Thursday, April 20, 2006

Vacation?




Wow, this week is going so fast. My thoughts of having lots of time to quilt have gone right out the window. It has been a good week. We had a wonderful dinner at my sister's for Easter. Salad, ravioli, spaghetti, meatballs and sausage...it was all delicious. The rest of the week has been spent running to appointments, taking the kids to the doctor, taking my older daughter job hunting and soon I'll be leaving to meet my sister for lunch. A busy week, but a good one!

Here are the few Dear Jane blocks I have managed to complete...can you tell I like to do the applique blocks? I have one more that I really struggled with, but now I can't find it. I hope I haven't lost it for good...I don't want to make that one again! It's a slow process, for me at least, as I try to squeeze these in among my other projects. It has never been a priority...just one of those projects I'd like to finish in the next 20 years or so! The close ups are just to give you an idea of the fabrics I'm using. Most are Robin Pandolph's Christmas fabrics, but there will be others in the same color families mixed in. I don't want it to be a Christmas quilt...just a pretty quilt!

I did manage to finish the quilting on an Amish style quilt that I had on the machine. I'm hand sewing down the binding now, so once that's done I'll post a picture.

10 comments:

Judy said...

Very pretty. Love the colors. I like the applique ones too, sometimes I go through cycles of wanting to do more applique than machine sewing, and vice versa. Can't wait to see the quilt.

Vicky said...

Those are gorgeous! Love that RP fabric!

Finn said...

Wow, Carolyn, the Dear Jane blocks are really beautiful..*VBS* I love the fabrics you chose...very elegant but also vintage looking..I hope I'm around to see it become a finished quilt..so,less than 20 years, ok??Hugs, Finn

Laura said...

Great fabrics!! I personally don't like Jane much, I gave up on her at 77, she made my life much to stressful.

Passionate Quilter said...

Love your DJ blocks! I'm making one too--all by hand--in blues/yellows. And it WILL be a lifetime quilt for me! LOL I love that RP line of fabric--I made a Birds in the Air quilt with that line.

Linda_J said...

Very pretty, Carolyn. Sounds like you are having great fun with it--well, with the possible exception of the one you would rather than repeat, that is.

cher said...

good for you to set a reasonable goal on these LOL...it should be an enjoyable process the quilting and piecing we do.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Wow, what a lovely collection of DJ blocks - I've gotten as far as buying the book... great choice of fabrics - I don't know how people pick a fabric/s for such a daunting project. Looks GREAT!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Sandra said...

I have some of those fabrics and love them - they look stunning in the DJ blocks! Great job :-) Will look forward to your progress.

Dawn said...

WOW! Your DJ blocks are looking great! And what fun colorway!