Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Leftovers revisited and Dear Jane Quilt

When I showed you my latest finish called Leftovers you could only see half of it and it was not a good photo.
We managed one spring day so I took a few better ones of the whole quilt.

My favorite quilts are the scrappiest ones.

Here's the backing where I used some leftover nine patches that Pat brought with her to our Sunriver sewing retreat two years ago. I was working on the blocks at the time so it is nice to put these on the back as a reminder of our time together.
I'm back to plugging away on hand quilting my Dear Jane quilt. I'm doing the pieced triangles, then will go back with my Hera marker and mark the plain ones. The end of this is near......ok, nearer.....

Have a lovely day!

58 comments:

  1. I just love both of these quilts. Your DJ is wonderful - that makes me want to make some more of those blocks! So many projects...

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  2. I like both quilts, but I really love the leftover quilt, I must copy it...one day!
    Hugs

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  3. The left over quilt is stunning. We don't realize how much fabric we have when another whole quilt can be made with left overs.

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  4. More and more I'm drawn to the scrappier ones! I think that was half the fun of doing Jane -- you could use a million different fabrics! :-D The Leftovers looks like a main course to me! Beautiful. My Dear Jane is destined to remain a top for at least another year! You are so close to finishing!
    Blessings,
    Mary Lou

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  5. LOve that scrappy quilt! I also think it's great to have happy reminders in the quilt.
    I joined a swap so maybe someday I'll have even scraps to make a scrappy quilt.

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  6. The left over quilt is S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G!!! I LOVE it!! Gives me a whole new respect for left overs...and your quilting!! And your Dear Jane...WOW!! Spectacular!
    P

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  7. I love the scrappy quilt! I must use leftover blocks on backs! I love this! But, never think to do it...
    I cant wait to pack my sewing room and begin to sew again. I miss it so much! It is such a part of my life, i reall feel the void.
    Your Dear Jane is beautiful! I know it is taking a long time to quilt, but it is a lifetime quilt, with no expense (time, in this case) to be spared. You will so pleased when it is finished. I can not wait to see it! Take your time, enjoy the process. Xo

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  8. What a great picture of your leftover quilt! Definitely my kind of quilt. Glad you're making progress on DJ - I'm ready to mark a quilt for hand quilting too.

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  9. Lovely quilt, Lori! Scrappy is my favorite, too.

    I heard on the Portland news last night (admittedly different weather than Bend) that this has been the second coldest April on record. We're expecting a spring day on Sat. I hope they're right.

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  10. One of my favorite patterns . . . and you did it so beautifully!

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  11. Lori, they are beautiful! I also love scrappy quilts. Nice colors!

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  12. I want to curl up on my couch with your Leftovers quilt!

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  13. Gorgeous scrappy quilt! Hard not to love those best. Your DJ is looking wonderful. Enjoy the process :-)

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  14. Ok, I've stared at your quilt a good, long while now - I love it fan quilted, too!

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  15. I love scrappy also and that one is definitely a winner. I will be looking forward to seeing your DJ quilt soon!!!

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  16. That leftover quilt is one awesome quilt - love those colours and love the Amish wave quilting.

    I take my hat off to you with dear ol' Jane - don't think I have it in me to do that one!

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  17. My favorite quilts are scrap quilts too. Yours is awesome. I love it!

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  18. Scrap quilts are the best and using leftovers are even better! It's gorgeous!!

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  19. Oh I love that leftovers quilt! It is wonderful!

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  20. Could/would you share the pattern for the blocks in your beautiful leftover quilt? It's so wonderful!
    Terri
    tgeesey@charter.net

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  21. You have totally inspired me want to make both Leftovers & Cheddar Crackers (or something like that) may take me a long while or they just might be small....dang girl your good!!!

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  22. The Leftover quilt is so bright and cheery and visual! It is fabulous!

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  23. I LOVE your left overs quilt! It's such a wonderful memento of other projects and where you were when working on them.

    Your DJ is coming along. It's going to be fabulous too! :)

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  24. Lori that is awesome. I love scrappy also. Just love it.

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  25. Love the cheery scrappy quilt...your DJ looks great...I am always scared of handquilting such a big project!

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  26. Scrappy quilts are my favorite too. Yours is gorgeous and the DJ is just marvelous.

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  27. Your 'Leftovers' quilt is sensational!!!! Yes definitely the scrappier the better! What a triumph to be so close to finishing your DJ, and hand quilting it too!!! Wonderful!

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  28. Great Quilt Lori! Thanks again for the Lapel Glue Stick! It made it to me through the mail. I'll use it on my next applique project!

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  29. Leftovers is a beautiful quilt. It must feel great to be so close to finishing your Dear Jane, mine is about halfway pieced.

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  30. I know the Leftovers quilt required a lot of sewing. Well worth the effort. A good finish.

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  31. I love, love, LOVE your scrappy quilt!

    Keep plugging away at your DJ! I just started hand quilting mine today (again...after ripping out and starting over).

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  32. What a beauiful quilt. You are amazing. I hand quilt most of my quilts as my budget will not let me send them out to machine quilt.
    You do lovely work.

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  33. Do you know the name of the quilt pattern that you used to make Left Over? I made one of these after I saw one at a quilt show. I have received many compliments on it and always the question, "What is the name of the block pattern?".

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  34. I don't know what is Lori but any quilt you make, I say "I want to make that too". Well most pieced quilts anyway.

    Copying is the greatest flattery?

    Love that leftover quilt and the DJ ... just wowzer!

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  35. Love, love,love leftovers! I really have to make one.
    Your Dear Jane is looking great. Keep stitching away on it.

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  36. Just beautiful! Love seeing all the fabrics.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  37. Your scrappy quilt is so pretty. I love that pattern and really like the leftover blocks on the reverse. Keep plugging away on DJ. I think I will dig mine out and see if I can make some progress on the blocks.

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  38. I'm so glad you were able to take a picture of the entire quilt -- it's a stunner! I agree with you about scrappy quilts -- they're always my favorites.

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  39. Wonderful, front & back, I love this style of quilt.

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  40. just love this quilt!!!! oh I do need to make a few more blocks have been sidetracked lately and not a lot of sewing going on the machine..
    thanks for sharing the pictures..
    Kathie

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  41. Lori your Leftover quilt is amazing...I think I've shorted out my laptop from the drool all over the keyboard...I LOVE it!

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  42. I love scrappy too, you get to use a lot more fabrics. I really think you did a fabulous quilt here and the photos are great. How exciting to get to the borders of the quilting, you must celebrate when it's done.

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  43. Your quilt is beautiful. Glad you got to take a picture of the whole quilt. I need to go visit my Dear Jane quilt in project. So many blocks to go. Hugs.

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  44. Lori
    Both quilts are beautiful.What is the name of the pattern for "Leftovers"? Really does look like a great leaders/enders project.

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  45. Lori
    Both quilts are beautiful.What is the name of the pattern for "Leftovers"? Really does look like a great leaders/enders project.

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  46. what a great scrap quilt!! the colors are luscious! You must be thrilled.
    DJ is looking great - keep up the good work!

    the back scraps are awesome

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  47. I'm glad you got a spring day :0) Your Leftovers quilt looks even better unfolded in all its scrappy beauty.
    Every stitch gets you closer to being finished :0) I need to dig out my hera marker and give it another chance.

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  48. love your use of scraps here.
    this is such a dynamic piece and looks like a relatively simple pattern.
    i may have to consider making one myself~!

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  49. Your Leftovers quilt is wonderful! Thanks so much for posting the pattern! Love the strip of blocks on the back.

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  50. Can't wait to see your finished Dear Jane!

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  51. I absolutely love your Leftovers!!! It is beautiful! I want to make one! I NEED to make one!! Some Day!!!
    Thanks for sharing
    HUGS... and stitches
    Christie

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