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Date: 12/3/13 11:49 PM

I can't find any posts on Dear Jane quilts. Has anyone done one? Anyone want to do one? I just completely botched my first square, but I'm going to keep it all the same. Symmetrical botching is okay in my opinion.

I figure if I do one or two blocks a day, it should take a year or so to finish the quilt.

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Date: 12/4/13 1:06 AM

I didn't know what a Dear Jane quilt was, had to Google it. Looks painful!!!!! But beautiful.

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Date: 12/4/13 1:08 AM

I think that QuiltingWolf, Warbler and HD want to do one....and I've seen some on blogs....
Congrats..that's an ambitious project!! I agree with you on the botching..If you can do that evenly, you should be ok....be sure and save it...you can admire it and tou skill progress at the end!!

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Date: 12/4/13 1:43 AM

It might be an impossible project since this will be my first paper piecing, applique, and a bit of everything. Hopefully others will join in! It'll keep my momentum going. I'm doing the "classic" quilt with Moda's Civil War Jubilee fabric, and am just taking it one block at a time in order.

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Date: 12/4/13 2:07 AM

Did you see this article?

dear jane

Actually, it looks as if it would be fun to do....I'm going to bed...hopefully the insanity will pass!!

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Date: 12/4/13 5:20 AM

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It might be an impossible project since this will be my first paper piecing, applique, and a bit of everything. Hopefully others will join in! It'll keep my momentum going. I'm doing the "classic" quilt with Moda's Civil War Jubilee fabric, and am just taking it one block at a time in order.

Somewhere One of these awesome quilters pointed me to a Step by Step on each block - now who?? Muffit perhaps..

Will peek around bookmarks tomorrow and post when I find it - A long term, very worthwhile goal taking a very slow route :-)

Debbie

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Date: 12/4/13 8:33 AM

This site has tips although there are probably others with the quilt's cult following. Unfortunately, I'm lacking critical knowledge for using some of these tips but I figure by the time my quilt is done I should be a pro!

For example, my foundation piecing pieces appear to be a mirror image of what they're supposed to be. But that isn't a crisis, so I'll figure it out later. I'm sure that trying to fix that will really mess me up.


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Date: 12/4/13 9:03 AM

Urban I don't want to dampen your enthusiasm, but a dear Jane is not a beginner project or a short one. Most people take these on knowing it's going to probably take years to finish. I don't know her name but someone wrote and has dvd's about the dear Jane. Back a while ago was a big hoopla about her being able to copyright all that etc. It's a daunting project and even after 40 years of quilting and sewing not one I will probably ever take on. I want to do a Civil war quilt as I have history there my great great grandfather fought in it. But a dear Jane is just too much of a project for me. Good luck with it though and keep us updated. Dear Jane is basically a sampler quilt. Maybe start a less ambitious sampler and see how you like doing samplers.


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Date: 12/4/13 9:06 AM

I have always wanted to make a Dear Jane. I have the book but have not started it. I love looking at the creative colorways that other quilters have used.

My LQS is starting a Dear Jane 2 year BOM using batiks. I am not sure I want to use batiks so i have not signed up. I like the idea of an on-line Dear Jane group.

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Date: 12/4/13 9:57 AM

I love the brightly colored quilts as well. I'm just using a pack of fat quarters I have on hand.

There's no time like the present!

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