Sunday, October 18, 2015


I've struggled with my Dear Jeanne sampler quilt.  The colors and fabrics just haven't seemed to work for me.  Since there is no hurry for this quilt, really no purpose for it yet, and I haven't spent any money on it (so far, everything has come from my scraps); I see no reason why I can't switch gears at this point!  If you aren't enjoying the process, why continue?
In a collage, these are the blocks I've finished so far.

These twelve blocks are put away for now.

I've turned to my reproduction fabric scraps, as I always enjoy working with these fabrics.  The concept is the same, a sampler of 5" blocks in the format of a Dear Jane quilt.  However, I am using patterns from the books and articles I have written, and from my previous quilts. 
So far, these are the blocks I have made anew -- some are the same patterns as above, some are different.
Garden Maze and Deco Album

Keepsake Star and Mountain Memories

Betsey's Block and Time Woven In
Crossing Paths and Tie That Binds

Time will tell which direction I will go -- something later to be decided.  My goal in making a quilt these days is always enjoyment of the process.  At this stage of my quilting life, there doesn't have to be an end or purpose in sight, nor do I have to finish a project.  I've already made enough quilts to last a lifetime!!
I'm joining the following:
Love Laugh Quilt for Monday Making
Cooking Up Quilts for Main Crush Monday
Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday
Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social Wednesday
Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday


Debora Exum said...

I like where your second start is going (I like the first round, too). I love that quilting is as expensive or inexpensive as you want it to be. Where you never have to be absolutely certain before beginning. Thanks for sharing that it is totally okay to start again or alter the path at any point along the way.

Kate said...

Both sets of blocks look great, but it does make a difference if you like the fabrics. If not, it's hard to keep going.

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

I like that you admitted the first set of blocks isn't pleasing you right now and you set them aside. It gives us all "permission" to reevaluate whether a project is working for us or not. Thank you!

Quiltpiecer said...

I love your attitude! The RWB is very patriotic but I love both sets. Came by way of Main Crush Monday link and am new to your blog. Will be sure to come back!

Sewmotion said...

I love these blocks, so cute, but with something so time consuming, you do need to be enjoying it! I like your second round of blocks, maybe have a break from it for a while, and come back afresh.