Monday, January 27, 2014

Progress on the quilt along

I worked all weekend...and I mean WORKED!!!  It was super busy at the hospital, and not only did we have lots of patients, they were super sick too.  I am glad for the hours, though, but not glad for the people being sick.  Such nice patients too!!!

Above is my quilt along from last post...the center is together!!  And the two inch strips and squares bin really should be empty...but has a few stragglers in there still...I know they will be multiplying like rabbits!  I do try to cut all my little pieces from quilting projects into usable sizes to feed the bins.

Hey...I think all my scrap quilt look somewhat alike.  Same fabrics, lots of variety, but same, same...

I am thinking I need to use more batics, or pastels, or something...any thoughts or words of wisdom??? Maybe I need to go SHOPPING!!!  snort!!!!!!!!!!!

Have a great night, everyone!!!

Julie

14 comments:

Terry said...

Your Goodnight Irene top looks fabulous! I have the same problem with all my scrap quilts too! LOL

Quilter Kathy said...

It's beautiful! I don't think all your quilts look alike!
I would never rule out shopping! LOL

Nancy said...

Such a fun quilt, Julie. I don't think your quilts look the same but I do think you have your own "style" in quilting. When I look at quilt images I've collected on pinterest I can usually pick yours pretty easily. Think of it as your signature. (And what a beautiful signature you have!)

Carol said...

Love this quilt and have been watching your progress. My bee did a swap for this quilt of the 16 patches for the very reason of each person being tired of their own scraps! That way we could strip piece the blocks somewhat and with the exchange, got a variety in return. I just need to make the X-light alternate block. Looks great! Motivating me!

Karen said...

Do you have lots of flu cases?

Jen said...

You do have a signature look! I like it. If you want to mix it up some, you can try mono-chromatic color scheme, or adding more neutrals to your scrap quilts. Or just embrace it :) I do love your quilts though.

Helen in the UK said...

I think you have a great scrappy style ... but a little shopping (or swapping) never hurt :)

Quilt Hollow said...

Looks wonderful! I imagine lots of flu at work.

mkhquilts said...

I like that pattern, and have made a couple quilts with it. Great scrape quilt!
It's been super busy at my hospital too. Lots of respiratory stuff. And younger folks...with trachs. The flu is really kicking people in the behind this year!

KaHolly said...

WOW!!! That 'whipped up' fast! And is it ever gorgeous!!

Me and My Stitches said...

Yes, definitely shopping! Lol - I think your quilts look great.

Janet O. said...

But isn't the purpose of the scrap quilt to use up the scraps you have? These are what you have, so they are what your quilts will reflect--and it is a look I love!
If you want more variety I have a boatload of my scraps I can send your way. Do you really want more of what you are trying to use up? : )

Loris said...

I'm definitely feeling 'worked' after the shifts lately!
Your quilts are gorgeous! The ones that take on a more distinct look are the ones with specific color ways but what is there not to love about the scrappy look. It's definitely my favorite!
Still not sewing here but this week I hope to get back to "regular programming" as I have some time off. Yeah!

Lynn Dykstra said...

HI Julie,
I followed your lead and went with the 2 inch cut scraps.
Loving this.
http://kleinmeisjequilts.blogspot.com/2014/02/goodnight-irene-february-progress.html