Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Excuse Me While I Finish a VIP (Very Important Project)

Hi friends!! It has been so fun to see your Pink Lemonade blocks!! At the end I'll add a link so we can see them all. Be patient for the next step OK? I want to take it slow and let everyone get a chance to sew the first two steps.

I had a partial quilt top, that I took apart and made two little quilts from. As you can see I was hand quilting this. For now it has been set aside.

This one is quilted but needs a binding. It has been set aside, as well.
I actually did get a couple of machine quilting lines done on my Irish Chain and my Pink Lemonade is basted and waiting for quilting stitches.
All of these have been put aside so I can finish THIS..................
The binding is DONE! The quilting in the scallops is DONE!! The label is made. I decided to add one more row of quilting around the whole quilt below the triangles. I would venture to say I am about 1/2 way.
I was looking in the Dear Jane book and found this template of the corner block.  When I worked on mine I had no computer program and no special rulers or templates. It was a challenge and that made it fun.

Here's what I wrote on the label.

A Quilt made by
Jane Stickle
In War Time 1863

Reproduced by
Lori DeJarnatt
Madras, OR

Began piecing March 1997
Completed top September 5, 1998

Quilted over the years until completed
January 2012


So, if you'll excuse me, I've got some quilting to finish!!





43 comments:

  1. Woo hoo ... waiting eagerly for the grand reveal!!

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  2. Drum roll please----------what an accomplishment, a real heirloom.

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  3. Wahoo! I enjoyed reading your comprehensive label. It will make it so interesting for anyone that admires your quilt.

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  4. Congratulations!! What an accomplishment! Woo-hoo!

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  5. Thanks for the time to finish step two. I need to choose my fabric for the Setting squares also. Congrats on your first finishes of 2012. The Dear Jane is a "real" treasure.

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  6. Happy stitching and finishing - I am happy that the quilt along is not a race to the finish since I have little time to sew this week.

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  7. It is beyond my comprehension that you could accomplish such a project, that must feel very satisfying! I am struggling to find time to make a pink lemonade quilt! you are an inspiration!

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  8. Congratulations on finishing your Dear Jane quilt! I have a few DJ blocks finished and really plan to someday make an entire quilt, but it's waaay on the back burner for now. Big thumbs up to you & can't wait to see the entire finished quilt!
    PS-the little black & white quilts (they are black & white?) are adorable!

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  9. What an accomplishment! I'll be watching for the "tada" posting! BTW - great label.

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  10. What finish! Who cares how long the journey has been. What a quilt!

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  11. That is awesome, Lori! You should be very proud!

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  12. How proud you MUST be with this great accomplishment. You didn't give up. You persevered.
    The details on your label are great. They really do tell its story. Anxiously awaiting the final reveal.

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  13. WOO HOO, I feel like we need to have a party for you, what an accomplishment. I can't wait to see a big picture of it with you beside it! Congratulations on such a big quilting milestone.

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  14. That is a great label. I hope said quilt makes it onto your header someday.

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  15. Hi, Lori. Congratulations on completing DJ. It is truly a big task. I have made one block of mine. One day I to will have a finished DJ quilt. Your irish chain in red and white looks very beautiful too.

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  16. Wow, Lori...that is an accomplishment to be proud of. YAY for you!!! I am MORE than impressed!

    My half blocks are finished and I'm waiting patiently for the next step. I promise not to bug you! *wink*

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  17. Great label - what a journey!

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  18. starting my quilt along today....love these little quilts
    Congrats on such a major accomplishment
    great label, what a labor of love this quilt was.
    Kathie

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  19. How exciting for you! This quilt will certainly be a family treasure. I cannot wait to see it all finished.

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  20. Congratulations!!!
    I love your label.
    Great idea.

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  21. How wonderful! Congratulations!

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  22. WOW Lori, you're excused LOL!! wish i could say the same of my DJ :( at last count i've done twenty something blocks..too many other things tempt me, that's my problem!! I'm hanging out to see yours finished, what a fab achievement!! cheers, Marian

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  23. To FINISH a Dear Jane quilt is an amazing accomplishment! You should be proud.

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  24. Excused! Do you think Jane is watching impatiently over your shoulder?

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  25. Hallelujah - or maybe since it is finished it should be AMEN! Whatever, can't wait to see it!

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  26. Hip, Hip Hooray for you!! I admire you so much for completing this amazing quilt. You must feel a great sense of accomplishment.

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  27. I don't blame you one bit for wanting to finish your Dear Jane. What a huge milestone.

    I'm glad we're taking it slow on the little QAL. I'm just working today on my half blocks :D Slow is good!

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  28. What a great label! I'm a terrible procrastinator about labels... How exciting to be so close to finishing such a long term project.
    I'm not nearly ready for step 3 yet - thanks for the relaxed pace.

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  29. That must be VERY rewarding. What are you doing with it when it is done? Other than entering it in every quilt show in the area? Display? Store? Bring out on special occasions?

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  30. how exciting!!!
    Love the little black and white checkerboard.

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  31. Your DJ will always be a family treasure. Hope to see the finished quilt! You have been quilting pretty steadily, haven't you?! Your black and white is adorable. Thanks for taking it slow with the quilt along!

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  32. I am more than impressed! Way to go!

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  33. your quilting stitches in those first small quilts are gorgeous~!!~

    you're almost there Lori ~ an AMAZING accomplishment~!!!!~

    i think i'm going to need that extra time on the pink lemonade project . . . did get most of the cutting done earlier today and hope to finish this evening but it's definately going a bit slower than the whole blocks did.

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  34. What a great accomplishment. Love your label! Congratulations on a wonderful finish!

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  35. WOW!! Quite the accomplishment!!! Congrats!!!

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  36. You know of course that now that you have completed your Dear Jane, you are entitled to call yourself a Goddess!!!!
    Every woman who does deserves this title, it has been a long time in the completion, you must be so pleased! A wonderful quilt for your family to keep down through the years!!
    I am just loving working on the Pink Lemonade and a now waiting patiently for the next installment!!

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  37. I thought I heard some shouting this morning coming over the mountain - is it finished yet,so very close! Are you going to hang it at the Sister's quilt show this year???

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  38. It's so exciting that your DJ is almost done. Yes, those other projects, as fun as they are, will have to wait! I'm sure you'll be glad you added that extra row of stitches.

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  39. It is absolutely lovely. Well worth the time, you should be very proud.
    And as a quilt historian, I have to say: great job on the label too.

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  40. Wow! It's So Beautiful. My resolution for 2012 is to finish mine. I plan to quilt as I go in 9 panels. That way I can work day and night on it. It will probably take more than one more year. I started in 2010, but have had many sidetracks. Again, yours is so beautiful.
    tp

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