Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Please Welcome the Dear John Quilt

I received an email last week from John of Maryland. He wanted my permission to display his quilt in a county fair this summer. That was super courteous of him and not necessary. Of course, I said YES! He used 99 of my 366 quilt blocks from my Quilter's Block a Day Calendar for the quilt center. He resized them all to a uniform 6".

Quilter's Block-a-Day Calendar
His inspiration was the Dear Jane Quilt (patterned from an historic quilt made in 1863: The Jane Stickle Quilt). He created some of his own outside triangle patterns and used some from the book by Brenda Papadakis. His sizing is unique (the Dear Jane blocks finish to 4-1/2" square).

Let's see the Dear Jane quilt (made by Jane Stickle in 1863 with 169 five inch squares, 52 border triangles, and 4 corner triangles):
Original Dear Jane Quilt
And here's the Dear John Quilt!

Dear John Quilt by Johncog of Maryland
I am truly humbled and honored that John used 99 of my blocks in this quilt. I am confident he will win a blue ribbon for his work. And the colors are so awesome! Thank you, John, for letting us feast our eyes on this.

16 comments:

  1. Wow, John I'm speechless! I hope you see this pot and know how impressive your quilt is. Thanks for posting it here Debby as always you are an inspiration.

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  2. What a great quilt! Love the inspiration and the personalized new piece by John.

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  3. Such a wonderful quilt! I love the colors and his placement of them. I'm sure there's a ribbon in John's future. Well Done!!! Rina

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  4. Impressive quilt. Good, bright colors and a best of show for sure.

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  6. John, this is beautiful! I love the color play with the various block designs! Debby, thank you as always for sharing and inspiration!
    (janeherbst at roadrunner dot com).

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  7. What a great job. And a great idea. Keep quilting!

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  8. That is beautiful and I love colors!! Great job John!

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  9. What an amazing quilt! And a unique take on the Dear Jane craze. So glad he contacted you so your readers could see it. Rooting for him to take a 1st place ribbon!

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  10. Love the quilt! What a wonderful adaptation of your blocks.....

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  11. What a compliment of quilt block for you Debby...And may John win at the Fair...

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  12. And thank YOU for sharing it with us!

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  13. I love the Dear John quilt! Even more than the Jane one.

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  14. Wow Wow Wow!!! This is spectacular John!! I do hope you let Debby know how you did so she can share it with us here.

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  15. Awesome job John. I have never been a fan of the Dear Jane quilt, but absolutely love the Dear John quilt. It's colorful and so unique. I'm sure you will be a winner at the fair or any quilt show you enter. Keep up the good work!!

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