I had to get some new photos of my Dear Jane Quilt which I named “Insanity Revisited” before I could do my post so I am running a little bit late here. I am entering this quilt in the Hand Quilted category of Amy’s Creative Side Spring 2015 Quilt Festival.
I’m afraid I am at a little bit of an angle on this and I didn’t take a straight shot but it is close.
This quilt measures about 80 x 80 inches – it is hand quilted and hand pieced, it has some needle turn applique done and some reverse applique. It is called “Insanity Revisited” as I made a different Dear Jane before this one that was called “Insanity” yes I truly thought this was insanity revisited by time I got done with it.
I started this quilt on April 12, 2008 and worked on it off and on for about two and half years finishing the top in December of 2010. I put it aside as I must admit I was tired of looking at it for almost 3 1/2 years before I started to hand quilt it on May 26 2014. This quilt took me 392 hours and 30 minutes to hand piece. It has 4, 886 pieces of fabric in it. Hand quilting took me a mire 156 hours and 20 minutes – which felt really fast after it took so long to piece. I started to quilt it May 26, 2014 and finished the quilt January 1, 2015. Eventually this quilt will go to my granddaughter Ciera who is only 12 right now so she has to be a lot older before I know she will truly appreciate it although she loves it already – but I will take care of it for her for awhile.
Here are some close ups of the work. I will certainly appreciate any votes I get for best Hand quilted and/or Viewer’s Choice. There are a lot of quilts entered and you can still enter a quilt or two until morning of the 22nd. Voting starts at noon on the 22nd. I believe that is the deadline for Viewers Choice also. Go to the link at the top of the post to festival to see all that is there. Each category you view in a separate post so you need to go to Amy’s blog to see it all.
I used a Princess Mirah red batik and a butter cream yellow Bali water color batik – 100% cotton batting for the nice antique look after it was washed and dried. A red and cream color variegated thread was used for the hand quilting.