My Dear Jane Update...

lafonda_ranchJanuary 5, 2014

I'm sorry I've been out of the loop for a while. It has been crazy around here. I have had time to sew, though (my husband isn't happy about it).

I finally have my Dear Jane assembled!!! I'm sure it will be years before I get it quilted, but at least the top is done :-) I hated the way the corners went together.

Here is the best picture I can do with only one helper :-)


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Robbi, it's a treasure! You know you've inspired a few more to give this a try?

Nice to see you posting!


    Bookmark   January 5, 2014 at 11:18PM
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Robbi, so nice to hear from you.... Your dear jane is awesome...incredible work and great color layout! Congratulations on finishing the top!

    Bookmark   January 6, 2014 at 5:09AM
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Yeah! Looks great!

How does one quilt one of these, anyway? An all-over design seems too modern, but those pieces are so small, in-the-ditch or echo stitching doesn't seem possible.

Well, guess I have time before I need to worry about it since I haven't even sewn block #1. LOL

    Bookmark   January 6, 2014 at 8:22AM
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That's gorgeous. I love the color plan. Have no idea how I'd quilt it. Looking forward to seeing what you plan to do.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2014 at 8:48AM
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That's beautiful!
I've just realized there is a quilters forum here on GW. I normally hang out over on the Home building/kitchens/decorating forums here.

Anyway, for those here making the Dear Jane and Farmers Wife sampler quilts have you checked out the Yahoo group pages? On the Farmers Wife group there are templates for paper piecing the challenging blocks, and they're free to print off.
There are also quite a few finished quilts, which give some interesting ideas for quilting.
LaFonda, will you machine quilt or hand quilt yours?

    Bookmark   January 6, 2014 at 8:57AM
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What an accomplishment! When did you start working on it? It's beautiful!

    Bookmark   January 6, 2014 at 10:14AM
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Congratz on your DJ, Robbi!! It looks great!!! You must have been sewing like gangbusters!! I'm sure you didn't neglect your DH so not sure what that's all about. WoooHooo


    Bookmark   January 6, 2014 at 10:43AM
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It looks great! And the colors are so well balanced, I commend you for that. I am starting a SBS right now but I doubt I get the colors as well balanced as you have your Dear Jane, so mine is just gonna' be scrappy. Congrats on finishing it and thanks for sharing.

Best to you,

    Bookmark   January 6, 2014 at 12:00PM
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Thanks everyone. It feels good to get the top done. It is a BOM that ended last July. It's taken that long for me to get the border attached.

Funny you mentioned the quilting. I was just trying to find a picture that I've seen of the way a quilter did hers. Pretty much each block is quilted individually. It was beautiful from the back. I also liked the idea, because I can do it in stages. A few blocks at a time. And I will machine quilt it. Of course, it will take another 2 years to finish, but who's in a hurry, right!!


    Bookmark   January 6, 2014 at 12:33PM
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Amazing! The colors are really fun. Love that you've persevered. Time or not, you'll get it done and we all want to see that final result.


    Bookmark   January 6, 2014 at 4:47PM
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Beautiful work! Great accomplishment. I hope you are smiling big!
Look at Green Fairy Quilts - Judi Madsen - her quilting is always exquisite - but especially gorgeous on the Dear Jane quilt.

Here is a link that might be useful: Green Faiiry Quilts - Dear Jane

    Bookmark   January 6, 2014 at 4:50PM
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WOW! Love the way you arranged the colors, too. The piecing is so precise it looks like it was machine-stamped on!

    Bookmark   January 6, 2014 at 5:36PM
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Love it! Will it be coming to camp this year?


    Bookmark   January 6, 2014 at 8:12PM
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I hope it will be there, maybe with some quilting done on it?

Marsha, I love that site you posted. That is exactly what I was looking for earlier today. I won't be able to do the quality of work she does, but it gives me plenty of ideas :-)


    Bookmark   January 6, 2014 at 10:00PM
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Robbi, you did SUCH a nice job. Your quilt really is fantastic. Congratulations!

    Bookmark   January 7, 2014 at 9:59AM
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Beautiful Robbi! It's definitely a masterpiece.

    Bookmark   January 7, 2014 at 11:45AM
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FlamingO in AR

Stunning! I just love a rainbow quilt and this is unbelievable! Great job!

    Bookmark   January 7, 2014 at 5:54PM
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