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Thread: When Jane Was Blue->An Old Dear Jane

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    When Jane Was Blue->An Old Dear Jane

    This is my interpretation of Dear Jane. I made it in 2005/6 when I first started quilting. It helped me learn all the techniques of quilting and introduced me to friends who were attempting the same. I was an avid embroiderer and every other block is an embroidered "shadow". The back has a quilt design too. and it was a quilt as you go. All these things my quilt friends thought were weird (now much more common) but I was too dumb to know what was a standard quilting technique, and what was "weird". I named her, "When Jane Was Blue" . I've won many ribbons for her. I just listed her on the Dear Jane Thread today but thought many forum members might not see here buried down in all those posts Enjoy:



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    Beautiful. So you have always been good, huh. BrendaK
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    Love your Jane!
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    Really like your adaptation. Beautiful.

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    I pulled up this thread, scrolled down , and immediately gasped when I saw your quilt. It is truly inspiring. Glad you shared.

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    Well done. You have more patience than me. Lol
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    Very pretty!
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    ​Lovely quilt!

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    Beautiful blue Jane!
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    I bought the dear Jane book and will be starting it up soon. I can't wait to start and love reading and seeing all other dear Jane quilts. Yours is beautiful and love the colors and the uniqueness. WOW. I hope mine comes out half as nice as this one. Do you have any tips?
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    wow,your quilt is absolutely stunning. so pretty in just 2 colors
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    Jane, l would love to see the back too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewlittletime View Post
    I bought the dear Jane book and will be starting it up soon. I can't wait to start and love reading and seeing all other dear Jane quilts. Yours is beautiful and love the colors and the uniqueness. WOW. I hope mine comes out half as nice as this one. Do you have any tips?
    yes...go one block at a time and enjoy the process of each and every block. Make them OVERSIZED so you can trim them to PERFECT squares. (I hand quilted each block before assembly, so this was essential ). I made a plastic sheet binder and "filed" each square as it was made, and skipped around & did the blocks that called my name first. Sometimes I did an easy one just to gain confidence and feel accomplished, Remember there is no correct way to make a block. Do it the way you know (freezer paper applique), or the way you want to learn, (needle turn applique). Above all, have fun.

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    Now that is very striking
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    I really like your blue interpretation. I would give it a ribbon if I were a judge. It's one of the prettiest I have ever seen.
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    Wow, impressive quilt and I like your idea to embroider shadow blocks. Would love to see the back. I'm curious to know how you broke it down to do quilt as you go...
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    Now that is some "eye candy".

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    In general, I am not particularly fond of the Dear Jane genre. Yours, however, I simply love. Your thin spiral outlining really makes the whole thing more defined and crisp. Thanks for sharing it.

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    My dear Jane has been abandoned for some time but today I actually has a plan to start on it again with another quilter who also filed her away...

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    You did a great job.

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    This is the best Dear Jane Yet.!
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    is under a quilt homemade with LOVE!

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    It's very nice! What an awesome project with all those small squares.

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    I really like your interpretation of Dear Jane. It is uniquely beautiful.

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    Stunning quilt.
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    Wow - never seen one like that - beautiful.

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