Well, here it is....
Most of my local support group has seen this in person, so I can now share it with everyone in blogland. You should be able to click on the photo to see a larger version.
This is my completed Jane Stickle quilt top replica...all 169 blocks, 52 outer triangles, and 4 corner pieces. No two are the same. The approximate size is 84 inches on all sides. I've sewn on a straight dark border which will be scalloped (like Jane's original quilt) after I quilt it. It took me 3 years, 7 months, and 9 days to get to this point. I finished the top at 3:04PM EST on December 31, 2011 but waited until today to blog about it because I wanted to show it to my local support group in person first.
Now I need to get my HQ16 mid-arm machine serviced (I want to make sure it's in perfect condition before I attempt to quilt this), buy some MonoPoly thread from Superior Threads, and get to work. My goal is to have it completely finished in time for my guild's September exhibit, but it would be even better if I could finish it in time for my four-year anniversary with this quilt in late May.
A big THANK YOU to all who have supported me and provided advice, in person and in cyberspace, during this journey with Jane. I couldn't have done it without you.
If you're new to my blog and want to see the individual blog posts about my progress with this quilt, just click on the "Dear Jane" label on the right sidebar of my blog.
Go to Judy's blog to see what others have on their design wall today.