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My Dear Jane Update...

Posted by lafonda_ranch (My Page) on
Sun, Jan 5, 14 at 22:49

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 :-)

Robbi


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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!

Kate


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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!
V.


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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


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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.


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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?


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What an accomplishment! When did you start working on it? It's beautiful!


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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

SharonG/FL


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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,
Sandra


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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!!

Robbi


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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.

LindaB/CA


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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


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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!


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Love it! Will it be coming to camp this year?

beverly


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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 :-)

Robbi


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Robbi, you did SUCH a nice job. Your quilt really is fantastic. Congratulations!


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Beautiful Robbi! It's definitely a masterpiece.


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


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