Jane Blocks, Semi-organized

I've updated a work in progress...
A better view of the finished blocks and triangles are available on
I'll be updating as I finish more triangles (and blocks, should I get the urge to start redos)----hopefully by the weekend.
Happy Sewing,


A Guest for Crepes

If you know Mr. Fabulous, you are aware NOTHING tops Strawberry Pie....
at least that was the case until this morning.

Move over Strawberry Pie and make room for the new favorite: crepes.

It turns out Mr. Fabulous wasn't the only one anxiously awaiting his breakfast...

an unexpected guest joined us at the table today.

{Hoping he could get his paws on some, too!}

Looks like a popular recipe all around.

Good thing they're fast and simple.
Here's the recipe I use:


  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup all purpose flour (still working on a gf version)
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil----melted shortening is a good substitute
  • 1 teaspoon sugar or equivalent (for savory crepes, substitute with salt)

*optional* powdered sugar for dusting & butter to prevent batter from sticking


Combine all ingredients and mix well.
If your batter seems a little thick, add up to a tablespoon of water.
Pour mixture into a Pyrex measuring cup for the best control.

Heat a skillet on medium-high to high, grease pan with butter, one pat per crepe. Add enough batter to lightly coat the pan, swirling the batter in the pan
to ensure even distribution.
If you aren't able to flip the crepes to brown both sides, it is acceptable to cook just one side. However, I flip. If you like a crisp outer layer, practice your flipping for a perfectly cooked crepe.
Fill with whatever you like. We prefer fresh fruit, but you can certainly use Nutella, chocolate, peanut butter, jam, etc. Top with fresh whipped cream, fruit , filling and/or dust with confectioners' sugar.


THE *JANE* Supply List

The DJ Supplies List {as I see it}

  • A good seam ripper.
  • Background fabric---more than I'd care to admit.
  • Focus Fabric---an obsession like no other if you're using a unique fabric for each block & triangle.
  • YLI Silk Thread and more cotton thread than you could imagine. I started keeping the spools before I switched to cones and am still not done. lol
  • LOTS of filled bobbins at the ready.
  • Applique needles, machine needles and eventually quilting needles.
  • The BOOK by Brenda Papadakis---even if you choose to go the EQ software route.
  • DJ templates by EZ Quilting & Brenda Papadakis.
  • Software, should you decide to use it also requires lots of ink and tons of paper. I think I have an overflowing recycling bin at this point.
  • A new pack or two of flat head pins and a box of Clover applique pins
  • Fray Check
  • Freezer paper
  • F&P pencils
  • Clover mini iron & a standard iron that will get a work out.
  • Dritz Point Turner/Presser
  • A needle case for handwork on the go & little scissors.
  • Scissors, shears, rotary cutter & replacement blades.
  • If you go in spurts of mass production, you may also need a sewing machine tune up, just so you are aware. I'd get the check up first, but hindsight is 20/20.
  • Speaking of vision, you'll want to get your eyes checked out before working with the ridiculously tiny applique needles. Seriously. I have new glasses just for applique, but I'm 40....so proceed at your own risk.
  • An organization system of some kind. There are various ways to do this, check a few suggestions before committing to one and continue it throughout your journey.
  • A method for journaling and a pat on the back for each level of achievement and a can-do attitude.

Additional RESOURCES for Jane:
THAT QUILT for some visual guidance
Dear Jane: where you can sign up for the listserve,
find helpful hints & purchase Jane goodies
and the new to Jane page HERE.

Happy Stitching,

One, Two, Three Tris!

TR4, TR2, TR3
The three triangles for this weekend came together pretty easily
considering the fussy cut bits were from 10" charms.
I was really worried #4 (purple) wouldn't be enough
but thought I'd give it a try anyway.
I LOVE the bells in it.

Working in order is quite different than choosing what you want to do,
as I did with the blocks after I stuck with the initial schedule a while.
I wouldn't say it's more challenging,
but I do find I have to make a fabric choice quicker than I'd like.
That may lead to some redos later on....we shall see.

My blocks were done in the order that they appear on this blog.
Its an altered schedule after a few weeks.
Your confidence will be up by the second month and then
you can adjust the plan to meet your needs.

If you are interested in the difficulty levels download,
please keep in mind that not all skill sets are the same.
What is easy and logical to one quilter may be
frustrating and time consuming to another.

I don't pay much attention to the rankings or the amount of time
it took a quilter to complete any given block.
It's all relative.

Happy Quilting!