Sunday, February 21

Yesterday...

I spent hours tallying up how many pieces are in my Inspired by Jane quilt... I didn't do all the blocks and I didn't do the triangles, but all up there are 2546 pieces of fabrics in my quilt....the original DJ quilt in the book has 5602.
I greatly admire anyone who has done all the blocks and tri's....Mine took 3 years to do, nearly gave up many times...two of those years was during a very difficult time in my life.. I'm so happy to have it finished..I love it !
I also added another couple of rows to my 1930's apple core quilt..I'm thinking this is it for this quilt, it will make a beautiful table topper for our casual dining table. If I get time today, I'll sandwich and baste it ready for quilting...
It's a glorious day outside...I'm off to do some gardening.
Have a lovely day....♥

35 comments:

  1. Hi Julia, Both quilts are just extraordinary works of Heart. You must be so proud. We are having a nice warm day and I did a little yard work also. Hope you enjoy the day.

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  2. Two great, beautiful quilts. Enjoy them.

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  3. Good for you for finishing your Dear Jane quilt. Imagine how many are out there that's incomplete and will never get done. I bet more than those that are finished!

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  4. Your Dear Jane quilt is stunning!! Well worth all the work!! Love your apple core quilt too!! You are on fire!
    Take care!
    Paulette

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  5. Wow.....your DJ quilt is spectacularly terriffic. And the Apple Core is beautimuss! That's not a word but in the quilting work, it works....LOL

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  6. I have a friend who started her Dear Jane the first Tuesday of November 2009 and as of the 16th of this month, she had all the blocks, triangles, and kites done, with 9 rows put together! The woman is a machine. She said that at 75 years old she couldn't take 10 years to get it done like a lot of women we know because she wasn't sure she had 10 years left in her. I want to be like her when I grown up.

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  7. You are amazing to have finished a quilt with 2546 pieces! The apple core quit will look great as a table topper.
    And do you know now appealing gardening sounds? Our garden has about three fee of snow on it!

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  8. 2 very beautiful quilts Julia. Hugs, Jeanette

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  9. HI my nice frends you quilt is amazement, wonder ,pretty and beautiful....
    Big hugs
    Deni

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  10. That is a lot of pieces. I am glad that you didn't give up because it is a beauty.

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  11. Julia your DJ is just lovely and very inspirational. I have only just started and I've done 1 lonely block! I'll have to get cracking now and do a second one:-)
    I'm wondering how long it's going to take me.
    Kathryn

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  12. I think if we were to count the pieces of Dear Jane before the work, we may never see one completed. Kinda like any challenge in life, it's better to tackle this one in little increments. What an accomplishment!
    I love the look of the apple core. Simplicity is more my style.

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  13. Julia I love your DJ quilt. It is really lovely and I bet you are as proud as punch to have finished yours. I have a long long way to go but I will get there :) Hugs Vicki

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  14. Your DJ quilt is truly magnificent Julia you must be so very proud...all that work....and your apple core quilt is also lovely...

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  15. Gorgeous quilts Julia, loved seeing them again, That's a lot of thread in DJ too.

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  16. That scare to think how many pieces are in the quilt. It's gorgeous and I'm sure you love very piece in it. I love the apple core quilt too - Hugs Nat

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  17. Wonderful, wonderful, quilts. Out of all the hundreds of quilt patterns that I have seen, I still like some of the oldest patterns best. Your quilts are the best of both ends, elegant and refined, and simple (looking) and homey. If I didn't believe that quilts are to be used, I'd have to recommend starting a Julia gallery, lol. I'll bet you could almost fill it up now with all the beautiful things that you have made.

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  18. That's a ton of pieces. Hurrah that it's done.

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  19. Hope your gardening is going well and that you're enjoying your lovely day.
    Your two quilts are so different, but both are also lovely, to match your day.
    I'm off to shovel a bit of snow, with more to come overnight. Wish I were there!

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  20. Your dear Jane is so gorgeous. I really want to do this one...a bucket list quilt, you know?? Lovely apple core!!

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  21. WOW I'm impressed with this gorgeous quilt and your fortitude.

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  22. Your DJ quilt is really lovely-I like the thin white sashing separating the blocks-very uncluttered looking! and the scallop edge is great!

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  23. Your Dear Jane is beautiful! I have a very long way to go on mine. I love the apple core quilt too. I have seen a couple of them and I love yours in the 1930's

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  24. Julia your DJ is definitely something to be proud of .... it's just beautiful!! It's so good to have something so positive come from times that were so difficult for you :o).
    Hugs,
    Joy :o)

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  25. WOW! I keep planning on making a Dear Jane quilt but so far all I've managed to do is buy the book. lol

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  26. Julia, your Dear Jane quilt is amazing and don't minimize your achievement!
    Three years is quite the commitment to any project, and you will always have the memories (good or bad) of that time....

    I know I am in awe of your abilities!

    SheilaC

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  27. Beautiful quilt well done on finishing it
    Hugs Janice

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  28. Your Dj is lovely. Isn't it nice to have a quilt to commemorate the times (hard or not). I have a few myself. I love your apple core quilt.

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  29. Loving your DJ and had fun with some of your friends at Penola on the weekend.

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  30. I just love your Dear Jane...sometimes I count the pieces in my quilts too!

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  31. Your apple core top is gorgeous, love the colours and fabrics and it will make a great table topper.

    That is a lot of pieces in your DJ quilt, but ever so worth all that work! Lovely!

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  32. gorgeous.........lots of work......

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  33. Julia, your quilts are always so beautiful. Love the scalloped border with binding in a darker color.

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  34. This is the perfect example of a border I'd strive for my friend. That's what I mean! So when I grow up a part of me wants to be like you but I might start small. What I love about your DJ is that it's YOURS. Uniquely yours. I think ahead 100-200 years from now when people are collecting. There will be a special someone display the unique dj's. Yes, I do imagine that and it's a lovely way to daydream.

    Okey dokey so I'm ready to start an apple core because I guess I can't have enough projects going, ha? Wonder what I have in my 30's stash for a little cutie like this? Hmm... I'll have to share when I get there.

    Hugging you. *karendianne.

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  35. Absolutely beautiful quilts! Thanks for sharing!

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