Monday, July 14, 2008

Wheww!!!!!!!!!!! Five 13 hours shifts in a row at the hospital...at last a day off! I am so grateful for it, too.

The block above is one of twelve, and a friend at work, Misty, wants me to set them all together with gingham and quilt it..Cool! This princess themed baby quilt will be for her neice. The only thing is...the blocks are all different sizes and not square...I will have a cut them down a bit to make it all work. There are some darling blocks in the stack, and I will show you them all when they are pressed, cut to size and pieced together. Should be fun! Each baby in their family gets one of these quilts with different gingham.
Recognize this block? Amada Jean at Crazy Mom quilts has been posting the most wonderful quilt block patterns for her sampler...I have them all printed out and used some too! Her finished quilt will be wonderful. I tried to keep up, but ended up way behind with her sampler, so used some patterns and have them all ready for when I have time to do it. Thank you Amanda Jean!


OK, Paula the quilter...recognize this block? I just have been loving your block patterns for your sampler, and have used several of them. And of course, had to do it my way for a smaller quilt. Thank you so much for all the wonderful patterns! I have them all printed out in their own binder. This particular block is my favorite.


Here is the whole little sampler, just 8 inch blocks sashed with the black and white. I like it! Now for a border. This will be hand-quilted. Keep in mind, if you notice that the quilt is a bit rumpled with threads all over it, it must be your imagination... :)
On Friday, I watered the little garden and all was well. Today, on Monday, I went and checked out everything....my jalapeno plant was nothing but a stalk! Some little beastie ate it all...even the peppers! How is that for weird? Kind of unusual for any kind of bug to eat that plant, right?
OK, Have a marvelous day to everyone out there!!! I am off to clean, and clean...and then sew!!
JulieK



21 comments:

Suzan said...

Very pretty sampler quilt. Sounds like you have a bunny with a hankering for a little "south of the border" flavoring!!

Paula said...

I love the sampler! Great job. Can't wait to see all the Princess blocks when they are assembled.

Linda said...

Love your sampler quilt Julie, the black makes the blocks really pop. There's no way I could sit in your garden and just eat peppers, so it must be like Susan said a little critter who maybe once lived south of the border....lol...

Gina said...

Love your sampler. I'm doing sashing like that for a sampler quilt of my own. Great minds must think alike.

Love and hugs GIna xxx

Vicki W said...

I love your sampler - especially with the black and white sashing

Ruthie said...

I love your sampler quilt!

Teresa said...

Very nice sampler - I like your fabric choices.

paula, the quilter said...

Check out the simple setting on this BOM. Zoom in on it so you can see the whole thing. Cute, huh? Would something like this work for the Princess quilt?

meggie said...

Your sample quilt is very striking! I love the sashing, sets off the blocks perfectly.
Enjoy your sewing!

Jacquie said...

love the black and white sashing on your sampler...beautiful!

Karen said...

Are you nuts working that many shifts in a row...Your sampler is the bomb! Your favorite block is very fun. The effect reminds me of an Attic Window, sort of. I hope that the critter that ate your peppers gets a tummy ache;)

Fiesta said...

welcome back! wow, I can't believe you worked so many hours. Your projects look great!

Finn said...

So happy you are finding some time to sew. It will be a ton of fun when you do get to all those sampler patterns. Love the black and white setting.
And I think the baby quilt idea is so neat...love the embroidery. Hugs, Finnie

Lyn said...

Hi Julie, looove the black and white sashings on the Sampler Quilt.Looking forward to seeing the Princess baby quilt pieced together. I feel guilty for taking up your precious time. Long shifts that you worked. Take Care. Warmest Regards Lyn. Interesting little beastie to be eating jalapeno's.

Bren said...

Glad you got a day off!!
Love the sampler! The colors are gorgeous.

LC said...
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LC said...

My first visit here. Nice blogging, and the sampler is lovely. I am going to try that sashing in one that is sitting in my PhD pile (project half done, sounds better than UFO - smile).

What happened with your dyed fabric? I'd love to try that and admire your imaginative courage!

(removed my first post because I forgot to click the email box)

Happy Zombie said...

Your sampler is fantastic and I love how you set it!

Debi said...

I love your purse and the sampler is gorgeous.

Nan said...

What a beautiful sampler Julie! The black and white border is perfect to set off each and every block.

Happy Zombie said...

Love your sampler and love your bag! I'm in serious envy of your stippling skills!