5/22/2008

Dearest Jane and the Trunk for It (Her)

One of the three foundation pieces for the central portion of DJ's B10. These things are microscopic. Can I really do this? Note the nervous bite taken out of the pencil.

Channeling "miniature", the block was created.

It's beginning to appear that Dearest Jane might have been quite the little devil. Some of these blocks are positively devious. I keep imagining her rocking out on her front porch in the early evening, devising yet another mathematical puzzle to create in fabric. She could have been a mathematician at a New England college, confounding everyone around her with yet another new postulate or theorem.

Bought this 1870s or so trunk for $18. It has a brass nameplate! Indicating that the owner was from Lehighton, Pa. How divine is that? Maybe when I get it fixed up (and the interior lined with acidfree paper or fabric), I will store Dear Jane in it. I mean my quilt of course.

13 comments:

Bunny said...

The trunk looks like a great find. B-10 look great.

Amy a.k.a. dragonryder4 said...

You did a wonderful job on this wee little block ! You are far braver than I am , I have looked at the Dear Jane quilt a million times but still haven't gotten up the guts to give it a shot LOL :) I love the trunk , it was such an awesome find.

Joanna said...

I can't believe you got your trunk for only 18 dollars! Bargain! I'd love to tackle the Dear Jane - I've just got so many other projects on the go. Maybe I should just add one more??!!!

Karen said...

What a bargain on the trunk! It looks like a wonderful storage place.

Libby said...

Do you suppose Jane knew that all these years later we would be struggling with her devious delicious work? The trunk is a grand find!

Marcie said...

Love the trunk! And the nameplate! You don't kid me with those complaints about the tricky DJ blocks--I know you relish it!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Oh indeed. That trunk is brilliant...almost as brilliant as your joke about DJ!

Early morning hilarity. I love it.

Over Coffee with Sewprimitive, *karendianne.

Wendy said...

Wow what a great deal on the trunk. I love antiques. Fabulous find and dear jane quilt will love to be store in a fine looking trunk

Grazia said...

I'm getting mad with mine....
Ciao from Italy...

Lucy said...

Wow what a nice trunk. I already curious who the person was..

Screen Door said...

Great fnd!! I'm never that lucky.... so, what will be stored in it?

Sue said...

Your trunk is a treasure. I love things like that, it brings so many questions to mind about the person who owned it all those years ago.....

Darcie said...

What a divine discovery, Karen! Lucky girl, that Dear Jane!