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