It’s our three week check in and I am so excited to share the news that I have actually finished hand quilting Jane’s Quilt. It took me 1 year and 4 months to complete.
I have absolutely no place really to stretch her out to get a good picture. Even on the bed the room is not large enough to get far enough back to get the whole thing. I’ll share a picture of the back when I complete her. I now need to trim the excess batting and start on the border/binding. I’ll be using the backing to do that.
I am just giddy with love and happiness that this top was gifted to me. You all pretty much know the story and sentiment behind this quilt. For those new to the blog or might not remember, the top was gifted to me by the granddaughter of Jane, the daughter of my closest friend Jeanine. Both of them have passed but the blessing of their memories live within me. This quilt will be an heirloom treasure passed to my daughter who knew and was adored by her. I have another quilt that Jane herself had done and completed that she had given me some possibly 40 years ago and I will be passing that one on to another daughter who knew and has treasured memories of the family.
As I continue to work on Jane’s quilt I will add another smaller project I am working on which I have already started. I will catch you up on our next posting. Have a great 3 weeks and look forward to checking in with you then. If your not in this HQAL please take some time and take a peak at the others – there are some wonderful hand quilting projects in the works.
This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another. If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.
Kathy, Margaret, Deb, Nanette, Sharon, Karrin, Daisy, and Connie
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