Monday, August 8, 2011

A change of direction...and breaking news! A UFO sighting!!!

HI Y'all! Well, the last scrappy project just wasn't pleasing me (probably because I do not have enough variety of background fabrics)...so I carefully put the pieces and parts back into the appropriately sized bins, and pulled out this UFO!! Yessirree, this is a real UFO, as reported by the Association of International UFO sightings...or it could just be me reporting... I cut all this out about a year ago, and it has been carefully waiting for it's turn to become a quilt...not shouting loudly, but murmering every once in a while..."Is it my turn yet?" I have been chain piecing all the pieces together this and last week, in spare moments, and now the blocks are all done. I will cut sashing, and the cornerstones will come from the 2.5 inch bin. This is very representation of my fabrics...scrappy Christmas, brights, reproductions, 1930's, conversational prints, childrens, etc, etc! Anyone who has been kind enough to gift me scraps will recognize some of their fabrics in this one!!
This is the same quilt, made from the 2 inch bin...hand quilted, washed, and well used already. I also made one from the 1.5 inch bin! I cannot find it, though, so I must have given it away. So, I have made a quilt of this pattern in three sizes, and that is fun, as you can make the whole quilt from one width size scraps. By the way, this is a Bonnie Hunter pattern.
Rosie...it is so tough to get a good picture of you, dear doggie!! Here she is though, my constant little companion, I just love her!
The 2.5 inch scrap bin...I thought it might empty out some, but it appears as stuffed as ever!!! Does that happen to you??
The waste triangles from the connector corners became broken dishes blocks, as inspired by my friend Linda. I have no idea what I will do with these, but hey, at least the pieces are not in the land fill!!



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The funeral for Keaton went very well, and my dear sissie is doing as well as she can...I am glad to be back at work and home...life is so precious and fleeting, isn't it...I aim to enjoy and praise each moment I am granted!!!


Work is just different...I am mostly in charge these days, which takes me away from the patients...and they are my joy. That is hard, but by taking care of the nurses who take care of the patients, maybe I can have a positive impact. A guy coded most of the day yesterday...so sad...but we did wonderful work and got him back each time.


It is too hot! Way too hot here...records set every day...Melting, I am telling you!!!


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Have a super good day! I hope you can have some quilting time....


Julie

20 comments:

paula, the quilter said...

That is a wonderful finish on your UFO. I especially like that border.

Nicky said...

I just love every scrappy thing you do! Is this another quilt I am going to have to make? Probably but need to catch up with your sting-along...!

Amelia said...

I can agree with the heat part...it so hot and dry here...making everyone wanting to just stay in and be lazy.
I am so ready for fall weather once again.

Merilyn said...

Great use of scraps and such a wonderful colourful result!!! You do some really lovely work!!!

Quilter Kathy said...

I think you should separate the female scraps from the male scraps to prevent them from breeding :) I just love how you start sewing scrappy blocks and eventually they become something!

sosarahsew said...

I love your scrappy ufo. And how neat it that you made it more than once from varying sizes of strips. I need to remember that. Are you going to give this the same final border treatment? I vote yes, unless you have something equally cool to offer.

Quilt Hollow said...

GORGEOUS!!! It looks like a Bonnie Hunter with all those scraps and colors!

Pat said...

You have such a way with scraps...I always love your quilts. Sorry I've not been around much.....have been suffering with a bad case of poison ivy and then I was put on prednisone. I have developed a blotchy rash now that I think is a side effect (for me) of being on pred...although I've never taken it before, so I don't know if I'm allergic to it. I am nearly finished with the several-days of pred and hope I get rid of the itchy rash soon AND can finally sleep. I have been a mess for nearly a couple of weeks now. So....that's why I've been pretty scarce. I think I never want to take prednisone again!

Mary Lou Casada said...

You inspire me on so many levels, Julie!! I love your scrappy quilts, I love your heart!! I enjoy "seeing" you every time you show us something!! Keep 'em coming, honey!! It's all good!
Blessings,
Mary Lou

AnnieO said...

I remember the one from bin 1.5--whatever did you do with it? Love the newest version just as well.

Glad your sister is doing okay. We attended services for our future son in law's dad. Many tears but also laughter.

Hope you don't get stuck always at arm's length from the patients! Good work on getting that man back over and over.

Quilts And Pieces said...

It looks good so far! I love it!

regan said...

Those quilts are so beautiful....and I love that you've done one in every size strip! Yay! I need to do something like that, cuz these bins are overflowing! And yes....the strips do multiply like bunnies.... the second you turn your back!

Rosie is a doll! Sweet!

Leeanne said...

ALWAYS a feast for the eyes visiting your blog with all your yummy scrappy quilts.

jirons42 said...

Is this one of Bonnie's free quilt patterns or from one of her books? If it's from a book, could you tell me which one please.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Love the quilt shown, the colors and and border are very appealing... regardless of the scrap sizes!! It's too hot here too~ looks like there's relief in sight though. Hope springs eternal...

Kim said...

You can't go wrong with A Bonnie Hunter pattern can you?
Lovely quilt!

Oh thank goodness there are nurses out there for the rest of us......I just don't miss it...guess I was truly burned out.
thanks for all you do.

Loris said...

Love your scrappiness! This is a wonderful finish and I'm glad the UFO groups haven't interfered with your progress :-)
I hear you about stepping up to do charge...it is a tough position in my department and I'm so happy when someone else does it. I'd much rather be taking care of patients. ps...the layoffs began at our hospital! scary!

Lori said...

A perfect way to use up scraps! How nice to be working on a UFO.

Lori said...

PS, Rosie sure came to the right home didn't she. She is a lovely girl!

Karen said...

Love this scrappy pattern. Which Bonnie Hunter pattern is this? I can't seem to find it in the books or on her web site?