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Thread: My Dear Jane quilt, 'Jane, Past and Present'

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    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.

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    Respect!
    That is some job- well done- it is very cohesive for such a varied design.

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    Absolutely amazing! And in that short time! Wow!
    I really like the Dear Jane quilt, maybe IŽll try it too one day.

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    WOW! Congratulations are in order for this beautiful quilt. It is so inspiring to see and hear about your special quilt.

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    That is STUNNING! And it's also amazing that you made it so quickly! It would take me eons! :)

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    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!!

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    Absolutely beautiful...Stellar quilt
    You did a fabulous job!
    Peace and Blessings,

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    That is absolutely stunning. What a feat, you must be so proud of yourself and rightfully so!

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    That is gorgeous. I have a friend who is doing the dear jane quilt and has been working on it for years.

    Sybil

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    Well done, thats a quilt to be very proud of. I think it's beautiful I would never have the patience.

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    Love the color you chose. It really makes the blocks pop.

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    Gulp. I bow to you.... :D

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    Wow! That is gorgeous, of course, but I cannot believe your speed. You've handquilted it, too? Beautiful! Congratulations!

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    Congratulations, you did an awesome job!

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    *Giving you a standing ovation here in front of my computer*

    WELLLLLL DONE!!!!!!

    I could definately live with that! IF?, WHEN? (ROFLMAO) I ever get around to making one (choking now with laughter) ... I'd aim for this type of color layout. Serious now - I LOVE it!

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    Outstanding! So beautiful! and all the detail is so wonderful. You are amazing. I hope you can sleep well now.

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    WOW WOW WOW!!! Lesley you did an amazing, stunning, superb job on this quilt!! I LOVE the end result-an heirloom for sure.
    Stand up and take a bow because that is truly an amazing accomplishment and flows so beautifully!
    Hugs
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    Sooo beautiful, Lesley! We're proud of you!!

    I see you added cornerstones, too....whew! That little extra bit of color really pulls all the blocks together. And I especially like the plain white triangles on the border....they really set off the pieced ones.

    Congratulations again on a great job! Karen

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    It's absolutely gorgeous! Fabulous job hand quilting! I love batiks and how bright and cheery they are in your quilt.

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    Lovely, just lovely!

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    Job VERY WELL done!! This is spectacular. I do hope you will enter it in a show.

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    Wow! You did a great job!

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    Totally awesome! Your color palette is extremely well done and I am so awed by the amount of work that you must have put into this quilt.

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    That is just a work of art...beautiful.

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    You have my quilty admiration. That is spectacular and I love your label corner block.

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