Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Making progress

four Dear Jane borders
Progress has been made on the border for my Dear Jane quilt. All of the pieced, appliqued and plain triangles, plus the four corner blocks are now sewn together into four long strips. The triangles and corners were all hand pieced or appliqued except for one. I made freezer paper templates and used YLI Heirloom cotton thread. The stitching went very quickly and was much easier to keep the seams and points accurate. It's a bit daunting as I realize the next step will have me attaching these borders to my center squares section. I hope they will line up properly.

14 comments:

Judy said...

I'm betting they do line up perfectly. Anyone who can piece a Dear Jane deserves my utmost respect. It's definitely going to be a family heirloom.

Pieces From Me said...

I am in awe. How beautiful!! I am sure they will line up.

Cathi said...

Lovely! Looking great!! I am sure they will line up...mine did! the freezer paper templates I used helped keep everything fairly equal sized!

Anne Ida said...

Your borders are so pretty, Genie!!! You are making a treasure! I'm sure there won't be any trouble attatching them to the centre pieces.

I was in awe about DJ quilters before, but after recieving my copy of Brenda's book yesterday (JIPPI!) I'm even more impressed!!!

Yvonne said...

Beautiful borders....yes, they will line up. You've done an awesome job!

Belvie said...

Oh my! Those are so beautiful. They seem to be hanging so straight in the photo. I bet you have no trouble at all. Can't wait to see a pic of the finished top!

Libby said...

Wow - you really have a great piece there. Can't wait to see the borders on the quilts!

swooze said...

Those borders are gorgeous. Great job! Can't wait to see them on the quilt.

Darlene said...

Beautiful, Jeanne. Can't wait to see the borders on the center of the quilt. Awesome!

Andrea said...

Those borders look brilliant ! You're on the homeward straight now - looking forward to seeing the completed top !

Kathy Wagner said...

These are stunning! What a lot of work in these borders! Aren't you getting excited to see it finished??!?

Leigh said...

Jeanne your borders are magnificent!

Jen in KS said...

I'm always in awe of those who undertake one of these Dear Jane quilts. Yours is looking right fine.

And thanks for expressing your sympathy about my kitty. I do have lots of good (and funny) memories about her.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Wow, that looks extremely time consuming and gorgeous, well done! Tracey