Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Leaders and Enders Spool quilt!

 A couple years ago, I made this spool quilt.  Honestly, I had the best intentions of making a leader and ender quilt...but!
 You know how those leaders and enders take hold and make noise and want to be the life of the party!! LOL! The main focus!!  I enjoyed hand quilting this quilt, and it is displayed in my living room.  A dear friend exchanged some of these little spool blocks with me...thanks Joan!
 I ended up with a plain border on my Lisa's flower garden quilt.  I made several attempts at a pieced border, and fussed and fretted...and this fabric won out.  I plan on hand quilting this one too.
 Do you like these little houses?  This pattern is by Pam Buda.  I love her designs!!
To celebrate this day (it is Wednesday...and there is no other reason!  Seize the day!), I am giving away this kit to make this pretty house quilt.  Just leave me a comment, and I will draw for it next week.




Have a great day, everyone!!!

Julie

103 comments:

Darlene said...

Love, love bow tie quilt, Julie.

The border on Lisa's flower garden is perfect.

I usually lurk because I love to see what you're doing. Please don't enter me in your drawing - that's definitely not why I'm here. LOL

Linda said...

Julie, I would LOVE to win this drawing. I want to make some little quilts and that house pattern would be perfect.
Lequilts.blogspot.com

Janet O. said...

Your quilts are always so pleasing to look at! Scraps in harmony!!
I think there is so much goodness going on in the Primitive Gatherings quilt that the simple border is perfect.
Oh, I have loved that little pattern of Pam's--definitely enter me. I'd LOVE to win it!

Just Ducky said...

You are such a good quilter. I need to do what you are doing and focus...........I have so many tops that need to be finished! Thanks for the chance to win a cute kit. (Just what I need..........something else to unfinish!)

Mary L (linesmary1@gmail.com)

Just Ducky said...

You are such a good quilter. I need to do what you are doing and focus...........I have so many tops that need to be finished! Thanks for the chance to win a cute kit. (Just what I need..........something else to unfinish!)

Mary L (linesmary1@gmail.com)

kwiltnkats said...

Your spools and flower garden are wonderful. I agree the solid border brings you back to the center where all the work is done on the flower garden quilt. I'd be happy to win! Great pattern and perfect fabrics...Sandi

B J Chaplin said...

The little house quilt in brown and red would look great in my family room.

Debi said...

Your quilts are lovely, love the houses. The border on the flower garden quilt definately completes the quilt.

Terrie said...

LOVE your spools quilt. Definately on my "must do" list
Love Pam Buda as well, thanks so much for the chance !!

Rita said...

I love Pam Buda's patterns too. I been part of her Prairie Women's Sewing Circle Club. The patterns and stories are wonderful. Thanks for the chance.

kmcallister said...

Count me in for the give-a-way. I love fabric! It makes me happy.

Mary Walker said...

OOOOOO, leader and ender quilt is awesome! The Lisa's flower garden is incredible and the Little house quilt is too. As always, you inspire me!
I'm still plugging away on the wacky web blocks. Got 4 more done. Have varely made a dent in the string box!
When are we going to have a stitch together? You know, McDonald's has plug outlets, and we could take feather weights.Their frozen coffee aren't bad either.

paulette said...

Julie, as usual, your quilts are all wonderful!! I would LOVE to win your house kit! Thanks for the chance!!
Paulette

Susan Smith said...

I LOVE your spool quilt! And, yes, I know how those secondary project call to be in first place!
I've never made a "house" quilt and would love to. This kit looks perfect! I hope I win!

Verna A. said...

Your flower garden quilt is stunning!

Auntie Clark said...

I just love little quilts. And I love house quilts. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Frances said...

Visiting your blog from Quiltville. You have been very busy, and I particularly love your flower garden quilt. Good to see you set your own agenda with your spools, it has turned out a treat.
Also LOVE the pretty fabrics in the house kit ......

Elaine Adair said...

Your scrappy quilts are always delicious! But, I DO love the houses as well!

Please add me to your list of possible winners -

I have FINALLY figured out parts of Feedly.com and am hoping to get back to visiting ALL my blogging friends!

Me and My Stitches said...

Your flower garden quilt is perfect! I know I've already said that several times, but I think I love it more each time I see it. I am a fan of house blocks - especially red ones - it's my favorite color and I live in a red house! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sherry said...

I tried to enlarge the picture of your spool quilt to see how you quilted it but it didn't work. Did you use an all over pattern or quilt each block individually? (I'm always curious about how people do their hand quilting.)

The garden quilt is lovely. . . .I must get a better handle on my applique skills!

Have a wonderful day,

Sherry

Annette said...

I love your flower garden quilt and the border is the perfect accent. Your giveaway is so sweet, I'm crossing my fingers.

Mary said...

The red border really sets off the quilt. Good choice! Beautiful quilt.

Kim said...

Oh yes that is really sweet, thanks for the chance to win and aren't you smart to give it away instead of having yet another UFO :0)

You are making some real progress in the sewing room....I'm headed that way right now!

Happy Sewing

Laura Flaim said...

Beautiful quilts! I would love to win your drawing. The house pattern is very cute.

Dee said...

Oh my - what an inspiring blog (I'm coming from Bonnie's site) - I just LOVE your quilts and plan to follow along to see what you do next. Pretty, pretty, pretty! Please throw me into the drawing, too - I adore "house" blocks. Now I'm going to go look up Pam Buda... Thanks!

Elley Z said...

Love how your quilts turned out! And the borders are perfect on both quilts. The houses are adorable, thank you for the great giveaway!

Loris said...

Love the spool quilt and your flowers :-)
The house quilt is gorgeous! What a sweet giveaway! I'm going to say keep my name out this time as I've already been spoiled by so many treats from you :-) Still loving my triangles.

Lee said...

I'm visiting from your link up at Quiltville as well. Your quilts are beautiful. I think I will go browse more of your blog :) and I became a follower today.

Nancy said...

Your quilts are so beautiful, Julie. I love the multi-colored scrappiness of them. I think the rosy fabric on Lisa's flower garden is the perfect color. Thanks for sharing.

Jane said...

You get so much done...and it's all so pretty! I just started a little hand quilting myself and find I may be hooked.

barbara (in Tennessee) said...

Love the little house quilt, red and anything always look great.

barbara (in Tennessee)

Raewyn said...

Oh yes, leader and enders get carried away and take on their own life in this sewing room too!! Your flower garden quilt is so lovely - good border decision. Plese enter me in the drawing too (if posting overseas is ok) that is a gorgeous pattern!!!

Donna K. from N. Texas said...

I always enjoy seeing your projects.

martha said...

love the little houses and always appreciate anything Pam Buda.

Robin said...

I hear ya with those leader/ender blocks ..... before you know it they take on a life of their own. Thank you for doing this give-away, I love house blocks

Sue SA said...

A red n white wall hanging and a schoolhouse quilt are both on this years wish list on my blog! Would love to win the pattern, thank you!
Now l have to go and sort my spool blocks because l have not started sewing them together, they are addictive, so l had better get this top under construction soon.

audrey said...

That red border really made your flower garden quilt shine! Great choice. I've always wanted to make a spool quilt, but somehow never gotten to it. Love how scrappy it is! And your giveaway is very sweet too.:) Would love to win!

Patti said...

I just bought a Pam Buda pattern, but not that one. I LOVE what you did with Lisa's Flower Garden! I made one too, and I just love that quilt. I really like the red borders, they're my kind of borders.

Liz said...

I just saw the bow ties on Bonnie's site and decided to check out the blog links. I love your quilt! So cute. Guess I better check my scrap basket. Sheesh, another project!!!
I love the little school house quilt and the fabrics you have to go with it. Would love to win that! :)

Missy Shay said...

That would be a perfect gift for my friend who just got a little cabin!
I love your spool quilt, I have not made one yet!
missysaprons@gmail.com

Vic in NH said...

Ahhhhh, red is my neutral, you can't go wrong with a red border! And good for you for the spool finish. I especially like the way you set it on point for more movement of the eye, good job!

KaHolly said...

Julie, that bow tie quilt came out great!! No surprise there!! The plain border on Lisa's flower quilt looks just like it was meant to be. Well done.

Kate said...

Julie, these are all just fabulous, I enjoy your blog so much! Thanks for the fabulous giveaway.

Quilt Hollow said...

Are you making the spool quilt with the Quiltville group? I saw Bonnie post something about that one is why I ask. It's so cute! But even better is the small houses! LOVE EM!!

quilt cookie said...

love your spools quilt. I am still working on mine. Thanks for the chance to win this cute kit.

Jen Barnard said...

Your flower garden quilt looks great. I would love to win the house quilt kit. I live in the UK - I hope I can still enter.

Quilter Kathy said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the spools...I know exactly what you mean about these leader/enders wanting to take over!
Are you doing Pam's pocket patchwork sew along...just a 6" block each week ;)

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

Julie, your quilts are stunning.. i LOVE them ALL!!!
I especially love house blocks too!!
Thanks for the chance to win this adorable pattern :))) cheers, Marian

Leanne said...

Your quilts are lovely. You are very clever. What a nice giveaway but don't put me in the draw it is not something that I would make and it is better to go to someone who would make it.

jmniffer said...

Your quilts always make me want to go sew! I love what you do and enjoy following along. I've only recently discovered Pam Buda; it would be super to win the drawing for her pattern/kit. Thanks for the chance.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Beautiful quilts and fabric==you motivate me to focus on completing some of my (unfinished) projects!

Kerry said...

Oh, that little house quilt is so cute, and the kit fabrics are perfect. Thanks for the giveaway.
I love your spoolblock quilt. I'd never thought to put them on point. So much movement.

scottylover said...

Love your little house quilt! Please count me in on the give away. Haven't made a spool block like yours so I might have to give it a whirl!

Sandy A

Deanna said...

My leader-enders seem to always reach a certain point, lose their patience, and push their way to the front of the line, too. Beautiful work!

Thanks for the giveaway offer, too. I am intrigued by the sashing that "bleeds" into the border.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Your little house is just adorable! I plan to make Lisa's Flower Garden--love yours!

Anne Simonot said...

Ooh what a nice color combo.. I love your spools quilt; it makes want to make one! annesimonot@sasktel.net

Lesley said...

Your quilts are just so gorgeous! And how generous you are with Pam's pattern...thanks for the chance!

Diana said...

Just came across your site via Bonnie's and love your quilts and also the cute house pattern. Thanks for the chance!

Diana said...

Just came across your site via Bonnie's and love your quilts and also the cute house pattern. Thanks for the chance!

Material Girl said...

Wow,your quilts look great. The colors of the string quilt are really striking! I really think I need a spool quilt too. I am working on Pam Budas latest quilt Long-love her patterns! Thanks for chance to win that great pattern.

quilter said...

Thank you for the giveaway. I enjoy seeing what you are working on and also reading about your nursing day. I think your patients are lucky to have you as their nurse.

Gloria
gyates625@bellsouth.net

Juliann in WA said...

Love the spools and the house kit is lovely.

Quilts And Pieces said...

I love your your spools quilt! I have one too, only problem is it isn't big enough! Your plain border is perfect. Great job! And that little house pattern is too cute - so I'm in!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I love your quilts ... and I'm glad to hear that you're hand quilting some of them. ;-)

I love Pam Buda's designs and would love to win that kit!

Leeanne said...

I too have the Leader & ender problem, they get to the point where they are the main runner! I too did a spool block swap with Joan, I love my quilt.
I was going to comment how much I love the house pattern, then I saw you are doing a giveaway.......yippie......fingers crossed! Pam's designs are super!

Sally A said...

Love the spool quilt, I just printed the pattern out from Quiltville so I started to make a few blocks. The house blocks would be fun to do too, thanks for the chance to win. Enjoy the rest of the summer. Sally

Dasha said...

Hello Julie, I love, love, love the little houses! They are just too cute. Thanks for the opportunity to enter in the giveaway. The border you have put onto your quilt looks just perfect, and I love the spools. I have a leader/ender project which has been barking at me from the shadows to become my main focus. I am resisting it furiously as there are a couple of things I just have to finish first. LOL

Helen in the UK said...

Firstly - please DON'T add me to the draw for the house pattern! I love houses, but I don't need a distraction right now, lovely though it is.

But, I did want to say how much I like your spool quilt and the border you chose for your other quilt. You continue to be so productive! Keep up the good work :)

kt said...

Love your spool quilt--thanks for sharing! I would love to win the kit for the house quilt--thanks for the chance!

Ann said...

A house quilt is on my mental list of quilts I'd love to make.

dortha said...

What a pretty little kit. I would love to win it. Thank you for your generosity.

Anita in Florida said...

I always enjoy seeing your beautiful quilts...such inspiration! Wish I had a little more get up and go! Thanks for the giveaway!

Sue Bennett said...

That house pattern is on my to do list. I love it. Your spools quilt is wonderful.
Thanks for the chance to win.

suebennett1975@gmail.com

Yvette said...

Your spool quilt is wonderful and even more so since you hand quilted it. Lisa's flower garden is on my "to-do" list. I just adore your version. I am so glad you figured out the borders, that was not an easy decision.
What a generous giveaway! I adore Pam Buda's quilts/patterns. I will be crossing my fingers.

Lori said...

I finally made it to the party!! lol Please enter me to win.
Congrats on finishing the hand quilting on the spool block. Love the "plain" border too. Sometimes that is all a quilt needs.

Nancy said...

Your quilts are stunning!

Thanks for the opportunity to win the delightful pattern and fabric, but I'll pass. I have too many projects to complete.

Karen said...

Love both your quilts. You'll have to post a close up so we can see how you handquilted the spool quilt. Thanks so much for the generous giveaway.

Pokey said...

I never visit I don't get inspired. I love your style and colors, and your flower garden has me considering an applique project! I've been in a focused frame of mind myself, congrats on doing such a good job at that ~
:-}pokey

Mary said...

Your spool quilt is marvelous - those L/E's do tend to take over, don't they?
I can't believe you would give away your darling little house quilt - but I would sure like to be the luck one to win it!
Thanks for the opportunity! I love Pam's designs also.

Bovey Belle said...

After many years of being away from crafting regularly - and with the best quilt-making intentions - I finally am in sight of the goal-post! I have chosen your blog as one of my inspirational places to visit. Fingers crossed I stand a chance of the give-away, even though I am in the UK . . .

mindingmomma said...

the red border is looking quite great on that quilt. glad you decided on that one. thanks for the chance to win.
mindingmomma(at)aol(dot)com
mindingmomma.wordpress.com

Joyce said...

Love the fabrics...and the pattern. I have never made a house quilt before!

Gayle said...

I love Pam Buda's designs - I'm currently working on her new SAL.

Gayle said...

I love Pam Buda's designs - I'm currently working on her new SAL.

Lois Arnold said...

The spool quilt is wonderful as is the applique quilt. Always love your quilts! The house quilt is adorable! Love the flying geese through the center of the blocks. Hope you are having a great day!

jirons42 said...

These fabrics are wonderful, definitely to my taste. I have been following the progress on your Sisters Choice. I made one that I gave away and have wanted to make another for myself. You have inspired me to get going on it.

Lori L said...

I just love that house quilt. I have never seen that one. The flying geese sashings are what really reeled me in. Thanks for the chance to win.

Ruth said...

I love house quilts, but have never made one. Please add me to the drawing!

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Summerafternoon said...

I love the little houses? What size is the blocks? I am currently playing catch-up for the little baskets (Temecula's blog post). What fun would it to make 2-in house blocks... Cheers!

Penny from S.C. said...

Beautiful little pattern. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I love your spool quilt too!

Amy said...

Love those fabrics! The spool quilt is so scrappy & wonderful. I must make one soon.

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Diane said...

Love your spool quilt. It's a great way to use up some of those extra pieces of material!

diane rizor said...

your bowtie quilt is beautiful and I love the flowers,thanks for sharing.

audrey B said...

I love peeking in to see what you are putting together. Scrappy s my favorite when it comes to quilts. Thanks for sharing. Add me to the drawing!

ozone3 said...

I love your flower garden quilt and I think the border really compliments it well!!

Thanks for the chance to win!!

Aileen said...

Love all your quilts. I am pushing myself to finish Easy Street for me and the 6 or 7 UFO tops I have in a bin...!

Jeanne said...

Great spool quilt! The flowers quilt is gorgeous, too, and the houses are really cute.

pkquilter said...

Love your spool quilt set on point! The schoolhouse quilt is so sweet. I'm a retired teacher, recovering from hip replacement. The first time ever to spend this much time reading blogs. Your blog and Bonnie's are my favorites!

Michelle said...

Those spools are gorgeous!

Jan said...

Love your spool quilt----it sings! Love the school houses quilt, too.

Debbie said...

I love your spools quilt and also your header strings quilt! Thanks for the chance to win the little house kit!