Saturday, April 18, 2009

Online Quilt Festival, Spring 2009

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There is an online quilt festival going on, which you can see here.


My favorite quilt is my Dear Jane Quilt. I called it "In Changing Times". I first started my Dear Jane in October 1997, just 3 years after I started quilting. I bought Brenda Papadakis' book Dear Jane and became fascinated with it. I started collecting reproduction fabrics with a vengeance. I found out about the Dear Jane List and joined that, which helped a lot with support and help in the construction of this quilt. They had challenges to get certain blocks and triangles done which urged me on. I hand appliqued blocks, machine pieced, and also paper pieced
this quilt. I would put my blocks away for months at a time, and then get started again
with renewed energy and determination. Finally I started completing rows and that helped
me focus more. I finally completed the top in February 2003, and had it hand quilted by
a lady named Carol Morris. I had a good time working on this quilt, some blocks
I started over because I was not pleased with them. But I am so happy I finally finished.










21 comments:

troy and christina said...

I admire your determination to complete this challenging quilt--it certainly looks great!

Zonnah said...

I love seeing dear jane quilts. It keeps me motivated to complete mine. Yours is Beautiful!

Serena said...

Just beautiful! Great work! Very lovely quilt.

Kerri said...

oh, wow!! this is so amazing!!

scrappy quilter said...

Wonderful quilt.

Carol said...

Your Dear Jane is lovely.

Rhonda said...

Wow, your Dear Jane quilt is beautiful. What patience you have. Great job!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

You should be very pleased, it is a beautiful quilt!

Terrie Sandelin said...

An ambitious project and so beautifully done!

Simona said...

Beautiful, Karrin! I also have all to do a Dear Jane quilt but it is still packed waiting for an inspioration!

nicolette said...

Love to see DJ quilts. Makes me want to make more bloks for mine. Your DJ quilt is gorgeous!

stitchinpenny said...

Another beautiful Dear Jane. I am so impressed by the beautiful quilts and the quilters who make them. Good job.

Miri said...

Beautiful Dear Jane quilt!

hetty said...

Fantastic! A finished DJ quilt always impresses and inspires me. Great job!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Beautiful! That is a lifetime achievement quilt :) Thank you for sharing!

karenfae said...

nice feeling to be done with your Dear Jane isn't it. I'm still in the process I am hand quilting my first jane and hand piecing my second.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Jackie said...

Wow! Just gorgeous! Anyone who finishes a DJ is a determined quilter!

Andi said...

Dear Jane is such an ambitious quilt.
I haven't even considered it for myself.
Yours is really wonderful Well done!
Andi :-)

Emma said...

Wow, I'm always impressed by the dedication involved in DJ quilts!

Jeannette said...

Amazing work, very much admired

SewCalGal said...

I love your quilt. You did a fantastic job. Thanks for sharing in this show.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com