Thursday, November 8, 2012

blues, Blues, BLUES!

 Just of lots of blues going on around here!  Here is a blue version of Bonnie Hunter's string X pattern...adding a little corner triangle to the white triangles.  I have 18 more blocks to go, and this will be a nice throw sized quilt.  I just love all the variety of blues!
 And a second baby quilt...not fancy, and it needs a good pressing before I get busy quilting it. 
 And this sunflower came into being too!  Strings for the petals...should have added a ninth petal, but oh well, it is done!!
And with all this piecing comes some bonus triangles, so this little quilt was born too.  And with that...maybe I am done with strictly blue for a while...at least when I get the other blocks done for my string x...then I will be!



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Congratulations to Stephanie Hughes, you were randomly chosen to receive the magazine from last post...I will send it to you as soon as you get me your address!!

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I hope you all survived the election process...I am glad  it is all done with!  And glad to live in a country where we have a choice, and a chance to vote!!!


The Hurricane...Sandy.  These storm victims are very heavy on my mind...I have donated to the Red Cross and am donating a quilt too.  Please see Quiltville for information about donating, on her November 8th post.  My prayers and thoughts are with all of you and your families affected by this terrible storm. And may the power be on for everyone, ASAP!!


Have a great day,

Julie

33 comments:

Rosa said...

They are fabulous!!

Nancy said...

Blue is my favorite color, and your quilts are fabulous!

Janet O. said...

Julie, I love the little added touch to the String X blocks. Gives it a whole new look.
What a nice little baby quilt, too And of course, I love the mini!
I think the sunflower looks great without a ninth petal. The string petals are so cute!

Sue SA said...

Blue and white is such a fab combo. Love that white star in blue sashing quilt, its on my to do list and I have started cutting. I hope the bonus triangles were from that project? Cos now I know to keep mine and what I can do with them!

*karendianne. said...

Love all the blues. Very pretty and your string quilt... Simply amazing. Diggin' your creativity!!!

Leeanne said...

looks like the happy Blues to me!

Missy Shay said...

I love the blues! I was going through my stash and was really surprised that I do not have very much blue!

Mary said...

The blue string quilt is absolutely awesome! I love the blue baby quilt too! It's sure to be an heirloom for the mother to cherish!

I have 3 glorious nights off to stay up and quilt! Whew, I thought they would never get here! I have a bunch of fabric gifted by a dear friend to sink my teeth into! Love ya!



Kim said...

I call these trickle down scrap quilts scraps just keep coming from one project to the next and ..how adorable.....I never met a blue quilt I didn't love! Happy Sewing

Angie said...

Julie, you are amazing! They're all delightful. :)

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

They're all gorgeous, but that Blue String X quilt is simply delectable!

Karen said...

I find blue quilts very soothing. Our bedroom is done in blue & off white.

Quilter Kathy said...

Only you could make an all blue quilt be amazing...and not just one but several...yum!

AnnieO said...

I was just looking at the String X on Bonnie's website today, thinking even I could attempt that, having never done strings before. Your blues look wonderful with that crisp white! Pretty pretty.

regan said...

Great quilts and minis! I need to start making some string blocks..... gotta use up some of this stash! I always love how a simple change on a string quilt can make it totally different!

Caryl W said...

I really like ALL of your blues!

Helen in the UK said...

That's a lot of blue!! All looking great though :)

Nicky said...

Blue is growing on me - more of a green girl myself! Love the first quilt in particular!

Barb said...

great collection of beautiful blue quilts! Love the doll quilt :)

KaHolly said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS!

Lori said...

You've got the blues! Lovely, lovely blues!!!

Lois Arnold said...

Just lovely! Everything in blue -- what's not to like! I didn't even notice the sunflower had 8 petals, it looks fine as it is!

Our church gave last week's entire general fund offering to 2 organizations where 100% of the $$ goes to aid victims of this storm. That amount was just under $146,000. A drop in the bucket when millions are needed, but every bit helps!

Teri said...

I am enjoying watching you play with your blues. As you go through your scraps, do you use all of a certain color before you move on?

Vic in NH said...

Nice eye-candy! Thanks for the ideas and the inspiration.

Millie said...

Just beautiful Terry. I enjoy your blue quilts a lot. Bonnie's X quilt in blue is stunning.

Valerie said...

Gorgeous blue quilts...I'm not ready for snow but it makes me think of it! ;)

SubeeSews said...

You are as crazy for string piecing as I am!!! Love the blues!
XOXOXO Subee

Sandra Coleman Clarke said...

Hi Julie, I found a redwork angel that says "a friend hears the song in my heart and sings it to me when I forget the words". I went back to your blog on Nov. 5, 2011 and now I do not see this. I just found one sheet of this laying on my computer table but no pattern. Can you help me find the pattern?? Thanks, Sandra

Jenny Watson said...

All quilts are looking fabulous...

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*karendianne. said...

Hope you had a very nice Thanksgiving. Thinking of you... *karendianne.

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These quilts are looking gorgeous.


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