Sunday, September 20

Dear Jane ..quilting borders.

I had a great day yesterday....I achieved a lot, the binding on my Dear Jane is on, and I've started to hand-quilt the borders...I feel like I'm on the home run...yippee!
I love the green stripe fabric of the binding...I know, most would say to quilt first and binding last...but this works for me, it gives me a line to follow, especially as the border is scalloped.
I'm doing 1/4 inch apart rows of quilting so I'm using a 1/4 inch tape as a guide...I'll fill the whole border with the rows of quilting...two rows done...4-5 to go!...

While I sit and quilt...I'm watching/listening to Anne of Green Gables, great story, really enjoying it!

The suns out, I may get some time in the garden today..
Have a lovely day....♥


  1. That's wonderful Julia.

    I know you are thrilled with your progress and you should be so proud of yourself - the DJ will be such a treasure.

    Glad you are getting sun. We have had heavy rain for about a week and no let up in sight!

  2. Your Dear Jane progress is wonderful. The binding fabric really sets it off.

    I love the story too. Each year our public television has a telethon and the movie they always show is Anne of Green Gables.

  3. Julia it looks fabulous. I agree about it being easier to quilt the last border after the binding is done and I love the 1/4inch tape too, lifesaver for me, I can't draw a straight line!!

  4. Hi Julia,
    Your DJ quilt is going to be absolutely beautiful and your hand quilting is stunning!
    Anne of Green Gables is a movie my daughters and I watch EVERY Christmas. It became a tradition when it first came out. My eldest daughter just loved Megan Follows (Anne) so she wrote to her and Megan sent back a lovely letter and autographed picture of herself. Very nice I thank you!
    Take care and keep stitching!

  5. can't wait to see it all finished


    your book is in the mail, enjoy

  6. Julie, wonderful way of quilting. i like your hand quilting stitches. I think they motivated me to make DJ, honest I can't wait to get started - Hugs Natima

  7. Wow Julia, as always I am in awe of your Dear Jane , it is stunning.

  8. Oh, what a great idea - Anne og Green Gables i a lovely story. Enjoy your work!

  9. have really enjoyed reading your journey with DJ
    ah yes we all must do what works for us
    seeing the binding on the quilt must make you so excited to know how close you are to being finished

  10. Wow, so close to a finish - the binding looks lovely!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

  11. I love Anne of Green Gables....what fun!!

  12. What a nice relaxing time to quilt- while watching something you enjoy. I loved the books but have never seen the DVDs of Anne of Green Gables.

  13. I love the binding and you are so close to a finish. Do you not quilt with a hoop? It's looking gorgeous.

  14. I think your work is stunning on this how you are quilting that border area.

  15. Gosh I thought of you yesterday. I was thinking about the scalloped border and look here you were doing just that! I love the fabric for the binding, too. You have such great taste and let's talk about that quilting... Fantastic. I love watching shows while I'm hand working as well and Anne looks delightful.

    Oh I'm so happy happy happy to see Dear Jane at this stage of the process. What a JOY!

  16. How exciting for you to be so close to finished with your DJ. Your quilting is excellent.

  17. Your Dear Jane quilt is just lovely...I love Anne of Green Gables too!

  18. Perfect binding fabric and our family loves Anne(with an "E") we watch it over and over!!

  19. That is just great Julia!!

    So pleased for you knowing you're on the "home run".

    I've yet to start working on my triangles to complete them, so I can get onto my "home run"!!


  20. Gratification to be on the home stretch!!

  21. What a fun way to quilt while you are listening to all those great stories. Can't wait to see the finished quilt!


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