Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Dear Jane solution

This is the first Dear Jane quilt I have quilted and although I always appreciate Betty's good workmanship,  I am not in a hurry to do another one real soon.  Betty told me she didn't want a lot of quilting - I wondered how on earth I could quilt this without doing a lot of quilting!  I remember seeing a Dear Jane quilt years ago at MQS that had been quilted with an all over large stipple. That was not my idea of a good solution to quilting a Dear Jane quilt. 

I ended up doing a lot of SID, more than I wanted to and no background quilting.  That kept it from looking heavily quilted.

This is Betty's SECOND Dear Jane quilt.  Some people are just gluttons for punishment!


It has been very windy here in Kansas lately but it looks like the weather may be nice just in time for MQS.


  1. You did such a pretty job on this! I still have to quilt my Dear Jane - gonna be much, much later in the year before I start on that!

  2. I think your quilting really compliments this iconic quilt. A marvellous job, and well done Betty on DJ 2!

  3. Those quilts are stunning, but boy oh boy there are soooooo many ditches to stitch in!

  4. Hello
    You have made a great job of that.It is so nice that you honoured the patchworker and didn't just scribble over it. I have done one Dear Jane and like you I quilted each block in a different way - as did Jane.
    I have to say though I am not in a hurry to do another Dear Jane. If I do I will be charging lots more!

  5. You really did an amazing job, Jan. the quilting on each block compliments it. Great job!

  6. You did a great job on this quilt. It's beautiful!

  7. Beautiful quilt and quilting! So much work and time went into making and quilting this! Thanks for sharing.