Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Oh, the strings! Heartstrings Helpers!

OK, Lyn comes in first place! Lyn from Bluebird quilts is a heartstrings helper. A group of us early in the year agreed to make a string quilt for Heartstrings sometime during this year, and Lyn finished hers in record time! Isn't it so very pretty? I know someone will be so very blessed and pleased with this quilt. How is everyone else coming along???
I too am working on string piecing...this one started long ago, and its time has indeed come! I am liking it so far, it will look quite different when finished. This is not the one for heart strings, but inspired by Lyn, that one is in the works too.
Good help is easy to find! Small packages just come right up to your door...see the cute doggy above! She was a stray, but now she is ours to stay. Pretty washed out picture...lots of contrast with a very light carpet and flash!
What is a day without a few spools...I am unable to do spools on Saturdays, because either I am working or I am off with dear husband, so I guess weekday spools is the answer for me!


Hope each of you has a wonderful day!


Julie

21 comments:

Amelia said...

Strings are looking fantastic...furry baby is so cute.

Is your husband back to 100% now?

Have a great weekend.

Becky said...

Lynn's Heartstrings quilt looks great. Your blocks are coming along nicely. Good luck with the spools!

Lori said...

I love string quilts and I'm sure someone will appreciate Lyn's beauty.
Your helper is fitting right in at your home, I assume?

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Love the new helper--she is doing a great job sewing the strings together--love it too--have a good day--Hugs, Di

Michele said...

Has your vet said how old your sweet baby is? I bet she follows you from room to room.......talk about unconditional love! There is none to beat it, I promise. And for goodness sake, what is her name? Michele

~Joan said...

I love the top middle spool...that brown fabric is luscious!

Nice string quilt. Is there a method to the madness of how those are pieced? I guess you're adding sashing or something between the blocks?

Diane H said...

Hi Julie, just stopping by to say thank you for visiting my blog. Your dear Rosie dog is so beautiful after her trip to the groomers. Bless you and your husband for taking her in and giving her a loving home.
DianeH
http://sideroadstitcher.blogspot.com

Pat said...

Rosie is SO cute!!! I like the star pattern formed in that string quilt your friend made!

Karen said...

You must have a lot of the spool blocks made by now. You are being so good at keeping up with them.
The string quilt is a good one. I like the star design that the blocks have formed.

Stephanie said...

Love Lyn's strings put into a star. I look forward to seeing other quilts.

Sue-Anne said...

I Love that star string quilt and your blocks look wonderful too.

Your new baby looks as though she is settling in well. She will bring you many years of joy, I am sure.

Your Klosjes are coming along nicely too. Doesn't matter what day you post about them, we love to see them all.

ria vogelzang said...

Love your cute little dog!!!
And the stringquilts are just two beauties!!
Love your spools as well! (I love to see spools every day of the week........ ;))) ..)
Have a nice day!

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Julie, glad the quilt arrived safe and sound....I loved making it for you....how sweet Rosie looks....you were so kind to take her in....Jessie said as a lot of people probably would not...and I agree with her....how is your darling hubby faring now....Hugs to you my friend...lyn

*karendianne. said...

Mmmm, along with your helper, look at that great String your creating. Plus those spools. You rock!

Quilt Hollow said...

Look at the sweet little face! I'm so glad she found you. What's not to love!!

Your strings are wonderful too...speaking of...I have one started and there it sits!! You've given me a nudge!!

Sherri said...

Love the string quilt and blocks...string blocks and spools are both on my "to do" list, so this was a great post for me!

Elaine Adair said...

I WANT string quilt number 1 !!! Pretty kewllllll! Oh, you say, it's not for a Giveaway! 8-))

Floss said...

What a cute puppy, she looks ready to "help"
The string quilts are looking great. I started one a few years back, every time I work on it my sewing room becomes a big mess.

Karen said...

Rosie is so lucky to have found you!! What a sweetie :0) I like the way the string star quilt turned out. It's very striking. Your klosjes are coming along nicely I see! :0)

Quilter Kathy said...

Congrats to Lyn on a great finish!

JayTee said...

i love the sting quilts especially the star. Are there diretions for it? I have nver done a string quilt. Thanks.