Yes We Can, Jane Finished Quilt

I managed to get the quilt out this morning for a few photos, but it was hard to get a good shot where the sun wasn’t blasting on it… this is about as good as I could do this morning.  I need to find a solid white wall to photograph this on for a final good photo for our book.

This quilt is titled, “Yes We Can, Jane” and is a group effort to create a quilt for President Obama. Blocks were made by the following quilters around the world:
Alicia Bell
Andrea Koziol
Barbara Daniel Cissne
Barbara DeNike
Betty Grant
Betty McPeck
Brenda Groelz
Caroline Van Maele
Carolyn Davis
Carolynn Maupin
Caron Mosey
Carrie Dominguez
Cathi O’Neill
Cheryl Camp
Christine Olson
Cindy Pucci
Cindy Temple
Connie Lukacs
Deborah Schultz
Diane Rode Schneck
Elaine Petrik
Elizabeth Brandt
Fernande Authuys
Gayle McKay
Holly Sweet
Janice Erickson
Janice Kelley
Jean Amundsen
Jeannine Hanner
Jo Spindle
Johnnie McCallum    
Josianne Robb
Judy Cain
Judy Lindsay
Kathy J Havelka
Kathy Timmons
Linda Boyle
Linda Frihart
Linda Jones
Linda Starkey
Lindy Dare
Liz Ewing
Marianna Bergkamp
Martha Bilski
Martha Bilski
Michelle Robinson
Nancee Marchinowski
Oberia  Williams
Patti Baymiller
Ruth Davis
Ruth Garrett
Ruth Gregg
Sharon Rogers
Sue Mohr
Susan Mina
Susan Sweeten
Susanne Hilton
Theresa Wells
Valerie Langue
The design and assembly for the top was done by Kathy Timmons,
hand quilting and binding by Caron Mosey.

Design Change on Sammy Jane

A girl is entitled to change her mind, and that’s just what I’ve done.  Dear Samantha Jane will NOT be set on point as was previously determined.  It just wasn’t doing it for me, so I decided now was the time to make the change.


Here’s where I am thus far, and I need to get my fanny moving on this baby!


This quilt is going to be totally scrappy… and I’m loving it!

Another Round on “Dear Samantha Jane”

Wow, what a busy two weeks I’ve had!   A trip to Traverse City, a trip to North Salem, Indiana (west of Indianapolis) and now I’m back at home.  I managed to squeeze in some sewing time, leaving me with this portion of the quilt completed.


I am also ready to start stitching the next round… I think I like how this placement looks (below).  There’s just one dark block that’s driving me nuts… here it looks almost black and tan, but it’s a deep maroon.


More later!

Dear Samantha Jane Update

I’ve done a little more work putting this quilt together and thought I’d share it with you.  It will be on point as you see here…  the little nine patch blocks in the setting strips are SO tiny!  Each little square measures .75 inches, so they’re itty bitty!SammyJaneQuilt

Over the past week and a half I haven’t had much time to work on this, as I was away for a long weekend visiting the Traverse City, Michigan area, and then had to put a binding on our guild’s raffle quilt.  The quilt is huge (monster size), so it took quite awhile.  And, in the midst of all that, we had a big storm in our area that blew down trees and knocked out power for about 5-6 days.  Lots of excitement, but when there’s no power, it’s hard to use my sewing machine!


We visited the National Music Camp at the Interlochen Center for the Arts.  The photo here is of the “Bowl” where many concerts are held.  A flag represents each country that has a student in attendance.  I attended this camp when I was in high school, so it felt like going home again. 

You should be able to click on a picture and enlarge it…

IMG_1784 See the little stone building?  That is one of the many practice huts around campus.  Students spend much of their day in classes, both private and group, and are expected to spend a certain amount of time each day practicing in one of the huts by themselves.
IMG_1818 We visited the Chateau Chantal Winery on Old Mission Point Peninsula.  From the winery, up on a huge hill, you could see all around.  That is Lake Michigan at the top of the photo.


Another photo from the winery.  Isn’t it beautiful?  You can see the grape vines at the bottom of the photo, Lake Michigan in the background.



This is the inside of Kresge Auditorium at Interlochen.  The building is open all around it, and overlooks a lake.  We saw Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers while we were there.  Oh my goodness, can he ever play banjo!  They were awesome!  See the black curtains on stage?  When those are pushed to the side, you can see the lake.  It’s beautiful in the evening, as you can see the sun set on stage.

More later!