Tuesday, April 7, 2009

modern, minimal, masculine in progress

Thought you all might want to see Jon's quilt in progress. The original plan changed (imagine that!) when the blocks started arriving. They were like individual paintings, so I framed each one and put them in rows like paintings in a gallery. You might notice that the blocks have changed a bit. The large blocks didn't work for the design, so I made them smaller...they are now 13" blocks. I tried hard to preserve the essence of your designs in the trimming.
I have 2 more blocks here that are not yet in the quilt. There will be one more row of 5 blocks added and then the bottom will be more blue linen. The beige is a natural linen. I love the peaceful feeling of the quilt.
Jon didn't want to be involved after the blocks arrived. He wants the finished product to be a surprise. I don't want to be a pain, but if you haven't sent your block, if you have some time, I'd sure appreciate receiving it in the next little while. Jon graduates in a little over a month and I don't want to be that lame mom who wraps an unfinished quilt. (kind of like I did for my mom at Christmas). I always fuss over quilting a quilt for at least a month, so that puts me pretty much at deadline.
Thanks to everyone who put so much effort into these fabulous blocks. I'm loving it so far and I think Jon will too.

9 comments:

Lynn said...

The quilt is looking fantastic! I do like how you've framed them all. Can't wait to see the finished project!

Lunden said...

This looks wonderful! And I love seeing pictures of it coming together. It is really great.

Zonnah said...

Wow! those are all looking so good. Good job everyone!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Love how this is coming together Jacquie! The linen color is so soothing

Mal* said...

Wow. As I've seen photos of the blocks individually on flickr, I've wondered (worried?) a little bit about what the final product would look like. But look at how wonderful that is! Your idea of framing each of the pieces was just the ticket. I TOTALLY love this. Thank you for sharing it.

Tina said...

lookin good. fun to see this project coming together!

Oiyi said...

Jacquie,

Your block is done, but I haven't had a chance to stop by the PO. I will do it on Saturday.

Rebekah said...

wow Jacquie! This is looking simple and fabulous! I love seeing how this is coming together

live a colorful life said...

What fabric line is this? I know I've seen it before but am drawing a blank. Your quilt is great!