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! :)

62 comments :

Candice @ Made With Love said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! :)

Faith Jones said...

They are awesome Jeni!!!!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

This is a fantastic quilt!

Kelsey said...

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

kitty crafter said...

every one of them look fantastic! So lovely

Lucky Duck Dreams said...

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

Annaliese said...

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

Richard Healey said...

Those are pretty amazing.

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Liz said...

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

suri said...

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

Tennjenny said...

stunning.

Nicole said...

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

ColleenaMareena said...

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! :)

Lori said...

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

DianeY said...

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

Danny Heyen said...

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.)

♥Duff said...

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☺

Debbie said...

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

Jess @ Elven Garden Quilts said...

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

teresa said...

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

Kris from Duke Says Sew What said...

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

Marian-Lady Face said...

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?

holly | bijou lovely said...

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

Kristen said...

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

Great work, as always, Jeni.

Ulli said...

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.

elnorac said...

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

Susan said...

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

Little Bluebell (Adrianne) said...

So so gorgeous!! I LOVE block #16 too.

Lynne said...

Wow! What a spectacular quilt top that will be!

Tilkunviilaaja said...

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!

Charlotte said...

wow! those are just amazing!

Eva said...

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

KnittingBetsy said...

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

Catherine said...

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

Two Little Aussie Birds said...

I love the colours - pink and yellow - hello!

Lucy | Charm About You said...

Beautiful Jeni!!

Katy Cameron said...

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

angela said...

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

jmday said...

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

goletagirlwendy said...

The blocks are beautiful, love all the colors

Sara said...

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

Shannyn said...

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

So beautiful!

Lex said...

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

randi--i have to say said...

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

Sondra said...

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

Tamie said...

This quilt is stunning. You did an incredible job.

Amy said...

Looks gorgeous, Jeni! I'm so envious!

Unknown said...

Bravo! Enjoy your beautiful quilt!

MaryAnnB said...

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

Raddness said...

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

Jacey said...

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

heartsease54 said...

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.

Lori Kae said...

Gorgeous!!! I would be elated too!

Unknown said...

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...

aneela said...

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

P├ętra said...

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

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Looks fantastic! :)

Gidget said...

George is so cute!

AZ Smurfette said...

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

Christina Gilman said...

Just lovely!

Sally said...

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!

Anonymous said...

I love all the colors! So pretty and rich!