Monday, April 25, 2011

Hmmm...don't know what to think!!

More blue blocks!! I really enjoy making these blocks! They fit together just perfectly, and that is fun, and using up all these blues is fun too!
I am thinking of a border like this...using up the 3.5 inch blue
strips I cut for the body of the quilt. It all looks rather...bluish together!!
The first tomatoes of the season, picture courtesy of dear husband...aren't they pretty? I wonder how long these little tomatoes will last...
I received wonderful mail! Above is a candle mat, made of the most wonderful tiny stippling, and a lovely rose in the middle. Joyce, thank you!! I love this...it is on display and will never have a candle sitting on it, I am afraid!
Joyce also is making a 4 inch star quilt, and she had some pieces and parts to spare, and sent them too!! I am loving these!! I am thinking of what alternate blocks to put with these beauties!
I received my mother's day gift a little early...a new purse! A very pretty new purse...thank you dear son and dear DIL...I love you both so much!!!


What I don't know what to think about is my memory!! What on earth...am I going to totally lose it or what? Hmmmm...sleep...is very important...I need sleep!!!



Have a super day, everyone!!!


Julie

21 comments:

Leeanne said...

Loving the look of the blue quilt, you must have a lot of blue fabrics?
No more tomatoes for us here as we head to winter here in New Zealand.

Nancy said...

Too much blue? Never!

Seriously, tomatoes? Now I am really envious as the temperatures are barely in the high 40s here.

Terry said...

I love your beautiful blue quilt!! :0)

Sharon said...

Great new purse! Isn't that a great little block to use up all your lovely blue scraps...it is a wonderful quilt, very comforting and calm.

Merilyn said...

Oh! my goodness!! Julie you are so prolific, your blue quilt has grown arms and legs since I last saw the few blocks you started with!!!LOL It's amazing! Do you sleep, eat, etc LOL???
Love the tomatoes, they look so delicious, first of the season Wow!
Nice new purse, lucky girl!!!

Jo said...

I have the Blue Ridge Beauty Blocks sewn...just not together. I love you border idea. It really sets it off. I might have to try that.

Cornfield Quilter said...

I just love the blue quilt! I have one too but have not quilted it yet. Just can't resist Bonnie's patterns. :D

Barb said...

Lots of fun goodies in the mail....and love your blue quilt!

Amelia said...

Love the blue and white...but then again I love blue in any shade of the color.

Tomatoes already...ours have not even bloomed...hail got one the other night...so I suppose we will get a replacement one.

Quilter Kathy said...

Lucky you to have fresh tomatoes already! Our snow is barely melted here :)
Love your blue scrap project...and the border idea is really cool!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh nice purse!

Elyte said...

You have received some lovely things, lucky you.
Your tomatoes look delicious. We have enjoyed beautiful tomatoes this summer but they are at an end now and back to the shop variety.
Another lovely quilt, you do lovely work.

Nicky said...

Cool blues - great border idea. Love it but then I always seem to love your colour choices.

Helen in the UK said...

Wonderful quilt coming together here. If you're not sure about all the blues, maybe try auditioning other colours for the inner border. Initially I thought orange, but this is probably too strong a contrast!! How about yellow or a purple??? Play with it and see if anything helps :)

Amy said...

Julie,
Love the border for the blue quilt. Can't wait for fresh tomatoes here.

Debi said...

Your blue quilt is beautiful, and never too much blue! I hope you get some rest soon.

Darcie said...

Love the new purse! They've got great taste.

And speaking of taste...how were those tomatoes?! ;D

Love all the quiltiness that you have going too...projects in the works and gifts. How sweet!

Happy Tuesday to you, Julie dear!

Lori said...

Your BRB is lovely! I have always adored blue and white!!

Tomatoes? I'm so jealous! I bet they taste perfect!

Jeanne said...

Julie, you make the best scrappy quilts! I love the blue one. The border is perfect. The tomatoes look so good. Hope we can get into our garden soon.

Lois Arnold said...

Julie, I have a similar quilt that will be published in the Summer NQA Quilting Quarterly Magazine. I, too, love this pattern. I think you call it jewel box, but I call it Jacob's Ladder. I haven't seen Bonnie's version. Mine has a different border than yours, but I do love the way your border looks. Joyce and I have been friends for 25 years so I know what the 4" star quilt top looks like -- beautiful, of course.

Becky said...

Julie, I love your blue and white quilt. I have a real weakness for blue and white. I had to giggle when I saw the photos of your tomotoes. We planted our tomato plants this afternoon. We've learned not to plant until after Easter here in Atlanta.