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First Dear Jane Block Finished

I'm so excited that I've actually finished my very first Rainbow Jane (Dear Jane) block. It's the A-1 Pinwheel Gone Awry block. The fabric is striped, but I tried very hard to keep them straight and all going the same direction. Now, do you think I should have let the stripes go awry, too? No, I'm not re-doing it, they are just fine being controlled-striped! LOL There's one point that isn't so hot, but, with my new mantra, "Finished is better than perfect," I'm pretty darned happy!

It took me about an hour and a half because I had to review how to paper-piece and I did a few incorrectly until I got the hang of it. I'm going to try to keep a record of how long the Rainbow Jane takes me...if there's 225 blocks times 1 1/2 hours, that's a long time...she is worth it!

Not sure what project I should start now...maybe some cutting or maybe the next DJ block...


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