The latest work I've finished is a quilt that belongs to my friend Jane (who prefers to go by Rusty) - it is a Dear Jane quilt ... so of course I've been having fun with calling it "Jane's Dear Jane"! :) Jane Hardy Miller is a very talented quilt maker - and author too! She and her beautiful work have been explored on an episode on the Quilt Show and she is the author of several french braid quilt books...but you would never know it in talking to her as she is so thoughtful, friendly, and humble. :) I am so honored she allowed me to work on her beautiful rainbow colored Dear Jane!
Jane's taste is non-traditional so I really had fun playing here. I don't think I've ever seen a Dear Jane this spectacular. Each block is quilted differently - I aimed for minimal but appropriate quilting in each of the patchwork blocks. All blocks were ditched and unique designs fill the black negative space. Not all of the colored patchwork has quilting but anything needing a little boost was given something special.
My attempt in the borders was to bring this diamond topped cone shape into the quilting. I LOVE this shape! What is it called? I don't know! Geometry isn't my strong suit but I love the look.
I used Glide thread in gray and Black and a few matching shades within the blocks. This quilt took me about three weeks - I worked 4-6 hours a day but of course not always all at once and I took many many breaks to cuddle my little Princess Livvie. :)