Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Humble Quilts - Quilt-A-Long Time

Whenever Lori, from Humble Quilts, starts a small quilt with instructions, I have fun making it.  This is the start of her current project, named "Faithful".  I used scraps from a recent doll quilt, and a center from a Dear Jane block for my start.  Check out Lori's blog, if you'd like to participate.  (Here)

The two new quilting groups that I enjoyed yesterday were 

(1) The Churn Dashers, a group of ladies in the Tidewater Virginia area, who enjoy making civil war era repro quilts, and have a block exchange each year.  It is going to be so much fun to be a part of this group.

(2) A Dear Jane group, that is just starting making blocks for the Jane Stickle quilt.  It is a 13 month project, and they intend to make 13 blocks each month, as there are 169 (13x13) blocks in the main part of the quilt.  I love this quilt, and have decided to join in the fun.

Here are pictures of my first 13 blocks.  


Making Dear Jane blocks is so much fun.  I hope to learn how to make the edge triangles while I am in this group.  

I did start the middle mariner's compass for Esther Aliu's Love Entwined.  I will share that with you in my next post.  In the meantime, I am going to go to Esther's blog on Wednesday to see what work is in progress in other people's sewing rooms.  Link: (Work in Progress Wednesdays)



Taryn said...

Your DJ blocks are looking good! 13 per month is ambitious once you get into those really challenging ones. I look forward to seeing you progress on this project.

Kindred Quilts said...

Love your FAITHFUL block... I'm printing the instructions as Lori gives them, but refraining from making the block at this time. Sounds like you will be kept busier than ever with projects from the two groups... enjoy!!!

Sharyn Mallow Woerz said...

'member how utterly tiny we thought the DJ blocks were when we started?
Now that first block looks enormous surrounded by the little ones

I think that billion piece 1" border on the last basket quilt cured me of worrying about small. Easy Peasy :)
I added a sidebar image to my mystery quilt blog today...says it all.
hugs, Sharyn

Lori said...

How exciting to be starting your Jane quilt! The blocks so far are so pretty!!

Love the center of Faithful!!

Paula said...

Your first 13 DJ blocks look fabulous, Good luck on your journey, I know you will enjoy it. I started my 2nd DJ. I love this quilt.