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Thread: Finished my second Dear Jane top!

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    what is a Dear Jane - it is a replica of a quilt made in 1864. It is comprised of 169 different 4 1/2 inch blocks - each different from the other. There are also 52 pieced triangles in it and 4 corners- again all different from each other. Some of these blocks have over 40 pieces in them, some of the corners have over 70 pieces in them. The book comes with the patterns but no instructions - you figure it out yourself. A lot of people hand piece these as the original was and a lot of us hand quilt them also - why make it - because of the challenge I guess

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    Right now I do not know if I favor one over the other - I love all the multitude of colors I used in the scrappy first version - but yet I love the two way color combine of the red batik I used with the buttercream batik

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    I can't begin to imagine....but it sure is beautiful!

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    Incredible. I can't imagine the hours of work that went into this beauty.

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    Oh wow that is just gorgeous

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    Oh wow that is just gorgeous

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    beautiful!

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    gorgeous! this is the best dear jane! am just starting mine ..... wish i had gone with the green and white, my first color choice, but no, i had to change my mind. your red is just spectacular! i'll have to hurry up with this one and make another.

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    That looks incredibly tedious & complicated - but what a great quilt! Bet you're glad to be done with it. I admire your talents.

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    STUNNING! I can't believe you've done TWO!

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    TWO!!!???
    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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    It's magnificent - that's all.

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    It's spectacular. I don't know if I'm brave enough to try that one or not.

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    My hat is off to you! They are both just beautiful! I'm just a few tris and the kites from finishing my DJ. Then the quilting begins!

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    Amazing- I can't imagine the hours of work put into that!

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    Beautiful!!!!!!!

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    STUNNING!

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    What a beautiful quilt, I love the red! I can't imagine doing it twice!!

    I'm planning to make one next year, but have been undecided about the colours - either red & green or multicolour. Have another big quilt to finish first though.

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    Absolutely stunning - I am full of admiration, I can't imagine starting one, let alone finish a second. The titles for your quilts are so appropriate!

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    IMPRESSIVE! And...hand pieced....I'm amazed! Great job!

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    It's beautiful .
    :thumbup:I watched your details on your sit very hard working

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    From one who has made one DJ, I take my hat off to you. One is enough for me, and I machine paper pieced most of mine (applique was hand done, as was the quilting).

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    Absolutley gorgeous.. I could go on and on about this quilt but words would'nt do justice to it. Thank you for letting us all see it

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    Have long wanted to try doing one of these quilts but don't think I could do all the hand piecing. Well done on doing two

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    Absolutely breathtaking. I love the red and white and that it's batiks - it's traditional yet contemporary at the same time and the quilt absolutely sings. :-D :-D :-D

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