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.