Monday, January 30, 2012

Trying to wrap some things up...at last!



Well, I kicked myself in the fannie, got straight up from bed very early this morning, went to the machine and got those last rows put together! Yippee!! I put the inner border on too...the outer border is a pieced one, and has lots more work to go...so the hard part for me is done! Yippee!!



In the spirit of finishing up some projects...here are my crazy cats from last year. I got five blocks made, and used four of them in this wall hanging. This will be a hand quilting project for on the go...I have two of them ready for the next road trip.



And lastly, I have been sewing on the Snail's Trails...these are so much fun to make!! A huge thanks to Vicki of LA Quilter, I won a giveaway from her and am using some of the fabrics in this...and loving them!! She is a wonderful quilter, go check out her blog!



********************Winner!****************


Natasha, you won the lavender fat quarters...please let me know your snail mail address!!!



Coonie update!! OUr raccoon stuck in the chimney successfully climbed up our rope ladder to safety...so hurrah for that, and hurrah for no more critters in the chimney! I think we are going to have to have a custom cover made...our cover was good, but not coon proof!!



My cold is trudging along...I am ready for it to be done with me!!



Have a great day, all!!


Julie



31 comments:

Brenda said...

Beautiful quilt top! The snail trails are so cool... I will have to go check out her blog. And those cats are absolutely darling! :)

Diane H said...

Good news on your little friend. All your projects are super! Love the cute cats. I really need to try that get out of bed and go straight to quilting thing - my days disappear too quickly.

Leeanne said...

I LOVE the quilt top!!! So you, all plaid and warm.
I think the postie might come this week with my yummy wool felt!!!

~Joan said...

What a fantastic assortment of plaids! How big will this one be when it's finished?

Fantastic work as usual.

If only I had enough time to make all the quilts I see that I like! Some day (and hopefully soon) I will make an all-plaid quilt. Wish me luck!

Nancy said...

I'm loving all of your projects in this post. You have a wonderful variety of things happening in your sewing room.

Amelia said...

Love that one with the cats...so very cute.

So you are not an owner of a raccoon - I am sure the furry baby would have enjoyed a friend to play with...yes, a new chimney cover is a next purchase type item.

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Julie, Glad the critter party is over. Love the snail trail quilt, it has given me an idea to use up scrap fabric. Take care and have fantastic week:) Jen.

Merilyn said...

Loving those Snail Trail blocks! They are looking so good in different colours!!
The plaid quilt top is wonderful, you always do such a great job with these large quilts!!
So glad to hear the little furry one is safely out of the chimney, maybe a little home for it too after the chimney cover is done!!! The owner of the next chimney might not be quite so gracious, I would hate to think of it being suffocated in smoke with no way of being able to save itself!!

Jenni said...

All so lovely Julie, and as usual, so much progress! I get out of bed, make coffee then sit on the couch and read blogs - maybe this is why the sewing doesn't get done?

knitnoid said...

I love the first top. It's gorgeous.

Mary said...

Lovely as always! I love the snail trails too. I have a new quilting book from Accuquilt. It has a different version of snail trail I want to make for my DD. I'll bring it to work and show you!

Quilter Kathy said...

The plaid jewel box look fabulous! Glad your coon is gone, and hope the cold goes wherever that coon went...away from you!

Debi said...

So glad your coonie is gone! Love the quilt top and the kittie blocks are adorable. glad you are feeling better.

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regan said...

LOVE that quilt top! It's fabulous! And those cats are too darned cute! Yay, for getting that raccoon out....what a nightmare!

Deanna said...

You win! I have four more blocks to finish, not to mention the sewing together. I can't wait to see your border. Maybe it will give me a few ideas. Truly a wonderful top with your signature look. Beautiful!

Janet O. said...

I drool over your Jewel Box in Plaid, the cats make me smile, and I've always wanted to make a Snail's Trail. Would love quilting days with you--I love everything you make!!

Helen in the UK said...

The jewel box is STUNNING!! It looks BIG, so special congrats on getting that one together. And you're making all this progress despite having a cold - go girl :)

Vicky said...

Everything looks wonderful. Those plaid are amazing!

Lori said...

Wow! You did get going!! I'm loving all your projects! The snails trail block looks so complicated. Its going to be fantastic!!

AnnieO said...

That's a big one, and still to get bigger with a pieced border--wow. It looks wonderful :)

Cute kitties!

Love the snail's trail blocks too--scrappy anything always looks great.

Feel better!

Sylvia said...

I am lovin' your projects! Great colors too.

anne bebbington said...

Love, love, love that jewel box top in the plaids - my absolute favourite pattern - am just in the process of appliqueing a floral border to one I've done in jewel coloured batiks on a mushroom, pinky beige background as a potential wedding present for my niece and her fiance - must get back to the needle and thread or it'll never get done :)

miss jamee said...

I love, love, love your scrappy quilts! Get better soon, and then let me know how you did it, i have been sick since november!

rossana9041 said...

Your quilt top looks amazing!

MARCIE said...

Wow, what an exciting life you lead! So glad your raccoon was able to climb out. My mother used to feed them out the back door of her house. They stated coming back with their babies. If there wasn't food they came right up to the glass sliding door, looked in and asked to be fed. We counted 12 one night.
Your quilt is fabulous!

Shelia said...

Looks great Julie. Congrats on getting some UFO's completed. Love seeing all of your progress.

Finn said...

Hi ho and Happy Friday, the projects are looking wonderful, as always! Love your plaid jewel box, you do make those plaids sing! Hope your sniffles are gone soon. Hugs, Finnie

Sherry said...

Wow, great progress. Love your Crazy Cats wallhanging. Are you doing the Crazy Dogs this year? They look to be a great one to follow along as well. I think we all need more sewing time in the day to get all of our projects finished! :)

Nicky said...

I love this quilt! It is gorgeous...

Nancy-Rose said...

I love the chubby kitties!