Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September!

I had intended just to straighten up the plaids strings...and then decided to piece a little quilt, just for fun. I tried plaid borders, and did not like it, so I tried this...not sure yet! I like the design that is made by the plaids, they look like they are under the cream fabric.
Aren't these gorgeous? All the way from the Netherlands!!! These gorgeous nine patch swap blocks were made by Erika...thank you so much, and please y'all, go see her blog at www.quiltsnstuff.blogspot.com.
These are all the cream/taupe type strings I had...I got 35 blocks out of it, and someday...will put them together.



Back to work again for me soon...I am precepting a new nurse right now, and the one thing I try to emphasize is the human aspect...I think a nurse can be technically excellent, but if they have all the knowledge and skills and are just cold and uninvolved...they are not as effective. It is hard to teach love though, isn't it...but I try anyway!!


Have a great day,


Julie

26 comments:

Vicki W said...

The plaid quilt is so cute!

Cindy said...

Man oh man oh man............

I'm LOVIN' those taupe/cream string blocks. Love them, love them, love them.

mckie2 said...

Yea! - plaids again. I love your plaid quilts. And the taupes do look rather elegant, don't you think.

Debi said...

Your cream strings are beautiful. All the 9 patches are awesome!

Kaaren said...

Lots of lovelys in this post, Julie. I love the cream string quilt. The colors are so soothing.

And the plaids...well I'm a homwsoun kind of gal so it goes without saying that they are tops too!

Karen said...

Another string quilt. You have been on a string roll!

Terry said...

Oh I love that little quilt! I thought right away that it looked like a window and I was looking through it to see the plaid fabrics. Here I thought you planned it that way! ;0)

A Garden of Threads said...

I do love, love, love the cream blocks, they will make a beautiful quilt. I think the plaid quilt looks great.

Carol said...

What a cute plaid quilt...Love it! Those are BEAUTIFUL nine patches! Oh how I wish you had been DH's nurse last year when he was in the hospital for his knee replacement...they took good care of him but it was strictly business...very cold feeling.

Libby said...

Plaids - just can't get enough of them, can we? *s*

Quilt Hollow said...

I'm reminded of latte when I see the taupe/cream strings. I love latte so it figures I love, love these strings!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Julie, Wonderful!!! Thanks for the great post. Carolyn

Quilter Kathy said...

Adorable little baby plaid :)
And lovely creamy blocks...can't wait to see what they end up being!

Stina said...

Love love your little plaid mini... Just gorgeous!!! :o)))

Julie in the Barn said...

Adorable little plaid quilt. It makes me want to pull out my UFO plaid project started last year. Stop tempting me, Julie. I've really got to quit jumping around and finish my current project first.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh it is soooo cute!

AnnieO said...

I like the little plaid quilt. You are right, it looks like a window on a plaid sky :)

I'm heading downstairs right now to finish all my cutting portion of the 9 patches. What beauties we'll all get to drool over!

Nines said...

Love the little plaid. I may have to try that. (You're such a slave driver!) We need more nurses that really care- glad you are passing that along.

Susan said...

What a darling little quilt....... You will enjoy quilting it.

Mad about Craft said...

I am mentoring a adaptation student nurse at present and it is hard to teach love and also thinking outside the 'box'

Lori said...

You're going string crazy!!! I love it!

MARCIE said...

Julie, you can be my nurse any time! Tho I hope I won't need one for a long while. I love your strings!

Marilyn Robertson said...

The plain quilt is sweet! I am really loving your taupe/cream string blocks!

Stephanie said...

Julie I love this little quilt. LOVE IT! Steph

Darcie said...

Mmm...things are looking lovely in your neck of the woods...plains. ;-)

You're spot on with your training concept! She/He is learning from the best!

Hugs....

Becky said...

Hi Julie
You have been nominated for the Sunshine Award. Visit my blog for the details.

http://quiltingbooklady.blogspot.com/2010/09/sunshine-award.html

Take care!
Becky