Wednesday, October 17, 2007

fall is coming!!



Hi all!

Fall is here! The mornings are so crisp, I just love it. My Mom did not like fall, she thought it was a death of sorts, the drying leaves, the browning grass. But for me, I enjoy the colors and smells of fall!! Sort of preparation for new life; potential energy, sort of like fabrics are potentially quilts and seeds are potential new plants!

Here is our string quilt on our bed. We use it a lot.

The next picture is a little quilt I have been working on for a while. I know, I know, no more little quilts is what I said!! But I had to finish this one...right?? Can we altogether say "Yuck"!! Some ideas are better left in my head, not put into fabric realization. But at least it is a finish. This is one of those situations when I get caught up in the little tiny leftover pieces, and the original big project just sits there and ages... I cut the pieces for the big quilt, then the leftovers are so intriguing that I cut smaller and smaller pieces...The strings finish are 1/4 inch at times on this piece. It is a string pieced quilt, and I put borders around the strings, then the half square triangles, then put it altogether. I don't know what I was thinking, because I can't see to quilt on the black anyway.



Thank all of you for your kind comments. You are the bestest!!

Quiltingly yours,

JulieQ

14 comments:

chq said...

I really like your quilts...the little peach one seems so 50ish. Fall is wonderful...it's my favorite time of the year. Maybe it's because I'm in Houston, and we can finally start to breath again.

KCQuilter said...

Oh, love that string quilt! I need to get back to my strings one of these days--the tubs runneth over!!!

Vicki W said...

Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog! I haven't had time to visit all of the new blogs on Q4P yet. I love all of your quilts. Aren't those string quilts great? I love every one of them. Are you taking any classes in Houston?

Mama Koch said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love the lavendar pineapple--can't wait to see it finished.

You're a busy lady--working 12hr shifts!

paula, the quilter said...

I love the setting on the little string quilt (aka Railroad Crossing). I was not able to reply to the comment you left on my blog as you have your email set to noreply-comment@blogger.com. :(
But thanks for stopping by. O, BTW I am on the Front Range.

keryn said...

I love both those string quilts, the red sashing on the bed quilt is an inspired choice. The other little pattern is so cute; I have a large top finished in that pattern, and it took way more time than I anticipated; years in fact. Must get it out and quilt it.

Autumn is my favourite season; it means I've survived another summer and there is lots of quilting weather ahead!

Kieny said...

Thanks for dropping by. I tried to mail you but your email is set on "no reply". I love fall too but there isn't a fall season in the south of Taiwan. I miss the beautiful colours.

Nicole said...

Gorgeous string quilt!

Su Bee said...

I LOVE that little string quilt!! Is that your pattern? Beautiful -jusy beautiful!

Quilting Mama said...

I love the fall!

Fall is the time for baking bread, soups and stews and quilting, of course!

Your quilts are wonderful!

Darcie said...

String quilts are the best, aren't they! I just never tire from them! Great job!

Norma said...

I love the peach string with the black..........could you post sizes of the blocks!

Thanks so much for dropping by blog and commenting. I am a Colorado girl myself.

Irene's Quilting Corner said...

I have never made a "string quilt." Love yours so may just have to give it a try.

Kim said...

I love the little string quilt- it looks like stained glass. Oh and that 30's one in the next few posts is to die for - and I'm not a big purple fan but it is lovely....thanks for stopping by my blog :)