Friday, September 20, 2013

Eagle in a Garden of Janes

At our quilting group this year we had a panel challenge.  We were to use a pre-printed panel and turn it into a quilted item (quilt, wall hanging, something for our sewing room, kitchen, or other).  Here is my entry.  The panel was a Dear Jane panel.  When I was first attracted to quilting, it was because of a picture of a Dear Jane quilt that I saw.  I've always longed to have one and now I do.  I quilted around each of the lines in each of the blocks so it would be hard to tell that the blocks weren't pieced (unless you look really close-many of the pre-printed lines weren't straight).  I added a center - a needle-turn applique eagle taken from the book, "Simple Seasons" by Kim Diehl.  I was so surprised and pleased that I was voted first place in the panel challenge.  Here is a close-up of the eagle so you can see the quilting.  The quilting in the outer border is feathers.