Dear Jane quilt top finished!

There are 169 x 4.5″ inner blocks, pieced, paper pieced and appliqued, 52 border triangle blocks, pieced, paper pieced and appliqued, 52 border triangles, plain, 4 corner block, one pieced, two paper piece and one appliqued. Approx. 5602 pieces in all.

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Baby Jane

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Baby Jane

 

 

 

 

 

In 2010, Abby the then president of the quilt group in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, DOQG, started a Dear Jane program, I joined in for fun and to give it a go, truthfully, at the time I did not think I would be able to make all of the blocks as they looked kind of complicated, but slowly as I stitched up the blocks my confidence grew, I learned from other members of the group how to applique, paper piece and to precision piece, what generous ladies to share all this knowledge with me.

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Baby Jane, the washing line was not high enough to hang the quilt with out it getting dirty.

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Too big for the washing line.

 

 

 

 

 

The fabrics I used in the quilt were a mix of scraps, some bought and my favourite is the fabric given to me by friends who knew I was working on the quilt who very kindly found and gave me fabric they knew would be perfect for the quilt, these blocks stand out and remind me how lucky I am to know them, ladies from all over the world!

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Border triangles

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Border triangles, pieced and plain.

 

 

 

 

 

Next year I will have a go at quilting it, I don’t know where to start and will have to do a bit of research before I start, then finish it with a scalloped outer border.

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Some inner blocks, 4.5″ finished.

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Some inner blocks, 4.5″ finished.

 

 

 

 

 

The quilt turned out to be about 80″ x 80″, thereabouts.

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Corner triangle block.

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Corner applique block.

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Corner block, paper pieced.

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Corner block, paper pieced and applique.

 

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