Sunday, June 1, 2008

blueberries and quilting...mmm...

This is my husband's hand in the blueberries as he is washing them, preparing them for freezing. Today we went blueberry picking, and had a wonderful time! The field is a wonderful farm, and has blackberries too. A lovely couple runs the little barn/store/shop. Nice!

This is the big green monster! This was an attempt to make a great big quilt, at my DH's request...he doesn't appreciate the little ones that don't even cover his toes! And I wanted a quilt with a pillow tuck, hmmm, maybe this will work. This is every bit out of the stash-trying to use only what I have. The pattern in the center did not turn out like I thought it would, not enough contrast...But! I like the flying geese and the best of all: the QUILTING! It was done by that talented October's child, Darcie. She did such wonderful work bringing it all together. Love it!
Here is an example of her quilting in the the above star block. Isn't it fun?



This is a quilt I have been working on for 3 years, trying to finish the applique. I finished it during the time I was off from surgery, and Darcie quilted it too. I was going to scallop the edges, but now there is no way am I going to cut off any of that lovely quilting!



Ignore the shadow in the picture if you can...Isn't the quilting pretty? Thank you Darcie!
Hope everyone had a lovely day! I am so behind on my housekeeping, etc, but today was really fun, just playing...
JulieK



25 comments:

dot said...

Both quilts are wonderful. I really like the applique one becasuse orange is my very favorite color. The blueberries look yummy.

Catherine said...

The quilting on both those quilts is wonderful. I love the applique quilt. It is so pretty!

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely quilts.......

Bren said...

Both are wonderful!! I have the pattern for the applique quilt and have wanted to do it for years. It was fun to see it done!

Vicki W said...

Mmmmmm, blueberries!

Both quilts are beautiful! It must feel great to have them done.

Darlene said...

So many beautiful quilts - thank you for sharing! Being a Texan, naturally I love the Texas Longhorns quilt you made for your son. :-) Yummy blueberries!

Linda said...

Berry picking, how fun, wish there was something like that near us. Love both quilts, just terrific.

Jan said...

Beautiful quilts--you did amazing on both of them and the quilting is lovely!!!!! Pass the blueberries, please!

Lindah said...

October's Child does wonderful quilting! And you pieced/appliqued/put together 2 beautiful quilts. The orange one reminds me of summertime and the orange creme bars my children loved. The darker one with stars and geese--those are my colors. Very nice quilts.
"Blueberries and quilting" --I'll take that combination any day. :-)

Karen Dianne Lee said...

And I thought of this at the store but forgot the dern blueberries! Not nearly as good as fresh picked. Yum.

I am quite taken with the big green monster. Its all good. Its the work that you put into it which makes me fall in love with it I do believe.

A personal favorite to love, *karendianne. who agrees the quilting is fantastic.

Cheryl said...

Blueberries...my fave!!! How delicious that you can harvest your own so close to home. I'm visiting you for the first time and really enjoying your blog. It's wonderful to visit blogland and see the gorgeous quilts people create (great photos of the quilting too!)

Jacquie said...

Blueberries and darling quilts. Makes for a great day! Darcie is a quilting wizard!!!

Ginger Patches said...

Beautiful quilts! I love the flying geese border in the big one. And a scalloped border would be perfect on the other quilt...you wouldn't have to cut off too much would you? Thanks for sharing!

ladydi said...

Mmmm. . . blueberries are my favorite too. I simply love your appliqued quilt - the colors are delightful, your flowers are beautiful, and that quilting - wow!

Libby said...

Both quilts are beautiful - piecing and quilting, too. I'm with you - love those flying geese *s*

Kristie said...

Such lovely quilts and the quilting is wonderful! The blueberries make me hungry...
Kristie

meggie said...

I love both those quilts. I do love the greens.
Yes, you are right, Darcie's quilting is lovely.

Berries look delish.

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Lovely quilts! I like the big green monster a lot! :O)

Your blueberries look yummy!

I will be picking blackberries down at my neighbors again in the next couple weeks, she said they will be ready then! She is very kind, she lets me come every year and pick all I want :O)... I try not to be a pig LOL...My vines are big enough they are putting off some but not many yet :O)..

Finn said...

Hi julie, love the quilts...especially the first one, the BIG green one *VBS* You know me and scraps...what can I say??
The blueberries look yummy! Hugs, Finn

Marcie said...

Your quilts turned out beautiful! And isn't it nice when they are quilted to perfection!

Lynn said...

beautiful quilts - I love the tulip one. I just made a blueberry buttermilk cake with a lemon glaze - yum

Nan said...

In catching up with your wonderful blog, I am loving all the beautiful quilts you've created! The quilting is simply gorgeous, and totally shows off your wondrous sewing talents. I love blueberries, too!

Carole said...

Lovely quilts!

trelly said...

3 years, but the quilt is lovely!

tracey said...

The colours on this quilt are so fresh, a great warm feeling,
Thankyou for showing and sharing