2/10/2010

Stickle Anticipation and House Parties

Two quilts made from my House Party pattern! Both use the 2009 Little Quilts set of Second Saturday Sampler blocks. This is the full-size set. It's so precious! I happened to be in the shop when the quilter chose her setting fabric from the Tanyard Creek line and again when she brought the finished quilt top in this past Saturday, so I was very lucky to get a photo of it:

This House Party, part of Show and Tell last night at Repro Divas, uses the 6" version of the SSS blocks, with several additional blocks. Notice how N. reversed the houses on each row. Gorgeous, gorgeous quilt:

It seemed to be non-productive all this time to think about the actual finish of the Dear Jane quilt when there were hundreds of beeny demented blocks and triangles to make. This past week, I counted up for the first time how many were left to do (53), and thought, well, I might actually get this thing done within my lifetime. In guarded anticipation, I made these last three blocks to complete the G row. That is seven rows completed:


I love this one. A very few of Jane's blocks seem too blocky/chunky to me. This was one, so I subdivided the solid corner blocks and the solid center shape:


Next post, Show and Tell photos (scads of them) from Repro Divas.

16 comments:

Kathie said...

I love how your fussy cutting the fabrics to make the blocks
just beautiful
oh looking forward to the show and tell from my favorite group :)
ok so did he call on Sunday????
Kathie

Quilt Hollow said...

Gorgeous quilts...I love those who show and share!!

Dianne said...

Excellent job on those stickle blocks! You've really chosen fabrics that compliment the blocks well. It will be quite beautiful when they're all together!

Lori said...

What fun quilts!!
Love the DJ blocks you've done and the bee fabric is so unique! 53 to go!? Woo-Hoo!!

Terrie Sandelin said...

The Dear Jane blocks are lovely and the barn sampler is really, really wonderful. What a gorgeous quilt!

MJinMichigan said...

Love the quilts from your pattern.
Your fabric choices for the DJ blocks are great. I'd love to see them all together. Have you put them on your design wall yet?

Julie-Ann said...

Oh - Karen - I love the DJ blocks, esp. the fussy cut rose color and the bees - how fun!

The house quilts are great. OK - once I am retired I am going to make one. I have your little quilting girl done and hung on my wall. I will take a picture of her and post it later this week.

It must be so rewarding to see your patterns made and enjoyed by so many of us!

That Girl said...

Oh my! I love that pattern! And your DJ blocks are beautiful and perfect.

Jennifer :)

Deb said...

Beautiful quilts, and I just love your Dear Jane blocks. I just found your blog a little while ago, and am so in awe of your piecing and the fabrics that you're using.

MARCIE said...

I love what you did with that last block! I believe you brain is Stickled. LOL! Seriously, you are over the top talented and you WILL finish this quilt! Also it is fun to see what the SSS ladies did with their blocks and your pattern!

Robin said...

Your Stickle blocks look amazing!!! I just love how you use multiple prints in them to such amazing effect. And your fussy cutting is just awesome. Fabulous!

Those House Party quilts are so fun. What a cool design!

Karen said...

I like the grey fabric with the bugs on it.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh your blocks are so wonderful! and 7 rows done! I hope someday I get that far!

Miri said...

The fabrics in the last block are just wonderful...they really look 19th century!

Libby said...

I cannot imagine how wonderful it must feel to see your patterns all made up. I just love them!

Gretchen said...

Fabulous house quilts. Hmm I may have to go back and make 6" SSS blocks. DJ blocks are gorgeous and love the fabric choices as always. Have a great weekend!