Friday, 16 May 2014

Kathy's Dear Jane

I thought it would be fun to join this festival. This is the Dear Jane that I hand pieced and hand quilted.

I used the English paper method for almost all of the blocks. I went back and appliquéd five of the small circles that I was unhappy with.

This quilt was a true adventure. It took about two years to achieve.

 Here are some photos.








The back of the quilt looks like this.This was when I was adding the three layers together.

Have an amazing blog hop. Here is the festival address:
Quilt festival

43 comments:

  1. What a masterpiece and all by hand...such a treasure of time and talent and beauty! :)

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  2. Such dedication! Your quilt is gorgeous, Kathy.

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  3. WONDERFUL! I thought Dear Jane needed more punch of color, the rainbow is just what was needed. 24Tangent "at" gmail "dot" com

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  4. Fabulous! Every DJ is so original - love to see them!

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  5. This is an amazing achievement. It looks beautiful.......and very difficult to photgraph in a way that truly gives your work the justice it deserves !

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  6. Just too gorgeous!! I am speechless... such an inspiring work! thanks for sharing

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  7. This is the prettiest Dear Jane I've ever seen! So gorgeous! Congratulations!

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  8. What a delightful Dear Jane! I love the fabrics you chose ... so bright and cheerful. I imagine that working on this was a delight!

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  9. So amazingly beautiful.

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  10. Gorgeous Dear Jane - I love how the colours radiate out!

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    1. Thanks, i couldn't find any fabric that I thought suited the dear jane, so I used up all the plains to make up the back. It looks quite nice when it is folded over when we use it.

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  12. wow. that is an amazing, gorgeous quilt, but to hear that you not only hand quilted it, but hand pieced it too!!?! So impressed!

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  13. The colors are beautiful, so sunny and bright,

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  14. Your quilt is exquisite! I'm sure it will be treasures for many years to come.

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  15. Amazing! My viewer's choice nomination!

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  16. Oh my Goodness! DJ is on my to do list someday. Your's is beautiful.

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    1. Thanks. Please vote for it.

      http://amyscreativeside.com/2014/05/16/bloggers-quilt-festival-hand-quilted-quilts-3/

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  17. As another hand quilter, I can appreciate stitching through all those seams, from the backing. I do it, too! Beautiful quilt!!! Wow!

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  18. What a treasure! I have voted for your beautiful piece at the festival.

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  19. This is amazing! Beautifully done... and I, too, love the bright colors. Great job. Voting for you as soon as I leave this site!

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  20. Impressive and beautiful, too! A real treasure...you get my vote!

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  21. Very impressive. Two years by hand is amazing. Is there any close up shots of your quilting?

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    1. Being a bit obsessive, there is a whole link available where I show how each block was quilted.
      http://kathys-quilt-corner.blogspot.com/p/dear-jane.html
      or just use the button at the top of the page.

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  22. One STUNNING quilt, I know cause I saw it and touched it :-). Looks even nicer now that it's quilted too.

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    1. Thanks. I should bring it so that you can see what it looks like finished. I like the wild binding I created for the edge.

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  23. Congratulaions on the nomination ;)

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  24. Amazing quilt! That would take me a lifetime, the scalloped edge, the back, everything is perfect! You must be really proud! Mind blowing :)

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  25. Wonderful quilt. You did a super job making this quilt. Very nice.

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  26. stunning! your perseverance, the colours are beautiful and then you quilted it by hand! I can only stand back in awe ....

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  27. An awesome quilt! Congratulations on your win.

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  28. It's beautiful. You must be very proud of it

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  29. Hi Kathy,
    We loved your gorgeous rainbow coloured Dear Jane so we included it and a link back to your blog in an article we wrote on intricate sampler quilts over on Quilting Focus.
    https://quiltingfocus.com/2015/12/dear-jane-quilts/
    Hope you enjoy reading the article!

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