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Thread: finished Dear Jane blocks.................

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    finished Dear Jane blocks.................

    thought I would never get there!? I wont start with the triangles before the top is not sewn together - my least favorite part. It will give me (a lot of) time to think of the color choice for the triangles. Any suggestion very wellcome.
    I also consider to make the blank triangles with printed fabric instead of white. I somehow have the idea that this would "hold" the quit together and frame it better.

    AND OF COURSE I AM FISHING FOR COMPLIMENTS to get me going!

    We have a terrible heat wave in Switzerland right now. I think there was a reason to the fact that the women in old days quilted during wintertime - next to the farmwork.

    Happy quilting
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    I am in awe. Your blocks are beautiful and I love your soft colors. I so admire the efforts of those who make this quilt. I tried to make the Farmer's Wife quilt blocks which were 6 inch and found I was not very accurate so stopped. To create these 4 inch blocks is really an accomplishment. Thank you for posting. I look forward to seeing your post when you add the triangle border. What an heirloom. Love it.
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    You are amazing. Your quilt is stunning. Did you use the Dear Jane book, or use a pattern? Very very beautiful. Can't even imagine how many hours you have in this one.....

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    Very pretty! I bought the book and cd but I could not get any of the blocks to be a consistent size. I printed the patterns on the same computer so I was lost and just put it away! Now that I see this I want o dig it out! And I would most likely go with the colors in the center block, for your border blocks. I also like your colors and lay out.
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    Fish no more Your blocks are outstanding I love how there is a pattern within a pattern in the way the blocks are positioned. Absolutely stunning!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by granny_59 View Post
    thought I would never get there!? I wont start with the triangles before the top is not sewn together - my least favorite part. It will give me (a lot of) time to think of the color choice for the triangles. Any suggestion very wellcome.
    I also consider to make the blank triangles with printed fabric instead of white. I somehow have the idea that this would "hold" the quit together and frame it better.

    AND OF COURSE I AM FISHING FOR COMPLIMENTS to get me going!

    We have a terrible heat wave in Switzerland right now. I think there was a reason to the fact that the women in old days quilted during wintertime - next to the farmwork.

    Happy quilting
    Granny
    I love your choice of color and the arrangement. I can't wait to see it completed. You need to be proud!!!!! I am anxious to see the comments about the triangles.
    Mary

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    WOW! Simply divine! I am so proud for you. I bought the templates about a year ago. Finally found the book at a good price on ebay and have been acquiring cw fabrics for about a year. Told myself that I would make my first block on my birthday, Aug.8, but I get heart palpitations every time I think about starting it. This quilt has such and effect on me, it moves me to tears everytime I look at it. I wonder what Jane would think of us today?

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    It's beautiful - very easy to compliment you - I like the colors - I like your arrangement - and from what I can see, your workmanship is excellent!

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    Your Dear Jane is beatiful!! I never saw one that I didn't like!! Such pretty pastels too.
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    Wow! Your work is beautiful - the colors and fabrics are perfect and the way you have them arranged is gorgeous. Hope to see more of it in the future (maybe after the winter?!).

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    you're work is always beautiful and these are just another impressive example. Well done!
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    Beautiful.

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    So pretty. Love your color choices, and yes I like your idea to do the triangles in prints.

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    WOW you haveto be smiling from ear to ear... wonderful job.. don't you just fall in love with those little blocks..enjoy you journey making the triangles and corners..

    Judy in Phx, AZ

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    you are on the down hill slop

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    what a gorgeous quilt!!!! keep the juices flowing
    i agree that the plain triangles should be something other than white. i've seen them match the color of the block nearest to it.
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    Your quilt blocks are so pretty. It will be a beautiful quilt!

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    It is so gorgeous! You keep up the good work. I don't ever think I will do one of these. Thanks for posting.

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    Hang on while I pick my jaw up off the floor... wow! Let me repeat... wow! This is absolutely stunning! I don't think I've ever seen this done is pastels & I love it in this colorway! It's gorgeous! It's spectacular! I am so impressed!!! Thank you for sharing this beauty with us!!!
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    Beautiful ! This may sound assertive BUT my husband and I are coming to visit family in Germany and Switzerland next spring....where do you live ? I'd love to connect with a fellow quilter if possible.
    Please pm me - Oh could this be possible - wouldn't it be fun !
    Maybe some of my family knows you .......

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    BRAVO!!!! Absolutely stunning ... the piecing looks fantastic and I love the color layout.

    Seriously ... did you think you had to fish for compliments?

    Cannot wait to see the triangles!
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    Absolutely lovely! Many kudos to your perseverance and workmanship! Amazing colors and all that work in just 4" blocks is truly amazing. WOW!
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    Your blocks are beautiful. I love the way you have them arranged, never seen that before. You should be very proud. Thats quite an accomplishment!!

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    wow beautiful job

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    Yay! Woo hoo! High 5! Very pretty.
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