Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A day off!!

Dear Jane: I have not visited you for a couple weeks, and when I do...you are difficult! The sewing was great fun, but these blocks are not easy for me. A stretching...a growing is occurring! I know they are not perfect, but I love these blocks anyway....I am on row three, and sewing it together as I go.

The days crop of Klosjes...I love the blue ones the best!!


What are you up to? What are you working on this summer??



JulieK

20 comments:

Amelia said...

What am I up to? Quilting has been put on the back back burner for quite some time now...I have a small one that I pick up from time to time for some hand quilting.

Yesterday I completed a double page layout for scrapbooking.

Working (and enjoying) in the yard with the many flowers seems to be occupying a lot of my time.

Also probably spending more time that I should on the computer.

Terry said...

Good for you working on something that makes you work hard and do something outside your comfort zone! I'm working on my Polka Dot Girls now. Hope to have it all done by the end of the month instead of the end of the year! :0)

Debi said...

Your blocks look wonderful and I admire you for doing them. I quit my DJ after row 2! My orphan blocks became a little wallhanging. I am working on a Schnibbles X2 quilt.

Lori said...

The only time I've been in my sewing room was to clean it up before company! I am planning to start a new project the week before the Sisters show.
Love your blocks!!

Loris said...

Hi Julie, those DJ blocks are definitely challenging. I have been enjoying hand piecing 6" blocks. Today, however, I quilted a little quilt for a friend. She always seems to open Christmas gifts in January so I'm giving her a snowman quilt for her birthday in June...just in time for next winter :-) I quilted snowflakes today!

A Garden of Threads said...

Dear Jane is looking good. I have finished mapping out my Mariner's Compass. So after vacation will finish putting it together.

Beth @ The Quilt Ladies said...

I like the brown plaid on the bottom row. I have 3 quilts going and 2 books and you know I'd have it no other way.

Jackie said...

Sometimes going back to those difficult ones can be painful yet rewarding. Good for you for going back, they look great! I am working on a strip quilt and will have the post up in the morning. Rough at first, but rewarding now!

Nines said...

I SHOULD be working on the dear Jane that is sitting there... but they do get hard. No, mine are not perfect either, but neither are hers, I keep reminding myself. Plus with so very many blocks, there is more room for imperfection...er, character.

Karen said...

How do you prep for doing your Klosjes??? They are wonderful! I can't wait to see the whole quilt.

Stephanie said...

Love your Dear Janes! I am in the same boat. I am so overwhelmed with everything with the kids right now that I have not been able to do it lately. Yours look great. Good luck with our WWI group. Steph

Leeanne said...

Really lovely, it nice to catch up with how you are going with your spools as I did one too.They are lovely I think we will do a swap next year for our group.This year we are doing Ninepatches.
I am finishing the last border(yippie) for a BOM, Under the Southern Stars it is by Sue Daly, paper piecing.One day it will be mine , but for now it must go to the quilt shop I work at as a sample.I really love it.

Kathie said...

oh they are all wonderful, I can't just choose one as my favorite,
can't wait to see more
Kathie

Anonymous said...

OH my gosh.....I just ran across your blog and am absolutely in love with the quilt on your title page (homespun fabrics). Do you happen to remember the name of the quilt pattern? I want to try my hand at making this one as a christmas gift.

Thanks
Bridgette
Bridgette.R.Whittinghill@sscgp.com

Susan said...

Such lovely DJ blocks. That quilt can be a challenge. I still haven't finished mine.

I admire you for sticking with it.

Sharon said...

I love your projects, the klosjes are fab!. I just went through my list that I made in Jan, I crossed off 3 as completely finished, and moved 5 over to the "needs quilted" list, and then pulled out a Christmas top this a.m. and spent 10 minutes putting it on the design wall. Reading my list made me aware of this project and it too, is very close to going over to the "needs quilted" list. I just finished piecing my Liberated Amish top with Free form letters around it.

Wendy said...

The spool blocks look great, I love the fabrics. I've got to get back working on my wool stitchery.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Your spools are wonderful! And I think your DJ blocks look great!

Darcie said...

Your Klosjes are adorable, Julie. So much character in all of the prints and plaids. And yes...the blues just seem to add the right amount of sparkle, don't they!

Happy weekend. I'm trying to send you some *cool.* Has it gotten there yet? ;-)

Elaine Adair said...

Your little Klosjes (spools) are adorable and the blue, that 'doesn't go' is THE best - I agree. I've found that the fabrics that 'don't match' in a scrappy quilt are nearly always the blocks that make it come alive. I have a mess of Churn Dashes where I went 'wild' with a few blocks, and yes, they are the best ones. Yours is coming along and going to be beautiful.