Vertical Dear Jane Row Robin Project

Vertical Dear Jane Row Robin Project

Idea by Fran, Edith and Janis. Patterns by Carol.

About the project

The Vertical Dear Jane consists of five panels sewn lengthwise into a small quilt top. Panels 1, 3 and 5 each contain five Dear Jane blocks. Panels 2 and 4 are appliquéd with a vine design. The leaves, flowers, pods and other elements of the vine design are shapes found in the original Dear Jane quilt. As a round robin project, Quilter 1 will complete the appliqué panels in the first round. Quilter 1 has selected the fabric for the project, has designed the vine appliqué and made decisions about the settings of the pieced block panels. Four quilters will work in rounds to complete each top with each project returning to the initial quilter for completion.

The rounds and deadlines are as follows:

RND

Quilter #

Tasks

Deadline

1

Quilter 1

a) Collect fabrics for project

b) Decide on setting options for pieced panels 1, 3 and 5

c) Cut sashing strips or corner pieces or any kind of background piece that is needed

to set the blocks in the pieced rows

d) Design and appliqué panels 2 and 4

March 26

2

Quilter 2

a) Select and complete blocks for panel 1, 3 or 5

b) Sew blocks together to make panel using Quilter 1's preferences for setting

c) Sew finished panel to appropriate side panels

If panel 1 is completed in this round, it is attached to panel 2.

If panel 3 is completed in this round, it is attached between panels 2 and 4.

If panel 5 is completed in this round, it is attached to panel 4.

April 23

3

Quilter 3

a) Select and complete blocks for one of the two remaining pieced block panels.

b) Sew blocks together to make panel using Quilter 1's preferences for setting.

c) Sew finished panel to appropriate side panels.

May 28

4

Quilter 4

a) Select and complete blocks for the remaining pieced block panel.

b) Sew blocks together to make panel using Quilter 1's preferences for setting.

c) Sew finished panel to appropriate side panels.

All the five panels are now sewed together.

June 25

5

Quilter 1

Complete top by adding borders and any additional applique and/or embellishments

July 23

 

 

About the VINE DESIGN

The vine is appliquéd on a long fabric panel using any technique Quilter 1 chooses. The length of the panel is determined by the setting option Quilter 1 chooses for panels 1, 3 and 5. Quilter 1 makes that decision during Round 1. Quilter 1 determines the width of the panel. Leaves, flowers, pods or other elements added to the vine must be shapes that are found in the original Dear Jane quilt. The shape can be enlarged or reduced, but it must maintain its basic Dear Jane shape. It must be used in a way that it is recognizable as a Dear Jane shape. The shape can be repeated as often as necessary within the appliqué design.

Chosing the setting style of panels 1, 3 and 5.

A variety of options are available for setting the pieced blocks in panels 1, 3 and 5. Each option produces a different length in the finished panel. Quilter 1 needs to determine her preference for the setting of the panels before she knows how long to make the appliqué panels. Several suggestions, along with pattern pieces are provided.

The first option is the Straight Set, which is to sew the blocks into a row with no sashing. The finished length of this panel will be 22.5".

Option two is the Sashed Set which involves cutting sashing strips 1" wide for a finished sashing of 1/2" between the blocks. No sashing strip is added to the beginning or the end of the row, but only between the blocks. The finished length of this panel will be 24.5".

Option three is the On Point Set, which is to set the blocks in the row on point by adding background fabric to the corners. The finished length of this panel will be 31 7/8". A pattern is included here for the on point block. It can be foundation paper pieced, or pieced traditionally by adding 1/4" seam allowance to each side of the triangle pattern.

A fourth option would be offset sashing. Two versions are shown: the first version is pieced as blocks and then sewn into a strip. The second version is pieced as a strip. Pattern pieces are provided for both versions. A foundation pattern is also included if you prefer to do foundation piecing.

Click here for examples and patterns for the pieced row options:


Straight set with or without sashing
On point setting with templates
Foundation pieced on point block
Off set sashing 1 with templates
Off set sashing foundation pieced block
Off set sashing 2 with templates

 

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