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.


Paula said...

Congratulations your panel quilt is absolutely gorgeous. Love your eagle in the middle.

Linda P. said...

Thank you Paula. I'm pleased to finally have a Dear Jane Quilt. Already found a special place for it on one of my walls - it makes me smile every time I pass it.

Karen said...

I like eagle designs. This was a unique way to use the Dear Jane fabric.