Thursday, December 27, 2007

Carolina Crossroads Mystery

Finally! I have proof that I've actually begun this mystery. I have not yet completed all 100 pieces for the first section but I have really begun sewing them and here is a picture as proof! I still need to find and cut more greens and purples so I can have a more scrappy look but I'm on my way at last. In the process of my end of the year clean and straighten madness I know I will find more scraps to cut. Mother gave me some large plastic bins that were used to pack up and move some of my grandmother's things so I'm planning on getting all my UFOs, PIGs, and WIPs (and whatever other acronyms I can think of!) into one, or more, of those large bins and then the plan is to work my way through them in 2008 and get some things completed! Wish me luck!

And just because I mentioned my Dear Jane blocks in one of my earlier posts I thought I would add a couple more pictures today. One January 1, 2008 it will be 10 years since I began this project. I plan on handpiecing a block or two on that day since I am really close to getting all the center blocks done. I have already begun sashing some of the blocks together. I'm not putting them in the same order as the Mother quilt.


Melinda said...

Debbie - so nice to find your blog. I am also doing the mystery in purple and green. Purple is my main color with green as the accent and a light yellow for the light.

You are a lot further along on your Dear Jane than I am - I need to get mine out and get started again.

Kathie said...

I am working on the mystery quilt too!
still on step 2 but hey thats ok in mho!
your dj is just beautiful...mine is being done close to the original colors and in all 1800's repros.
thanks for sharing the pictures.

Jacqui's Quilts said...

Hi Debbie:

I love your blue and white blocks too! Fun that we're doing the same colours :-). I'm nowhere near where you are..I think I have 9 or 11 blocks done and a couple almost done. But, I only started in Sept. It's certainly a fun journey. I got the most wonderful workbook for my DJ project from my friend Lynn on Thursday. I will post pics on my blog as soon as I have a chance to take pictures!


Tracy said...

Love your colors for the mystery quilt! Good job getting started:) I love your Dear Jane blocks too!

Jeanne said...

Your mystery blocks look wonderful as do your Dear Jane blocks. Are they all done in blues? I'm almost at the 10 year point since starting mine, too. It is ready to be basted one of these days. Keep stitching those blocks!!! I did enter your name into the drawing, but Jim drew out someone else.