Sunday, May 27, 2012

Remembering Memorial Day

 OK, go and snap a picture of what quilt is on your bed, quick!!  This quilt is on our bed...I finished the binding on my machine, for the very first time.  I have always thought that I would be cheating to do that, but 4-6  hours of hand stitching versus 15 minutes on the machine...the machine won this time!  And the quilt is getting to be used, and that is wonderful!  I really have enjoyed looking at these bulls eye blocks, made maybe 12-15 years ago...from what ever fabric I had, which wasn't much.  Fun!
 I pulled this old top out of the closet...It really needs to be finished.  A long time ago,  Keepsake Quilting was selling a pattern for flowered blocks.  I decided I could make a pattern like that too!  Well, it wasn't the greatest success, but at least it is one piece, and needs quilting.  I do like some of the blocks!!
 Hee!  See those spider webbish looking strings?  Typical of me!!  This is what I am doing with the little half square triangles I am making...black borders, and then a sashing of some kind.  I like the colors of the scraps!
OK, if you have stuck with the reading of the blog this long, maybe you would like a little pink quilt.  Made of leftover triangle pieces, this little quilt is hand quilted and single fold bound by hand.  If you would like it, please just leave a comment, and I will draw for it at the end of the week.

Hope you are having a wonderful Memorial Day, here in the states...and hope you all take a moment to remember our fallen heroes who gave their all so that you and I could enjoy Liberty.


Julie

26 comments:

scottylover said...

Love your bull's eye quilt! I have 10 of those blocks I need to do something with. Think I will be digging in the stash to make hourglass blocks now!

Pink is my favorite color, so I would LOVE to have this little quilt.
Thanks for the chance to own it!
Sandy A

Sherrill said...

I, too, have a bullseye quilt and still love it. Was fun to make. I also love your little pink quilt and thanks for the chance to give it a home!!

marie said...

I have no pink in my stash so this would be wonderful to win.

Joyce said...

Isn't it nice to finish some of the long ago projects...that's my goal for the long weekend. Love your pink quilt!

Quilter Kathy said...

I sure would like a little pink mini made by Julie to hang in my quilting room!!

Nicky said...

Love your cute pink quilt Julie!

And the bull's eye quilt looks great where it should be on a bed! I want all my UFOs cleared out so when you say shall we make this quilt I can leap in with you!

chrissie said...

I would love that little pink quilt. It might hurry me up to finish my first ever quilt! Thanks for the chance of entering.

Michele said...

I too will be finishing some UFOs today. Just need to put the borders on not 1 or 2, but 3 quilts. Then they're off to the long arm quilter. Why I get the blocks all put together and then don't finish, I don't know. So close. I may save one to hand quilt, but a few years ago, I realized that I can't hand quilt them all. And I love piecing too much to stop.
Thank you for the chance to win your little pink quilt. I don't have much pink in my stash, so this will be wonderful to win. Thank you.

Teresa said...

Your bullseye quilt is charming - I just love the look of a scrappy quilt! The pink quilt woud be a perfect baby doll quilt for my granddaughter.

Terry said...

Love your bullseye quilt! I machine sew all my bindings on. I just can't see spending all the time it takes to hand sew them when the machine does a fine job and as you say, so much quicker. Thanks for the giveaway! I love anything made with HSTs! :0)

Sallie said...

I love your bull's eye quilt! I'm putting the binding on mine right now. Thanks for the giveaway for the sweet pink quilt!

Missy Shay said...

I love that little quilt! Thank you for the chance to win! missysaprons@gmail.com

Robert said...

Love your quilts - you must have a needle in your fingers 24/7! What would you be showing if you didn't have to work? Have a good Memorial Day.

Anita in Florida said...

ha ha...Robert hit the nail on the head...you are amazing...all the beautiful quilts you produce and still work full time! Very generous giveaway...maybe I'll be lucky!!

Andee said...

I am never one to turn down a giveaway on a cute little quilt! Love your header picture too..that quilt is awesome!

Carol said...

Mini quilts are a favorite of mine. This pink one is just adorable. So sweet.

Teresa in Music City said...

What a great idea for finishing up those bullseye blocks! I have a box of those sitting around gathering dust too - joining in on the hourglass blocks now! Your little pink quilt is so sweet - would be fun for a little girl's bedroom :*)

Kim said...

Oh thanks for the chance to win your adorable handquilted pink quilt.

Love all the projects you've got going on........have a wonderful day
and thanks for remembering our fallen heros and reminding us FREEDOM is not FREE.

Kaaren said...

I have never finished a binding by machine. Heck, I don't even know how to do it! Being the time saver that it is, maybe I should learn how, huh? *wink*

I always love looking at your quilts, Julie because they are so out-of-my-box and so inspirational!

As for your pink little mini quilt, I'd L-O-V-E it! I would hang it up in my studio right next to the other one you gifted me with a couple of years ago.

Happy Memorial Day to you as well.

Lynn Dykstra said...

I love the pink quilt!
The bulls eye turned out really well. Looks great on your bed!

tspoon said...

I only just started reading your blog, but I like your style. Have added you to my short list of peeps I watch daily.

McIrish Annie said...

I have started doing the binding on the machine too. Saves lots of time and then it is done quickly. especially with a charity or kids quilt. It's going to get loved a lot ( we hope!) so it is the best way to go!

Vesuviusmama said...

Hmmm...I don't know how to finish binding by machine - gonna have to look that up. There are definitely some quilts that I'd love to just get the binding on and done. And I'd be honored to give that little pink quilt a home!

Helen said...

I love reading your blog. I used to be a nurse and your comments take me back to those days.

Anonymous said...

Wow, only 24 comments for that sweet little pink quilt? I ALWAYS read to the end of your blog, Julie! Love your style!

-Roxanne (in Virginia)

Anonymous said...

Well, I think that little pink gal is delightful, and would love to win her! Thanks for the opportunity!!

Gina in Missouri
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