Among the collection offered in the first phase of the auction was this collection of log cabin squares, created by Janice. When the package arrived at my studio, I opened it to find 8 total pieces: 4 squares completed and joined, one square completely edged, 2 squares un-edged, and the last square partially edged. It's as if Janice left it in progress at a point where I could pick up and see clearly how she was working. (Even in death, she still teaches me.)
Knowing that I wanted to use this unfinished project as a way to pay tribute to Janice, (and that I probably wouldn't wear a vest like this,) the decision was made to move forward using these pieces as inspiration; just the way Janice would have liked.
As of now, I have decided to make a blanket out of these pieces. The humble (and slow) beginning has been to photograph the pieces, study the edging and confirm that I know what she was doing. After some experimentation I found the correct crochet hook size, and picked up where my sweet friend left off.
In the meantime, here are the images of the pieces as they arrived from Janice's estate. I miss my talented, supportive, creative friend... but having this work of hers to continue brings me a bit of comfort.