Tuesday, August 30, 2011

HI Y'all! Thank you all so much for commenting on my Poodle Paw Plaid quilt on the previous post...I have layered it with batting and backing, and am hand quilting it in little bits of time found throughout the days..should only take a few years to finish. Hee!! Not really, but hand quilting does take me a long time...I should do more of it, I really love hand quilting a lot!! For example, I hand quilted the little quilt above, and it is going to a blog friend that has had a new diagnosis of cancer this year. Hope she likes it!!
LinkLibby!!! Joan!!! You ladies are so inspiring to me!! I have had these bulls eye blocks cut out for the longest of times...and I decided, today is the day I get them out, sewn into squares, and decide what to do with them! Please see Libby's bulls eye quilt on her August 26th post...I am so in love with it!! And go to Joan's blog and read back...she has some wonderful bulls eye quilts on her blog too! My blocks are ragged edged...and made about 16 years ago. They are made from the fabrics I had at the time...mostly given to me, dubiously cotton, pretty colors! I had never heard of reproductions...or a quilt shop, for that matter. I was just using up little pieces that I had, and I have no idea where I even saw a Bulls eye quilt. Now...how to set these???
Above is one of my infamous UFO project boxes....rows all ready to sew, binding even done! Why, oh why, do I have so many UFO's?? My darling husband says that it is a sign of a creative mind, to start so many things...don't you just love him?? Well, I am determined to finish some up, and below is my progress so far.
The rows are all sewn together!! I will get this one together soon...I do not like it, as it is square, not rectangular (quilt shape)....so I may make it a table topper or the like.



*********************************Not quilting...nurse's notes!********************


The patient just felt awful. Tired, tired, tired...vague headache, pain in chest and shoulders, sometimes down his arms. Vital signs: 98.6 temp, BP 168/88, resp rate 16...and pulse? 32-40! NO wonder the patient felt bad...normal pulse is 60-100. So, workup in progress, and maybe a pacemaker in his future. The patient...someone very close to me!!



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Have a super great day, all!!!


Julie

16 comments:

*karendianne. said...

Damn you're talented! I so dig your work, Julie. You're a fun place to be. I mean, what else can I say? Well, except I'm so diggin' your *little quilt above* - its a beauty and thanks for infusing some inspiration into UFO land. Later… *me.

Angie said...

I don't know who that quilt is headed to but I DO KNOW she will LOVE it!! :D As Karen Dianne said, you do infuse a lot of inspiration all on your own, girl D

Janet O. said...

Amen to the comments above. Every quilt you show makes me think, "I want to make one of those!" And your sense of color--even working with scraps many people can't make it look right, but you always do. If you keep this up I will have to quit looking 9like I could ever do that) or I will certainly fall off my "no new projects" diet!

Nicky said...

Bulls eyes - great to eat. Great looking quilt - love those pinks! Just how many more UFOs do you have Julie??

A Garden of Threads said...

You have a wonderful husband to suggest such a thing. UFO's are a sign of creativity, love it.

MARCIE said...

Great log cabin! Someone will be thrilled! I find so much. Inspiration on blogs also--yours for example!

MARCIE said...

Pardon the silly punctuation on my last comment my iPad makes decisions without me.

Karen said...

I made one of those Bull's Eye quilts several years ago. A fun concept. But one was enough.

Barb said...

what a cute little quilt for your friend.
I have a bullseye quilt and we use it all the time - it's a great cuddly quilt - yours looks great

Merilyn said...

Lovely little handquilted log cabin for your friend, I'm sure it'll be treasured!!! The bulls eye blocks look interesting, haven't seen many quilts using that block, look forward to seeing yours when you finish it!!

AnnieO said...

Darling log cabin quilt, lucky recipient she will be who gets your love all stitched into it!

I need to be more like you and have bunches of projects cut out and ready to go. Project boxes I have galore, but they are not stitch-ready like yours!

Hope that patient feels better really soon :)

Jan said...

The little quilt is so sweet. I like the bull's eye very much. It's hard to work on something that you don't like, but maybe as you go further along you will have a change of heart. Hope your patient feels better soon!

Debi said...

Love the log cabins and the bulls eyes. Hope the patient is feeling better very soon.

Shari said...

Hope your loved one is ok. Must be a worry for you.

You can always give away a UFO for someone else to finish. At least then it's out of your way and just might end up in a good home. I've done that a couple of times and haven't looked back. Of course the existing UFO's won't be given away, still intend to finish them!!

Lori said...

I've missed you! You haven't skipped a quilt beat while I was gone!!! I love the little quilt for your friend.
Gosh, scary about your hubby. I hope he starts feeling better soon.

Kate said...

Your quilts are wonderful, especially the scrap quilt for your friend, love the red. Would you mind sharing the name of the pattern you used ? Is this a variation of a log cabin block ? thanks, K