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Thread: My Dear Jane quilt, 'Jane, Past and Present'

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    Power Poster Lacelady's Avatar
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    I have just finished my Dear Jane quilt, begun on 1st Jan this year, with all the other Block of the Month Dear Janers. These little blocks (41/2in finished) really took me over, and I couldn't stop making them, so I ran ahead of the schedule and just kept going.

    Some statistics: a total of 225 blocks and triangles, all machine pieced, and where the pattern called for it, I hand appliqued them. It is all hand quilted, and measures about 86in square.

    I made it in 6 months, 22 days and called it Jane Past and Present because it is a very old design (the original was made in 1863), but I made it will all batiks, set in Kona natural cotton as a background, with a trip round the world format

    It took over 5,500 pieces to make it (I had to revise my corner block to reflect the fact that I hadn't counted the sashing and scallops in my total). Some of the blocks only needed a handful of pieces, some needed over 40.

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    Respect!
    That is some job- well done- it is very cohesive for such a varied design.

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    Absolutely amazing! And in that short time! Wow!
    I really like the Dear Jane quilt, maybe IŽll try it too one day.

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    WOW! Congratulations are in order for this beautiful quilt. It is so inspiring to see and hear about your special quilt.

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    That is STUNNING! And it's also amazing that you made it so quickly! It would take me eons! :)

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    Wow-what an eye opener this early in the morning. That is truly beautiful; your work and fabric choices are fantastic. Pat yourself on the back-you deserve it!!

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    Absolutely beautiful...Stellar quilt
    You did a fabulous job!
    Peace and Blessings,

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    That is absolutely stunning. What a feat, you must be so proud of yourself and rightfully so!

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    That is gorgeous. I have a friend who is doing the dear jane quilt and has been working on it for years.

    Sybil

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    Well done, thats a quilt to be very proud of. I think it's beautiful I would never have the patience.

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