Sunday, June 5, 2011


If you've been following my blog very long, you know that last year my Dear Jane Secret Sister, Marianne K., sent me a DJ quilt block every month as part of my gift. Yesterday, while unpacking some sewing things from Florida, I came upon them. They were just too special to leave as a BOB (bag of blocks) so I pulled fabric for sashing and setting squares, and got busy. The sashing is 1/2" finished size. The blocks finish at 4.5". I put the top together yesterday.

This morning I pulled potential backing fabric from stash and also a spool of perle cotton. I've been itching to try large stitch hand quilting with the perle cotton. This may just be the project.

This will be a lovely table topper or wall hanging. Either way it will be a lovely memento of the 2010 Dear Jane Secret Sister Swap, and of Marianne.


rubyslipperz said...

This is a wonderful quilt! I like doing large stitch quilting...it's fun and it can be an addition to the design of the quilt. =)

When it's finished...maybe? you might wanna enter the FYPChallenge on my blog? Every finish is a chance to win $30 Gift Certificate...


Mary said...

Love it. It turned out very nice. Looking forward to receiving blocks from the Friendship Swap, so I can put together some special quilts.

wackywoman said...

What a fresh new feel to the Dear Jane blocks. I like it. Let us hear how you go with the large hand quilting.

Angela said...

Lovely, Pat! Those are all beautiful blocks Marianne sent you - such lovely colors!

Rosa Robichaud said...

It's beautiful, it's simple and yet will mean so much for you, once it's finished.


Thanks for sharing, Pat!



Micki said...

Your quilt is just gorgeous Pat!

Marianne said...

Lookin' good! I did those??? I like your sashing fabric and think quilting with perle cotton will be super!

ConnieB/CA said...

Love it!