Tuesday, January 12, 2010

What I did today...

OK...I did clean bathrooms, did laundry etc. Also, I went to lunch with dear husband, near his work, that was fun! In between times, though...I put the last border on the latest plaid quilt. I just love plaids! This quilt is so soft...so homespun good! I have found my niche, my very favorite. I asked my friend Finn a couple of years ago, "What IS my style?" These plaids are just my style! So whatever that is, that is me. What is your favorite...your style? I would love to know!
I made a sample block of the log cabin, and here is why. I found a cache of blocks, groups of them already cut out...and I have no idea what they are! I know, I know, dementia comes early in my family, but if I have only made a sample block, I would know what the pile of cut fabric was supposed to be! Don't suppose you have ever done this?
A very dear friend sent me this for Christmas. I am so very tickled!! It is the very best tea ever...It has been mostly consumed by now...and a clothesline! Why, you may ask? Fabric covered clothesline baskets! I have been cutting strips for this today too...progress to come. Thank you dear, dear lady...you know who you are!


I also worked on my Cheddar doll quilt that Lori of Humble Quilts is showing us how to do...that takes me forever! But I am steadily making progress. No picture because it looks pretty much the same as last time I showed it, with the addition of side triangles.


Back to work for me tomorrow...so I have had fun working at home and playing today!!



Hoping you have a wonderful week!!


Julie

36 comments:

Rose Marie said...

You are definitely a plaid person and I love your header quilt!

I think applique has to be my style as you can see a lot of my quilts have a bit or a lot of applique thrown in.

Joyful Quilter said...

My style is coveting everyone elses quilts...I love love love your header quilt, and I love your new plaid quilt. I like how you floated the center, sashing and all, gives it a very dramatic look. Who would have thought plaids could be so bright and colorful!

Vicki W said...

I absolutely love the plaid quilt! My style? Everything, except pink!

Texan said...

I have that tea and yes indeed its very good!

I also have a book to make those baskets from clothesline! I can't wait to see yours! The ones I have see on blogs and in the book ewwww they are pretty :O)...

I am not sure what I am .. plaid, floral, stripe mmmmmmmm will think on that :O)

Pat said...

Your header looks gorgeous with your plaid quilt there. I'm not sure what my style is......maybe someday I'll find out. LOL

Amelia said...

The plaids are looking so warm and inviting...just reaching out to give you a hug type quilt.

Nancy said...

Wow! I didn't think it was possible, but this plaid quilt is even prettier than the other one. Nice Job

Bonnie said...

I too love your header quilt! I've made one very similiar but I like yours much better!

I'm so new to quilting I don't think I've found my style yet. I love scrappy quilts, but it seems every day I see something else that catches my eye.

Loris said...

Plaids definitely always make me smile and I am most proud of my plaid quilts. Your plaid stars are lovely! Boy, you sure get alot done in a day!

SheilaC said...

I just love that plaid quilt!! I don't have any homespuns in my stash, I am never sure what they will "go" with....
But these look beautiful together!

SheilaC

Jackie said...

You are right, plaids are definitely your thing. The quilt in the header is gorgeous, but I think I may have told you this before. I have a varied palette... I love brights, 30s, and black and white. Can't wait to see your fabric bowls.

Amy said...

Julie,
I love your style and your quilts! Your header quilt and star quilts are fabulous. My style is mostly scrappy, but I am still thinking about it!

bluebird-lyn said...

Hi Julie, you must be very happy with your plaid quilt ...it has come together beautifully....not sure what my style is...I like traditional quilts and repro. fabrics.....Hugs Lyn

Alycia said...

Beautiful! I really love the quily in your header too!

Shari said...

Plaid is so warm and comfy... a very nice niche to find... your log cabin looks warm and comfy too...

Quilter Kathy said...

I love plaids too! But I have a hard time committing to "one thing"...it's amazing I've been married for 25 years *LOL* I love everything about quilting, all fabrics, all designs. I do love the Joe Morton fabric that is only available in the US, but I also love bright colours, love batiks to piece with, but don't like quilting them, love fabric painting....see my problem?!?!

Stina said...

Totally agree with you...homespun is wonderful... but for me ( right now ) with a touch of shabby .... cant say no to plaids..;o)
I recently made three bowls with clothesline at work.. and it is FUN!!! ;o)

call me crazy said...

Beautiful quilt! I love your style! :-) Great log cabin block too. Are you following a pattern? I've wondered abt the clothesline bowls, I'll be following your progress. ;-)

Stephanie said...

Julie, I love your new header. It is great. My style is always changing. I lovew the plaid quilt. I am working on a string quilt now.

Teresa said...

Oh my...I love your quilt and I did not realize how much I like plaids until I saw it. Great job!

Jenni said...

Love your plaid star quilt - I think my style is simple old patterns in 1800s repro fabrics. As for the cutting mystery, there's no risk of that in my lifr. I really don't like cutting, I have to force myself.

Alice Grace said...

I love that quilt on your header! Did you make the pattern up, or does that block have a name? beautifu1l

AnnieO said...

Plaid quilts are down to earth, warm and cheerful. Hmmm, sounds like you! Glad your style suits you so well.

I'm traditional with a twist because I love color but have to have some order with it by using pieced blocks. Could it be my artist mother and engineer father influencing me both?

country mouse said...

Love your plaid quilt! What is my style, I would have to say somewhat traditional, but always very very scrappy!

Helen in the UK said...

Just found your blog via a link on the HeartString list. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the quilt shown in your header!! Wonderful setting :)

MARCIE said...

Love that quilt Julie! And your LC block is so pretty. It makes me want to sew something. How strange.

Lizzie said...

What an amazing quilt! Lizzie

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Love those plaid quilts....but you certainly have me stumped for my style... I love applique..but only finished 2.Think maybe UNFINISHED is my best style.... I don't even do the same colorways. ????? But it definitely has me thinking?

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Love those plaid quilts....but you certainly have me stumped for my style... I love applique..but only finished 2.Think maybe UNFINISHED is my best style.... I don't even do the same colorways. ????? But it definitely has me thinking?

Darcie said...

LOVE your new blog header! It sings "JulieK!"

Hmm...my style? I'd probably have to ask another just as you did. Hmm...they might say "eclectic" just depending on the October's Child's mood. ;-)

Oooh...baskets are in the making?! I still have yet to do this. You and Karen will have to give me a friend nudge. ;-)

Glad you had so much fun doing what you love. You deserve that, Jules. ;-)

Sunny hugs from not-so-frigid (knock on wood) North Dakota. ;-)

Darlene said...

You can almost hear your excitment in your blog with you work with plaids. I'd agree they are your style.

I've been thinking about my style in recent days as I skip through my projects and I think I'm just a traditional quilter. Does that makes sense?

Libby said...

Oh, I think you know . . . . I'm all about the plaid!

ivoryspring said...

This is soooo lovely - I love the scrappy look. Your banner quilt is lovely too!

My style - anything that catches my eye!

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Barb said...

Loved what you did today!!

Leanne said...

I do like YOUR style. Not sure I have a style!!!.