I MUST show you this quilt. I know alot of you at the moment are currently embarking on making a "Dear Jane" quilt. I take my hat off to you…there is so much work in these quilts. Some might actually go as far as to call you crazy.
Anyway, I wanted to share this truely inspirational Dear Jane Quilt with you…
This quilt was made by Gwen, using Kaffe Fasset fabric. It appeared on the blog Green Fairy Quilts. My jaw just about hit the floor when I saw the stitching on this quilt. It is an absolute must see and a real inspiration, not just for those undertaking the mammoth task of a Dear Jane quilt, but for all of us when stitching our next quilt.
I'll let the pictures speak for themselves, but I must let you that it took Gwen 18 months to complete, 225 blocks and 4,948 little pieces of fabric…AND WAIT FOR THIS!!! 70 hours of stitch in the ditch alone!…not to even mention the rest of the stitching.
Can you see the metalic threads?
Images courtesy of Green Fairy Quilts
Now does that want to make you keep on stitching?
If you would like to find out a bit more about the history and story behind the original Dear Jane quilt, you can see photos and read all about it here.
Oh, and if you are currently working on a Dear Jane quilt, or have made a DJ quilt, you are more than welcome to post a link to your blog/flickr page etc and share your inspirational photos with all of us. You can even leave some advice for those undertaking this quilt….