Done!! well with all those pieces that is. The blocks are all put together in 13 rows of 13 blocks in each. The triangles are all put together into 4 borders of 13 pieced triangles and 14 plain triangles. The corners are made and ready to attach.
What is left to do: I need to add a 3/4 inch sashing of the butter cream fabric all around the main part of the quilt. Then I attach the borders. After that comes a border of butter cream to make the scallop edges out of.
Right now before all of that this is what is done – the last corner – easy one here – all reverse applique. In the original and also on my first DJ I pieced the star out of two fabrics, in this one I decided to just reverse applique the whole thing – it made it so much easier.
Here is the quilt laid out on the floor with the borders and corners ready to be sewed in place after the thin sashing is sewed on around the rows of blocks. This is not the correct placement for the borders and corners – I didn’t get the book out to see which went where – I just laid them down to take a photo.
I will get started today with the sashing and work on it for the rest of the year. I have way surpassed my time on this one compared to the first Dear Jane I did. I think I will be about 80 hours faster on this one – I guess that is what happens with practice practice makes perfect LOL (that is what one might think unless they have made this quilt too and examine and find all the little mistakes – but it is such a busy quilt no one will notice with this many pieces!)
I had a good day with my mother yesterday. The weather held out good and I got off to an early start – I was on the road by 8 I think. We got some shopping done, lunch, afternoon coffee shop for some coffee for me and tea for her. I stayed within my goal of getting home before dark as I hate driving at night. It was just getting dark when I pulled off the interstate and had 10 miles to go on the highway for home.
Mom loved the little tablecloth and it was in place on the table when I left. I brought along some fresh homemade bread that I made late in the day on Wednesday (I will need to post that recipe at a later date – it turned out really great), brought some canned applesauce from November for her and cookies – she loved it all. So glad I was able to get up there to see her.
Now I just hope she doesn’t get sick! On the way home I started to feel like I was coming down with a cold and this morning I do not feel that great – maybe it is just being tired and I will feel ok later – hope so!