Thursday, September 3, 2009

Can you stand just one more?

Hi Friends!! Can you stand just one more picture of the plaid quilt? The top is finished! I put the final borders on this morning, and I am so happy that it is all together. The very outside is waving hello to you, but it measures perfectly and will straighten all out when it is smoothed and quilted. I have not decided what to do about the quilting...hmmm, I just the love hand quilting process so much, but my life is sliding by pretty fast, and if I were to hand quilt all the quilts I want to, I would be 593 years old when I finished!! I just noticed that I found this pattern picture on the web on July 16th, and on September 3 (today), I have a top! Cool, huh?
I also finished this one, all hand quilted with black thread, and the binding hand stitched, just finished today as well. So WOOHOO!! Seems like I have been hooked on strings lately... Now what? I think I will concentrate on the Sylvia's Bridal Sampler...I love those little baby blocks!
I so love to hear from each of you...thank you so much for the richness you bring to my life. Just wanted each of you to know that you are making such a wonderful impact with your comments and peeks at each project that a quilter puts on her or his blog...thank you!!!!!! Your friendship is wonderful to me.
JulieK

31 comments:

Pat said...

I just got the Sylvia's Bridal Sampler book and LOVE it. I made one block already, but I notice a lot use Y seams and I need to practice up on that. I love your plaid quilt and don't care how often you show it to us....I love it every time!!!

Terry said...

I could look at your plaid quilt all day! It's wonderful! Congrats on getting the top completed! :0)

Jackie said...

OMG, I think I must have missed a few posts. Your quilt just absolutely rocks!! I love the plaid and I just love the layout. Simply fantastic!!

Loris said...

Love, love, love the plaid. Perfect borders for those blocks. Did I mention I love the plaids?
Second quilt also lovely :-) The handquilting is great..black thread is a nice touch.

Hedgehog said...

I just love this plaid quilt!!

Karen said...

I can stand you showing a photo of your quilt a dozen more times. I printed out a picture of it to remind me of something to do with plaids that are waiting in their bins.

Amelia said...

Both of those are wonderful...just love the digified scrapiness of them.

I am with you on the hand quilting...it takes forever and then some.

Have a great cool weekend...Will OU win this year when they play in your new Texas stadium?

Jan said...

Your plaid quilt is just awesome! Congrats on getting the top all done!

Nancy said...

I love the plaid quilt top. Nice Job.

Louise SS said...

I jusdt love your plaid strip quilt! Might have to make one for myself....

MJinMichigan said...

I love your plaid quilt and am glad you like the Evelyn Sloppy books. I like almost all of her designs. Now that I've seen your finished top I know I'm going to have to make one.

Finn said...

Hey Julie, we love you too! *VBS* Or I could say "we(heart)you"...either way works!
It's wonderful to see the finished top!and in record time. It's just soooo gorgeous, a very cheerful and happy quilt indeed.
So happy that you are part of my life. Hugs, Finnie

Texan said...

oh my!!!!! Beautiful!!!!! Both quilts just stunning ... I just love love love how scrappy the first one is from the blocks to the border!!! ewwwww good job girly...gooooooood job!!!

Vicki W said...

I love both of these quilts but you know that I a totally partial to the plaid one!

Lorraine said...

Never tire of looking at the plaid quilt...I am in awe of your productivity!! wonderful handquilting as well....! I love to hand quilt but don't do as much of it as I would like to.....time!! never seems to be enough of it! Have a wonderful weekend!

Lynn Dykstra said...

There are never too many photographs of plaid quilts!
Love this one.

Pat said...

Love it Julie!

Patty said...

I'm also a nurse, so I really enjoy hearing about your patients as well as seeing your lovely quilts. I was never much on plaids before but yours is great. May have to make one of my own. How's your young patient doing? My prayers are with her, her family and for those who are caring for her as well.

Teresa said...

Its a great quilt! I too love to hand quilt, but it takes me so long to do. I am planning on hand quilting my Circus Star quilt, but with the utility stitch and embroidery floss...that should speed up the process.

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely quilts.........

Elaine Adair said...

You are probably tired of looking at it, so just because you are a sweet gal, I will be happy to take it off your hands - personally, I am NOT tired of looking at this beauty!!!

And if you choose not to send it to me, I'll be watching for MORE views, as you decide on a quilting pattern. It's really a gorgeous quilt, and your happy plaids make it even BETTER than the inspiration quilt which I also LOVE.

Quilter Kathy said...

Now when on earth did you have time to do all that handquilting?!?! Amazing and beautiful!

Stephanie D. said...

Hooray! The plaid quilt is done! NICE job--it's very cheerful!

Ginger Patches said...

Oh it turned out so beautiful!! I didn't even realize that I have that pattern!! Thanks for showing the book :) Beautiful handquilting...that must be very satisfying...someday I may try it :)

Suze said...

You have two wonderful quilts there..........Great job.

ladydi said...

These are so beautiful, Julie! It's good to know that nurses like you get attached to your patients, and keep them in prayer. Best wishes to Carrie and all who are caring for her.

bluebird-lyn said...

Hi Julie, love your Plaid Quilt....looking forward to seeing the quilting...hugs lyn

Linda said...

Just gorgeous Julie, love plaids and yours is just stunning.

Rose Marie said...

Both quilts are absolutely beautiful! Your plaid quilt seemed to be put together so quickly ... guess you really liked the pattern!

keryn said...

Your plaid quilt is just wonderful,I love it. I have two drawers full of plaids that I want to use, so I just may end up making one like yours. It's fantstic.

Kim said...

A delightful quilt! A very nice finish. :O)