Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Encore..............

First off - thanks so much for all the love about the Dear Jane I quilted! Wow - you are all so kind! Thank you!!

I decided to share more pictures of the DJ, but of some of my favorite blocks. So - here you go!










Not a block, but my current weakness! I love peanut butter M&M's, but they just killed my self control by coming out with eggs for Easter! They are so much better!

34 comments:

Ruth said...

OMGosh!! I just cannot get enough of your pictures and seeing all those glorious colors and perfect craftsmanship. I may have to stop procrastinating and start another DJ quilt although it won't be nearly as good as yours,not by a longshot. Are you going to do another one?

quiltercaroline said...

What an amazing quilt, the quilting is sooooo wonderful - complimenting and adding to the block designs. A real winner.

Linda said...

Phenomenal! I don't know how you were able to come up with a different design for each block??? You are so talented!!

Natasha said...

I love everything about this quilt. I think I agree with others that this is one of the nicest DJs I have ever seen? Do you know what fabric was used? The quilting is amazing! It blows me away and was worth every minute spent at your machine!

alda said...

it's sooooooo beautiful !!!!!!

Mommarock said...

I really wish you hadn't shown that last picture!! I finally got my tooshie on the treadmill today... and peanutbutter and chocolate together.. my weakness.. UGH.. I'll just have to resist buying them... HUM..
What is the name of the fabric that you used on your Dear Jane? It is just so beautiful..

ooglebloops said...

These blocks are beautiful. They make me thing I should dig mine out of the UFO pile and get busy and finish!!! I love your colors, mine was started in Civil War repro colors - I'm thinking now I like the brighter look.

Needled Mom said...

Each block is so beautifully done, Judi. What a thrill to be able to see them individually.

liberal sprinkles said...

ahhh they are so gorgeous...It's always such a pleasure to visit your blog and see all the eye candy and incredible, incredible quilting.

Sherri said...

I love this quilt...but what you've done with every block has just made it so spectacular! Thanks for sharing it again!

Darcine said...

How in the heck does anyone learn to do that? Your work is phenomenal! And I wish I had one tiny thimbleful of your talent. Thank you for sharing.

pirate said...

wow! This is such an extraordinary project. There are no adequate words to describe how incredible your work is.

Boy, this better be specifically mentioned in your will as to who gets it! :-)

Wendy said...

Oh my goodness! I so love this quilt....makes me want mine finished right now.....your work is so fabulous......

Wendy said...

Let me say I've never before been tempted by a Dear Jane quilt ... until I've seen the beauty you helped turn this into! I'm adoring it big time and may have to add it to a brand new 'bucket list' :) Thank you so much for sharing the photos ... and as for the last picture, I'm so glad I'm not the only one being tempted by a bit of chocolate! :)

Mary Grace McNamara said...

I was really enjoying looking at the lovely quilting on all those little blocks...then you brought out the PB M&Ms! What were you thinking? Forget the quilt, where's the candy dish?!

MGM

sandra said...

Amazing I love the gorgeous quilting.Where do you find the time with a new baby etc. I love the chocolate easter eggs with the candy coating, You are my hero with all that you do.

Patty said...

Loved the Dear Jane quilt and your quilting so much, I decided to jump in and ordered the book myself. The quilt is really stunning and your quilting is spectacular!! You should be so proud!! Don't you ever feel like you'd like to keep a quilt that you've worked on?

Jackie said...

I've never wanted to make a Dear Jane quilt. Until now. I sure hope the owner of this quilt enters it into some quilt shows. I can't see how it would not win!

Judy said...

Wish there was a "Love" button because that quilt is beautiful! Would love to hear from the actual quilter and her remarks on this beautiful quilt! Maybe you could ask her some questions and post on your blog (how long did it take her, what made her decide to do this quilt, etc.) Would love to hear her story also! Great Job on all the intricate details especially in all the nooks and crannies!

Pat said...

The blocks are fantastic but the quilting sure does make them shine. The fabrics choosen also make the blocks magnificant.

Anne said...

Thank you for the close-ups!! You should release a Dear Jane coffee table book. :D

Gorgeous work!

Also, I didn't know about the peanut butter m&m eggs. I really...really shouldn't have learned about those!

Bente said...

It is the most beautyful Beby Jane I have ever seen. Grest quilting too.
Bente
I like to QuiltBlog

Patti said...

Thank you sooo much for showing us more of the the DJ quilt. I love the colors she used and it has inspired me to thumb through my DJ book and actually think about tackling this project. Your quilting is unbelievable to boot. I could just stare at it all day. Your customer is going to be really happy with her quilt.

paulette said...

Incredible!! What a stunning quilt and the quilting is breath taking!!
Paulette

desertskyquilts said...

Wonderful quilting. There's no way I'll ever make this quilt, but if I did, I'd like it quilted in this way. I'm a sucker for the pretzel M & Ms.

passingdowncrazy said...

I love Lollipop!!!

Carmela said...

Fantástico! Fenomenal! It's wonderfull... All is wonderfull: the fabrics, the perfect sewing and the quilting...

Sue said...

Just gorgeous job on this DJ quilt ! I like your Moda Oasis quilt kit

Pippa said...

An amazing quilt and amazing quilting. I have never seen a more beautiful quilt. Worth every minute of effort to have produced such a quilt.

Your care and skill in the quilting is brilliant. How can you bear to return the quilt to its owner? How lucky is she to have such a quilt?

Congratulations to both of you for creating such a breathtaking quilt.

Sonja♥ said...

I already saw your first post on your DJ but I couldn't find the words to describe it... Just feeling dizzy!!!
Since 2 years I succeeded in postposing the project of beginning a DJ (to my retirement) but I'm too young AND your quilt has waken up my fancy:)))
Thank you for sharing this beauty...

Jeanne said...

Absolutely stunning! I can't imagine being able to do that. Your blocks are amazing and the quilt is awesome.

Lyn said...

The quilt is gorgous and the quilting is o-so accurately placed to suit the blocks. This quilt has encouraged me to start my own in the Kaffe Fassett Fabrics. Just Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WesternWilson said...

Judi, your quilting is just magical! Congratulations on the fine workmanship and the artist's eye for detail and design. This is the most beautiful quilting I have ever seen. Would you consider a long blog on the design process, and discussing your technique. I take it you quilt freehand with a longarm? Do you do much marking? Anway I would love to hear you walk us through the process.

LynCC said...

Hey, Judi - I always come back to this when I'm thinking of the quilting for my own Dear Jane. I have solid triangles and have worked up an entirely different approach in those and the border for what I want to do. I'm wondering if it would bother you if I try to emulate some of the styles you've used on the interior blocks? And, man! I'm thinking that if it took YOU 70 hours on the longarm to do this, it's going to take me 200 or more on my table-top. But I'm determined to get her quilted and really aspire to doing her myself now!! I'll have to attach a Time Tally pad near the machine. . . ;D