Sunday, January 31, 2010

I'm Back!


Wow, it's been 8 days since my last post! Sorry for the delay! I was supposed to get a picture of the fabric up for the 100th post giveaway. So without further ado...

This is a collection of 20s and 30s reproductions. Most are fat quarters and some are fat eighths. I'll leave this open until February 8. So just leave me a comment before then if you want your name put in the drawing! I'll announce next week. Your name is in the drawing already if you commented on my last post.

I have completed a couple of DJ blocks since my last post as well. This first one is called Coyote Chase, is paper pieced and appliqued and has 12 pieces.






This next one is quite similar in that the shapes are all the same, but they point in different directions. I have noticed that Jane Stickle did this a lot throughout the quilt. You can see very similar blocks in close proximity to each other in several places. Anyway, the method for making this one is different. This one is completely appliqued, has 6 pieces and is called Josepha's Jonquil.

I am still agonizing over a block in row I. It's I-12, Fred's Square Fair. It has tiny little pieces, but I'm not sure why this is causing me such trouble as it is very similar to the top right corner, which I don't remember struggling with at all! It seems funny to me that I can't recall working on some of these blocks at all. I suppose it shouldn't surprise me though between menopause and chemo brain so much seems to escape my memory these days!

Today, I hope to get my last triangle on the left side done. It looks fairly easy. Row J also looks to be very easy and after that, the whole quilt appears to get much more difficult! Yikes! Still heading for a June finish!

Until next time,
Melanie

47 comments:

  1. Beautiful fabrics. Please count me in! I can think of some fun items to make with these cute fabrics! Very generous giveaway!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  2. Lovely pile of fabrics! I´d love to join your give-away.

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  3. Thanks for the great giveaway! Count me in too please, thank you!

    I'm a new follower and trying to finish one project a month also, I'll be checking on your progress as you post! Good Luck!!

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  4. What a generous giveaway! I'd love to have a chance at it! And hats off to your for the Dear Jane project - far beyond my stick-to-it-ness threshold!

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  5. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway....and like I told one blogger, I really admire those who do the DJ blocks....

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  6. Very nice giveaway! I think your Dear Jane blocks look great! Thanks Sharon.

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  7. Congratulations on over 100 posts, Melanie! That looks like a great group of repros. Thanks for counting me in.

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  8. Great giveaway! Beautiful fabrics! Please count me in!

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  9. Thank you for this opportunity, Melanie. Congratulations on your 100 posts! Good luck on your sweet DJ blocks, such a challenge.

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  10. Just getting started! Would love some fabric to begin my DJ stash:-) Amy

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  11. Congradulations on your 100 posts! I would love to be included in the drawing for these beautiful fabrics!

    Happy Quilting!
    Cindy
    www.asewsewday.blogspot.com

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  12. I really like 30's prints, and I have started a small stash of them in anticipation of making a repro quilt. I usually use either Civil War prints or batiks (not together in the same quilt), so 30's would be a big change.

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  13. Beautiful fabrics! SewCalGal sent me and I must say~ love your blog name! Congrat's on 100 posts. :-)

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  14. Love the fabrics you chose! Count me in to

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  15. Please enter me in the drawing and thank you very much.

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  16. what a cheery bunch of fabric just right for my next project! thanks for the chance at a giveaway. I would also love to do a dear jane quilt, but maybe one day ill get to it.

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  17. Thanks so much for your kindness! This looks like a yummy pile of goodness to play with.

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  18. congrats fot the 100th post!!
    i love that stash of fabric!!
    thanks for the great giveaway!

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  19. I would luv to be included. Great giveaway. Thanks.

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  20. I cant remember if I commented on your last post, so here's to covering my booty!! Thanks for doing this giveaway! I am working on a 30's print quilt and these would really be great to win!! I'm crossin' my fingers!!

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  21. Congratulations and thanks for the chance for the great giveaway! I love your DJ work...keep it up!

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  22. What a sweetheart!! You are very generous with the give-Away!!

    Stacey
    String Thing Challenge
    Sew Far Sew Good Quilt Shop

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  23. Hi! Please enter me in your fun drawing!

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  24. The fabrics look like fun to work with. I see an orange on the bottom.

    bertha

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  25. What pretty fabrics! Please add my name to the drawing. Thanks to much!!

    Your DJ blocks are adorable too!

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  26. Please enter me in your drawing! I love 30s fabrics. I can't seem to cut mine up:)

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  27. Congratulations! Please sign me in for the drawing. Happy Quilting and Sewing to you :-)

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  28. Love those fabrics!!! Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

    SheilaC

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  29. Please count me in! I am trying to build my repo collection for a quilt for... ME! :D

    thanks for the chance!

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  30. I am planning a 30's quilt so this would be perfect to make it EXTRA scrappy...my favorite look...Don't stress about your DJ block. At least you started the quilt....you're WAY farther than me.

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  31. Congrats on your 100th post:) And thanks so much for the wonderful giveaway I found out about it from SoCalGal and would be delighted to win the lovely vintage fabrics

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  32. Congratulations on your 100th post. Wonderful fabrics, that would make a beautiful pieced quilt.

    Debbie

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  33. Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway! I'm happy to find your blog because of it! Quilt blogs are my absolute favorite, and I look forward to following you in the future :-)

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  34. Oh my what lovely fabric, please enter me in your giveaway... bonnie

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  35. Please count me in on your fabulous give-a-way! I love 30's fabric and have some "Schnibbles" patterns that they would be perfect in!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    Hugs,

    Elaine in SLO, Ca

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  36. What a beautiful pile of fabrics. It ia really good of you to give them away - really generous. I admire people who tackle Dear Jane quilts. Lots of skill and patience required. Thank you.

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  37. I love vintage and repro fabric. Please count me in!

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  38. hello from the north county- love the baby jane,
    is it secretly for me????????

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  39. Your blocks are stunning and fabric choices fantastic! Looking forward to following your progress on Jane.
    Best wishes, new blogger
    Heather =)

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  40. I think those colors are gorgeous - all so bright and cheery! It's super cold up here and some of those fabric pieces would make a wonderful quilt to keep warm. - Marlene

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  41. Please enter me in your drawing. I love reproduction fabrics. I an now working on the blocks from Love Letters of the Civil War as well as a wall quilt using Ruby McKim's Frienship Ring block. I love your Dear Jane blocks. Good work!

    Have a great day.
    http://teaandquilts.blogspot.com

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  42. Great giveaway! Please enter me!

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  43. wow very generous giveaway. please count me in!

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  44. Lovely pile of fabrics. I'd love to be in this drawing. Hugs Jofrid

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  45. Please count me in as a wanna be winner!

    I just started my dear jane yesterday afternoon. 2 machine paper pieced blocks done and way too many to count left.

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  46. this would be great for the better half , we do the quilts for a local nursing home

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  47. Congrats f0or your 100th posts!!!!!, please enter me in your drawing, the fabric's gorgeous!

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