Friday, August 13, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Seems like I always have a little help when I am playing with blocks...and today is no exception! Here is where I am on the baskets...I made some progress this morning. Lots more colors than this will be included; this will be a long term project. I still have 8 more blocks cut out....maybe 200 or so in the quilt when it is finished.
This is how many Klosjes I made! This is really an inventory...of every fabric I own. This is what I have. I will have to check, double check, triple check when I do the final layout...I found so many mistakes, misturned blocks, and colors too close together. I may enlist y'all to help me with that!!
I am so spoiled, just want you to know!! Lyn of bluebird quilts sent me an early birthday present...wow, I am just delighted! You can't really see those gorgeous fabrics she sent, but they will all go in my Dear Jane quilt. Thank you so much, Lyn!! I at last have my own measuring tape, thanks to Lyn!


Other than that, I have been sewing nine patches! And that is great fun...I will show you soon!!


Have a wonderful day,



Julie

31 comments:

ria vogelzang said...

What a beautiful post! Gorgeous baskets and klosjes and a sweet little doggie..... :))
And when is your Birthday, Julie? Can I say "Congratulations" already??
Sure whish I could and I really would whish you a really special day with a lovely bunch of family and friends!!
And a very nice present you got!
Just love those fabrics and the little machinelint with its holder! :))
You are just one lucky girl!!
A big hug from the Netherlands and enjoy your weekend!

Caron said...

Oh wow, that IS a lot of Klosjes! How large is each one?

Terry said...

Happy Birthday! Love all your spool blocks! They look wonderful! :0)

Jean Etheridge said...

Love the Klosjes. I have a whole fifteen made.

Yvette said...

I am in love with your Klosjes collection. I really need to learn to make these, they are a great scrap buster.

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Julie, Happy Early Birthday Wishes....you are making a lot of progress with your blocks....Hugs Lyn

Nancy said...

It appears that Rosie (is that right?) is fitting right into your life. I am glad that you were able to keep her.

Love both of the quilts and green with envy. I need to get busy!

Happy Birthday!

Chris said...

Both quilts are lovely. I've never seen spool blocks set on point before. Looks fantastic!

call me crazy said...

Great baskets and klosjes! I love scrappy!! Happy birthday! :-)

quiltingnana said...

both projects are just lovely...the second a great stash buster I'm sure

A Garden of Threads said...

I like the klosjes scrappy look, Happy Birthday when it arrives. Have a great weekend.

Stephanie said...

Happy bday julie. Love your gifts and love being your blogging friend. Steph

Texan said...

Love the Klosjes ...

Happy Early BDay!!

Trisha said...

Happy Birthday, Julie! Mine is coming up too. What day is yours? Maybe we share a birthday! Your spools and your baskets look wonderful. I love one block quilts like those.

Rae Ann said...

WOW Julie! Your quilts are coming along so nicely. They are both wonderful!!!
What fun gifts. Lyn is a dear and very thoughtful!
Hope your coming birthday is a fun one.

mkhquilts said...

Your blocks all are amazing! You do beautiful work! How many of the sppol blocks are there? Looks like over 150 of them!

Stina said...

Missed your Birthday.. but here it comes in Swedish...
GRATTIS PÅ FÖDELSEDAGEN!!!! :o))))
And wow .. all your new blocks.. gorgeous:::: :o)
It will be two wonderful quilts..:o))
ANd LYN.. isnt she really something.. what a friend..:o)

katrien said...

Whaawwww lovely klosjes and baskets.

Leanne said...

You klosjes are amazing. I'm sure no matter how much you check when it is made there will be 2 of the same colour together. It is one of the mysteries of life LOL. Happy early birthday Julie. Have a nice day.

Carol said...

Both quilts are great...love the spools on point! Have fun working on the 9 patches...I did a bunch yesterday and had so much fun!

Angie said...

Oh goodness, Julie, I adore your basket blocks! And so SMALL---are those out of a pattern book? And your spools blocks are gorgeous! I had started some of those hmmmm way back when? The baskets, spools, bear paw, and churn dash are my absolute favorite blocks. I think I have to find a basket pattern and make a few. And maybe make another spool block or two? :) When is your birthday, dear girl? So I won't miss it, happy birthdy!! Lovely treasures you received. :) Is that a tiny basket with your measuring tape attached in it? Wouldn't that be a wonderful idea? My dear friend Flannie has sheep, and she has a tape measure that is rolled up inside a sheep pocket. I keep looking at it trying to figure out how to make one. Just adorable! I'm so sorry about your sister. Will send her healing thoughts and prayers.

Lori said...

I adore the baskets and am glad to see you made more red blocks.
Personally I think the spools are so busy you shouldn't worry too much about color placement. It will look great no matter what!!

~Joan said...

The pic of your spools is darling. How do you pronounce "klosjes"? How big will your spool quilt be when it is finished? I saw some of MINE in there! How fun is THAT??

Have a great day. Is it YOUR birthday??

Sheila said...

Julie, I love your basket blocks and your klosjes are amazing , wow how many do you have made there ?? That is going to be such an interesting quilt .Happy Birthday :-)

Sheila said...

Julie, I love your basket blocks and your klosjes are amazing , wow how many do you have made there ?? That is going to be such an interesting quilt .

Michele Bilyeu said...

Beautiful, just beautiful. I love all of those wonderful scrappy colors! And Happy Birthday, whenever it is.

(insert my singing to you here)

Ok.You can take out the ear plugs, now!

MARCIE said...

Your baskets and spools are wonderful! You are really getting lots done! Happy Birthday to you!

Stephanie D. said...

Lots of cute Klosjes! That's going to be a pretty quilt!

Marilyn Robertson said...

A basket quilt like yours has been on my list of quilts to make for quite a while. Your blocks look great! Someday I might get to make some too. :)

Wendy said...

Wow both quilts are going to be wonderful. Happy Birthday to you.

AnnieO said...

I love the on point setting of your Klosjes! Terrific! Congrats on your progress.