I know a lot of people took their Dear Jane book to a print shop to change to a spiral binding. I simply cut the binding off (on the band saw) and put it into a 3 ring binder. This way, I could photocopy (for my use ONLY) any pattern I needed. As I mentioned before I did re-draft quite a few blocks, mainly because I prefer applique to piecing (clearly Jane did not!) and changed many of Jane's originals from piecing to applique. I also glued a scrap of each fabric used next to the pattern in the book.
I did try to match Jane's fabric selection as closely as I could. The fabric swatches made it much easier to keep track of the order of the border blocks.
Ohhhhh sorry to show you my ugly ironing board cover! Time for a new one I think!
And, now for the reveal... I am cheating I suppose, but because I do love applique and because I am hand quilting the border triangles, I have opted to simply applique circles on the alternate blocks instead of piecing. I couldn't imagine hand quilting all those tiny little pieces and I just love appliqueing circles.
I hope it doesn't make it look too contemporary, but I have finished all the appliques and I am NOT doing them over. I think it will look nice when finished. XXXX those are my fingers crossing!
Have a quilty day!