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.
Jane, Past and Present
One of the corners
That is some job- well done- it is very cohesive for such a varied design.
Absolutely amazing! And in that short time! Wow!
I really like the Dear Jane quilt, maybe IŽll try it too one day.
WOW! Congratulations are in order for this beautiful quilt. It is so inspiring to see and hear about your special quilt.
That is STUNNING! And it's also amazing that you made it so quickly! It would take me eons! :)
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!!
Absolutely beautiful...Stellar quilt
You did a fabulous job!
Peace and Blessings,
That is absolutely stunning. What a feat, you must be so proud of yourself and rightfully so!
That is gorgeous. I have a friend who is doing the dear jane quilt and has been working on it for years.
Well done, thats a quilt to be very proud of. I think it's beautiful I would never have the patience.