Thursday, February 3, 2011

More blocks done...

HI Y'all....I am still working on the nine patch/churn dash blocks...I have 42 of them done, and that is all the nine patches I have from the swap. I think I will make a few more, to make the quilt a little bit bigger. I love seeing all these fun tiny nine patches from all of you...thank you so much, each one of you!!
I got my husband's quilt back from being quilted!! Millie, a local Texas lady quilted this one for me...thank you so much, Millie!! Dear Husband loved it, and he chose a bright red binding to finish it off...I applied it today, and will finish the hand stitching soon.
All the pieces are one inch finished strips...this used up almost all my reproduction stash, between these two projects.


******************Nurse's Notes*******************

The Pioneer spirit!

It has been really terrible weather here...quite cold, and with a skiff of snow and ice on the freeway's it has been tricky for some to get to work. Many nurses stayed overnight for several nights at the hospital, to ensure that there would be round the clock care for the patients. I salute these ladies!! I feel that these ladies really have gumption...you know, a can do attitude!! Due to some nurses not coming to work, this left us very short...very, very short of staff.


I love to see this spirit in people...dignity, hard work, go the extra mile, self reliance...the Pioneer Spirit!!!


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Have a great day, all!!

50 comments:

Lori said...

Oh my gosh! I can feel the love!! The church dash and log cabin are to die for!!! Lovely, lovely lovely!

On a side note: I tried to use the word skiff in scrabble once, as a small amount of snow. You will find the definition in the dictionary to be a small boat, but nothing about a small amount of snow or ice.

Nancy said...

I also use "skiff" to describe a small amount of snow. ;o)

Great Churn Dash blocks and so much color variety. It's beautiful.

Karen said...

I saw this on Millie's blog, didn't know it was yours!! How fun! It is wonderful.

paula, the quilter said...

Both of those quilts are great! Your hubby certainly chose the right color for the binding. What pattern did Millie choose to quilt the log cabin with?

Darlene said...

Oh, Julie I'm crazy about your churn dash blocks! Perfect use of your nine patches. And, you husband's log cabin quilt is fabulous - I bet he LOVES it. :-)

ria vogelzang said...

Both quilts look absolutely lovely!
And the quilting is also beautifully done!! :))
I agree with you on the nurses! That's the real Spirit.... :)
Love from the Netherlands!
Enjoy your work and your quilting!

Loris said...

Love the churn dash and your log cabin turned out beautiful! Nice work! I had the opportunity to sleep over at a hospital in Massachusetts but chose to drive my VW bug home :-) No one else on the road and the only trouble I had was getting out of the parking lot. The weather improved and I got back there in the morning with less effort. The one nurse who stayed over commented on how she could feel her bed move all night while people walked by. Kind of wonder how anyone gets any rest while they are hospitalized.

Kristie said...

I'm loving those blocks! Those will make a very beautiful quilt!

Your log cabin is stunning! Very beautiful. He is one lucky man to get that quilt. I also love that design that she used for quilting. I think it is called "forest floor" I love using it when I quilt, a very nice design and perfect for that quilt.
Kristie

Thim3 said...

I love the Churn Dash with the nine patch blocks....I have a bunch of nine patch blocks also...could you tell me what size squares are in your nine patch? In my nine patches I used the 2 1/2 block...that might be too big for the chun dash.

KaHolly said...

There isn't much left to say, except, "WOW!"!! ~karen

Aunt 'Reen said...

AWESOME - I love how you turned the 9 patches from your swap into churn dashes!
Your Hubby's Log Cabin quilt is such a Classic Beauty.

Mad about Craft said...

Makes wish I had taken part in the 3" swap as well!

I have occasionally had to stay at work because of no night staff - great fun!

Millie said...

Julie, the Churn Dash blocks are beautiful. Wow, I love the red binding on your hubby's log cabin quilt. You got the binding done is such a short time. Thanks again Julie for letting me quilt your hubby's quilt. It is a gorgeous quilt.

Lorraine said...

great use of the nine patch blocks!....and I LOVE the log cabin quilt....and the red binding just sets it off! Nice work! ...and nice work also to the nurses staying over to ensure there is enough staff ....above and beyond!

Chookyblue...... said...

love the nine patch churn dash blocks..........

Angie said...

Oh Julie, I love them both!! Your husband's log cabin is just GORGEOUS, and the red binding is the icing on that cake. :) And your 9-patch churn dash blocks are making me really really green with envy! :D I hope you are feeling better.

EFT Therapy said...

Wow! Your quilt project is so amazing and wonderfully done. You sure have high spirits in turning your projects to great pieces.

Robyn G. said...

Wow, your quilts are beautiful and so much my sort of thing!!
Thankyou for sharing :-)
Stay warm xx

Barb said...

Millie did a fantastic job on your quilt.

~Joan said...

All your pics are bee-you-tee-ful.

I did not participate in your swap, but I would LOVE to make you a few 9-patch blocks. Just tell me the size of the starting squares and how many you need!

The log cabin is breathtaking. I love using my 1-1/2" strips to make LC Blocks.

Nanato4 said...

I think that the log cabin is my very favorite quilt pattern ... and yours is absolutely, positively gorgeous!

Rita said...

Your log cabin is beautiful. May I ask what size block your churn dash/nine patch is? I just love them.

9patchnurse said...

I love those churn dash blocks! Churn dash is one of my all time favorites. Great job!

AMKreations said...

Wow, they're beautiful! I love your husband's quilt...you did an awesome job!

I've been to Millie's blog...she does amazing work!

Michele said...

What a great log cabin quilt.....one of my favorite blocks! It's just beautiful :) How nice to hear about people going the extra mile for others :)

*karendianne. said...

Oh my gosh!!!! I love your Churn Dash blocks. WOW. Very very pretty. That's going to be one amazing quilt to go along with all the other amazing quilts you do. Like that log cabin which I really loved when I saw it on Millie's blog. I completely DIG her work. She's great! It's really a pretty quilt my friend. I'm so happy you're doing so much great work. It makes me heart happy!!!

Eileen said...

Your Churn dash is really coming along. Do you have any idea how you will set it?
Hubby's quilt is something else, I have a long cabin that needs quilting and I can't decide whether to have someone machine quilt it or to hand quilt it.

Quilter Kathy said...

I think you have earned a shopping trip to replenish all the fabric you are using up :)
Love the churn dash blocks and your log cabin is so gorgeous! Love the red binding too!
I love that "can do" attitude too and it's very rare to see it these days. I think you should make a little mug mat or something for those dedicated staff to reward their dedication! I am just full of ideas to make work for you, eh?!?

Shari said...

The churn dash setting is certainly striking. Will you sash them as well? Not sure what I will do with mine yet. Not sure if blocks from a swap count as a UFO under my rules this year - lol.

Love your log cabin. Of course the DH is pleased with it... all your work is just so charming and heartwarming and cozy...

Quilt Hollow said...

All so pretty! I'm enjoying watching your churn dashes quilt grow!

Teresa said...

Your blocks are wonderful and what a great quilt that will be.

I have to say a big Thank You to those nurses there and everywhere that are so committed to the well being of their patients.

Leeanne said...

Very nice log Cabin, I am just starting one for one of my customers, it is 96" square and quite a different setting, I am trying to find out the name...of the setting.Still loving your header quilt!!Yum.

Faithful Quilter:Elaine's Journey said...

Love your churn dash blocks...my very favorite block!
The quilt is going to be gorgeous!

And your log cabin is wonderful...beautifully done!

Hugs

Elaine in SLO,Ca

Stephanie D. said...

Both quilts are just gorgeous! You make one heack of a scrap quilt, Julie!

We aren't real accustomed to impassable roads, but we've had our share. But here at our hospital, they try to save empty rooms for staff to sleep--day and night staff both. I tried that a couple of times, and it's hard to sleep here in the daytime. Fortunately, we have a deal with the hotel just down the road, and I like staying there. The folks are friendly, the rooms nice, the price right, and only about a half-mile to work. And the hospital pays half for a single-occupancy room, the whole amount if two people share a room.

All this means no excuses for calling off work when the snow falls, but it's amazing how many people do it anyway.

Quilt Azubi said...

fabulous churn dash/nine patch blocks !!
and the log cabin looks gorgeous !!

:))

greetings
kat

Quilt Azubi said...

fabulous churn dash/nine patch blocks !!
and the log cabin looks gorgeous !!

:))

greetings
kat

Lyn said...

Amazing...Julie...so much you have done....love both quilts..you certainly have a way with colour....yes I know skiff as a small boat and not applied to snow.....take care hugs lyn.....it is hot, humid, torrential rain, thunder and lightening...my poor little dog is showing his spirit...barking very loudly back...grin...he has never known thunder ....due to us being in drought conditions for such a long time...

Helen in the UK said...

The log cabin is wonderful and the little churn dashes adorable :)

Jackie said...

Wow!! I love the blocks they are fantastic! But, your husband's quilt finished up so beautifully! Love it and I am sure he does too.

Barb said...

Fabulous churn dash blocks. aren't they great all laid out? you must be thrilled with them, they are beauties!

Your LC is just great too - what great quilts!

Elyte said...

Your husband must be very happy with his wonderful quilt. And those 9patch/churn dash blocks just keep multiplying. Keep looking for mine in there somewhere but not spotted yet. It is lovely to look at those blocks and know that I helped, in a very small way. Thank you for the story about those wonderful nurses, these are the good news stories we should hear more often.

Connie said...

Beautiful churn dash blocks (one of my favorites), beautiful log cabin quilt, wow.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh way! I love both of them! Just send them both my way!

Carol said...

Both are amazing quilts!

BeckyK said...

Love, love, love both of these. Thanks for sharing pictures!

Anonymous said...

I love your log cabin quilt! Now I know what to do with my left over CW strips. THanks for the inspiration!
Kathy B
Yolo CA

Stina said...

Ahhh... your lovely quilt just reminded me of my own quilt.. same pattern as yours( I think If my mind doesnt fool me...lol.).. A Friend and I swapped blocks between us and we both have sewed it together to a large quilt... but pheew. its still an UFO.. for both of us... her husband told us it was a quilt for the BLIND PEOPLE..LOL.... well lets say he doesnt love PLAIDS...:O)

AnnieO said...

Definitely loving the variety in your churn dashes--just great! And the Log Cabin is really appealing--looks ready to snuggle under. It will be gorgeous on your bed. Beautiful!

Nice nurses! That's a tough thing to do, stay at work that long, but I agree, the Pioneer spirit!

Debi said...

Your blocks are so awesome, I just love them and your DH log cabin quilt...so beautiful. I understsand not wanting to get out in the icy conditions, I am lucky enough to be able to work from home.

drquilter said...

One of these days I'll actually make a log cabin quilt. Absolutely love how yours came out - what a lucky man!