Progress on my Alpine Group 2010 quilt by Jina Barney

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Some of you may remember I'm working on a quilt with my local quilt group. The quilt is designed by Jina Barney and is a block a month project. Jina has the instructions for the blocks on her website and anyone is welcome to join us in making this fun quilt.
Here is snippet the quilt so far. I am really excited to be up caught up to date with my blocks in time for the August block to be revealed at the end of the month.However, instead of Jina's flower blocks for May. I opted instead to make Dresden plates just because I was wanting to make them so much and the size of the block could be adapted to a Dresden. Here are my reds.
My yellow blocks.
My blue blocks.
And my pink blocks. Dresdens are always really fun to make. I need to attach them now to the progress on the quilt.
These are June's block - economy blocks. Jina will add these to the quilt a bit later so for now I'm setting them aside.
The same is with the July stars. These will be sewn in later. It feels really good to be current. I've managed to keep up with my projects this year. That isn't to say I've kept my New Years resolution . . . but that is another story for another day.

-nanette
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Cathi said...

All your blocks look wonderful - so bright and fresh! I love the background you're using for the stars

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SarahVee said...

Love the dresdens! How cheery. This is definitely going to a have the Nanette 'look' to it when you're done. congrats on keeping up. I won't talk about your resolution if we don't have to talk about mine either:)Maybe NEXT year will be my 'catch up on UFOs' year!

MichelleB said...

How great that you're keeping up with your projects. That's always an accomplishment. I love your dreden plates - they are lovely, and lie so flat! (mine tend not to) I think everything on this post is lovely eye candy.

Lori Holt said...

resolution??? what resolution?...lol
Nanette, your blocks are adorable as usual...you are the queen of adorable!
xx lori

Jenny said...

Your blocks are really nice

Rae Ann said...

Nanette ~ I love Jeanna's BOM quilt pattern but decided not to start it as I had too many irons in the fire. Seeing yours makes me want to make one. Yours is my favorite of all that I have seen. If there was a kit made up with all of your gorgeous chioce of fabrics... I would be frist in line to buy it! Simply beautiful!
Oh... and I adore the Dresdens in place of the flowers. Wonderful!

Simone de Klerk said...

Seeing those Dresden Plates, makes me think I should really start making some. They look so pretty, Nanette! Lovely matches.

Darlene said...

Very sweet blocks, Nanette. Love your dresden plates.

Teaquilts said...

Your quilt in progress is so pretty. You have used the perfect fabrics for this design. I'm so looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.

Muddling Through said...

You've been busy, the blocks are all so pretty, love the Dresdens!

Susan said...

I can always count on you for the most cheeriest blocks and you didn't disappoint me. Love the Dresdens.

Sinta Renee said...

I am lovin' your blocks and your Dresden's are so sweet in their seperate little colorways... adorable! Your quilt looks so fun and happy!

Jandi said...

I love them! Now I am really wishing I had started on the guild quilt. Oh well. Never too late to catch up I guess. When is the next meeting anyway? Tonight?

Kaaren said...

The dresdens really do it for me, Nanette. I'm lovin those colors!

Thimbleanna said...

Holy Cow Woman! How on earth do you have time to do all that piecing???

Jan Marie said...

nanette, I think I am going to like this quilt alot. Your choice of fabric is really making it.

Jen in NY said...

I love the Dresden plates. Are they difficult to make? I really like how you can use so many different fabrics in one block and it all looks so nice together. As usual the fabrics you've chosen are gorgeous! P.S. I can't remember if I even *made* a resolution! LOL

Niesz Vintage Home said...

All of your blocks are pretty, but Oh My, those Dresden plates are just fabulous! The colors and prints are right up my alley. :-)

Kimberly

Mel said...

I would give my right arm to have your fabrics!! Especially the Dresden plate blocks!!!

Sherri said...

I just love all of these blocks...what a great quilt this is going to be...can't wait to see your new pattern too!

Nedra said...

Love those dresdens! And I think your version of the quilt is a BIG hit!

Dresden Quilter said...

I love all of your blocks, especially the Dresdens.

Trisha said...

You have the best stash ever! Seriously! I am in heaven that I have a tiny bit of it to make the mixed bag. :) I am loving your dresdens and I'm so tempted to make some right away.

Susan Bailey said...

This quilt looks just adorable and of course I was thinking about making it. I have looked on the website, but couldn't find the amount of fabric needed to make the entire quilt. Do you have any ideas on that? Let me know if you can. And thanks for your wonderful blog, I really enjoy your adventures.

Candace said...

I'm in love with the Dresden's, Nanette! Actually, with all the blocks - this is going to be one very happy quilt!
Cheers!

pratima said...

Love the Dresdens and the econonomy blocks and July stars... such a happy quilt. The deer are so adorable in the Dresden blocks :)

Sandi said...

I can't keep yp with my projects but I like checking in her and seeing that you keep up with your projects. :-) Love all the blocks. I want to make this quilt and am printing the patterns but I have started so many things since I began blogging and my finish rate is less than 10%. :-(

Carrie P. said...

Oh, what a fun quilt you are making. I went to the blog to see the quilt and it is so cute. Yours will be beautiful.

belinda said...

Woo Hoo.....love this one...especially the Dresdans!! I too have wanted to try the Dresdans for a l-o-n-g time. I bought a great dvd on them about 2 yrs. ago....LOL....that's about how far behind I am on all the things I want to try.
This quilt is scrumptious Nanette!

Jackie said...

I'm really loving the dresden plates. The background fabric is fabulous with them too.

Momoo said...

Love your blocks, the Dresden plates are especially neat. I like your fussy cut deer in the center.

Goosegirl said...

Your Dresden blocks are soooo gorgeous. I love your bright choice of color. It reminds me of a quilt I inherited from my grandmother. Just beautiful.

Aunt Spicy said...

Those stars are fabulous!!!! What star pattern did you use? Is there a tutorial?