Friday, January 15, 2016

PROGRESS ON 'DEAR JEANNE'

I've finally made some progress on my 'Dear Jeanne' quilt.  Below is the left half of the quilt put together.
When completed, there will be 64 blocks.  I've made about 50 different blocks, but discarded all but these 32.

Here are three of my favorites from this week:

 

In order to keep track of the blocks, I've listed them with photos on a separate page of this blog.  Click on 'Dear Jeanne Blocks' on the tab above under the heading.
This quilt has certainly been a trial and error project.  I think I have tried about five different fabrics for the borders, but have now settled on these.  Even through the trials, I have really enjoyed working on it as it has challenged my brain sizing the patterns all to 5" blocks and picking the fabrics.
I'm taking the weekend off from playing with 'Dear Jeanne' to go on a road trip to Denver to quilt shop hop and check out the antique stores.  One of our stops will be Harriet Hargraves' store (click here to go to her website)  -- she always has wonderful fabrics and great samples.
Back to 'Dear Jeanne' next week.

I'm joining the following:
A Quilted Passion for Whoomp There It is! Saturday
Love Laugh Quilt for Monday Making
Cooking Up Quilts for Main Crush Monday
Quilt Story for Fabric Tuesday
Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday
Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social Wednesday
Quilting Readers Garden for WIPs Be Gone Friday
Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I Get a Whoop Whoop Friday
Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday

12 comments:

Maartje Quilt said...

A lot of work, but it will be such a beautiful quilt. I love your colors and fabrics. Seems to me the perfect fabric for the border. Lovely blocks!! I will come back to see it finished. Have a nice weekend.

Bonnie said...

Impressive that you resized to 5" blocks. That's a challenge both drawing and cutting. Nice job.

Zenia Rene said...

Looking good Salmagundi! You are making great progress. My brain does not liked to be challenged w/resizing AT ALL! lol. Thanks for linking up!

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

Wow! There are some stunning blocks in your Dear Jeanne quilt! Enjoy your shop hop; I hope you find lots of fun things. :) Thanks for linking to MCM, and have a great week!

beth s said...

Dear Jeanne is beautiful! Have a great trip!

Stacey said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! Great work!

Leanne said...

Your blocks are beautiful!

Cathy said...

It looks gorgeous so far! Absolutely love it.

Shauna said...

very nice, it is beautiful

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Wow, what progress you've made on a very difficult quilt. I'm sorry it's caused you problems, but it sure looks like you've conquered them all! Lovely.

desertskyquilts said...

That's going to be a great quilt! I love the fabrics you've used.

Angie in SoCal said...

I really like your colorway for your Dear Jeanne blocks. I'm working on a Dear Jane Mother Hubbard one. Thanks for linking to WIPs Be Gone. It's fun to go and see what people are up to. Hope you had a nice visit - blog hops are so much fun.