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Friday, July 1, 2011

Assembling the first Rows of my Jane


I didn't get much sewing done this week due to an annoying head cold. Up until yesterday, my Civil War block was all that I'd done.
Now that I'm feeling a bit better, I was determined to accomplish something today. My pile of Jane blocks had gotten way too high so I decided it was time to take the first 4 rows and sew them together.


I've been sewing the sashing strips to each of the blocks as I go - as seen here. It was fairly quick and very easy to sew each of the rows together this way. The best part was that I didn't have to deal with sewing long skinny sashing strips between the rows - and the blocks & sashings all lined up and fit together nicely.

Here is Jane taking a quick rest on the couch.
Just a few random blocks left to complete in the next couple rows and I'll be able to sew those together too.


Wishing you all a Happy Independance Day and lovely weekend!

every quilt tells a story....

24 comments:

  1. Beautiful Dear Jane! I still have some triangles to do.

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  2. Isn't it exciting seeing it come together, looks lovely. You definitely made the right decision to do your sashing the way you did, I wish I had, would have saved a lot of headaches with the long skinny strips, next time I will.

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  3. Well done!! I just love your colour selection for these blocks! I haven't started mine yet LOL!!!

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  4. And it looks fabulous!
    One day I'll get mine quilted......

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  5. Your Jane blocks look so good all put into rows. I never get tired of seeing a Jane quilt on its journey.

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  6. Lovely! It is exciting to see a Dear Jane grow together:)

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  7. What a differance seeing your DJ blocks with their sashings and sewn in rows. The fabrics look SO yummy ! JUST GORGEOUS!! Your quilt looks wonderful on your couch !

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  8. This is gorgeous! Your Dear Jane is just amazing! I love it on your couch too.
    Thank you for visiting me ... now I can visit your blog ... love it!
    Have a Happy 4th!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  9. What a great idea, sewing your sashing at this stage. I may borrow your idea.!!:-))
    I have only made Row A so not too late to start. VBG!
    Love you fabric selection.

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  10. Jane is lovely! You have done a fabulous job with her.

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  11. They are all so beautiful. YOu must be getting very excited that you are so close to finishing. I know I am excited for you!

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  12. Oh my goodness it's gorgeous! What a beautiful creation! I have been wanting to try some Dear Jane blocks (I have the EQ program), but am too intimidated to do the whole thing, so maybe this is the perfect segway into my own little Baby Jane. Love it!

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  13. Looking good! It makes you feel like you are getting somewhere when the see some blocks sewn together.

    Donna K. from N. TX

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  14. That was a good idea, start the sashing before you finish the blocks. It also pep you up, when you see the blocks together. I just might use your idea, thank you for sharing.

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  15. Hope you are feeling much better today. Your blocks look so pretty on the couch. Matches nicely and it would be perfect if that is all you did.

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  16. So, so beautiful, Doreen!!!!
    I remember the wonderful feeling that comes with seeing your blocks come together! You've done a fantastic job!! All the best!

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  17. Your Dear Jane is just gorgeous. Glad you are feeling better. It is way too hot to be feeling bad.

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  18. Beautiful quilt......I love it!

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  19. Oh Doreen...It is simply beautiful! You will have such a showpiece when it is finished.
    I hope all is well.
    Hugs, Nancy

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  20. This looks so nice and doesn't this give you a real boost when you can see the work coming together??? It is just lovely. Can't wait to see more.

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  21. WOW Doreen, you have come a long way since I've last visited, your quilt is a masterpiece. God Bless you sweet girl and have a wonderful summer. Hugs, hugs and more.

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  22. OMG ~ that looks SO incredible on your couch ... you can get the idea of what it's going to look like as a finished product, and I have to say, the color choices are looking mighty FINE! Hope you passed a pleasant, relaxing summer and are fully recuperated. Hugs!

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