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July 10, 2011


As expected Jane took over my life this week. She is already becoming a dear friend and not only she took over my life, she also took over the livingroom.

It started, like every quilt, with dreams, buying fabrics, sorting them and then, last Tuesday, a friend came over to my house to start our 'Jane project'. She is also piecing the Jane Austen quilt, but in totally different fabrics , so finally we will end up with two different quilts. We cut our fabrics together, at least, that is what we planned (dreamers as we still are!). Ohhh, that first cut in new fabric, do you recognize the feeling? It's exciting and frightening at the same time!

Of course we ended up chatting and even paid a visit to our local quiltshop to buy some paterno to cut some new templates. So after a great day of cutting templates and fabric we still have to do most of the job. However, we did cut our centerblock. This is mine:

During this week I have been cutting ...

and cutting ..


and cutting ... (bless my Olfa!)

As my holidays started last week I had plenty of time to get it on the roll, so here the first rows. My goal is to have the top finished at the end of August.


Chrissie said...

Wowwwwwwww Joke. geweldig, wat mooi.
Jij weet ook altijd zulke mooie stoffen bij elkaar te zoeken he.
Jane zal een beauty worden,logisch dat je in love bent.
Geniet ervan XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Chrissie

Gabi said...

Wow...that will look fantastic. LOVE your fabrics. Looking forward to see more of it.

mdgtjulie said...

Wow, I'm awed that you managed to get so much done. Grats! And the colors you chose are gorgeous!!

Vickie said...

WOW!! I have always wanted to do the Jane Austen Quilt..but I haven't been brave enough...can't wait to see your progress

Christine said...

That looks lovely, the colours are beautiful

Pauline said...

Joke, the end of August is still far away, but this project grows and grows quicker than you can imagine, I know you are goïng like a steam locomotive. The end of July and the top will be ready and a little birdie told me you already are thinking of batting too....
Your Jane will be breath taking original, keep up the good stitches and don't forget to make and place pictures.
Lots of love and see you and Jane soon, Pauline