Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Trees! grow crooked in my little forest...

Hi Y'all! Here is the state of the Crabapple tree quilt...Ok, I need to tell you if you are making this quilt and paper piecing? Sew further than the lines are printed...so the blocks hold better and don't stretch when you are putting them together. That is what I experienced, resulting in blocks a shade bigger than the sashing...so I am having to resew some and ease others. I like the way it is shaping up, but this quilt is not the flattest quilt I have ever sewn! I do really like it though, I think the pattern is just charming! I have a friend who is sending some blocks...and I am ready to sash them right in! Then the pattern calls for a pieced border of one inch finished squares...so I am so delighted to be able to piece that...should be fun!!
I came home from work and was sitting on the floor (Yes, shoes come off immediately after being on my feet all day)...and Rosie Posie Pudding Pie, the poodle...just needed some tummy love! She falls over on her back whenever she needs some tummy rubbing...she is a darling! I am the cross legged one in the turquise nursing scrubs.
Finnie! My friend Finn at www.finnleah.blogspot.com sent me some more 1.5 inch squares...thank you so much, they will be used immediately for the border, Finnie! thank you so much for thinking of me...such pretty fabrics too!


Well, the Texas Rangers lost the world series quite handily...maybe next time, guys! I am not a huge fan, but since they are right down the road, may as well have rooted for them.

Off to finish cleaning for company tomorrow. I had the carpets cleaned Saturday...and they are still damp. Hmmmmm....I have the ceiling fans going full blast.



Have a wonderful day, all!!!

JulieK

33 comments:

Nancy said...

Every time I see the tree quilt, I like it even more.

I am not a fan of paper-piecing: it is too bulky.

Amelia said...

Your forest is so pretty - crooked or not...not all trees grow straight anyway.

Enjoy your company!

Libby said...

Pretty quilt and sweet puppy!

Sharon said...

Just give them a good shot of starch and a hot iron, they'll be fine. It's looking fabulous! Love the tummy photo, how cute

Jeanne said...

Your trees look straight to me. It's almost a top! Looking good. Rosie is cute, too.

Leeanne said...

My, how your forest is growing.
By the sounds of it, if I want to make this quilt I will need a lot of 1 1/2" squares...might have to keep collecting!

Marilyn Robertson said...

Crooked? I see beautiful scrappy trees! Lovely!

Terry said...

Your little forest looks great! Just pretend there's a strong breeze blowing through it! LOL

~Joan said...

This looks fantastic. I guess I'll have to add that one to my ever-growing list of quilts to make. When I finish one, I start two or three. I'll never catch up!

Melanie said...

Looks like you'll have leaves on your trees no matter what season... Great job...

A Garden of Threads said...

The forest is growing fast, it looks lovely.

Brigitte said...

I love the tree quilt still. I was looking around my stash and I think I can manage it for something similar.
www.quiltsampler.blogspot.com

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...
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Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

You always like to give yourself a challenge Julie....it looks fantastic..Our Ollie (spoodle) does the same thing...

Carol said...

I love your forest! It's so fun the way our pups let us know just what they want...she's darling!

ria vogelzang said...

Lovely trees! And such a cuty-pie of a dog! :))
Have fun!

Stray Stitches said...

I love your tree quilt - is beautiful! Can't wait to see it completed. I also have a pup that always needs tummy rubbing - lol!

Lori said...

It is looking fantastic!!!
Rosie is a hoot. She fits right in:)

Sharon said...

The tree quilt is fabulous! It will quilt out and be perfect!

Hillbilly Handiworks said...

I would love to come rub that cute little tummy if you ever bore of it!
I miss having a baby of the furry variety.

Denise in PA said...

Love that quilt! Can't wait to see the finished product! My Lilly does the same thing as Rosie, only she's usually on her side and lifts one leg up - it's too funny. Belly rubs are her favorite things - and we're always happy to oblige o:)

Teresa said...

catching up on reading your blog...I love your slightly crooked trees. The flower blooms are so delicate and beautiful.

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Julie, hmmm the crooked tree's will soon straighten..once the quilting is done...love Rosie...hugs lyn

*karendianne. said...

Julie I absolutely LOVE this one!!! The pattern is wayyy charming and really reflects "Julie." (I think)

Additional blocks from you friend will make this quilt even more super special. Oh gosh Julie, the more I write, the more I love. I'm charmed by the whole thing.

Kristie said...

I think your forest looks very nice! I love alll of the scraps that you used. Scrap quilts are my favorite! I am amazed how you are able to get so much done and work! Maybe quilting is your stress reliever!
Kristie

Debi said...

Your tree blocks are beautiful, I love the scrappy quilt. Your puppy is so cute! Hope we can arrange a meeting on Friday!

Finn said...

It's looking great Julie. I don't see crooked at all. It's a beautiful top and can hardly wait to see it as a quilted quilt!
Enjoy your company! Hugs, Finnie

Libby said...

I'm right there with you on the shoes. It has been difficult for me here in NE because I must wear slippers in the winter to keep warm . . . . my tootsies doth protest *S*

Quilter Kathy said...

The forest is growing at an alarming rate!
Miss Rosie is beyond adorable!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh I am just loving your tree quilt!

Angie said...

That forest is beautiful...and isn't Finn just the best friend?! :) I have to tell you, tho, that Miss Rosie Posie stole this post for me. :D My eyes just automatically find those furbabies. :)

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