Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Dear Jane & M-3.....moving slowly

I happened to remember the other day, I have never taken a picture of Jane after I machine quilted it in the ditch and bound it.  I really don't have the room to do it justice here.....

 I just could not get high enough to get it all in.....

 You can pick out the double pink ring....and the smaller yellow one.

 Love, love, love.....what can I say!

I added inked names of our ancestors and companies that fought in the Civil War, both Union and Confederate.  You can see some of those here.  I drew a star by those names that are direct descendants.

M-3 unquilted 
M-3 quilted

I try and quilt them as I can see them done from the original, but sometimes because of seam allowance and I fussy cut the fabrics for this block, so I didn't want to quilt through the center of the patches....I thought it would take away from the fabric pattern, so I did a lot more stitching in the ditch than I like to do....but it works and it is DONE!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...


Beautiful work. What an accomplishment. Love how you fussy cut for the block you showed close up.

Charlotte

Ann in PA said...

Wow, what a stunning Dear Jane. You have made it your own with your family history documented right on the quilt...a precious heirloom for sure.

marian said...

Sheri, I'm blown away by your gorgeous DJ quilt.. it's simply STUNNING!!! You're a wonderful inspiration and you should be very proud of the heirloom you have created.. i would be :)) cheers... Marian

Kathleen Tracy said...

Just lovely, Sheri! Hope I get to this point someday . . .

Kimmie said...

Sherri your DJ is beautiful! I can't imagine the hours of work you've invested just in the quilting...it makes my neck hurt! LOL!