I'm sorry I haven't posted for so long. Shortly after the last post, I ended up in the hospital for 3 weeks. After coming home, I was not up to much for a long time. I couldn't do cross stitch or other hand embroidery. I just couldn't concentrate on anything for a while.
Just before Christmas, I decided to work on my "Dear Jane" quilt. It was so cold, that I didn't want to run the heater in my work room more than to keep it just above freezing. My work room in a finished room at the back of the detached garage. So I started hauling my sewing machine, and the quilt, etc. to my bedroom. I found an old iron and my portable ironing board. Then I hunted up the quilt supplies.
Two years ago in January, I started a Block of the Month for this quilt. Every month I received a packet of fabric and instructions for 8 squares and 2 triangles. I had started making the blocks, but quit after the first 4 months. The packets kept coming. I decided to keep getting it when I was out of work, since I already had half of the packets.
I started doing one or two blocks most days. Some days I didn't feel like working on anything. Slowly the blocks built up: 169 blocks unfinished size of 5 inches. 52 trianges for the border.
Today I finally got it all put together. I have NO IDEA when it will be quilted.
My design wall is a sheet put up as a curtain over our food storage shelves. I was unable to get a full picture that showed the whole quilt, but, here is my quilt.
This is the center before the borders.
This is the left half...
And the right half.
And here is the best I could do to get most of it in one picture.
I will try to post more often.