Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Signs of Progress

Hello Everyone,

So the last few days have been eventful for me and my family. Our car broke down in my parents driveway. The car is still in NJ being repaired while we returned home with my parents car. We weren't able to see hubby's side of the family for Christmas, as planned, because of this unfortunate event. But we all are still smiling, so that is a good thing.

In the meantime, I have been working hard at making new bundles and die cuts to add to my shop later this week. So keep an eye out.

But today, I was able to get in some much needed sewing time. I was kept company by my kitties and went to town. I started by putting up what I had done already on the design wall.


These blocks are such a cinch to put together and really have a nice impact.


This was the first layout of many. It underwent many transformations today. I only picked the best ones for your viewing pleasure.


Continuing to piece the blocks together, I continued to place them on the design wall and rearrange them in the process.


This one was the final layout for today. But, I predict that there will be many more transformations because...


Look at how many more I have to piece together. This is going to be a big quilt. But I am loving it. I know that there are a lot of Kaffe fans out there, because I have been getting e-mails from lots of you that have done the same quilt or similar. I am so glad to be in good company. In fact, Wanda is going to join me in getting out her box of striped fabric and start a striped quilt!! I am excited to see her progress.

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Until Next Time...

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55 comments:

Stephanie said...

WOWZER--bright, bold, cheerful.

Janet said...

That'a a great quilt, it's looking tremendous Jackie.

Messy Karen said...

it's so cool!

Kathie said...

wow I love these blocks and the quilt looks soooo great!
I guess I need to start collecting striped fabrics .....
love this
Kathie

Susan said...

Fabulous! 3rd photo- the little bright blue block next to the large yellow one- it looks like a perfect Greek Key! LOVE THIS! Love all the sizes and colors and how every block turns out a bit different, it's just so great to see this coming together, thank you!

paula, the quilter said...

I am knitting an afghan with leftover sock yarn that resembles your quilt blocks. In fact, the afghan quilts are call Barn Raising Log Cabins or something like that. I just got up and my mind is a bit muzzy.

karenfae said...

that will be a wonderful, bright quilt! Happy New Year. Hope the car gets fixed for you soon -
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Merete said...

I's really beautiful, I love it! It reminds me of a crochet carpet that I am planning. I got a packet from your web-shop today, some gorgeous Kaffe-fabrics - looking forward to pick it up at the postoffice later :o)
Wishing you a happy new year from Norway!

Nedra said...

The striped quilt is turning out fabulous! Sorry to hear about the car. I hope it's fixed soon. and I hope you have a Happy New Year!

Anya said...

Now you've got me wanting to make a quilt with striped fabric! Like I need another project...

Sorry about your car troubles...where in NJ? I grew up in the northern part of the state.

The Calico Cat said...

I "still" want to do the handkerchief quilt that you showed in the previous post. I purchased som stripes just for it....

Love what you are doing.

Jackie Russell said...

Love the blocks! I will have to take a second look at some stiped fabric next time I see it.

Catswhiskers said...

WOW.... wow...

Vicki W said...

Wow, indeed!!

Needled Mom said...

I am still loving the different sizes of blocks.

Mountain Home Quilts said...

I REALLY love this quilt. It's totally out of chartacter for me but I love it!!!! :)

Meg said...

Jackie, those blocks are stunning! And when they're all together, it has a great mosaic effect. Lovely! Can't wait to see how yours, and Wanda's, turn out!

Karen said...

That is going to be an excellent quilt Jackie! A real eye catcher. The perfect ending to 2009. I wish you a very happy New Year!

Cathi said...

It will be a stunning quilt!! Love the effects you're getting using those stripes!

Barb said...

Absolutely spectacular! I would have never thought to do this.

shellysquilts said...

Looks great! And more importantly, it looks FUN! Happy quilting!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Wow!! I love that, so bright and fun! I love the block in the upper left hand corner, the blue with the minis around it! Really great fabrics.

em's scrapbag said...

These are so VIBRANT! I love it!!!

wishes, true and kind said...

Superb! Thank you for all the glorious color today! I may have to do one of these myself in 2010.

Crafty Mama said...

Wow, I love it! this is going to be stunning!!

Barb said...

wow, what a striking quilt.....

Steffi´s Candy Quilts said...

Wow, that looks good! And it seems to be a lot of fun!:-)

Vivian said...

WOW !! These versions are absolutely inspiring. Love the varied sizes of blocks together. It's a riot of stripes!

Exuberant Color said...

Now I can see I'll have to be cutting for 2 quilts at the same time. That is so much more spectcular than the blue/white one in the book.

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

Oh wow Jackie! It's awesome! :) Sorry to hear about the car...that's just not fun. Good luck! :)

Catherine said...

Eye candy! LOVE IT!

Thimbleanna said...

Gosh, that's going to be a gorgeous quilt Jackie. I love the bright colors! Sorry to hear about your car -- we just bought a new transmission yesterday -- not my idea of a fun time at Christmas, but at least we weren't on a trip or anything!

Quilt or Dye said...

I love the different sized blocks. That really makes the quilt interesting!

pratima said...

Wow, you got so much done in a short time :) The visual effects with the stripes are stunning!
Sorry to hear about the car though :(

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It's beautiful and looks like so much fun Jackie!! I think I need to put this on my short list!!

Peggy said...

oh wow this is gorgeous and i am not a kaffe fan! well done i love it.
Sorry about the car. it is typical!
bonne Annee

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Once again one awesome quilt Jackie...thanks so much for all the inspiration Happy 2010 to you and your family...

WoolenSails said...

Love all the colors and the ways you can try it out on the wall.

Debbie

Quilts on Bastings said...

I love the way your quilt is coming together - very striking, love the colours.

Kim D. said...

Love all the different size blocks, it's coming together nicely.

corry said...

I love those blocks on your design wall Jackie! Wishing you a wonderful turn of the year and all the best in 2010!
groeten, Corry

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Sorry to hear about your car...hope it is on the mend soon.

Love the progress you have made with your stripy blocks...very effective!

PamKittyMorning said...

Happy New Year Jackie!!!

Lesly said...

Oh is that ever beautiful - I love different sized blocks!

Mrs Quilty said...

A very Happy New Year to you and lots of happy sewing in 2010~

Cathy said...

Stunning Jackie, I adore this quilt and the colours you have chosen are brilliant. A super fun quilt this will be xo

Anina said...

Oh wow! It's going to be stunning!

Ginger Patches said...

Just beautiful, I love it! I've had that quilt on my list of "to make" for quite awhile...someday :)

MichelleB said...

Wow Jackie! This is looking incredible! I LOVE it!

suz said...

this is coming out wonderfully! I love the way these blocks create such wonderful texture.

belinda said...

WOW Jackie....I Love this! I keep
looking at it and looking at it. It reminds of something and I just
can't put my finger on it!!!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

those fabrics are gorgeous. love how they all work together. just don't throw away the scraps!!!!

KateKwiltz said...

Wow! That it going to be an incredible quilt! Beautful!

Melanie said...

Jackie, this quilt is wonderful! I love the colors and the design. I can't wait to see it finished!

Chris said...

Looking good Jackie!!!

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