Monday, February 1, 2010

Sampler Obsession

OK, now I am more than a third done...edging toward 1/2 done! I love math (I know, twisted...), and I love to think about this in mathematical terms. 33% done, 1/3 done, .33 done. Anyway, making progress! I am so enjoying this and every day off I have, I sew a little on it. A lot of cutting has been done ahead of time...so maybe I am 1/2, .50, or 50% done!!
The edge of this blue and yellow flag was supposed to have appliqued flowers...but I changed it to hearts. Just have to be different, I guess! So, there will be eleven hearts incorporated into this quilt...thus the quilt name "Queen of Hearts". I am sure it will change, but that is what breezed through the silly brain today!
I love this applique block, it was my insomnia applique of last night. Love applique, when it is all prepped and ready to go! My pictures are a bit blurry, please forgive that.
I have been cutting through some of the stash, in preparation to use these blocks up in the 4-patch quilt blocks I showed last post. I am really looking forward to this! Should be some fun piecing.
Also, I am hand-quilting Lori's doll quilt. I wanted it to be hand quilted, as a pioneer mother would do in her spare moments for quilting. I love it! Don't you want to make one? Go see Lori at www.humblequilts.blogspot.com. Hers quilts are anything but humble!




My days and weeks are like this...I work for several days, then am off for one or two. So, I get about 4-6 hours of piecing in a week, usually. Closer to the 4 hour mark, I think. I have to catch up on housework, laundry, and errands just like all of you when I am off. I think I need a personal assistant to do all that for me...and one more assistant to go to work for me too. What do you think?? Don't you want that too? :)



One more important thing, that I was going to talk about first!! Lyn at Bluebird quilts is making a lovely quilt for her friend in need. She is asking for nine-patches...sounds like fun! I am sending her a few, maybe you would like to do this too.

Have a wonderful week!!



Julie

22 comments:

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Julie, thank you for your support...hmmm it would be great to have a p a so we could sew to our hearts content....enjoy seeing your progress...Hugs Lyn

Pat said...

Your quilt is looking terrific. Great idea to hand-quilt that doll quilt, too.

wendysquilting said...

I started out hand quilting, and it is very relaxing. Somehow life has gotten far too busy. I often wish I had another one or two of me...one to send to the office one to run the house and that would leave me to quilt

Quilt Hollow said...

Everytime I pop in I spot your header and fall in love with that plaid quilt all over again!!

Quilter Kathy said...

Hey girl, slow down there on the sampler...you are having too much fun :)
I need an assistant for sure, just for laundry, shopping, and cleaning!

Béa said...

Your CC&C will be wonderful hand quilted, and I love your sampler too !

ria vogelzang said...

Love your "Queen of Hearts"! And you're doing a great job handquilting that nice dollquilt!

Stephanie D. said...

A personal assistant? Sign me up!

So did the MD have anything to offer on the insomnia warfront?

Libby said...

Oh gosh I love your cheddar quilt! It's going to look fabulous with hand quilting!

Connie said...

Your quilt sampler is lookin so pretty, can't wait to see it done. I think that anyone that piece and quilts need help with the house work, but we all have to make time to do it. LOL. HAPPY SEWING!

Debi said...

I love how your blue/yellow quilt is coming along. I also changed up some of the blocks in mine, just to make it my own. Yes, I do wish I had an assistant...

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Sue-Anne said...

Your sampler is looking fantastic. Your doll quilt looks fantastic too.

Mary said...

You could just ignore the housework and laundry like I do :)

The sampler is going to be lovely and I love hand quilting those little quilts too -- It's been a while since I've made one.

Janet said...

Some days I ignore the chores just to get extra sewing time in, I know how hard it is when you're working. I love your Cheddar quilt, I wish I had a flash of red in mine too, maybe in the binding.

country mouse said...

Your quilts are looking awesome! You manage to get so much done without a personal assistant, I'm betting what you would get done with one would be amazing. I am still in love with that blue and yellow sampler, the more you add, the more I love it :D

Teresa said...

I think your sampler looks great and I just love neat and tidy stacks of blocks, lol.

Texan said...

Love the doll quilt!!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Oh, your sampler quilt is just gorgeous! And, I love the doll quilt too! Just beautiful, Julie!

mkhquilts said...

Julie-I saw your post on my blog asking if your put me in your list of nurse/quilters. Of course you can-but I'm already there! I will enjoy browsing through yourt list.
Mary

Nines said...

Looking great!

Gayle Bong said...

I love how the blue and yellow sampler is coming along. Can you direct me to a picture of the pattern. I have tons of orphan blocks and am getting ideas for setting them from this. Thanks