Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Bullseye! A REALLY old UFO!

Well, as I told you about a few posts ago...these bulls eye blocks are really, really, really old. So old that some of the fabrics are strangers to me! But then again, many of the fabrics are familiar friends. I have been tinkering around with several different setting...but think I am just going to sash these blocks up and call it a day. Maybe some kind of border will be added...probably so. See all those sashing pieces? They are from a very good blogging friend, Debi. She makes such wonderful quilts, and does so much quilting for charity. She had a giveaway, and I won a ton of 2.5 inch strips! So, I am using them...now then, aren't you proud? Usually I would hoard them and take them out and admire them and put them back in the cupboard...but this time, I am using them! whoohoo!! I think Debi would like that!!
What do you do with your scraps? I am trying not to put anything away...I mean, I am cutting scraps up into usable sizes and filing them in the appropriate bin, or I am trying to use the little extra blocks and pieces to make something. I made a little purse...and hey, I machine quilted it! I discovered that the Bernina is fun to machine quilt on, not nearly so hard as my old Brother machine! Another yahoo!!!


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We had our doctor's appointment today...and dear husband has to have a pacemaker asap...which we already knew...I will update when it is in and done!!! Now...if I can keep him in recovery mode for more than 20 minutes, I will be a lucky woman! He is hard to keep down for long!!


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Have a great day!

Julie

26 comments:

regan said...

That bullseye quilt is wonderful! The sashing and cornerstones are perfect for it! Love all the mix of colors! Yummy!

Will keep your hubby in our prayers that it all goes well.....and with you watching over him, he's one lucky patient! ;o)

Anonymous said...

Hello Julie, I wish you both well in the coming days...my thoughts and prayers for you...love your UFO.....amazing woman you are...hugs lyn

Barb said...

Oh wow...love your bullseye...and tote...

Do keep us posted about your husband!

Nancy said...

Great-looking quilt. I see that Rosie has already claimed it as her own. ;oD

Good wishes for you and your hubby. Nurses know how to deal with "difficult" patients, so I know he will behave himself while he is recuperating.

Sallie said...

Praying for you and your husband. I need to pick up my bull's eye quilt from Millie at Millie's Quilting. I set mine on point and had her stipple it. I did the blocks with a group of friends. I used turquoise Kazoo Strings fabric from Andover Fabrics for the setting triangles.

MB in MI said...

Love the bullseye! Prayers for your hubby and for you :-)

Anita said...

That UFO is GORGEOUS! Wow, you make such beautiful quilts.

And I'm sorry about the health issue with your husband. Will be praying that there are no complications.

Janet O. said...

Proud of you getting another UFO done. And just diving in and using up those gifted scraps--what a woman! This will be another winning scrap quilt!
Praying for your husband!

Leeanne said...

Bulls eye! that's cool. I have finished my strippy scrappy quilt....thanks again for the fabulous inspiration.
Now I need to find a quilter! He, he, he.

Leeanne said...

P.S I would love to do some sort of block swap with you one day.

Quilter Kathy said...

A scrappy sashing is perfect for a scrappy bullseye!
Hope DH is doing OK and that the surgery and recovery goes well.

Anne Heidi said...

The bullseye quilt looks great- and how great to use those 2.5" strips you received!
Hope your husband is doing well, and gets his pacemaker soon.

Merilyn said...

I think the colourful sashing is just perfect with your bulls-eye blocks!!! Your little purse is just so cute too!!! Goodluck with your husband's pacemaker procedure, hope all goes well!!!

Cheryl said...

Hope hubbies pacemaker placement goes smoothly...lucky him with his own personal nurse. I always love your scrappy quilts...I don't use scraps very well...they just seem to collect in my stash. I think making charity quilts is an excellent idea for them.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I did a Bull's Eye back in the day, still LOVE them! Praying for your husband's successful surgery and for patience for you both. Hugs~

Shari said...

I think that sashing is a good idea and the colours go together just great! A little quilting is just what you need to keep your head together... hope your DH sails through the procedure and obeys doctor's orders!

Jeanne said...

You and your husband will be in my prayers. May God guide the surgeon's hands during the surgery. Hugs.

Lois Arnold said...

The bullseye quilt is great!

Will pray that all goes well with your husband's pacemaker. My brother-in-law had one put in and it seemed like no time before he was back up and at it. Of course, it may not have seemed like that to him! He's very active and I'm sure it was frustrating. Sounds like your husband is the same way.

Meggie said...

Good luck to DH. Love seeing your quilts.

Lori said...

Nice to have an old ufo almost done.
Good luck to hubby.

Nicky said...

Well done on the UFO! What is that black blotch up in the corner? Or who?

God bless you and your husband and hope he will get that necessary operation soon!

Stephanie D. said...

Is the pacer in YET? This is making me nervous! lol

Eileen said...

Love your setting. Arne't scraps great.?

About the hubby, Glad they found the problem. Took a long time to find it in mine. Then a couple blackouts did nit. But he had the first one in for 12 years , far longer than they expected. Be saying a prayer that all goes well.

Susan said...

Great use of fabric. More of us including me should be using it up or cutting it to size........

Hope all goes well for your Hubby.

O'faigh said...

Hello Julie,loved seeing your Bullseye quilt....hope all goes well for DH...Hugs O'faigh

Libby said...

Really old UFO's are now a way of life for me. I am focusing strictly on getting some of them done, done, done . . .