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Thread: Not a Dear Jane, but my 'Dear Jenn'

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    Just terrific, great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    wow really impressive....i love the more personnal blocks..

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    Hmmm I have this book, I'll have to revisit it again soon as I also like the challenge making little blocks. I thought I was the only slightly to the right of center when it came to these blocks LOL
    It's always sunny here in Fl unless it's raining,LOL

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    I lean towrad the traditional but they are all beautiful... A way to tell your life story??

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    Very nice!

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    Your 'Dear Jen' has inspired me to try smaller blocks. I have wondered why I felt compelled to collect small pieces, esp. garage/thrift store finds. Now I know. Thanks to all the others who had suggestions also. As soon as I get my left arm back in use {shoulder surgery 4 weeks ago} I'll be so full of ideas I won't know where to begin.
    DeAnne

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    This is so neat! I love all of your blocks.
    I have that book. I bought it new when it first came out. LOL...
    RedGarnet222

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    This will truly be a "MASTERPIECE".
    Let us see when finished.
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    How beautiful, and you obviously have a lot of focus and patience.

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    What a great idea! Looking forward to the photos of your Dear Jenn quilt! Luann in CT
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    this is great for the past few weeks I've been sort of looking for blocks that I like to do the same thing. I've been reading up and watching videos to see how difficult it is to make the smaller blocks and I think (think is the magic word here) I can do this. I don't want to do one like everyone else either so I will be picking my blocks as I find ones I really like.
    I've ordered the foundation paper and just waiting for it to arrive so I can get started.
    Your is looking so cool, I just hope I can do as good.
    Thanks for sharing, it makes me want to do this project even more.

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    Thank you all for your encouragement! I have been transitioning into an empty nest and thus, looking back on what I have done, feeling nostalgic, and wanting to tell my story in the best way that I know how. I find that the quilters here are just the people who will say, "you are not alone; and no you are not crazy, and by the way, I like your blocks."

    I was just thinking that maybe a few of us who like the mini blocks can create a little group here on the board. Not a swap or anything with deadlines. Just to show our little beauties and get ideas, and help in the telling of our life stories through fabric.
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    Jennie, I like the idea of sharing our pics of little blocks. I'm just doing some random ones--some are in batiks, some florals, some uglies LOL. Your crazy cousin will happily join your group!
    Imagine all the people living life in peace...(John Lennon 1940-1980)

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    Quote Originally Posted by janRN View Post
    Jennie, I like the idea of sharing our pics of little blocks. I'm just doing some random ones--some are in batiks, some florals, some uglies LOL. Your crazy cousin will happily join your group!
    Great! I'll see if I can set something up through the moderators this weekend. In the meantime, you can post a few pictures here- I certainly would love to see what you have been working on!
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    Jennie, your quilt is going to be absolutely gorgeous and I love the way you are choosing blocks that mean something to you. Great job and keep it up! I'd love to join your "little" group!

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    Just wonderful Jen. Nice to see all the appreciation and encouraging words for all your hard work. Rah! Rah!

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    Your craziness is wonderful.

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    Crazy-Awesome blocks! I want to see them again when you get them together!
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    That will be even more fantabulous than DJ because you have put all your favorites into it! Keep showing! I really like it!
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    Wonderful, just wonderful.

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    All I can say is BEAUTIFUL. Thank you for sharing

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    Phooey. I was hoping one of your many-piece blocks would be a Carol Doak. I love her PP patterns. Anybody know of a freebie with a lot of pieces?
    Dorian

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    Quote Originally Posted by MommaDorian View Post
    Phooey. I was hoping one of your many-piece blocks would be a Carol Doak. I love her PP patterns. Anybody know of a freebie with a lot of pieces?
    Hi Dorian, there are a few Carol Doak blocks in there. Do you see the Christmas ornament with the tree inside? Well that one isn't free, but she has designed two free companions: an ornament with a house inside, and an ornament with a wreath inside. Go to http://www.caroldoak.com
    And then look for the free patterns. The ones I mentioned are 3" blocks. Very cute- I haven't gotten to them yet.
    "He who masters the grey everyday is a hero."
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    OMG what a wonderful challenge! time doesn't really matter as much as the process--and it is clear that you are enjoying your own process--Good For You!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JenniePenny View Post
    Hi Dorian, there are a few Carol Doak blocks in there. Do you see the Christmas ornament with the tree inside? Well that one isn't free, but she has designed two free companions: an ornament with a house inside, and an ornament with a wreath inside. Go to http://www.caroldoak.com
    And then look for the free patterns. The ones I mentioned are 3" blocks. Very cute- I haven't gotten to them yet.
    Unfortunately hers don't have enough pieces. lol I love her work. I'm a member of her Yahoo group. She's very generous with her patterns.
    Dorian

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