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Finished my second Dear Jane top!

Old 12-21-2010, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by quilt3311
You have to be kidding!! You actually did this twice? Two gals in my guild worked for 3 years to get the blocks and border done on their quilts. They are gorgeous though and would be a real challenge. Maybe someday, I do have the pattern and CD.
yes twice - I guess I'm crazy :) the first time hand piecing it took me 490 hours to do and over 3 years.
this second time about 383 hours and 2 years and 8 months. That is normal for a dear jane though, I have heard of some that put it aside for months and years and one that I heard (the longest) took 10 years to complete it.
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:15 PM
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Unbelievable.....I admire people like you. This is gorgeous!!!
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:54 PM
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Wow!!! It's awesome....I love red and white quilts!
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:56 PM
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I can't believe that you did 2 Dear Janes -- and by hand too. I did about 45 blocks on the machine and had to quit. Too many other projects in the fire to concentrate on it. Plus, those blocks are sooooo small and hard too. I used one of the examples in the book and did a lap sized quilt with a black background and the blocks on point in rows. It looks nice on my family room wall. Right now I'm doing a blue and white one with just the blocks that can be appliqued. I belong to a Dear Jane group at my favorite quilt store, so I keep trying to do something Jane. Great work on yours. I love the red and white.
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Old 12-21-2010, 05:25 PM
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Too beautiful for words.
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Old 12-21-2010, 05:29 PM
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A stunner! WOW
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Old 12-21-2010, 06:46 PM
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Old 12-21-2010, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by karenfae
I started the first one about 6 years ago I guess and finished quilting it and gave it to my oldest daughter a little over a year ago. This second one I started a little more than 2 1/2 years ago and now it will be put aside to hand quilt when the quilt on have on my frame comes off. (I have hand pieced both of these quilts and hand quilting is what I do.) this second quilt will go to my younger daughter.
This is absolutely gorgeous! Was it any easier the second time? I love your choice of colors, BTW :D :D :D
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:07 PM
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Museum quality!!!
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That is soooooo beautiful!
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