Quilting Jane, Row C

With the quilting completed on row C on my Jane, I’ve used 527 yards of thread and just have 5 more rows to quilt. My goal is to have the quilting finished by the first of January, 2016.

IMG_0129Left side triangle 11.



IMG_0128Row C, blocks 1, 2 and 3.


IMG_0127Row C, blocks 4, 5 and 6.


IMG_0126Row C, blocks 7, 8 and 9.


IMG_0125Row C, blocks 10, 11 and 12.


IMG_0124Row C, block 13 and right side triangle 3.

I’m not giving a lot of explanation about quilting these blocks, they are mostly stitched in the ditch.

IMG_0191Earlier this month I hosted out-of-area friends overnight on their way to the Just Takes Two retreat in Shipshewana. As a thank-you gift, Chris gifted me a copy of the Dutch Treat applique book written by Judy Garden. I’ve been paging through this book entranced by the beautiful reverse applique. My applique skill isn’t up to the standards necessary for this quilt, but then I thought, “What about embroidery?” Wouldn’t these blocks look lovely in blue embroidery? I’m trying to remember if I’ve ever seen this quilt embroidered. I’ll have to think about this some more.

IMG_0184My last post was about the Jane Stickle quilt retreat I attended last week. I had one more photo I wanted to add. We had received 7 inches of snow on Saturday and yes, this was the same snow storm I drove through to get to Caroline’s Cotton Cottage. This picture was taken Sunday morning outside the eating room looking west toward the conference room where we sewed.

Linking up to Esther’s Wednesday Wow, Freshly Pieced, Quilting is more Fun Than Housework, Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching, Love/Laugh/Quilt, Cooking Up Quilts and Quilt Story.


17 thoughts on “Quilting Jane, Row C

  1. I think one has to grow up in snow country to drive in snow that deep!!!!! I have never forgotten the ice on the roads when we lived in Canada one Nov and Dec it was so scary seeing trucks or cars coming towards you side ways down the highway ?????? Your DJ blocks are so so perfect such a joy to look at. Hugs Glenda

  2. I started a Dutch Treat quilt once that ended as a small table topper and I sold the book and forgot about it – I think I did see one embroidery but I can’t for the life of me remember where. Sounds like you are coming along nicely on Dear Jane are you hand or machine quilting?

  3. Love the snow picture! Dutch Treat is a very unique quilt. I started it a few years back and am still trying to find a fabric for the top (a tone on tone) that will not fray when working the blocks.
    It is a neat project. Embroidery would be nice, in fact, maybe that is what I need to do. It is a beautiful quilt made up. A friend of mine reduced the number of blocks and won a Best of Show
    If you should decide to make a few blocks doing applique, I was told to spray the top fabric with sizing and that might help the fraying problem.

    Love that DJ…

  4. Great progress on Jane. Even if you don’t feel that your appliqué skills are strong enough now, imagine how wonderful they would be by the time you finish. Such a beautiful quilt!

  5. Your quilt is coming along nicely – good luck with finishing by January 1st!
    I think the Dutch Treat would be great worked as embroidery – maybe you could just try a few blocks and see how it went?

    • I pieced the first block a year ago at the Jane Stickle Retreat in Shipshewana. I plan to take the completed quilt to the April 2016 retreat, if nothing unforeseen arrises. Dutch Treat will have to wait her turn, too many projects going on now.

  6. Your quilt blocks are just perfect and I love the crisp colors. Looks like a wonderful place for a quilt retreat but I’d hate to make the drive in that snow.

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