Pleased to say that Dear Jane #2 Insanity Revisited is finished!!! I will take more photos once I get a hanging sleeve on her and hang her up. I am pretty sure I will be able to fit this quilt on the living room wall for now and later on the quilt will go to my granddaughter when she grows up as she is only 12 right now. I am linking to A Quilting Reader’s Garden and Confessions of a Fabric Addict. I found a new to me blog called My Quilt Infatuation and she is having a weekly link up as well. I found another link up to add – this should keep you all busy looking at these pages if you want — Quilt Shop Gal’s Creative Goodness Weekly Link.
Of course I had to take a few photos once I got the quilt out of the washer and dryer. I had prewashed the red batik that is in this quilt, but I just knew it would take more washing and color catchers and probably will for the rest of it’s life – I washed it 3 times and the color catchers are still coming out pink. I will make sure to include washing instructions but I’m sure by time the quilt is passed on it will be washed a few more times.
I started piecing the quilt on April 8, 2008 and finished piecing it on December 20, 2010 about 2 1/2 years to piece. It has 4,886 pieces in it. It took me 392 hours and 30 minutes to hand piece it and 156 hours and 20 minutes to hand quilt it and binding is included in that time. I started to quilt on May 26, 2014 and finished quilting it on January 1, 2015 and the binding took four more days of work. I did take 2 1/2 months off of working on the quilt while we traveled so it took basically 5 months to quilt it. Anyone who doesn’t make a Dear Jane might not realize that a lot of us keep track of our time, pieces etc when making this quilt – it is just a little Dear Jane quirk that we seem to have LOL. Completed in just under 550 hours total.
When I finished piecing this quilt it sat for 4 years in the to be quilted stack before I finally got around to quilting it and it really went quickly once it got on the frame.
Yes I think it will fit although some will hang behind the couch – but there you go – no where else to put it. After washing and drying it finishes off at about 80 inches square. I still need to make a label – and the hanging sleeve but other than that it is done!