Finally I've reached a new step in the achiement list for Janiacs. Today I've finished my 75th block on the Arctic Jane I'm working on. I've struggled with this quilt since september 2001. 75 blocks make me a Diamond Jane, but there's a long way to go yet. I've still got 94 blocks left, and then there's also 51 triangles and 4 corners. Maybe I will finish it before I retire in 2024? ;-). In the picture you see how my Dear Jane looks in virtual. I've scanned all blocks and you can see them at my website. This gives a fairly good idea of how it will be when finished.
I was naughty yesterday. I started a new project before I finished one of my UFO's, which was my original plan. But I was inspired by Lucy's story. She chose to make tiny hexagons while sitting at the hospital with her father. I've been cutting very tiny hexagons (7/16 inch) when cleaning up my stash box. Yesterday I basted the most colourful hexagons and laid them out on the table. They formed a cheerful triangle which made me think of love, faith and hope, which is what Lucy have to cling to for her father. I'm planning to applique the triangle onto black fabric to underline the seriousness of the disease Lucy's father suffers from, and then I plan to make a deep red border to underline the love aspect. I'll post pictures of the result. I will name this miniature "Hope".