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Monday, August 30, 2021

Design Wall Monday - August 30, 2021

 Good Morning Quilters!  if you recall, two weeks ago I blogged that I had started a baby blanket for a future, unknown Great Grandchild. Picture of the start of it:   Blog post here  I found the matching yarn skein, “Soft White”  to finish the project and took it with us on the drive to the wedding last week.  I worked on it all the way to Delaware and all the way back to Michigan!  Here is the results:


It measures 28 inches square, and I think I will add a little border all around, as I have a little bit of yarn left over.  I think it will finish it off nicely.   It will be stored away for a future blessed event.

The dress alteration that I talked about last week worked out just fine, (making the dress belt into a tie around the neckline) and here is a picture of us taken at the wedding:


Now that I am back in my sewing room, I am going to tackle finishing my Jane Stickle replica quilt.  I tried to make each block in the same way that the original quilt was done, and here are my quilt squares pinned up on my design wall.  The comparison picture on the left is Jane’s original quilt which is in a museum in Vermont.  My design wall is on the right.  The next step is sewing all the blocks together.


What is on your agenda this week?  I hope no hurricane rains are headed your way. We came through a thunderstorm with lots of lightening while driving home from the wedding.  It was pretty intense, but thankfully short.

I’m looking forward to seeing what you are working on.  Join the Design Wall Mondays linky party below and we can go to your blog to read about your quilty journey.  Thanks for participating!

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21 comments:

  1. You and Your Guy make a very cute couple. You did a great job with the dress alteration. Those Jane Stickle blocks are pretty amazing. Happy stitching this week.

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  2. Your dress turned out nice, very elegant! Can't wait to see your finished flimsy at retreat!

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  3. the dress turned out good - you can't tell at all that you had thought the neck line was too low

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  4. You look lovely in that dress, and you did a great job of redesigning it. I'm awe struck by anyone who has managed to do a Dear Jane quilt. We'll all eagerly watch your progress in assembling it. But you have the hardest work already done - making all of those small blocks. Amazing!!

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  5. Love the dress!!! And photo! Your solution worked great!!!

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  6. you two look fabulous - wonderful dress - never hurts to think ahead

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  7. Nice to see both of you in your finery! I like the gloves, too.

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  8. ..........And how can I forget Jane? You're nearly finished -- hooray! (Have you made the border blocks?)

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  9. What a great pic of you both, how fun to dress up again. Love the little blanket. Dear Jane completed is a great feat. It looks terrific.

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  10. I am so impressed with your using the belt idea. It looks great.

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  11. the dress is gorgeous and what a beautiful couple!!! Great photo of you two

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  12. Oh yes, what a perfect solution for the neckline. I love it!

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  13. Oh my! Dress turned out lovely! Great idea with the belt/tie. Alterations are an adventure. So many don't dress up for ANYTHING anymore... beautiful couple photo, great memory! :) Blessings
    Karen

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  14. You make a very attractive couple and the dress looks lovely on you. Isn't it great to be able to gather together again for special family occasions? We just celebrated my M-I-Ls 90th birthday - such a wonderful family reunion.

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  15. You look beautiful Judy! You worked wonders with that belt. And Lloyd is still so handsome.

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  16. My goodness you clean up well! The dress turned out great. Yep, we are in line for Ida to throw rain at us. The Mid-Atlantic states (including Delaware) has been having a ton of rainfall recently. Fo some weird reason we haven't been getting as much as has been predicted. Hubby says it often goes either north or south (or both) but doesn't hit our area. Very weird. Good luck with your Jane Stickle. You've done a tremendous amount of work already.

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  17. You two look so happy. 💕 Compliments to Lloyd on his coordinating tie!

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  18. Lovely photo of you two and the dress is beautiful

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  19. The dress is lovely and you two make a handsome couple. Your smile says "I am so happy"!!!

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  20. Your photo is wonderful and your dress is so pretty! Great job on the alteration! Congrats on so much progress on your Jane quilt!

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  21. Oh Judy — I LOVE seeing that picture of you and your handsome man! You look fabulous in that dress and the bow at the neckline was the perfect solution. Not only did it solve your overexposure problem but it’s a perfect complement to the style of the dress. And your Jane Sickle replica (thank you for NOT calling it “Dear Jane…”. ;-). That is going to be stunning, too. Can’t wait to see it come together as only you can do!

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