Friday, April 22, 2011

A new..well, kind of new...project!

Good afternoon, everyone!! I wish a wonderful Easter to everyone who celebrates this holiday! I will be celebrating in the hospital...nursing goes on, you know!! Above is my version of Bonnie Hunter's "Blue Ridge Beauty". I am using up the last of my blues from the big blue and yellow quilt of last year. In fact, I have had this quilt cut out for quite a while, and just need to get it done. I like the fact that the units that make of these blocks are the same as the Jewel Box units...just a slightly different position in the blocks. And as you know...I am a little bit STUCK on the Jewel Box pattern right now!
This is Bonnie's quilt. Mine may not be quite as big, as I have cut out all the blues I have for it, and I have a pieced border niggling the back of my brain..."Ouch! Stop tickling in there!"...Oh...YOUR brain does not talk back to you? How unusual! Hee!
I just received the most beautiful Thimbleberries fabrics from Joan! I think we are sisters, just not born of the same family...I have a few of you I feel that way about!! Joan has thimbleberries...and I do not...and now I do!! Joan also pieced four of the cutest little 4 inch stars ever in the world...thank you so much, Joan!!! They fit right in with mine!! Please see Joan's blog here.



Please enjoy your weekend all, and have a super day today!!



*****************The story of the flat tire********************


I was out shopping for a special birthday celebration, and driving along, when...."boom, hiss!" I heard my right back tire make lots of funny noises as it went abruptly flat. God was smiling on me, as I was driving right by the Walmart tire center! I went in, and they fixed it, and while they were doing the fixin', I went for a walk for 30 minutes....so it was all OK, and only took an hour out of the day. There was a big wreck on the way home...who knows, if I had been on time to get home, maybe I would have been in the wreck! So flat tires...can be good...right?


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Julie

23 comments:

Annette said...

I really like jewel box quilts and this one will be so beautiful in blues. I'm glad you and your car were safe and you are okay.

~Joan said...

Glad for God's fortuitous timing on the flat and that you were safe.

Are the blocks I sent the same size as the ones you've been making? I hope so!! I used the brightest Thimbleberries I have.

Merilyn said...

I love the blue jewel box quilt in progress, this will be a stunner too!! I often think that a delay like the flat tyre is for a reason.......

The Bag Lady From The Bay II said...

Love the new project, it will be just as lovely as Bonnie's! Doesn't she have great ideas for scraps, she's the Queen of Scraps.
You had your Angel with you and thank goodness for your flat tire, right time to keep you safe.

A Garden of Threads said...

Sorry for not visiting in awhile. Things happen for a reason, example the tire story. I am glad for your flat tire. Love the blue and white combination of the new quilt. Take care and try to have a great weekend. hugs, Jen.

Loris said...

Yes, flat tires and detours can be good things. Glad you got it taken care of easily.
Love the new blue :-)

Sharon said...

Flat tires can be a REALLY good thing. Did you see the movie Sliding Doors? I think it's a perfect analogy of life. Just like your flat tire. Happy Easter to you and yours

Ali Honey said...

Your blue and white is going to look very fresh and bright.
Happy Easter.

Leeanne said...

Aren't Bonnie Hunter's books great, I now have all 3 and love them.
Yeah for Thimbleberries, lovely wee star blocks Joan made you.I did a spool swap with Joan a couple of years ago.
Happy Easter.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow...that is gorgeous...

Nicky said...

Looking good that new project and don't you think someone is looking out for you. Good feeling huh?

Janet said...

It's going to be a wonderful quilt. I think you're a long way ahead by doing all the cutting, I don't think I've ever had the control to do that. Who knew that a flat tire could be a blessing, maybe it was.

Jackie said...

This is going to be a lovely quilt! Yours is coming along quickly too. Jewel box quilts are stunning. How lovely of Joan to send you the Thimbleberries. Great collection too! So glad that your timing was impeccable by being near the Tire Center. Also, glad all is okay!

Me and My Stitches said...

I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason! Love the quilt and that is a very nice stack of fabrics!

Lyn said...

Hello Julie, looking forward to seeing the progress of your new quilt.....I love blue and Thimbleberries fabrics.....can pick them a mile away....grin.....nothing worse than a flat...lucky you were close to the tyre place...hugs lyn

Nicole said...

What a beautiful quilt that is going to be!

Lori said...

I've always admired the blue ridge beauty pattern. I love it!

Thimbleberries fabrics continue to get better and better. They aren't so cutesy anymore and that's a good thing! ;)
Happy Easter.

Deanna said...

It is easy to get stuck on JewelBox quilts. And it is not a bad thing.

I am glad to hear of your safety. It seems we are often protected when we didn't even know to ask for it.

Kathie said...

oh jewel box quilts are beautiful, your off to a great start!
Joan does have beautiful fabrics doesn't she?
love those little stars. Oh what a way to look at the flat tire :)
Kathie

Vickie E said...

the jewel box is beautiful :) Happy Easter

Michelle said...

Ohhh...I already know I'm going to love your Blue Ridge Beauty. I might just have to make it again and do it "right" this time. :P

Sue SA said...

Wow, the blue and white looks very special, cannot wait to see it finished. I didnt know this pattern but when I see half square triangles and four patches, I am a convert! Your Thimbleberries looks delicious! Yep with you on the tire thing, glad all is good. Happy quilting Sue SA.

Libby said...

Things do happen for a reason . . . even if they seem bad at the time *s*