Tuesday, May 3, 2011

I've got the blues...but they are almost all gone!

Good afternoon, everyone! Some of you may remember that some friends and I exchanged nickel squares around 6 months ago...5 inch squares. I am trying to use them up, and saw this quilt on Joan's blog...so TADA! I am making a Starry, starry night quilt! This will just about finish up my blues, plus use all the blue squares I got from the swap. Stash busting!!I still need to sew all these pieces together, and that will take me a while. This is a bed size quilt...yahoo! The sashing and white cornerstone make the stars...lots of piecing in those, but the blue squares...no piecing! How fun is that!
Ignore the paint on the edges of the window, that needs to come off...but see the orchid blooming again this year! Surviving another year, and actually doing pretty well. I love this color!!


Have a great day, everyone!!



Julie

34 comments:

Paula said...

I love your Starry, Starry Night quilt! So pretty! And, I love all the different fabrics. Scrap quilts are my FAVORITE! :)

Deanna said...

How wide is the sashing, 2-1/2"? Beautiful quilt.

Barb said...

Love your quilt....and plant!

~Joan said...

Was that MY blog? Love yours...realy getting into 2-color quilts after making 2 red and cream ones.

Peaceful Piecer said...

I really like this starry quilt! My orchid just bloomed too....so proud of my self for not killing it :_)

Lois Arnold said...

Julie, be sure and post a picture of your starry night quilt when it's done. I love Joan's blue and white one -- I'm a blues kind of girl!

Nancy said...

A green thumb AND a blue/white quilt? I'm impressed and jealous.

Chris said...

Your blues are wonderful. The color contrast is fabulous.

Karen said...

Sounds like a plan. I need to add lighter blues to my blue stash.

Angie said...

Julie, how do you decide which pattern you're going to make---out of all of the zillions out there? You are phenomenal, girl!! :D I love your Starry Starry Night quilt. :) And your Orchid is a beauty!!

Lori said...

That quilt is amazing and looks huge! WooHoo! What a great swap quilt.

You've got a green thumb too?! Lucky girl!

Loris said...

Nice work! I love stars :-)

Julia said...

Love your blue quilt Julie..
I'm waiting on a bundle of blues to make one for a friend..Your plant is doing well..
Julia ♥

Quilt Hollow said...

Very pretty Julie!!!

Janet said...

What a wow quilt and I wonder if this means you get to re-stash with some new blues. I'm trying hard not to to kill off my few orchids, it's such an achievment to get yours flowering again.

Susan said...

That quilt will definitely clear the blues for anyone.

Such a winner.

Elaine Adair said...

What a wonderful quilt AND stash buster! Turned out great!

Debi said...

Your blue quilt is beautiful...and who does not love orchids?

Joan said...

What a beautiful quilt - love that blues!

AnnieO said...

Very pretty blues! I almost never work with blues so would be hard pressed to come up with some for a nickel swap :)

I have that exact same Orchid! My SIL got it for me last Mother's Day and it began to rebloom a couple of months ago, to my surprise. Love it!

Phyllis said...

Julie, I love every quilt you make, and this one is no exception. It's beautiful!

Leeanne said...

Cheer up! Your stars are awesome!

Helen in the UK said...

The blues with the white really looks like a starry sky! This will be a fantastic quilt :)

Appalachian Quilts said...

Love the Starry Night quilt!

Floss said...

your blue stary night quilt is looking great. I made this a few years ago in red for a wedding gift. I didn't have much red in my stash so ended up buying red charm packs.

Finn said...

What a great quilt Julie! I love your Starry, Starry Night. It is a lot of sewing with those setting lattice, but what a great effect it has, visually. Great job, as usual!! You rule! Hugs, Finnie

Merilyn said...

Love what you have done with all your blues, the selection is just wonderful!!! It will turn out great when all pieced and quilted!!!

Terry said...

I love your blue star quilt! I've been thinking about making a similar one but doing it scrappy in all different colors. Thanks for the inspiration! :0)

GardenofDaisies said...

Wow, this is beautiful. I've been looking at some of your past posts and your quilts are all wonderful!!

Barb said...

pretty blue quilt! Congrats on the re-bloom, it's so pretty

Lyn said...

Hello Julie, Starry Night Quilt is stunning .....love the colours blue and white....hugs lyn

Michele said...

Beautiful blue quilt :-)

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh your starry blues looks wonderful!

Vicky said...

I keep coming back to look at this, and then realized I had never left a comment! This quilt is gorgeous. Wonderful job!