Good Morning Quilters!
I played hooky this week from the internet. Didn’t respond to your comments, didn’t comment on any of your blogs…..I am sorry. But I have great progress on an ancient UFO so I hope you will forgive me. The Jane Stickle quilt (in the Bennington, Vermont museum) has been a favorite of mine since I started quilting long ago. (Info here)
Well, this week I hauled out all of my blocks that have been constructed for some time, and decided it is time to put them together into a quilt top. I am making great progress in assembling the quilt, and have one more border of triangles, and two corner kites yet to attach. I have learned so much over the years, by making blocks for this quilt, and when I visited the museum, I just sat next to it, admiring it for the longest time. I don’t remember seeing anything else in the museum, it was that special to me.
And soon, I will have my own version of her wonderful quilt to look at. Here is a picture of my design wall today:
Every once in a while something wonderful happens, and getting this quilt moving along to the finish line was wonderful for me. I hope you are having wonderful happenings this week also. It is the season for miracles!
We are traveling this week, and I am taking a small crocheting project with me, so I will have no quilting progress to report to you next Monday. However, with my iPhone in the car, as I sit in the passenger seat, I will have plenty of time to look at all of your blogs and see your progress. And post some comments. Thank you for being so faithful with our Design Wall Monday Linky Parties.
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Wow Judy, that is looking wonderfulReplyDelete
Congratulations on your Jane progress. I hope to see it completely finished and quilted at the next retreat, happy stitching!ReplyDelete
what a wonderful progress report. It is such an accomplishment. And yours has the timeless look that will be beautiful at any time. I can see why it had fits and starts - so challengingReplyDelete
Wow! Your version of Dear Jane is really gorgeous. That is so much work, it has to feel so good to see it close to becoming a finished quilt top.ReplyDelete
I have to comment before I link up so I won't forget, Judy. This is just so awesome. I have followed a number of folks on their Dear Jane journey and loved it. It is a special pleasure now to see yours. I'm very happy for you to get this to the finish line now. It's time has come!!ReplyDelete
Your quilt is just amazing, and realizing all the work you have put into it is beyond amazing!ReplyDelete
That is just gorgeous - and its all good... that quilt was calling... you HAVE to work on it!!!ReplyDelete
The Dear Jane quilt is just stunning!! It's one of those quilts that totally amaze me. So much involved in finishing this one.ReplyDelete
Your Dear Jane quilt is simply beautiful.ReplyDelete
Hi Judy, how great that you Jane Stickle quilt is coming along. Isn't it wonderful to see all that we've learned over the years in our quilts? Sometimes taking time away from the blog and computer is really necessary. Take care and good luck!ReplyDelete
I'm with all the others saying WOW! Yea for getting it out and starting to finish it. I can't imagine all the hours you have spent on this wonderful quilt. I hope you can make some more progress once you are back in the sewing room. Happy travels.ReplyDelete
DJ is a lifetime achievement. It's a beauty, Judy. Congratulations on your persistence and progress.ReplyDelete
This quilt is amazing! I’m so glad you got it back out. Safe travels!ReplyDelete
Your Dear Jane is looking spectacular, Judy! Have a wonderful week.ReplyDelete
That is an amazing treasure! To be so close to finishing the top must feel wonderful! Have a safe trip!ReplyDelete
Ooh, how EXCITING!! Did I know you had a Jane Sickle tribute hiding in the wings or have you been keeping her a secret all these years? Either way it’s gorgeous and I can’t wait to see you moving it along in the new year!ReplyDelete