Tuesday, February 11, 2014

My Dear Jane......

My Dear Jane quilt is finished!  I worked on the blocks and triangles off and on for 10 years or so.  The top was finished almost 2 years ago. 


I had planned to hand quilt it, but I decided to send it to long arm quilter, Jennifer Cunningham who lives here in Indianapolis.  I think she did a beautiful job custom quilting it on her long arm machine.  I love how she turned every other feather design the opposite direction.  


I did my quilt exactly like the original quilt made by Jane Stickle in 1863 except that I curved my corners a little differently.  The patterns were drafted and published by Brenda Papadakis in the book Dear Jane.  I followed the directions by Linda Franz to finish and bind my scallops.  


I love that the center block is called Indianapolis.


You can see by the photo that I have always liked to fussy cut fabric.  


When the outside photos were taken, it was 13 degrees.  I checked to make sure that the snow was really frozen before I put the quilt on top of it.  

So I have a finish for 2014!!!  

I hope you are finding some time to stitch today.  

Thanks for stopping by!

38 comments:

  1. A beautiful finish. The quilting is the icing on the cake.

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  2. I'm sure your heart is full when you look at this, it is so beautiful. The quilting adds that final special touch.

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  3. Congrats on the finish of Dear Jane... it's magnificent!!!

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  4. OH. MY. GOODNESS!!! BEST QUILT EVER! Luanne, it truly is breathtaking. Wow!
    blessings, jill

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  5. Major accomplishment, LuAnn!! Congrats--it is magnificent!
    Someday I may actually make my first DJ block. : )

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  6. congratulations. it is lovely all around. what a great accomplishment!

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  7. LuAnn, I was so excited to see that picture pop up in my newsfeed! How awesome that you finished and how great it looks! I love the background color... I hope you're bringing it for show and tell this spring.

    Sara

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  8. I'm thrilled for you and this fantastic finished quilt! Awesome!!! And that binding is spectacular! Thanks for the link to Linda's technique.....I've saved it, just in case one day I get a little nuts and think to try it! LOL

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  9. It's amazing! A huge congratulations to you on your finish!!

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  10. There could be no more spectacular first finish for any year than Dear Jane. Congratulations on your great accomplishment. It's a beauty.

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  11. Congratulations - what a beautiful finish and a great way to start this year!!!

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  12. Not just a finish...you finished a DEAR JANE! It is simply amazing....so beautiful...an absolute treasure!

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  13. Congratulations LuAnn on your beautiful finish, such an amazing accomplishment. The quilting is gorgeous and I love the biscuit coloured background with the red binding. I'm hoping to start DJ this year so thanks for the inspiration.

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  14. Simply perfect.
    KATRIN W.

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  15. Wow! Not just a finish. You have a FINISH! Congratulations!

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  16. Congratulations LuAnn! Just amazing!It is such an accomplishment. How happy you must be with your gorgeous Jane.

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  17. This is the achievement of a lifetime, I am in total awe.

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  18. congratulations! what a big achievement finishing this awesome quilt - looks lovely.
    love the outdoor photos

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  19. What a fabulous accomplishment! The quilting is a perfect fit for the quilt. My DJ is still a WIP.

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  20. Wow ... outstanding! It may have been a loooong-term project, but it was definitely worth it! Gorgeous!

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  21. Beautiful, classic quilt!

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  22. Your Dear jane is amazing! Congratulations!!

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  23. You know when you finish a quilt with that many different details that has taken that many years it counts as 3 or 4 finishes at least!

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  24. Everytime I see someone's Dear Jane my heart flips thinking of all the hard work going into it...yours is absolutely stunning - every detail, and you must feel such a sense of accomplishment.
    Love the scalloped edges - always a lovely way to complete a quilt.

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  25. WOW! congrats on such a wonderful finish! It is gorgeous and your quilter did a fabulous job too.

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  26. This is just lovely... your hard work has paid off as this will truly be an heirloom!

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  27. Oh my that is an epic quilt. Good for you for the finish.

    It is amazing and the quilting exquisite.

    Way to go. This is an epic finish.

    Hugs,

    Nancy

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  28. Absolutely stunning! I have been staring at my Dear Jane book from Brenda for a while now. One day I will get up the nerve to start, I hope. I can't decide on fabric! Leaning toward 1800's repros but not sure yet, so I won't start until I am sure. Yours is absolutely gorgeous! fantastic finish!
    Woohoo!!
    xo jan

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  29. Congratulations! That is quite an accomplishment and a beautiful quilt

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  30. Wow!!! What a great finish!!! And it is just absolutely gorgeous :*) I spent 4 years on assembling the top of my DJ, and it is not yet quilted. It may be 10 years before it is done too. Congrats!!!!

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  31. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!

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  32. It is soooooo beautiful. I hope you are coming to the Spring DJ meeting in Shipshe, and bringing it so we can see it!

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  33. What an absolutely phenomenal work of art! Congratulations! It is beyond stunning!

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  34. THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing your amazing quilt with all of us!! I am so happy that I came upon this. For the past 6 months I have been collecting fabric.. Now just collecting nerve to start! lol,,, 1 last decision -- sashing & border fabric. Lt, black, or a mottled tan-- then A1 begins!
    Yours is beautiful and truly an inspiration!!! :)
    Sharon

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  35. Really great! So precise and perfect!!!!
    Congratulations.

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  36. Hi! Your Dear Jane is so beautiful! I'm surfing around looking at Janes to gather more courage to start the quilting process on mine. The top's been finished for 2 years, so I really need to suck it up and get working on it. :D Thanks for the inspiration. Love yours!

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