Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Another log cabin quilt...

 In the big quilt closet, I had these blocks already made, and since they are Log Cabin quilt blocks, I wanted to share them with you all.   Lori, of Humble Quilts, made a doll quilt with a similar pattern, and I took the idea and ran with it, to make a bigger quilt.
 It is not put together yet, but Rosie says it will do!
 In the process of laying out the blocks.
And big news!  I almost finished my pillow!  I just need to hand stitch the binding, and it will be done!  I am so excited!!



I was thinking...you know what?  We  (at least me), are so excited to get to the next project, that I think we don't celebrate our finishes enough.  So...I am going to be really excited about finishes, and maybe go out to dinner or something to celebrate, when I finish one!!



*******************Nurse's Notes**************************


It was a rough few days, the last few days I worked.  Two deaths, and many really, really sick patients.  I am so hoping for good news, this next few days I work...so I am praying for that!!  Very busy for the summer time...usually, in the hospital, summer is a bit quieter.  Not this summer!!  Looking forward to some great patient care days, for the next few.


********************************************************


Have a great day!!

Julie

Monday, June 27, 2016

A Few little finishes!

 These little quilties are completed.  I hand quilted them, and hand appliqued the woolie flowers in place.  Hurrah for finishes!  These were kind of an experiment, and I find that I like the more formal one on the left, but the scrappy one on the right is appealing too...
Speaking of scraps...I had a lot of trimmings from cutting for my log cabin blocks, so I made another hot pad...just pile your slivers on a piece of backing fabric and batting, SQUISH! with a hot iron and starch, then just sew over the whole thing.  WALA!!  A bit of re-purposed fabric, not in the bin, but rather being used...Hurrah!!!


Happy Monday!!

Julie

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Lunacy, I tell ya!!! Log cabin lunacy!!

 Ladies and gents...I am on a roll!!  Making log cabin blocks...a LOT of them!  Using 1 1/4 inch strips (why?  Because I can slice 2.5 inch strips, like from a leftover jelly roll, in half, and use them up!)  Any color will do!!
 Boy, those hot pink strips sure stand out...I will have to make sure they are really mixed in well, into the quilt soup!
 Here is a tiny, child sized chair...and that is how many log cabin blocks I have made so far!  Whoop!!

And I just had to make a Cherry pie...with a tiny lattice crust.  Yummy!!




Hope each of you is having a wonderful day!!

Julie

Monday, June 20, 2016

Do you know what day it is? Log Cabin Loonies!!!!

 It is time for the most FUN quilters on the planet to show their log cabin quilts! It is time for Log Cabin Loonies!!  Link up below and show us all what log cabin quilts you have been working on, or have strips cut, or or that you have made!  Or an idea for a log cabin quilt you love.  We can't wait to see!

Above is a log cabin variation that I just love...it was made by the Navajo Quilter, and is a combination of pieced blocks and also log cabin blocks, of course.  Isn't it just so interesting?  Love it, and thank you for allowing us to share your work!!
I am dreaming of this quilt, tiny log cabin blocks, in brown. This was a quilt based on a quilt made by who else! The Log Cabin Quilter!  (Karen)...please click HERE to see her blog!  Karen, thank you for your daily inspiration.


Guess what!!!!???  It is not only the Full Moon...it is the Summer Solstice!!  Last time was seventy years ago...so go out and look at your beautiful moon and enjoy!!




Link up below!! and have a great day!!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Flag day

 I missed posting on Flag day, but here are my red, white and blue quilts!

I know you have seen these before...but I love having them out every year, so here you are!!
A few things from the garden.
And I finished my summer freebie, from a few years ago...Primitive Gatherings.  I did it my way, of course, and enjoyed every stitch!!


Have a great day, all!!

Julie

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Wheww! A day off!!

 I have been working a lot, lot, lot!!  I have completed three more blocks for the Splendid Sampler...loving these, and saving all the patterns.

With the days events (the Orlando Shooting), I am thinking I will call this the Splendid American Sampler...my heart is with those poor victims and families, and also with all the healthcare personnel still working to save people.
 Log Cabin Loonies!!  If you are a loonie too...here is where I am on my blocks.  Still tapping my foot and sewing along!  Whoop!!!
 A few tomatoes from the garden...
And here is my hand sewing for the day...quilting and blanket stitching on the Cheerful quilt!  Loving this!!




I hope each of you has a wonderful day!!

By the way??  Everyone who entered a log cabin quilt on the last full moon, for Log Cabin Loonies?  WON A PRIZE!!!!!

So send me your snail mail addresses, and I will send you a little gift.   Thank you for sharing your lovely work!!


Julie

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Progress on some projects...

 This block was a mistake, and would not work in the quilt I intended it to be in...so I bordered it and will bind it...and it will be a candle mat for The Fourth of July...
 Splendid sampler blocks...
 and Buttermilk Basin blocks.  Dag nab it!  I have love the "T" pattern...for Let it Snow.  I will have to purchase it...because I really want to finish this quilt.  I printed it, but it is just no where to be found!!
 Green peppers are popping out...
 And tomatoes!!
The vegetables are liking the rain...but wow!  We are having historic flooding...mostly south of us, but this is the canal in back of the house...briskly flowing along!!!

Have a super day, everyone!!


Julie

Monday, May 30, 2016

Wheww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 This was a freebie from Lisa Bongean's Primitive gathering summer quilt a few years ago...of course I changed it all up...and it is not done yet.  Still lots of work to go, yet...
 Log Cabin Lunacy!!!  I am sewing, and sewing, and sewing!!  fun!!!  (how about YOU!)

So...this is what happens when your girlie pink quilt is washed, accidentally, with a sharpie marker...so sad.  Never to come out, I am sure...after a suitable mourning period, I will attempt to fix it!!




Log Cabin Loonies!!!

Hey, I have tried...and tried...and tried to create a clickable blog list at my right, of all the super fun log cabin loonie quilters,  like my list of quilter who are nurses...and I can't.  Is it possible that I can have only one of this type of list?  I am pulling my hair out...wait for it...like a LOONIE!!  Hee!!!


I will keep trying...and YOU KEEP SEWING!!

Hugs to all,


Julie

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Log Cabin Loonies!!!

 So, fellow Log Cabin Loonies!!!  Isn't this such a dear, wonderful log cabin variation, above?  I just love it!  It was on Pinterest, and I cannot find who made it...if it is yours, I give you all the credit, and salute you!  and I wish I had the pattern!!  Such a darling Log Cabin Quilt!!  Just a little inspiration for all of us, in Log Cabin lunacy mode.


UPDATE!!!!!!  Janet was so kind as to share where the above pattern may be found, and to give credit to the designer...she says this!

The pattern for the quilt is called Chelsea Cottage, and it's in the book You're Invited by Blackbird Designs (Adams/Allen)


Thank you so much, Janet!!!
Here is where I am...working on my brand of log cabin blocks.  I am loving them!!!


So...I don't care of you just have a pile of fabrics, or strips, or a log cabin quilt you are already working on...Link up below, and join in the fun, with the best and most fun quilters in Quilt blog land!!!




Tomorrow...I am luckily off from work.  So, I will create our list of Log Cabin Loonies on my sidebar...join anytime!!!  No rules...just fun, fun sewing!!!



Julie









Monday, May 16, 2016

Log Cabin Lunacy...part two!!

 So!! There are so many fun variations of log cabin quilts!!! Here is another log cabin variation.  This one has little squares (gold) added to each strips of the block.  Adds more time, but I love the effect!  I have seen this done with red squares, and it is so pretty...this is on my guest room bed.
 These are all reproductions fabrics, and started from 1.5 inch strips, finishing at 1 inch.
Log cabin blocks can be made in so many different ways!!  Here are some I started last summer, after drooling over Lori's quilt, that I saw on her blog, Humble quilts.  I have a bunch of these made, but not put together yet.  Yet another variation!!



We have such a fun bunch of quilters that are joining in on Log Cabin Lunacy!!  So....every full Moon (Luna, get it?)  we will all show what we are doing, using our strips and scraps to make log cabin quilts!!  No rules, folks...this is just fun, mindless sewing...you can just show a bunch of strips or a pile of fabric, or your idea...or your finished quilt, or progress...or maybe this is just the thing to get you finishing your own log cabin quilt!  There will be some fun prizes and gifts along the way to add to the fun, too!  (does this mean that we are LOG CABIN LUNATICS? LOL!!)  or is that just me....hmmmmmm!


I will start a list of the side of my blog, for participants, linking to your blogs, so quilters can come and visit your blog.  It is going to be great fun!!!



Hugs to all, and hope you have a lovely day!!

Julie

Friday, May 13, 2016

Log Cabin Lunacy!!!

 Hey y'all!!  ( that is what they say, down here in the south!)  How about some Log Cabin Lunacy!!!
 This is a log cabin quilt I made in the last couple of years.  It has 1/2 inch finished logs!  Lunacy, I tell ya!!
 It was super great fun, and used lots and lots of scraps.
 Here is the one of my very first quilts...also a log cabin!  It is pieced, then tied with extra  loft polyester batting and a sheet is the backing....hee hee!!  Around 1989...and everything had to match.  My oh my, how I have changed, LOL!!!  This quilt had been used almost to shreds.
 Then...I have, through the years, cut out tons of log cabin quilts!  They are all organized and ready to sew...and most have a sample block sewn, so I remember what I was thinking of at the time...
 Another one of those kits I made for myself...
 and currently!!!  These strips are all 1 and 1/4 inch wide...and I am making log cabin blocks from them...darks and lights, here.
I have red centers, and one light sewn on now...onward!!!


Here is a short history of Log Cabin quilts, and the story of the red centers in the old fashioned blocks.  My thanks to Karen Griska, for her following information about log cabin quilts.

http://www.quiltviews.com/log-cabin-quilts-a-short-history



So, I was thinking!!!  How would you like to join in, in this Log Cabin Lunacy!??  How about if we have a linky, on the Full Moon, of every month???  Luna means the moon...so hey, it will be fun to link up every Full Moon!!  The date for this month will be May 21st.


So!  Gather your strips and scraps, cut them to the width of the logs that you desire in your quilt...and let's go!!  You know you have lots of strings and scraps you want to use up...and this is pretty mindless sewing and just plain fun!!!  Pinterest is an endless source of inspiration for log cabin quilts, and also if you Google images of log cabin quilts, there are lots and lots!


Have a great day, everyone!!


Julie

Swap quilt!!

This is the very fun quilt I received from Janet Slee...thank you so much!  Machine quilted and pieced, it is just lots of tun!!


I am linking with Lori, at Humble quilts.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

More Littlies!!

 I have been playing with mitering corners, and small flower quilts, for the wall...well, someones wall, anyway.  Above it one with just plain fabric as the border.
 Hers is my quilted and finished example, with a string border.  My husband likes the one above, much, much better.  I think that the first is more formal, and the second?  Is more like me!  Kinda off kilter and a bit wild looking!  I have enjoyed them both, and plan to hand quilt the first one, much like the second.
 Just some leftover pieces and parts...and I made this block.  It will be a candle mat, or something...
  A little red heart quilt that I found, quite unfinished, in a stack of small quilts...so I put it in my busy bag, to take with me when I find myself in a waiting room, or with a few moments to spare...
 Some gorgeous Mother's day flowers!  Thank you so much, dear son and dear DIL!!
And speaking of mothers...here is mine. I love you, Momma!!  Gone since I was 12 years old, I have felt like an orphan since then...any of you have that experience??


Hugs to all, and have a great day!

Julie