Tuesday, April 7, 2015

No fooling - Jane is coming together

I am pleased at how the borders are coming along on my "Cooking with Jane"


I was nervous at first as some of them seemed a bit off - see how this one doesn't quite come to the end.


No worries, I simply pinned it where I wanted it to be and coaxed it into place.


It's amazing how much I can coax! Look at that camber!


But it all works out in the end. I'm the queen of "fudging"!


After the borders, the inner blocks will be a cinch to whip together. I use a modified ladder stitch to whip them together. I have tried a true ladder stitch but I don't feel it is strong enough and a don't like a regular whip stitch as it is visible from the front so I use a stitch that is part ladder and part whip. Like I said - queen of fudging!


Have a great quilty day.






16 comments:

  1. Interesting way to put this together. It looks great! I love the small appliqued circle.

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    1. Thank Lori, I'll applique over piecing any day. And I love doing circles!

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  2. Beautiful! Can't wait to see Jane finished!

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  3. Beautiful! Can't wait to see Jane finished!

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    1. Thanks Carmen, This has been a fun one!

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  4. Your fudging makes everything look so precise! Just wonderful!

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  5. Oh how I want to touch your wedges. Well, the whole quilt. You have accomplished such speed in making all the blocks for the quilt and quilted at the same time.

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    1. Thanks Karen, I contemplated leaving them in their "natural" state but decided after all that work I should put them together. LOL.

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  6. its great to see how you doing this. I love the borders - even better than the original! lovely quilting stitches

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    1. Thanks Barb, I was feeling guilty (for about 30 seconds) for not reproducing it as Jane did it, but I have tried to match fabrics as best I could and I love the circles!

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  7. Thanks for sharing your technique. It's a wonderful Jane. Enjoyed seeing your tiny hand stitches.

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    1. Thanks Dawn, it has been fun, but I am surely looking forward to the next "big" project. I have too many little ones in the fire!

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  8. Fun to see your quilt coming together!

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    1. Thanks Karen. it has been a fun one to do.

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