Friday, August 28, 2009

Dear Jane and Hand Quilting...

Yesterday I made a promise to myself that every 30 minutes I spend working on piecing or applique, I owe myself 15 minutes working on hand quilting. This could actually work for anything you don't enjoy doing... quilting or maybe even hand stitching bindings to the backs of quilts. Here are a couple pictures of my quilt in the hoop.

And I'm not going to show you any more of that quilt! lol! I am going to finish quilting before I do that!

Now I want to show you Dear Jane Block #2:

I know that the making of this Dear Jane quilt is going to be very time consuming but knowing that all of you are looking forward to the finishing of it will keep me going!

The last thing I want to show all of you is a special work in progress that I have been working on for quite a while. It is a hexagon charm quilt where every piece is different. If any of you would like to help me out by sending scraps through the mail that would be very nice.

Something else, if you will please tell me in the comments what kind of tutorials you would like to see on my blog, I will try my best to get it on here!

ONE last thing... if you head on over to you can have a chance to win a little organizer!


  1. I love the quilt you are quilting on, and am amazed that you are tackling the Dear jane....and if you send me your address, I will send you some scraps.

  2. I would like to send you some scraps, too! My email addy is, but you should just be able to reply to this and I will get it. How big are your hexagons? I have a LOT of scraps that are sorta small. (I have a hard time throwing any fabric away.)

  3. WOW 12 yrs old .... boy you have many years ahead of you to quilt. Congrats and welcome to blogdom.

    I've never gotten the hang of hand quilting but your work is so nice.

  4. I love your handquilting and the Baptist fans! I'm planning on using them in a quilt top my great aunt made many years ago. How did you trace your template? Got any advice?

  5. OMG! are you HAND STITCHING all of the Dear Janes? you are awesome!! I am admiring all your stitches...

    I would love to share some scraps with you! just e-mail your address and a package will be on its way!

  6. You have such a delightful blog and I plan on following it from now on. I am new to blogging and new to sewing and quilting so I imagine I have much to learn from you.
    Your new friend in blogland,

  7. Hi there Jordan,
    I'm a homeschooling Mom and I have been quilting for a LONG time. Not since I was 12, but it's something that I love to do. You are doing a great job, and I look forward to seeing your other projects.

  8. Good for you starting so young I wish I would of started younger then I did I started last year and I'm 53 years old.
    Great job that you do. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Hello Jordan! It's great to have a quilter your age. You are doing wonderful! I have the Dear Jane top finished, but haven't moved to the next step which would be basting. VBG Enjoy and happy stitches.

  10. Oh my goodness such wonderful quilts... your doing wonderful.. much better than me as a beginner. Thank you for sharing your work with us. I can't wait to see more ;)

  11. Thank you for visiting my blog. and you are welcome to make a quilt like my mini's. I'm happy that I inspired you :-)

  12. Beautiful quilts!

    If you send me your address, I would love to send you some scraps. What size hexes are you using?

  13. i really enjoy seeing all of your creations.
    see me your address and i'd love to mail you some scraps. :)

  14. I came to look because Aunt Pitty Pat was blogging about you....wonderful things you're doing! Though I have been sewing since I was 12, I have only just completed my first quilt. You are a real inspiration to us all!! I hope to hand quilt my next one. I too would be happy to contribute to your hexagon charm quilt stash, what size scraps do you need, and if you email your address to me at I can make up a package for you.

  15. Hi jordan.

    I would also like to help with scraps.
    Send your adress to me at

    Keep up the good work.