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Finish It Up Friday: Nicey Jane!


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Yes, Nicey Jane is all finished and bound and ready for our bed as soon as warm weather truly arrives and we can put away the down comforter. I’m fairly happy with how it turned out. The colors are certainly perfect in our bedroom.


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Yes, I have a light green bed and raspberry night stands. Doesn’t everyone?  I’d say it was the quilter color thing, but actually my DH picked out the nightstand color and painted them and a vintage dresser.  The walls are light green, too.  I rubbed glaze into existing tropical leaf wallpaper.


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The wool batting.  Hmmm.  It did shrink some, which is all right.  The quilting isn’t as poofy as I was hoping, but it’s fine.  Bearding!  Wow.  All over, both sides, really a lot.  If you see any in the photos, it’s after I spent quite a while with the lint brush.  I guess it will resolve over time?  I’m very glad I used white batting with fairly light colored fabric.  It would be a disaster on a dark quilt.


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In the end this wasn’t nearly as much work as I built it up to be and put off finishing. It was unwieldy, especially the last day when I had joined the two halves and had to drag the whole thing around. It fit under my machine harp okay, but every rearrangement was cumbersome and hard on my shoulders. The binding seemed to go on forever. I am glad that I had enough of the bright pink to bind it. It’s perfect.


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I’m linking up with Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.

Author: Valerie

I'm Valerie, also known as Scooquilt. I am passionate about fabric and quilting. My quilts are colorful and modern, but grounded in traditional blocks. My degrees are in Fine Arts and Education. I'm retired from teaching and trying to quilt daily. Reading, gardening, and cats are also important to me.

10 thoughts on “Finish It Up Friday: Nicey Jane!

  1. Really nice job and I love the colors of the room!

  2. It’s a beautiful quilt, Valerie! Now tell us (or at least me who missed it) please, the reason for the name.

  3. So pretty and perfect for spring and summer.

  4. I love it! And your bedroom furniture! Its so light, lovely. Did you dry the quilt in the dryer? Wool batting is something I’ve never used.

  5. I love how the colors go with your bedroom! Perfect!!!

  6. It looks really pretty! Like a vacation home 🙂 Now please let me know what method you used to join the halves together because I can’t find it. I thought there will be a thin sashing, but just can’t see it!

  7. Lovely BIG quilt! Nicey Jane is one of my favorite lines- love what you did with it!

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  9. Congratulations on your finish!

  10. Beautiful! I love how it ties everything together, though I didn’t think your bedroom needed tying together. I love color!
    I’ve never heard of wool batting bearding. You are scaring me, I’m (hand) quilting my first wool batting right now.

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