Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Work tomorrow...sigh...

Hi Y'all! Remember Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt from a while back? The one with the pinwheels in the center strips? Well, I did not want to make pinwheels, so this is my version of that quilt. I just did squares...in pink and browns. And, I love it! I was trying to get a picture of it for the blog, and to show Darcie's quilting off, but Rosie insisted on getting in the middle of the quilt each time I displaced her...so I just left her in! She needs a tummy rub, obviously, right??
Can you see the feathers quilted into the quilt? I love it, love the texture...wonderful!! (There is that tummy again...) This quilt is Poodle recommended and approved!
I finished putting squares on the outside of the "Drawer 2.5 Quilt"...so named by Annie, a wonderful quilt blogger...you just really need to go and see her blog! I did not have any backing or batting, so the quilt top is hanging up...with 19 other quilt tops...waiting for quilting. Will I ever catch up??
The whole entire quilt top came from the 2.5 inch drawer...I thought I would use all the pieces in the 2.5 inch drawer...but hardly made a dent, it seems. Nocturnal breeding ! I just know that is what is going on in there!
Did any of you see Bonnie Hunter's basket exchange quilt on her blog? She did an exchange of baskets with her friend Lucy...I love the resulting quilt! I just had to see if I could make some baskets. Mine are 4 inch finished...just right for me. I still have to applique down the handles...that will be my favorite, relished part! I love the hand work! I cut out 13 more so far.
Dear Jane:

What's up girl?? (grin)...you and I have finished another row! whoohoo!! Row five, here we come! You know...that is 4/13 rows done...almost 31% done...(with the center)...love that math stuff! I wonder if you stitched by candle light...or by lantern light, dear Jane? I think you must have had quilting friends to help you gather all those scraps!!



*********************Great Nine Patch Celebration Swap***********************

Sign up for this is coming up this week...get ready, get set...sew!!! I will blog about the details later in the week.

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Everyone have a wonderful week!


Julie

24 comments:

Nicole said...

My dogs do that exact same thing. As soon as I lay a quilt on the floor, they are all over it. At least they are past the puppy phase. When Sophie was a puppy, I laid a quilt out on the floor, and she immediately peed on it! Luckily it was just a center medallion and I could remake it. Darn dog.

Kaaren said...

What a cutie...I mean the quilt...no the dog. No! Both of them!

Seriously, Julie, Rosie's quilt is gorgeous and I love feathers in a quilt.

Your 2.5 ain't too shabby either!

Heck, why don't I just say I love every one that you make!

Leeanne said...

I clicked on the photo to get a close up of the quilting, it is lovely...the dog too, tell him/her the tummy is beautiful! Very good use of the 2.5's, lovely and colourful.

Barb said...

funny about your dog....love the quilt and the other projects you have going. I love love love baskets.

Terry said...

Your puppy is too cute! Love the quilt too! All of them! :0)

Amelia said...

Rosie is a doll.

The pink and brown is over the top in being pretty.

This is the first time in about 8 years I have not had a quilt going in one way or another...just can't seem to get motivated in that area right now...been doing some scrapbooking...then working out in the yard...my closet still has enough fabric to make many, many quilts...perhaps when I really grow tired of working in the flowers I will start one...in the meantime you keep on showing us the lovely work you accomplish.

Quilter Kathy said...

I guess Rosie has claimed that wonderful quilt as her own!
Did you just admit to having 19 quilt tops waiting?!?! LOL!

Looking forward to the celebration swap and starting a new project!

MARCIE said...

While I have been occupied elsewhere, you have been stitching up a storm! I love all your creations!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I love all your pretty quilts and the blocks in progress and your "model" helper--rosie--is a sweet heart!!!
Well--I think--but am not sure that you surpass me in quilts tops to be quilted--last count I had 16--but now I can't remember if that includes the two newest ones I just designed or not!!!!!! And we won't say how many are in progress with all the bom's I am in this year---ouch!!!!
Guess you and I had better have a "quilt-in" winter this year!!!
Hugs, Di

Pat said...

Love your quilt AND the quilting that was done on it. If Rosie approves, that's all that matters, though...right? LOL Is there an online tutorial for those basket blocks? They are really sweet.

Karen said...

Your version is very good. Better than making pinwheels for sure! I like the color combo.

*karendianne. said...

Drawer 2.5 Quilt is so stinkin' cute!

Lori said...

Rosie is hilarious!! What an awesome quilt!! Woo-Hoo on teh finish!!
Love your baskets too.

Deanna said...

You are still a little euphoric after testing, I see. All that cheerful sewing. The quilts look beautiful.

Debi said...

Quilts are gorgeous...you go girl those Dear Jane blocks are coming along nicely.

Karen said...

What a great post. I love pink and brown and have a pink and brown quilt top languishing in a drawer -sigh- waiting for a border. So sad, I need to finish it. And your strip drawer quilt is adorable. I wish my strip drawer was that full, I don't have a big collection. And there are no words for your 31% - they are stunning.

Jeanne said...

Love your pink and brown version of the mystery and I definitely want to make a 'drawer 2.5 quilt'! Rosie is so cute and is in need of some belly rubbing, for sure. :-) Love your basket blocks, too. You have great taste in quilts.

Stina said...

Gorgeous.. like your version with out the pinwheels..
love the colours you have chosen... :o)
ANd your sweet little companion.. isnt she the best..;O))

Loris said...

That dear poodle is so smart. What a gorgeous quilt!

Meggie said...

Congratulations on your CCCRN!!
Now I have a curious cat to compete with pushy little dogs... Such fun! Not that I am currently sewing, mind you. The thoughts are still there, though.
Yes, I did love the quilting about the dog! LOL.

Teresa said...

Congratulations on passing your CCRN!!!!!!!

I do love your brown and pink quilt. You must have a discussion with Rosie though about more lady like poses for the camera, haha.

Quilts And Pieces said...

I love your version of Bonnie's quilt!

Darcie said...

Oooh! Everyone in the house approves then...hurray! ;-) I'm so glad that you're loving your dressed up geese. ;-) Thank you! It's always a pleasure to work with you, Jules!

LOVE those little baskets!!! Oh my. Very cute!

Hugs to you! Have a terrific week.

Stephanie D. said...

I love the little Drawer 2.5 quilt--it's so bright and colorful!

And of course Rosie needs a tummy rub. It must have been at least 5 minutes since the last one, huh?