Monday, June 6, 2011

Scraps rule...don't 'ya think??

OK, I got the latest scrappy quilt all in one piece...I can always see that I should have placed this block here, or that block there, but all in all, I like to just let the blocks fall where they may and surprise someone, someday! So, here is the state of the union...I am working on a pieced border, and the border is quite opinionated about what it wants to become! I am merely a worker here...it is really out of my hands, when the quilt decides to speak up and say what it wants!!





I had some thoughts...you know, when I first started out quilting, I wanted to make every tough, tough pattern there was. Intricate applique, Mariner's compass quilts (no paper piecing either!)...I was doing it. I kind of fell into scrap quilting, as a results of pieces left over from trying to make masterpieces. I exhibited in several shows, and won some ribbons, and that was fun, but my heart and soul was in the simple quilts that my mother and grandmother had made and our family had used. I feel that it would be hard to be a scrap quilter when I was first starting out...a person just doesn't have as many scraps! Anyway, I am so happy to be where I am now, scrapping away and really enjoying it.


More tomorrow! Two days off in a row...woohoo!!!



********************The Hyperthyroid patient*************************

I have slept all night, two nights in a row. My thyroid TSH is high normal...I think I am swinging to hypothyroid now. I am gulping up sleep in great gulps, drinking in the rest at last...thanks be to God that I am sleeping!! I sure hope it continues!!

The down side? NO more insomnia quilting!! Hee!!!

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Have a great day, everyone!


Julie

30 comments:

Cornfield Quilter said...

I love your scrappy quilt and YES, scraps rule!!!!!

Jane said...

I love your attitude toward quilting. It certainly results in beautiful quilts! I love the scrap utility quilts I grew up with. To this day, when I go home, I have to sleep under one quilt in particular. My little 92 year old mama and I trace over the scraps with our fingers and talk about whose dress or shirt it came from.

Janet O. said...

Absolutely, scrap quilts rule! Since I'm kind of new to blogging I didn't know you have thyroid issues. My sister has had the hyper/hypo problem. My mother had to have hers killed, but so far it hasn't hit me--I'm just waiting. Glad you are finally getting some sleep, but that does put a damper on uninterrupted quilting time!

Loris said...

So glad to hear you are resting better and onto feeling better.
I love your new scrappy quilt. Can't wait to see the border.
I still have bit into straight scrappiness yet but I am making some good headway into making quilts with what I have in my stash. I do agree that scraps rule though!

Deanna said...

Sleep does have its drawbacks, but I am so happy for you that you are getting at least a turn at it.

The quilt is wonderful, as usual. Can't wait to see the border.

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh goodness...another beauty!!

Angie said...

I am sooo happy to hear that you are finally sleeping, Julie! :)

I adore your scrap quilts, and this is another beauty. Hugs! :D

Elyte said...

I think that we have to try lots of things before we find our niche. Your quilts are always so pretty. You have a way of making those scrappy pieces sing.
Good news about the sleeping.

Monica said...

Love it!

Sharon said...

Sleep rules! When I started the tamoxifen and I couldn't sleep, NOTHING was right in the world for me. I'm so glad you are getting back on track. Yeah to scrap quilts, the story of our lives!

Pat said...

I love scrap quilts, too! I"m glad you are getting some solid nighs of sleep now....it's been awhile for you since that happened.

Quilter Kathy said...

So glad you are making quilts that make your heart sing! And great news that you are sleeping better...enjoy!

scraphappy said...

What a great scrappy pattern. I am always on the look out for more ways to use the 4 patch leaders and enders that keep accumulating and replicating in the dark of night.

MB in MI said...

you are so good at scrappy!! Love the quilt!

regan said...

I'm with you on the scappy fun! Yay! And I'm so glad you are getting some sleep....it works wonders, doesn't it! Bummer about the insomnia quilting, but I have a feeling you'll find some time somewhere else in the day! :o)

AnnieO said...

Scrappy and bossy, is it? Well, you are a good worker, lol! It looks wonderful.

Glad you are getting some rest, even if it cuts into insomnia sewing :)

Leeanne said...

Scrappy's rule! But you are right, you need to make non scrappy quilts first so we have scraps.

May Kristin said...

Beautiful scrappy quilt! And I think each block is where it's meant to be!
Good to hear you are sleeping again!

Betweens said...

Oh Julie Love the scrappy quilt. They really do take alot of time and no matter how we lay them out when it is together we want to change it...but your quilt is perfect. Can`t wait to see how your boarder wants to present itself...LOL
Glad that you are sleeping and sorry that there is no more insomnia sewing..to bad we can`t have both worlds eh?

Merilyn said...

Your latest scrappy quilt is sensational!! I have to agree that scrappy quilts make the best bed quilts!!! I love it!!!

Ellen said...

I too love scraps and your latest scrap quilt top is fabulous and I am pretty sure the border will be too!

Terry said...

Glad you're sleeping better! And I have to agree with you...scrappy quilts are the best! :0)

Jean said...

I love scrappy quilts. Seems like I make them more and more lately!

Michelle said...

I definitely agree! Scrap quilts rule! I love all your projects. :)

Lori said...

I have had some issues lately and really hate not being able to sleep. Hooray for you getting back to normal!!
Scraps rule!!

Julie in the Barn said...

You have the magic touch. Every scrap quilt you post is stunning.

KaHolly said...

Scrappy quilts are MY favorite!! Job well done, Julie! I've been working feverishly on one all weekend. I'll e-mail you a photo of a few of the blocks! ~karen

QBG said...

Scrappy is my fav because I like the variety of fabrics - less chance of boredom to sink in like when the same 3,4,or 5 are being used over and over. Takes longer to cut out but I do it in spurts anyway.

Enjoy your rest! It is so important to keep sharp.

Donna K. from N. Tx
http://www.quiltingbeargal.blogspot.com

Helen in the UK said...

I'm definately a big fan of scrappy! Wonderful to hear that your thyroid levels are evening out :)

Crunchy Diva said...

what a beautiful scrappy quilt! i love it!