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Thread: Finished my second Dear Jane top!

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    OMGosh!! This is wonderful!

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    Judi there is only one book and that is the Dear Jane book. This is a good site for helpful hints on making the quilt and she sells the book too Anina from Twiddletails - http://thatquilt.blogspot.com/ I have ordered from her and always had good service.
    Also if you go to the original Dear Jane site, Brenda sells the rulers, freezer paper and the book and software if you want to go that route. Brenda can be slow at times sending things but has a good reputation too.
    http://www.dearjane.com/ go to the side bar and look at the store items.
    good luck :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by karenfae
    Just this morning I managed to finished my second dear jane top - of course it still needs to be quilted and I won't get around to doing that for awhile - here is a photo --
    edited: more photos on my blog
    Karen,
    I am in awe of this quilt. It is absolutely stunning.
    How many different reds would you say you have in
    this quilt? I know in some of the 30's Dear Janes,
    there are upwards of 230 different fabrics. Do you
    have any idea how many different reds you used?
    If I ever make one, it will have to be red and cream -
    I LOVE THIS QUILT!
    Merry Christmas,
    Marcia

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    Great job. I have the book but didn't know about making the quilt, you are an inspiration. :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by marciacp
    Quote Originally Posted by karenfae
    Just this morning I managed to finished my second dear jane top - of course it still needs to be quilted and I won't get around to doing that for awhile - here is a photo --
    edited: more photos on my blog
    Karen,
    I am in awe of this quilt. It is absolutely stunning.
    How many different reds would you say you have in
    this quilt? I know in some of the 30's Dear Janes,
    there are upwards of 230 different fabrics. Do you
    have any idea how many different reds you used?
    If I ever make one, it will have to be red and cream -
    I LOVE THIS QUILT!
    Merry Christmas,
    Marcia
    Marcia this is just a two color quilt - I made it with a red batik (a Princess Mirah batik I believe it was called) so it has a look of more than one red though. The background fabric was called "buttercream"

    To get an idea though of how many colors it takes if you want each block or triangle different there are 52 pieced triangles I believe and 169 pieced blocks plus 4 corners so each of these would use a color plus a background.

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    Marcia this is just a two color quilt - I made it with a red batik (a Princess Mirah batik I believe it was called) so it has a look of more than one red though. The background fabric was called "buttercream"

    To get an idea though of how many colors it takes if you want each block or triangle different there are 52 pieced triangles I believe and 169 pieced blocks plus 4 corners so each of these would use a color plus a background.[/quote]

    Karen,
    I guess I wasn't clear in asking how many colors you used
    to make your quilt. I was wondering if you used many
    different reds, or just one, plus the cream background.
    I didn't know if you used many different reds, or basically
    one, or even a few. Just wondering.
    Have a Great Day!
    Marcia

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    Another Stunner (x2). To all the doubtful ones - go for it. I started one in Oriental fabrics (that is fabrices from the Orient=Japan)in July 2010 and am planning on it being a very loonngg term project as I tend to avoid hand sewing and have only done a very small amount of applique. Therefore if I can do it everyuone else can too. Should be a great learning curve for me. Season's Greeting to all and the very best for 2011. May each of you receive in your life that which is most needed. CB

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    I REALLY like DJ in red and cream! Great work! I only did a VERY FEW DJ blocks, so I'm surprised you finished TWO!

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    Absolutely beautiful :thumbup: My favorite color....

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    Quote Originally Posted by karenfae
    Judi there is only one book and that is the Dear Jane book. This is a good site for helpful hints on making the quilt and she sells the book too Anina from Twiddletails - http://thatquilt.blogspot.com/ I have ordered from her and always had good service.
    Also if you go to the original Dear Jane site, Brenda sells the rulers, freezer paper and the book and software if you want to go that route. Brenda can be slow at times sending things but has a good reputation too.
    http://www.dearjane.com/ go to the side bar and look at the store items.
    good luck :)
    I have been looking at the book on line and wonder if the directions are easy to follow? Are they all hand sewn, are there any paper pieced blocks? Your two quilts are very special.

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    I had not been on the message board in ages and just saw this question. No there are no instructions in the book. You figure out how to do each block as you come to it. A lot of people paper piece a good percentage of the blocks. I hand pieced all of the blocks or needle turn applique or reverse applique. You use whatever method you are comfortable with. Good luck on your quilt.
    Karen

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    woow your second on...I have never made a first DEAR JANE ....

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    Stunning!!

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    Absolutely beautiful...love your color choices
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    you're second. Wow I think that is beyond me. I am making the farmers wife sampler and think that is a challenge for me.

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    Congratulations on getting 2 done! Looks beautiful

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    Wow! Very beautiful!

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    this is beautiful :!: I admire everyone who can stick with this project. I just love seeing everyone's blocks. It gives me hope that I can start my DJ next year. Thanks for sharing.

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    Really? Your second?? I am soooo impressed! Beautiful, was the second one easier?

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    yes In my opinion the second was easier and actually took less time to make even though I hand pieced that one too. The second one I think took about 70 hours less time - I have that stuff written down somewhere! I have links on my blog to both quilts.
    Karen

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    Wow! Fabulous!! Think I'd keep one for myself too~

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    OUTSTANDING!!!

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    You did a fantastic job!

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    STUNNING!

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    Fabulous! To do one DJ is an achievement....and a second is amazing. It's beautiful.

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