Monday, April 16, 2012

Bali Baby Jane

I finished the little Bali Baby Jane quilt. It is 16" square.
I made four 4.5" Dear Jane blocks, just to try out some of the patterns and fell in love with them. I now have plans (and more importantly fabric from my stash) to make some more. I will be using reproduction fabrics for a more traditional look.
I am planning on making a few blocks a week (it seems like lots of quilters have some Dear Jane blocks lying around, so I will see what comes of my plans!).

I used wool batting and added the binding before quilting the border (but I didn't stitch the binding to the back until it was all quilted), so that I would be able to fill the area with feathers.
I used Bottom Line thread (a 60Wt polyester thread) in the top and bottom for the machine quilting, plus a #70 Titanium Top Stitching needle by Organ for the first time. They both worked very well and I have been using the titanium needle ever since for piecing - they are supposed to last a lot longer than regular needles.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Linda said...

Gorgeous quilting!! Love the the feathers!!!

Kate said...

Lovely piece, great quilting.

Raewyn said...

Very nice!! Your quilting combined with the wool batting is really effective - nice puff! I look forward to seeing your DJ blocks - I'll have to try and keep up with my FW ones!

Anonymous said...

Nice way of using some of the Dear Jane blocks. I see so many quilters who are making them, but get discouraged I think due to the sheer number of blocks to make "the" quilt. Love the little quilt.

blessings, jilly

Terri said...

So pretty, Beth! What a good idea!

Ali Honey said...

I'm not a great fan of Dear Jane quilts ( shame on me ), but I do like what you have made there. So maybe I like some DJ blocks and lovely colour ways like you have used.
The quilting just makes it!

~Kris~ said...

Beautiful fabrics and a great start on our DJ journey. Enjoy!

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