Monday, April 25, 2011

A Daisy Janie Day


One of the ways I figured out to break out of my funk was to work with something I love and that happened to be Daisy Janie's Shades of Grey. So I made this. It's one panel of a much larger quilt, though this is pretty big all on its own. (36" x 42") It's going to be the Jacks quilt. Did you ever play jacks? It was a daily playground activity for me and brings back great memories. It's perfect with the greys and the light blue background. Even though it's dreary and raining again, I'm feeling a bit sunnier inside.
I worked on something else with the greys too, but I'm still playing with it. Still pushing through the doubts.
It was fun sewing free yesterday. Back to the list today. Have a happy Monday!

15 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Yes - Jacks!! A great memory and a great shape Jacquie. That fabric is perfect.

Vicki B said...

very creative! very cool!

Dawn S. said...

I loved jacks! What a creative idea. I look forward to seeing the finished quilt.

Live a Colorful Life said...

Great idea. Grey--one of my favorites right now, and Daisy Jane is a great line!

Dianne said...

Very very cool!

Poppyprint said...

36 x 42 wow!! Glad you're feeling sunny about your new project - love the shapes.

Christy Ross said...

I love the idea and your fabric choices! I can't wait to see the big picture.

Rachel said...

What a fun block!! I loved playing jacks, though for some reason I was never very good at it. :( I really have to try making a big block like that, I love the look, but am always afraid to try it. (Bigger block bigger msitakes right? :))

Cheers!
Rachel
http://www.dewberrylane.com

Suzanne said...

Happy Monday! Thanks for evoking the fond memories I have of jacks.

bellsjo said...

I remember jacks! Nice idea for a quilt. I made some blocks using your free pieced chevron tutorial. Here is a photo:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/35382876@N05/5654353557/in/pool-6x3bee
Thanks again!

QuiltSwissy said...

fabulous. I loved playing jacks. I could be competitive with the other girls. My feet were too big to do well at hopscotch and they drew the squares to fit themselves.

glen: just love your creativity

Cheryl Arkison said...

I've been playing with some Shades of Grey too. Fun to see us going in two totally different directions with it.

Pauline said...

looking great...cant wait to see finished project...
cheers

alioop said...

I loved playing Jacks and I wasn't too bad at it either. Love the pattern and fabric and like Pauline can't wait to see the finished quilt and hopefully a pattern!

MightyMom said...

gonna be a big red rubber ball in the center??