Friday, October 15, 2021

Lady Jane, the Finish

I purchased the floral fabric specifically for the border. I had a challenging time cutting it accurately so I could match the design.

The border is attached but it's not the best match job I've ever done but it's finished! I added an outside darker blue border, it really makes the floral fabric sing.


I will probably hand quilt this quilt sometime and gift it to one of the grandchildren. Right now the flimsy measures 90" by 99".

The border fabric is from the Tea Service 2 fabric collection from Connecting Threads. The rest of the fabrics in the quilt came from my stash.

The pattern for Lady Jane is found here.

Linking to Put Your Foot DownNeedle & Thread Thursday, Peacock Party, Whoop Whoop Party, TGIFF!, Finished Or Not Friday, Off the Wall Friday, Brag About Your Beauties, Oh Scrap

29 comments:

Julie in GA said...

Gorgeous!! Your applique and piecing are all beautiful, and the floral border sets it off perfectly!

Design Originals by KC said...

Lady Jane is beautiful!!! Great job Gretchen!!!
Kathi

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

gorgeous! I have trouble when trying to match prints in the corners too - and really who is going to inspect it - I very much doubt grandchildren will unless one is a quilter!

grammajudyb said...

So so pretty! Fantastic job! A treasure for sure!

Ray and Jeanne said...

This is beautiful! It's hard to believe that it will be even more gorgeous when quilted. One of the grandchildren will treasure it.~Jeanne

Gretchen Weaver said...

It wasn't the corners that gave me problems, it was piecing the strips for the border so you couldn't tell the border was pieced.

Angela said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Way to go!

Robin said...

What a lovely finish! This is going to be a fun quilt to hand quilt. What a lucky grandchild to receive this someday. The alternating light squares are so soft and perfect for the pieced blocks.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

It is shining in this photo but it's one of those quilts I would so love to see in person! What a job you did with this one, Gretchen.

Julierose said...

Lovely finish on this--I do love that floral border--just perfectly encloses the center...nice work hugs, Julierose

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Such a Beautiful finish!!! Everything goes together just perfectly!!!

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

It's stunning. I hope you enjoy the quilting process!

Jenny said...

Another of your beautiful finishes, I always like the combination of applique and pieced blocks. Do any of your family quilt as well?

Elizabeth V Kelbaugh said...

Gorgeous applique motif for the center and lovely blues. Great job!

Gretchen Weaver said...

Thank you, my mother was a quilter also. My oldest sister has made quilts but she doesn't have the disease like I do.

maggie fellow said...

so, so beautiful

Busy Lizzie's Pink Patch said...

This is another beautiful piece of work by you. It is really lovely.

Ivani said...

It is gorgeous! The grandchild who receives this special gift will treasure it forever.
Congrats!!

Gwyned Trefethen said...

What a delightful quilt. I like how you took the pattern and made it your own.

Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore said...

I love how crisp the blue and white looks. It's gorgeous.

Leanne Parsons said...

It's so beautiful! I agree that the solid borders really make the floral border stand out even more :)

Nancy said...

Oh, beautiful! This quilt just sings. I know you notice imperfections but it looks perfect to me.

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

Lady Jane is so lovely! Congratulations!

TerryKnott.blogspot.com said...

Wow! One would think that you purchased those fabrics specifically for this project! What a wonderful use of your stash!! Lady Jane is beautiful1

Sharon Kwilter said...

She's a stunner. Congratulations.

QuiltGranma said...

LUCKY Grandchild, hope they really appreciate the work you will have put into this.

kathiquilts said...

beautifully done - every bit of it. Great job choosing harmonious shades and prints of blue. A beautiful balance of pieced and applique and a smashing job on that border - the corners are lovely and was surprised when you noted in a reply that you had pieced the border. You should be proud of this flimsy!!

Preeti said...

Beautiful indeed!!! The small imperfections (that only you can see) make her even more perfect!!!

Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty said...

The applique alone solicited a gasp from me -- it's beautiful!