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

Old 07-23-2010, 02:20 AM
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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.

Jane, Past and Present

One of the corners
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Old 07-23-2010, 02:23 AM
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That is some job- well done- it is very cohesive for such a varied design.
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Old 07-23-2010, 02:28 AM
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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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Old 07-23-2010, 02:31 AM
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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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Old 07-23-2010, 02:37 AM
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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.

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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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