Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Quilt-a-thon!

After working all weekend, I decided that after the housework was completed, I had earned a sew day! After all, it is raining and I can't work outside...so here I went! I completed a dozen spool blocks...and I officially love them! Many bloggers are doing these, and I made mine 3 inches finished. They are so cute and little! I will have to get one of you to look at my final layout, as I see one block is turned wrong. Good thing the blocks are not sewn together yet.
I finished the hand quilting on the folklore quilt.
But the biggest news is that I received a quilt back from Darcie!!! She is the most wonderful quilter...I love the day when I get a quilt back from her. This was the quilt I attempted to machine quilt and made a botch of it, and all of the blocks were made by friends at the hospital where I work. I love it, and have the binding on, just waiting for a moment to hand stitch it down...or several moments!
Here is a picture of the texture...she does all her quilting free hand, no pantographs, just a dance across the quilt.
Hmmm, does anyone know the name of this block? I cut out 20 of them...all in plaids for the main fabric. Some pretty BRIGHT plaids!! Should be fun to see how they come out. A great friend in Arizona has identical plaids to these.

Does size matter?? Hee! I made a tiny little quilt...out of leftover 1/2 square triangles. Precise it's not, but fun...it is!!!



Hope each of you has a wonderful day!



Julie

34 comments:

Terry said...

Love the quilt you got back made with the nine patch blocks! The quilting is beautiful! Love the little mini-quilt too! I don't think I'd have the patience for something that small! LOL

Stina said...

The quilt is wonderful... the quilting is wonderful.. and so is your quilt..:o) And I see you had to make some Klosjes you too..:o)

Pokey said...

I like the antique feel that the pink in your 9 patch gives. that mini quilt needs a pin back to wear it, you know? LOL
Julie, your quilt on your header is inspiring to me. I love plaids, and my collection is growing. Mine is also bright like yours. Do you have any directions posted on this one? I would love to know more about it!
Pokey

Sharon said...

Love your folklore applique, the border really sets this off. I have the name of that block at home, I'll try to remember to look it up if no one else answers you today. My book is being used right now by my boss, I'm teaching her to quilt.

Trisha said...

I love all your projects. Your spools are cute. I like small blocks. Your bright plaid blocks look great. They are like a Dutchman's Puzzle with a pinwheel in the middle.

Karen said...

The Folklore quilt is a winner!

Nancy said...

Great job on all of your projects. I feel like such a slug in comparison.

Loris said...

You are moving fast! I usually need a day to recover before I accomplish anything...yet here you are with your house cleaned and all these projects! I am losing the fight against the urge to start making these cute spool blocks. They are too tempting.
The nine patch is wonderful...lovely quilting too.
Love the 'leetle' quilt..very cute!

Nines said...

Sounds and looks like you had a wonderful day of sewing. How fun! Love it all- especially the spools. Isn't Darcie amazin? Shehe's the best!

Karen said...

What a fun post!! All the quilts/ blocks are wonderful. I especially like the pink nine patch. Thanks for sharing.

Danielle said...

Oh the mini is adorable! Lovely quilt too! You sure had a productive day!!!

Quilt Hollow said...

Love photos here today!!

mkhquilts said...

Wow! What a eye candy feast! The quilting on your pink one is beautiful. I have been wanting to make some spool blocks too. They are cute.
Mary H

Sharon said...

Thanks for sharing all your lovely projects! There is nothing better than a quilt day, especially on a rainy day!

Pat said...

Great job on all the quilts. Love the Spools.

*karendianne. said...

Oh Julie my friend, you have the total joy of quilting lit up within you. Everything is wonderful and I don't know where to start. This is one of the best posts ever! So much to say. I am so thrilled to see the beauty in Darcie's work. Oh Julie. This is a treat for all of us. Thank you for this. Your spools are too darn cute! I'm so happy you're making them, too. I remember when your friends made those blocks so this brought back a moment of happy. Thanks for giving that.

But what really grabbed my quilters block-eye are those plaid blocks that almost remind me of a Dutchman's Puzzle. What I thought at that moment was "dang she's really really good with plaids." I did. You know I did. You know me. I'm blown away by those blocks, friend.

My, oh my but this is a rockin' post!

Sue-Anne said...

Love your spools! They are so much fun to make aren't they! I just adore the quilt you got back from the quilters. You can't beat traditional designs.

Kathie said...

great spools! oh I love your nine patch quilt, the quilting is wonderful , your right!!!
oh the Gwen Marston little applique quilt is wonderful, love the fabrics you chose for it!
boy you have been busy busy busy!!!!!
the little block /quilt is just adorable!
Kathie

Janet said...

The klosjes look wonderful. I love the folklore quilt, in just my favourite red and green colourway. The pink nine patch is fabulous too as are you new blocks.

Pat said...

Did you find a pattern online for the spools? Are they done by hand or machine? I love the quilt you got back from the quilter and also your blocks AND the teeny-tiny quilt, too. (I will call it a "Quiltlet"...okay?? hehehe)

Julia said...

Great spools! oh I love your nine patch quilt, the quilting is wonderful , You have been a busy girl..
Julia ♥

Quilter Kathy said...

Lovely projects...especially your 9 patch hourglass quilt! Love that tiny quilt! I have been making pincushions from these little blocks...can't seem to remember to post a photo :)

AnnieO said...

Wow, you have gone around the bend now, Julie, to making miniscule quilts! Too cute. Put a pin back on it and wear it maybe?

Love the machine quilting on the one you got back, beautiful work, and congrats on finishing the hand quilting on your other beauty. What a party you had :) The spools are good looking!

ria vogelzang said...

Great to hsve a whole sew-day, once in a while!
Love your spools!! And what a lovely applique-block!
Your quilt looks really awesome!!

Ginger Patches said...

Oh what a cute little mini and sooo tiny!! Love your quilt and the quilting, she did a beautiful job!

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Lori said...

Wow! What an amazing quilty post!! The 9 patch and applique are so classic and my favorites!!!
I think the plaid blocks are called Dutchman's Puzzle.
If your little blocks got any tinier there wouldn't be any!!! So cute Julie!!!

Linda said...

My gosh Julie you certainly have been busy. Love both quilts, so different but so lovely and those blocks are going to be real eye poppers.

country mouse said...

So many beautiful projects! The nine patch quilt is gorgeous. And the tiny little block...WOW! So glad you found lots of time to indulge in your sewing. Thanks for sharing.

Just Ducky said...

The block you are asking about is called "Dutchman's Puzzle".

Mary

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Jan said...

Love your blocks! And the teeny tiny quilt is wonderful!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Your spools are adorable! But I LOVE the folk lore quilt - send that baby my way! And your 9 patch back from Darcie is wonderful! What a great eye candy day!

Chookyblue...... said...

your nine patch looks lovely........and I am tempted by the spools.......