Thursday, March 24, 2011

Smaller...and scrappier!!

Hi all! I have been working and my son and his wife were here for the weekend, so I have been a little nutty busy...what's new, right? We had a wonderful time!! Now, for a little quilting time. I have been really enjoying the scraps that Linda and Amy have sent to me...yum! I have cut some of the pieces into 1.5 and 2.5 inch strips, then made the little piece above. I intend for the quilt to be a bed quilt, so I have a lot of scrapping to go, LOL!! The little squares are one inch finished, and the 1/2 square triangles are 2 inch finished. Another Jewel Box! Hurrah!! Can you tell I just love scrap quilting???
I finished my cross stitch BOM...and just love it! I rarely have anything professionally framed, but I think I will have this one framed...I really like it!



Have a wonderful day, each one of you!!


Julie

23 comments:

KaHolly said...

First of all, your cross stitch BOM came out beautifully and deserves to be professionally framed, despite the cost!! I love your new Jewel Box quilt project, esp. because it is small pieces. I like to piece small, and love scrappy, so it especially appeals to me. Can't wait to see it completed! ~karen

Mary Lou Casada said...

So those are, what? 4-inch blocks!? How cool is that!!! I love small blocks. More and more I'm loving the scrappy stuff. Between you and Bonnie Hunter I'm totally converted! LOL The cross stitch piece NEEDS to be framed! It's darling. And another finish for you...you ROCK! :-)
Blessings,
Mary Lou

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Hi Julie, l love your cross stitch BOM too! What design is this?

Your small scrappy quilt is wonderful. I am all for scrappy.

Thanks for sharing, Carolyn :)

A Garden of Threads said...

You are going to busy with all those small squares! Love the cross stitch picture, you did and fabulous job and must frame it. Take care, Jen.

Nancy said...

Yes, frame the cross-stitch sampler so you can enjoy it every day.

I admire you for working with such small pieces. Yikes, I'd be blind, insane, or possibly both.

Nicole said...

Jewel Box is so colorful! Love it. And your cross stitching is fabulous. Great job! I love the little red border all around it. I'd have it framed to if it were mine!

Pat said...

Your cross stitched piece is wonderful. WOW...with such tiny pieces, that bed quilt will be a long time in the making AND will weigh very heavy as it will have tons of pieces in it! LOL

Faithful Quilter:Elaine's Journey said...

Love your scrappy quilt beginnings Julie...it's going to be gorgeous!

And your cross stitch is beautiful...very nicely done! It will be beautiful framed and on the wall!

Hugs,

Elaine in SLO, Ca

country mouse said...

Love you scrappy quilt. I'm sure it will look stunning on a bed. Lots of stitching, yes, but well worth it. Your cross stitch is awesome! Just lovely!!

Michelle said...

Love the little scrappy project! I actually posted a similar project a few days ago. :) You know what they say about great minds...

ria vogelzang said...

I just love the scrappy look of those blocks! Gorgeous!
And your cross stich embroiderie is great! Cann't you just make a medaillonquilt, with that piece in the middle? I would love that!
Anyway.... enjoy!!!
Hugs, Ria.

Merilyn said...

Love your little scrappie blocks, you have really inspired me to save all my left-over bits!!! the block is very simple and the way they sit together give a great design!!! Also love your little X-stitch, definitely worth framing after all the hours that went into it!!!

Lori said...

Jewell box is perfect for using up scraps! The cross stitch is lovely! so much time involved in stitching it that I agree, it should be professionally framed. Be ready for sticker shock though.

Barb said...

Your quilt is just awesome as well as your stitchery....love them both!

Quilter Kathy said...

My favorite! Love those tiny blocks...so adorable! And just think of all the scraps you can use up!
But really...a bed sized quilt?!?! You will be all year and next working away on those blocks!

Teresa said...

I just love the little colorful quilt.

waquilter said...

Your little cross stitch turned out FABULOUS!! It definitely needs to be framed and displayed! Wow, the tiny jewel box blocks are amazing! Can't wait to watch it grow!
Linda

Leeanne said...

You are becoming the new scrappy queen!Love it. You header quilt, was that pieced using foundation paper or fabric?

Anne Heidi said...

Your scrap block is gorgeous! And the cross stitch BOM is really pretty. It definately deserves a nice frame!
Have a great weekend!

Elyte said...

Yes you do love the scappy quilts and you do it so well.
Your cross stitch will look great in a frame. You have done such beautiful work.

*karendianne. said...

Gosh you have some really fun things going on here. I absolutely luv luv luv your little jewel box quilt, Julie. Scrappy is so delicious!!!

AnnieO said...

Scrappy is best! What a cute little jewel box :)

I saw you won a carload of fabric from Vicky (LA Quilter), wow!

The cross stitch is adorable! Definitely framed would be suitable. I have a cross stitch I've been waiting to get framed too--those Michael's 50-60% off coupons are great!

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Your cross stiching look soooo great! Love it!
Your quilt is going to be great too!
Happy sewing,
Laila