The quilting is completed and the final thread count is 730 yards. Here are the final quilted blocks from row H. Click on the photos to view the quilting details better.
Left side triangle 6 and Block H1. They’re both stitched in the ditch.
Blocks H2 and H3. Both are also stitched in the ditch. H2 I appliqued circles instead of the triangles.
Blocks H4, H5 and H6. H4 was stitched in the ditch then I quilted lines to emphasis the diamond shape. H5 was first stitched in the ditch, then I quilted overlapping half triangles inside the blue triangles. H6 was stitched int he ditch. Maybe I should have followed the circle around in the white corner squares. I can always add it later if I want, but I doubt I will.
Blocks H7, H8 and H9. H7 and 8 are both stitched in the ditch. H9 is also stitched in ditch, then I quilted straight lines in the blue corners.
Blocks H10, H11 and H12. All three of these blocks are stitched in the ditch. H10 I added a curve in the white rectangles and in H11 I echo quilted 1 line in the blue shape.
Blocks H13 and right side triangle 8. Both are stitched in the ditch. H13 I quilted overlapping lines in the blue triangles. RS triangle 8 I quilted a line to emphasis the curve in the bottom and stitched a quarter-inch inside the larger blue heart.
A view of Jane laying on the bed. She’s not completely finished though. A quilt is not completely finished until the binding is sewn and the label attached. For some reason, I don’t enjoy the binding part and normally let the quilt lay around for a while. Not this time, I’m going to get this quilt completed!
I didn’t want to have to worry about running out of blue fabric while piecing Jane, so I bought a whole bolt of the blue. There is plenty of fabric left so someday, there will be another blue and white quilt.
I’ve appliqued another block for the Pastor’s Attic quilt. This is the 2nd block I made from this design and is to replace the 2nd one that was supposed to have all the feather fingers sticking out. No way was I going to applique another one like that again!
By Christmas Day, the children who were able to come home had come and gone. It was a quiet, peaceful day here, a wonderful day for sewing. I decided to do some fun sewing, no quilting or appliquing.
I had made flannel pillowcases for the grands but we wanted some too. The table runner was pieced several years ago but never quilted, so I finished that project.
Have you ever bought a jellyroll just because it was on sale? Several years ago, a friend and I were at Lolly’s Fabrics and they had jellyrolls marked way down on the chopping block. Of course we both bought a roll, they were on sale after all. She sewed hers up and made a really cute quilt for a grandson a year ago. After I sewed the pillowcases and table runner, I got out my jelly roll and started sewing a Zippy-Strippy quilt. The center body of the quilt was sewn by bedtime.
She has an Accu Go-cutter and using her dies, I had cut out 12 snowflakes using shimmer fabric earlier this fall. They were ironed on Saturday morning and machine appliqued throughout the day. By 9:15 PM Saturday evening, the snowflakes were all attached. I looked through all of my dark blue batik fabrics but none of them were the correct fabric for an outside border. That is on my list for the Pumpkinvine Inspiration club, Monday January 4th.
Linking to My Quilt Infatuation, A Quilting Reader’s Garden, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching and Quilting is More Fun than Housework, Love Laugh Quilt and Podunk Pretties.
Your Jane is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. It is a wow quilt and I love it. You can sure be proud of that great accomplishment. Your table runner and zippy strippy turned out great too. You are amazing with all you get done. Can’t wait to see you Monday.
Dear Jane is stunning. What a glorious finish. I hope you have the opportunity to display it locally
congratulations on finishing the quilting on jane!!
If you hurry you can get that binding done by thurs midnight
and be way ahead of schedule 🙂
It really is beautiful.
so neat to see, bet you are glad to have this project behind you though – although when I finished my first one I missed it and started a second – I did eventually finish it but part way through wished I hadn’t started another
So beautiful and striking! Did you ‘reverse’ applique the Baltimore block? Sometimes back basting makes it easier. I only use that technique on larger block patterns. When I first started appliqueing I knew nothing about the needle turn applique. I made 9 blocks using/learning from Elly Sienkiewicz’s book – WHAT A CHALLENGE! But it did get me started. I still have the blocks and would not put them in a quilt – EVER – just keep them to see how much I have progressed since I started quilting in 2001! Have a Happy New Year and may we all have a great year.
Yes, that is the technique I usually use when it is a large piece of fabric. That is how I do anyway, but not everyone likes backbasting and that is ok.
Ditto Ditto Deanna – stunning!
Congrats on finishing up Jane, it’s gorgoues! Looks like you’ve been very productive over the holiday. Have a very happy New Year.
Jane looks beautiful!!
Your Jane Quilt is amazing. Congratulations!
Congratulations on a huge finish! Beautiful!
Congratulations ; such a beauty! 🙂
Wow — what a beautiful quilt! I’d be in a hurry to bind it, too! Congratulations on a terrific finish! 🙂
What a great way to greet the new year! Jane is lovely! I love blue and white quilts!
Yay! Jane is beautiful. I love the Zippy-Strippy quilt also. It is so pretty with those snowflakes. Isn’t it wonderful to complete projects that have been hanging around? Your table runner is very pretty.
Congratulations on finishing Jane’s hand quilting! That is gorgeous!
I do love the binding stage… wish I could do it for you 🙂
Your Dear Jane is breathtaking, I just love the blue and white, your hand quilting is beautiful. I really need to start one soon.
Wow the Dear Jane is just beautiful, the blue and white just glows, your hand quilting is lovely and you inspire me to start one.
Your Jane quilt is Beautiful! Love the snowflake quilt.
Have a great day!
Your Jane looks beautiful.
Your Dear Jane is just amazing, and a beautiful finish! I enjoyed seeing your other projects as well. I’ve been thinking about making pillow cases, too. Can you suggest a good tutorial?
it is a Breathtaking beautiful quilt! What an accomplishment, congratulations!
Your Dear Jane is gorgeous. I love blue and white quilts.
Your Jane is just gorgeous as it is. Congrats and let’s go binding it. You rock!
Your Dear Jane is beautiful. What a major accomplishment!
It looks amazing! Great (almost) finish.
I love your blue and white Dear Jane!
Absolutely stunning! Thanks for linking up on Podunk Pickin’s.
Congratulations on your Jane almost finish! Get to that binding girl so you have a wonderful finished quilt! Love the snowflake addition to the jelly roll quilt.
A fabulous Jane, Gretchen! Love it. It is so stunning in just blue and white. Thanks for linking to WIPs Be Gone. BTW: You won the 1″ hexagon paper pieces. Send me your snail mail and I’ll send them along.
Your Dear Jane is just beautiful. I love it in blue and white. I also like your Zippy Strippy. The snowflakes are the perfect touch!