Mendocino Quilt Blocks

Sunday, February 12, 2012

All 24 Blocks by jenib320
All 24 Blocks, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I'm freaking out! I finished up the last of the mermaid blocks this afternoon and was finally able to lay them all out together! It is just how I imagined they'd look together! This is my absolute dream quilt and I am so excited about finally getting close to the finish line!

Regrouping by jenib320
Regrouping, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
The blocks are scrappy pieced log cabins centering around the mermaid prints from Heather Ross's Mendocino line. My very favorite fabrics! The blocks use a lot of coordinating prints from the line, but also tons of fabrics collected and pulled from my stash.  I'm getting ready now to put the top together, which will take a bit, since the blocks are all different sizes! I plan on having this quilt long arm quilted, since it's going to be giant at 96"x108"! :)

Here are a few of my favorite blocks:

Block 16 by jenib320
Block 16, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Block 16.

Block 15 by jenib320
Block 15, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Block 15.

Block 12 by jenib320
Block 12, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Block 12.

Block 7 by jenib320
Block 7, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Block 7.

You can see all the blocks here.  I finished the first block for this quilt in January 2011, so it's been over a year in progress!  I'm positively bursting with excitement over this quilt, I couldn't wait until tomorrow to share! :)

63 comments :

  1. Oh man, I'm having major quilt envy! That is beautiful!!

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  2. every one of them look fantastic! So lovely

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  3. I love the way you used color in each block. So deliberate yet casual at the same time! Great!

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  4. oh my gosh... this is stunning! and its not even done!

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  5. Those are pretty amazing.

    http://richardquilts.blogspot.com
    Stop by for my quilt givaway to guess my babys b-day and weight.

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  6. That's beautiful! The Mendocino line is definitely one of my very favorites.

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  7. This is awesome! I love coming back to your blog. You are really inspiring!

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  8. Those blocks are beautiful. I can see why this is your dream quilt.

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  9. Hurray! What an exciting milestone! I can't wait to see how you put them together! By the way, a large clean pizza box works great for holding blocks before you piece them together so you don't have to fold them! :)

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  10. so gorgeous! I can't wait to see it after it comes back from being quilted!

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  11. I don't blame you for being excited! It's gorgeous! The colors look so good all together!

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  12. Congratulations lady! It looks gorgeous! Isn't it a great feeling to accomplish something so spectacular? I really am just so very happy for you! (Wow... could I FIT anymore adverbs in that last sentence? I think not.)

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  13. holy smokes! it's easy to see how amazing this quilt is going to be when finished because it's gorgeous now! HOw exciting for you! thanks for sharing☺

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  14. I love, love, love block 12- the yellow one

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  15. L.O.V.E. That is just gorgeous!

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  16. LOVE these. I really need to get fabric from this line. Seeing your blocks makes me homesick for Mendocino County.

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  17. Beautiful! Block 15 is my fav, but really they are all just fantastic. What a great color combo.

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  18. It looks sooooo wonderful!!! Congrats! Love it, and am excited for you to be so close to finishing it! What a gorgeous beauty of a quilt this soon will be! What are you going to do for the binding and backing?

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  19. This quilt is going to be so amazing Jeni! Looking forward to seeing it finished :) The blocks are all so beautiful!

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  20. Beautiful and so fun looking. I cannot wait to see it quilted. Love the colors with the mermaids.

    Great work, as always, Jeni.

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  21. this will be such a beautiful quilt!!!
    I`ve just finished my mendocino quilt, but I had only a few prints from the line, so I had to improvise.

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  22. Congrats on getting your gorgeous blocks finished! Look forward to seeing it finished. Thanks for sharing your lovely work.

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  23. I love how the strong colours contrast so well with the pastels!

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  24. Wow! What a spectacular quilt top that will be!

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  25. The blocks look great, and the quilt looks to be yummy when it's finished! Congrats on your tenacity to continue with the blocks for such a long time!

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  26. so beautiful! It will look amazing when finished! How exciting to make your absolute dream quilt! I wonder what mine will be one day ... :-)

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  27. Omg, I want, want, want this quilt!!! I've been knitting a lot, so I missed the Mendocino fabric when it was out - boo! Anyway, your blocks came out great and your quilt will be perfect. I am completely green with envy. Congrats.
    Betsy in gray Seattle 'burbs

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  28. Really beautiful blocks! You've done a fantastic job of adding coordinating fabrics to the Mendocino prints.

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  29. I love the colours - pink and yellow - hello!

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  30. Very cool, no wonder you're so happy to be done!

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  31. Beautiful. I'm jealous. You make me want to go out and find those prints!

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  32. so Jealous... I want those mermaids. :)

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  33. The blocks are beautiful, love all the colors

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  34. I can tell you are in love!! very sweet quilt Jeni;)

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  35. OH.MY.GOSH.I.WANT.THAT.QUILT.!!!!!!

    So beautiful!

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  36. LOVE IT!!! I have a bit of the octopus and seahorse fabrics and have been hording them to eventually make something :)

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  37. oh, these are wonderful! such happy, playful blocks!

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  38. Wonderful, Jeni! I love how you centered the mermaids, etc. Fantastic idea, can't wait to see it when it is finished.

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  39. This quilt is stunning. You did an incredible job.

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  40. Looks gorgeous, Jeni! I'm so envious!

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  41. Bravo! Enjoy your beautiful quilt!

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  42. Absolutely LOVE the colors of this quilt! Love the Mermaids, very fun!

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  43. Stunning! I couldn't pick which block I like the best, they are all beautiful!

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  44. It's going to be the happiest quilt! I've enjoyed watching your progress on this. Yay!

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  45. This is just stunning. What a great job, from the fussy cutting to the fabric selection. No wonder you couldn't wait! You are justifiably proud (I'm kind of crushing on block 12 myself). A big WOO HOO for you.

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  46. Gorgeous!!! I would be elated too!

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  47. Oh my lord!! Beautiful. These fabrics speak to me in that "have to have" way but I have so far tried to not listen. You are swaying me!! Can't wait to see this one finished! You must be absolutely delighted...

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  48. No wonder you're happy, these are going to make one standout quilt!!
    And 96" x 108"!!!! Woohoo go girl!!!!!!!

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  49. Love it! Someday I dream of making a Mendocino quilt.

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  50. Oh WOW! The Mermaid blocks are to die CUTE!!!! Wow!

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  51. I love how your quilt has come together. It looks awesome! Of course, it also makes me desperately wish that I had gotten back into sewing prior to the release of this fabric!

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  52. I love all the colors! So pretty and rich!

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