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Monday, January 20, 2014

Goodnight Irene Sew-Along: January Blocks

After way too many days weeks, I finally made it back into the sewing room today. (Insert Happy Dance!)  I am very pleased to report that I am on schedule with my Goodnight Irene sew-along with Terry.  Granted it is only the first month… J

I chose to use 5” pre-cut batiks from Hoffman called Breakers for the print fabric.  The background fabric is some crisp white yardage I picked up at a new fabric store in town.



Missouri Quilt Company has a couple of YouTube tutorials on how to make a scrappy4-patch as well as the X block.  I used their methods to create these… 





Hopefully the links above will take you to the correct videos as they are very helpful and I found their techniques to be fast and accurate.


This month’s goal was to create the first row of blocks for the quilt but NOT sew them together.  Since it is supposed to be scrappy, we may need to rearrange some blocks later.

On my design wall…

In the dining room, was hoping for better light…

It isn’t too late to join Terry’s sew-along.  Check out the links on her sidebar and see everyone’s progress so far.

Hope you all have a blessed week…now time for me to clean up my mess J

26 comments:

Terry said...

Your blocks look great! I love all those blues! :0)

moosecraft said...

You're off to a wonderful start!

Vicky Hunt said...

Wow Jeanna! That looks great! I love all the shades of blue with the crisp white...so clean and fresh! I'm sure it felt good to get back to sewing...:)Looking forward to seeing more. Have a wonderful week....Blessings, Vicky

Sheila said...

Lovely blocks , I like your fabric choice ,

Patrica said...

You are sooooooooooo tempting me to start yet another project. I must be strong, I must be strong. You be my stand in OK?

Art and Sand said...

What a fun sew along. The name alone is worth joining. Right now I have 2 patchwork baby quilts to make for upcoming babies.

Your choice of fabrics is great.

Karen said...

Blue is my favorite color. Your blocks are very pretty.

Michelle said...

Those blues are beautiful!

hetty said...

Your blocks look great! Blue is my favourite colour.

Candace said...

Such pretty blues, Jeanna! They remind me of a cruise we took out of Tampa one year! I can only imagine how happy you are to be home and back in your sewing room!
Cheers!

Kris said...

Looks great! I need to FIND my sewing room!! It is still buried in things from Christmas!! I am missing my sewing time!!!!
XO Kris

Stephanie said...

Blue is such a calming and peaceful color. This is going to be gorgeous.

Anne said...

It looks amazing in the various shades of blue, Jeanna. Fabulous! :o)

Carrie P. said...

very pretty blocks. I thought about joining but I have decided on some other sew alongs instead. Have fun.

Susie Murray said...

Woo hoo back in the sewing room again! Love the blue scrappy look of your new quilt. Look forward to seeing the finished quilt. Have fun!

Peggy Aront said...

Pretty fabrics!

Scrapatches said...

I love your colors! I had not thought to make this in a two color quilt, but it looks great in these blues and whites. Looking forward to seeing more of your quilt ... :) Pat

Shari said...

Wow, such beautiful colours. This quilt will be very lovely!

Kim said...

Those blues look wonderful!

Kris said...

Love the blues!

Aunt 'Reen said...

Beautiful fabrics! You are off to a great start with your blocks!
Thanks for sharing the great tutorials... I love the Missouri Quilt company!

The Little Crofthouse said...

Looks fantastic ! Loving all those rich blues


Abigail

imquilternity said...

I'm not a huge fan of blue and yet your quilt is quite stunning in the blue. It will be fun to watch your progress on this. I predict it's going to be a great quilt!

Sheila said...

I'm a blue quilt person so I'm going to love your quilt!

Stephanie said...

Oh Jeanna, such pretty colors! This is going to be a beautiful quilt when you're all done and I can't wait to see the finished product :) Hugs to you!

Marsha Cooper said...

Your blues are just gorgeous!
I like your technique for making the 16 patches.