Tuesday, March 11, 2014

ONE TOP AND ONE BLOCK DONE

I finished the pinwheel quilt top that is going to be turned into a 25th anniversary quilt for DS/DIL on July 1.  The size of  85" x 108" is quite large so it can hang down and tuck in pillows on their full size bed.  The blocks are 12" on point so I had to I make it 5 by 4 blocks and because of having sashing instead of alternating blocks, I needed 32 of the blocks plus 205 pinwheels.  That's 820 HSTs by the way.  Actually, it didn't seem to take too long to do them.  It's not going to have a border.



This is a corner section - I don't know why the color came out so strange.



I haven't been doing very many Dear Jane blocks lately, but I did finish this one by hand.  After making two of them by hand, I think I'll opt for paper piecing!  Hee Hee!

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Last night at my guild meeting, the guild president said she wants to start a Dear Jane quilt and asked if any other people were interested, so I think we're going to start a "support" group.  That should be an encouragement.

Spring is arriving in Texas!  I noticed our neighbors forsythia bush is starting to bloom on the other side of the fence.

10 comments:

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

What a wonderful quilt and you DJ is excellent!

Grit said...

Your pinwheel top looks fantastic. Lovely gift for 25th anniversary.

Beth said...

I am so in love with the pinwheel quilt. It is just so soft and warm and cozy looking. The colors just speak to me. They will love it.
Dear Jane really needs a support group I think. LOL Your block looks good. I am afraid to start that one. I do have the Farmer'sWife book so maybe I will try that one. Someday

---"Love" said...

Again, I'm wondering: How do you get so much done every week? Seems like you get two tops together every week, and then also finish quilting one! The pinwheel one is really pretty! ---"Love"

Janet O. said...

I love pinwheels--one of the first quilt patterns I tried when I started piecing. You made a passel of them! Looks like a wonderful gift!
Maybe I would finally start a Dear Jane if I had a group to work with. Sounds like a good idea!

Quilting Babcia said...

Your pinwheel top is gorgeous Ruth! Have fun with your Dear Jane - I haven't caught that bug yet, nor the hexie craze. Keeping things simple this year and liking it a lot!

Cathy said...

I love your pinwheel quilt. They will love it. I too need a Dear Jane support group...lol Hugs

Marsha said...

The anniversary quilt is really nice, I like the blues with the browns and all those pinwheels!

Your little DJ block is so cute. I may have to think about doing a DJ someday, I love your fabrics!

canuckquilter said...

The annivesary quilt is going to look lovely on a bed. Can't wait to see how you quilt it.

Karen said...

This will be such a petty quilt.