Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The good, the bad and the ugly!

Here is "Tobacco Rose" so far. Don't 'ya love that play on words? This quilt started out as "Old Tobacco Roads" of Bonnie (Quiltville) fame, but I just couldn't leave it alone, changing it to my own little thing. I have one more flying geese side to attach, then an outer border, then shazam! I am done with the flimsy! Yahoo! Again, thanks so much Bonnie for the spectacular mystery quilt!


And this is the best! I got quilts back from Darcie, the ultimate quilter! She collaborated with me to finish this...the Orange Crush quilt. I just love it, now that she finished quilting it! I wish you could just feel the texture and depth her quilting gave it. Yum!!

This little Sunbonnet quilt is one I appliqued long ago. I had no idea what to do next, so I sandwiched and bound it...and then found out I was supposed to quilt it first! So it languished and lingered...until Darcie quilted it for me! I love it too.



This one is the Colorado state flower, the columbine. Again, sandwiched and bound before quilting. I just cut off the binding and started over! This one reminds me of home, along with the Indian paint brush. Typical of Colorado mountain meadows in the spring. The pattern is from Animas quilts, a quilt shop in Durango Colorado, close to home. This was my first attempt at mitering a border...



Scrappy happy houses, at last done! Can you see the wonderful textured quilting if you zoom in? Waiting to be bound!




And the whole thing...every thing in here including the kitchen sink!
OK, that was all good....now the bad. I was outside pulling weeds and just doing general yard work. And of course had to try to move a big rock, which I had no business doing! Which I promptly dropped, striking my inner ankle. It is quite swollen and discolored. Sure hope it is not broken, because I work the next SEVEN days in a row! I thought I would pass out, it hurt so badly. So I am resting it, icing it, elevating it. Rest, Ice, Elevation, Compression....oh yeah, I am a nurse! NO wonder that sounded familiar.
And now for the ugly...
You should have seen me when I came in from the yard! Our little poodle is always coming in with stickers...I came in just completely COVERED with little stickers! I honestly think I will have to throw away my clothes....
OK, have a most wonderful day! Take a minute and smile, relax....grin!!!
JulieK




33 comments:

Amelia said...

The quilt show was fabulous...your work is outstanding.

Sorry to hear about your boo-boo...hopefully you will feel better tomorrow.

Jackie said...

Julie, Your quilts all look gorgeous!! You should be so proud of yourself. Enjoy them!! I so hope you feel better soon. It stinks to get hurt like that.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Your "Tobacco Rose" is out of this world! Julie I am in love. Watch out I might have to thief it in the middle of the night. :) ~ Darcie does amazing work. I wish I could feel that texture and depth as well...more thiefing for me. ~ You scared me at first with "moved big rock" and "strike" because you've already had a run-in with a rattler so at first I was SCARED!!!

*karendianne./ Living Life at LeeHaven

Vicki W said...

The good is really, really good! I hope the bad doesn't turn out to be too bad.

Cheryl said...

First off - OUCH!!! I do hope you are OK!! Lovely, lovely quilt show. And look at all you have that is pretty near to being done! Finishing is so good.

Lyn said...

Hello Julie, you are making a lot of progress with finishing your quilts.Wonderful slideshow.Especially Tobacco Rose, gorgeous.Take care of your ankle.Regards Lyn

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Julie....all your quilts are truly gorgeous...take care of the ankle...

julia said...

Julie - your quilts are just stunning...I LOVE your version of Bonny Hunter's quilt...I think it's even more beautiful than hers...love your 'Tobacco Rose' (clever name!)
Cheers, Julia

Screen Door said...

Great job--- I love the fact that you made it your own...

The Calico Cat said...

Love the quilts. hope your ankle is o.k.

Darcie said...

You poor poor dear! Hope all of your immediate attention to your injury will prove a strong recovery. Take care of you!

Your quilt show is lovely! I will never cease to be amazed at how different quilts look to me once they are back to their owner and have the edges all trimmed and even. They take on a whole new personality! (I'm grateful for your kind words...and am blushing.)

I'll be thinking of you!

Darcie said...

Forgot to mention: Tobacco Rose is so charming!!! I love it with the flying geese attached!!! Well done.

jacquie said...

love the flying geese added. so sorry to hear about your ankle...take care of yourself.

paula, the quilter said...

Thanks for the quilt show! Hope your ankle is doing better.

quilterpolly said...

I hope your ankle is ok...Your quilts look great:)You were a busy little beaver...Take it easy at work:)
Polly

Marilyn R said...

Your quilts are beautiful! I hope your ankle is looking and feeling better too! Ouch!

Sue R said...

I love, love, love your Tobacco Rose! I love seeing these Orange Crush quilts too, what a variety we've seen. Sorry about your foot. Take care, Sue

Eileen said...

OH, I hope you were able to go to work. Poor ankle.

I really like your Tabbaco Rose. Forgot the pinwheels and I like your version better.

Cute Sunbonnet Sue also. Bout time to get it quilted.

Quite a quilt show this time.

Mary said...

Wow, that's a lot of quilts. I like them all, and I think your Tobacco Rose quilt is the first I've seen that far along.

Hope the ankle is better.

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Love the tobacco quilt..and the colors you use. Sorry about the ankle.... and worse the sticker burrs!

meggie said...

I have so enjoyed seeing all your wonderful projects. Now, if I can just find where that Mojo is hiding...

Libby said...

Great quilts! Thanks for a fun show.

I love visiting Durango. We had hoped to get there this fall . . . didn't work out, but next year for sure!

Ivory Spring said...

I just stumbled across your blog - what a lovely blog! Your work is beautiful!!

Shasta said...

These quilts are all gorgeous! You do amazing work.

I hope you feel better soon. Get lots of rest .

Ginger Patches said...

I hate it when I hurt myself doing something I knew I shouldn't have!! I hope you heal quickly!
I love what you did with Tobacco Road!! And your OC is gorgeous, I always love my quilts so much more once they're quilted!!!

em's scrapbag said...

I love your quilts. The Orange Crush especially. Sorry to hear of your mishap. Hope it is not broken also.

Finn said...

The quilts are looking just spectacular Julie! I love what you have decided to do with YOUR Tobacco Rose vs. Road. I would say the Road not taken took you to a wonderful new place!
And the quilts back from Darcie are just wonderful. You can have a binding party and keep that ankle elevated as much as possible. Hugs for big owies, Finnie

Kathy Wagner said...

Seeing your beautiful quilt makes me sad that I didn't join in on Tobacco Road!! It's gorgeous!

Karen said...

Tobacco Rose is my favorite! Good job.

Chookyblue...... said...

wow lots of good sewing here ............hope the ankle is better........

Khris said...

Both of your quitville quilts look fabulous...love them..hugs Khris in Oz

Nan said...

What a wonderful quilt show, Julie! I think every one of them is gorgeous. I think I like Orange Crush the best, though. I am loving those colors in that quilt!

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