Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Turtle tracks!!




Alrighty then! The UF-OLDIE is complete! At least the top is all in one piece. The border is the only piece I had big enough for a green border, so it will do...and I am glad to have a twenty year old quilt in the making...made!! Pressing? What is that???




I have also been hand quilting on my string quilt...I do love this so much. It is a blast to do big stitches with Perle cotton, just a blast. I can highly recommend it for fun, fun, fun! Can you see my wiggles quilting in the cream parts, and straight stitching in the strings? I do not mark any of this, just take off and wiggle!




Here is the whole quilt...it is one of my favorites that I have made for sure. Soft and cuddly, right out of the washer and dryer...I like!

Have a great day, all!

Julie

27 comments:

Janet O. said...

Congrats on the finished turtles! That must feel great. : )
I love the hand quilting on the string quilt--so fun!

Nancy said...

Both quilts are fabulous. I love all the colors in the string quilt - gorgeous!

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh My gosh, I LOVE that turtle quilt! I know how hard those curved blocks are, too. And your string quilt is fabulous!! I love scrap quilts!!

Anita in Florida said...

Another winner in that great string quilt! ...and the TURTLES, what can I say...WOW!!

Leeanne said...

Love your wriggles!
Have you seen http://chezstitches.blogspot she has a wonderful turtle quilt she has just finished quilting....thought of you when I saw it.

Nicky said...

Turtles are growing on me - ok not literally! Are you quilting the marking on their backs?

Love your fun hand quilting on the strings

Merilyn said...

The string quilt really is the perfect quilt to do utility quilting stitches on, it suits it so well and I love your wavy lines on the while/cream stairway shape - you should be well pleased with this, it's beautiful!!!!
The turtle quilt is interesting, I look forward to see what type of quilting you will do on it!
I do love that string one though......

*karendianne. said...

Your progress is quilt love because you know, we know, quilt love is a verb.

Julie, I'm really taken with your work on the string quilt. I really like the no borders effect as well. This is not to say the turtle quilt doesn't make my heart beat fastet because it does. Just love that.

Here's to Quilt Love, *karendianne.

~Joan said...

Hi, Julie!

What kind of needle did you use for the perle cotton, and what size? I've heard one needs a large needle. Any help would be appreciated.

~Joan

Vicki W said...

I love your scrap quilt!

KaHolly said...

You certainly accomplish a lot!! Your quilts are beautiful.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Your stitching on the string quilt is cute and fun-looking! I've thought about hand quilting at least one quilt using the big stitches.

Lori said...

What a fun turtle quilt!!
Wow! Another finish?! Your smokin' girl!!

Loris said...

Love the stitching on your string quilt! Looks like fun.

AnnieO said...

I like that green with the turtles, looks really good. Big stitching is fun, I agree! Way to go!

Lois Arnold said...

Love the turtles AND the string quilt! Hope you are okay after yesterday's tornadoes!

Donna K. from N. Texas said...

I'm with you. I LOVE to quilt using the big stitch. My favorite is the Baptist fan quilting design using #8 perle cotton thread. Nice job!!!!

*Stitches* said...

Julie...your turtles are wonderful!!! I just quilted a turtle quilt for a customer of mine and Leeanne sent me your link to look at your wonderful quilt! So fun!

Quilter Kathy said...

Love your string quilt! What kind of needle do you use for the quilting? Very fun!

Jan said...

Love the big stitch quilting--looks like fun! The turtles are so cute!

Mary said...

OOOOOoooooo! Fantastic!!!! You never cease to amaze me! I LOVE LOVE the turtle quilt, but the way you quilted the string quilt is inspirational! That is just so kewl! I want you to show me how to hand quilt like that! Is it harder to use the pearl cotton? I definitely want to visit you one of these days!

WoolenSails said...

Those are beautiful quilts. I hope to do more detailed quilts when my brain kicks back in, lol.

Debbie

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I, too, LOVE big stitching... your string quilt looks wonderful! I am completely smitten with the turtles too, well done!

Teresa said...

Your wiggles give me giggles - that is the wiggles in your quilting.

I think your quilting looks great and I too am a big fan of big stitch quilting. Kind of the way my quilt stitches always looked, but now I have an official name for them.

McIrish Annie said...

I love that idea of quilting with perle cotton! I have lots of string blocks just need to put them together. this is an incentive to do that.

Tonya said...

I want to thank you for the turtle block. I got it from Pat. Thanks so, so much. I love it, and can't wait to make some.

Mike Pearson said...

Love your hand stitching! I need to learn how to do that!!! Very nice!