post.  I love hearing about and trying new technology!

Also, remember when posting your 13 “A Row” block, be sure to mention @scrappysewandso,  and our awesome sponsor for this month: @clintonmodern and use the hashtag #dearjaneqal2019 in order to be eligible for this month’s prize, which is a fat quarter bundle from Clinton Modern:

Further, if you are interested in seeing what else Clinton Modern has to offer please check out her website here:

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…And until April 30th use the code DEARJANE15 to receive 15% of your purchase!

 

So what else have Melissa and I been up to?  Because as you know, we like to use any spare moments that we have to sew – who wants to clean right???  And both of us have had some time off this month due to the March Break.

Melissa has been making green hearts to send to New Zealand to be made into quilts by Angels in Gumboots. You can see some of them here:

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And she also participated in the #bloembasketalong with @johannaweidner and @clintonmodern making this adorable set of bags:

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I have been doing the Trinket Sew Along with Alison Glass.  I bought the pattern last year and used most of my March Break to sew the blocks – still don’t love FPP!

My blocks are below, collage made by… you guessed it! PhotoQuilt!

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And I also signed up to participate in the Sisterhood Quilt Swap with @happysewlucky . I spent yesterday making my blocks to send to my sisters.  Again… still don’t love FPP but it is growing on me.

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So that’s all for now, we wish you the best of luck as you finish the rest of the blocks in your “A Row”, we look forward to seeing our Instagram feeds filled with Dear Jane® !

 

2 thoughts on “Happy Spring! (or Fall if you live in the Southern Hemisphere!)

  1. I am sorry that you still don’t love foundation paper piecing. I really enjoy it. But I understand how you feel because I am not loving all the applique that is popping up in Dear Jane…and I am kicking myself for not making myself learn how to do needle turn applique before we started this quilt-along!

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    1. Haha! I don’t love appliqué that much either. It’s all part of the process, which I guess is what is important!

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