Friday, November 20, 2009

Plaids stars!!

I took the majority opinion and laid out the quilt this way. This is about 1/2 of the center put together. Do you like the plaid sashing? At least it is not my dear husband's pajamas...I have been known to snatch them up and use them, as some of you know, LOL! No new fabric here, all this is from the little stash. Some of the fabric is 20 years old.
And how do you like this quilt? Hee, same one of course. I have determined to make another plaid quilt, as the book suggested, not my free form ideas...I just get sidetracked sometimes!!
*****************Nursing notes*****************************
I had a patient, may I call her Mrs B...she has had bypass surgery before, and many stents (9), and just has chronic angina now. She came in with chest pain and was to have another heart bypass surgery...but she did not have any veins left in her legs to use to bypass the clogged arteries in her heart. Sooooo...the surgeon told her she has very few options left...and that the cardiologist would have to place more stents. The poor cardiologist...she has such tiny vessels in her heart, he was worried to death, and said he could not sleep worrying about whether he could do it or not...well, he must have done great!! She is all better and went home today. She is an early widow, has three children who have not left her side, and they are such a blessing to me. She was just worried about getting home to cook Thanksgiving dinner for them all!!! What a sweetheart.
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Hope all is well...and that you are doing great today!!!
Julie

31 comments:

Nines said...

Love it!

Don't you love to see a family care for each other?

Stina said...

Love them both ...and Julie I love the plaid sashing!!!! PLAID LOVE!!! :o)

Nancy said...

Nice Job on the plaid stars.

Quilt Hollow said...

Wonderful plaids!! It's a stunner for sure!

Julie in the Barn said...

Oh, Julie, I love the quilt! I was feeling down and steamed at the blog world for the lack of good old fashioned original creations. You've renewed my faith in my blogging friends. Your workplace story today is another goody. Thanks so much for giving us posts with positives in a world that seems to dwell on fear and negativity.

Terry said...

Love the plaids! :0)

Elaine Adair said...

My goodness - it's just brilliant!!! Wonderful inspiration. 8-)))

Bonnie said...

It looks awsome.

Vicki W said...

I love the plaid quilt!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I love your plaid quilts--I collect plaids all the time--but rarely seem to use them--have one quilt I did in a class with them and really enjoy it--so why don;t I do some more--well I think I will after seeing your's--thanks!! and I always enjoy your "work" stories--whether they have sad or happy endings--so thanks for sharing them too--
Hugs, Di

Pat said...

I love your nursing stories.....and, of course, I love your plaid quilts, too!!!

MARCIE said...

Oh yes, the red sashing is great! I love that quilt! Nice job Julie!

Karen said...

I am a big plaid fan so I think the plaid sashing is great.

Shari said...

That plaid sashing just so works - and I love the pinwheels - very comfy quilt...

It's good to know that doctors worry about their patients so much - sometimes it doesn't seem that way!

Hugs - Shari

Chookyblue...... said...

using some plaids in a wallhanging at the moment........

Lori said...

I love the red sashing!! I think the quilt looks great!

Loris said...

I love plaid and your quilt is awesome. The red sashing looks great!
Hoorah for the cardiologist who cared so much for this patient! He must have a good heart himself :-) and awesome cath skills. God bless him!

Anne Heidi said...

Oh I love those stars! It will be a beautiful quilt :-)

Texan said...

The Plaid Stars is really looking good! Really like it!

anne bebbington said...

Just love those plaid stars - and I'll bet that lady's family will be more than happy to cook her thanksgiving dinner if she'd let them

Jan said...

Your plaid quilt is so neat--love the plaid sashing. I really like hearing about your patients---so interesting. I was in medical records at nursing home for many years and so am interested in medical "stuff!" I would like to have you for my nurse if I was in the hospital!!!

Trisha said...

I just love all that plaid!

moramargaritaster said...

wonderful plaids stars.

Mary said...

I love the plaid sashing!

Have a wonderful holiday.

Myra said...

Your plaid stars are looking great Julie! 8-)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Love the little story. Sometimes endings are nice. The sashing is smashing! Love the plaids.

Debi said...

Great looking plaid stars! Thanks for sharing about the little lady with the heart problems. My own mother has the very same issues.

Rose Marie said...

The plaid sashing just adds to the charm of the quilt ..... lovely!

AnnieO said...

The plaid quilt is happy and jazzy--I love it!

Thanks for sharing your nursing stories. It is good to hear that doctors care so much and worry they might not be good enough--they are human after all but the world needs them to be superstars and heal the sick and dying!

Catswhiskers said...

I love the colours you've used!
very inspirational.

Jeanne said...

I love your plaid stars! The red plaid is perfect for the sashing. I still enjoy cross stitching, but most of my projects are small ones.
Love your string quilt, too.