Friday, January 28, 2011

Dear Jane progress and Doll quilt!

Hi everyone!! Lori of Humble Quilts treated us all to a doll quilt quilt along this January...here are my completed blocks. I love them so much, thank you, Lori! Here is a straight set...and...
Here is the original set. I do not have much midnight blue...so am decided how to set them. I love playing with these blocks!!
I found this book at the store...Kim of Magnolia Bay Quilts wrote this book!! She has a wonderful blog...the book deals mostly with making quilts from 2.5 inch strips...how fun is that!! Some gorgeous quilts are in here. Kim has a new book out too!!
Dear Jane...how in the world did you ever come up with all these tiny block ideas? One...
Two....
Three done today! I noted that your blocks were not all perfect...and so I will make mine not perfect too, to match you. (As if I had to try to do that, LOL!)






*****************Nurse's notes*********************

I am working in the new Heart Hospital, as well as the old ICU in the old hospital. Both have their good points...it is exciting to work with the MI's, the bypass surgeries...but it is also fun to work with the little old people who just happen to be very, very ill in the ICU. One thing I love about the new hospital is the view!!! I can see miles and miles...the school next to the hospital with the kids all running around, and white church steeples in the town poking up out of the trees...it is really a pretty view...and we can see the sunsets around here!!!

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Have a great day!!


Julie

27 comments:

Lyn said...

Good Morning Julie, enjoyed your post today....Dear Jane is coming along.....loved the little Doll Quilt....you have a way for colour choice...Hugs Lyn

Quilt Hollow said...

Adorable doll quilt makings there!

Lori said...

Yahoo! Love your doll quilt. I can't wait to see how you set it.

Great DJ blocks too!!!

Barb said...

great quilt along blocks!
go Jane blocks, go they look great

Amelia said...

Such pretty handiwork - as usual from you!

The scenery from the new work place sounds wonderful.

Julie, have a great weekend!

Cheri said...

Very pretty blocks however you set them together. I made a table runner out of one of the patterns in Kim's book. Turned out really well. It's a great book.

Nancy said...

Sometimes looking at the view can erase a lot of stress. I hope your vista will do that for you.

Love all the blocks both small and large.

Karen said...

I am unable to participate in Lori's sew along but I can sure enjoy seeing the ones others are making.

Terry said...

Your doll quilt blocks are beautiful! I have that book and would love to get her new one too!

Sharon said...

Love that book...I have it as well. Your Midnight Stars are looking wonderful...I'm loving this quilt along!

Sue-Anne said...

Hi Julie, Your Quilt Along blocks looks gorgeous and I love your Dear Jane's. I wonder too how did she ever come up with all these intricate designs.

Sue-Anne said...

Hi Julie, Your Quilt Along blocks looks gorgeous and I love your Dear Jane's. I wonder too how did she ever come up with all these intricate designs.

Shari said...

The colours in the doll quilt are just so lovely together... congrats on more DJ blocks done!
Looks like an interesting book too... will have to visit her blog...

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Julie, The Dear Jane is looking good. I like the little doll quilt block. Keep us posted on its' progress. Have a great weekend.

Connie said...

I like your doll quilt and the Dear Jane, maybe someday i will do a Dear Jane. Happy sewing!

Darlene said...

Love your doll quilt - it's adorable, Julie.

Hello Dear Jane - nice to see you. :-)

Libby said...

Can't wait to see how you choose to set your blocks - you always find the perfect layout.
Not enough can be said about the value of a view. So glad to hear that you will have a lovely one at work!

Quilter Kathy said...

Your little doll quilt blocks are sooo adorable. Wonder what you will do with them next!

Kim D. said...

The doll quilt is adorable and fun to see your DJ block journey.

Linda_J said...

woohoo! Dear Jane, huh? The blocks looks fantastic---all of your projects.

I have wanted to do one of those for like forever. Practiced my EQ drawing by drawing up the ones in the book and then bought the EQ Dear Jane software. A guild I just joined is doing them too.

But don't those Brackman blocks look fun as well! I have a pal from IL that does the re-enactment stuff and I pointed her towards the site. The history stuff is so interesting if nothing else.

ria vogelzang said...

Dear Julie, that seems like a great book!
And I agree on all those lovely tiny little Dear Jane blocks; how in the world she ever came up with them...!
I'm just all admiration!!
Enjoy your sunday! Love, Ria.

LuAnn said...

Your Dear Jane blocks are great! Love the doll quilt, too.

Shelia said...

Julie,
Everything looks great. I envy you the view from the hospital. It should give you some serenity while working.
Happy Quilting,
Shelia

Michele said...

Love your blocks! I have Kim's book too.....it's one of my favorites. I enjoy the pictures of the quilts in this book. Not just the patterns! You job sounds very fulfilling :)

Stephanie D. said...

One of the best things about working nights when I lived in Albuquerque, was the incredible sunrise view we'd get every morning. Our medicine room had two Pyxis stations and 2 very large windows, so while you stood around waiting for your turn to grab the 0600 meds, you could feast on the sun coming up over the Sandia Mountains--sheer heaven!

Madame Samm said...

I am a retired stomatherapist R.N. and a registered nutritionist in Pharma..who happens to quilt..lol
Sew love that you have a list of them...very cool...and great blog too...sew glad Millie shared me with you...

Carole said...

Kim has a new book out! Her books are great!

Looks like you're making progress on your Dear Jane! Scraps were precious! ;o) Ya know, Mark Lipinski in one of his issue of Quilter's Home magazine hired a medium to channel Jane. It was a funny article. Sadly, he didn't ask why the blocks were so small! lol Thanks for sharing! Cheers!