Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Electricity is back on!!

 The electricity was off today...so it was not a machine piecing day for me, LOL!  I did other stuff instead; like choose these plaid quilts to go to the quilt shop.  My local quilt shop is getting a bunch of new plaid fabrics in, and the ladies asked if I had any plaid quilts I would be willing to lend them for a display.  Yep...I think I can do that, LOL! I just chose little ones, so they would not have to deal with a big quilt in their little display area.
 With no heat, no lights...what should I do?  I opened the blinds for light and dove headfirst into the 1.5 inch scrap bin...and cut, and cut, and cut!  A zillion little squares, for a postage quilt...someday.
 And a bunch of little squares for bowties....someday.  This took me hours, and hours,  and hours...and it was great fun and very relaxing.  Then the electricity came back on, and somehow stress came back, and the call of house cleaning and planning dinner, etc, came back into my head with the lights!!
 Hey, would you like to barter?  If anyone would like this book, I will swap it for some scraps or strings!  I truly do use my scraps and strings up.  I love them!  I get misty eyed over scrappys!!
How about this group?  Same thing goes!  Let me know if you want to do this...first come, first served...



Have a great day, all!!

Julie

31 comments:

Kyle said...

It's nice that there are parts of quilt making that don't require electricity. Glad you still had a productive day.

marie said...

I got scraps, 2 1/2" squares already cut-----if you want I'd gladly take the snowman book.

Janet O. said...

I had to laugh at your "power out" experience. I had one last week--power off for 6 1/2 hours on my "stay home and sew" day. I moved to a window and cut and cut until I had to sit down. Then I did a little hand stitching until the light was all gone.
I don't need any of the books (getting rid of some myself), but I'll send more scraps soon!

Loris said...

Those quiet days are sometimes the best!
I would be interested in the book about stenciling if it's still available. I have some scraps you might like. I ordered some samples from a new quilt site I found for homespuns. The prices are good and I had thought of sending you some to try out. I've been sewing with some of your scraps today :-)

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Debra @ Life is a Stitch said...

I would be interested in the Snowflake Threads book if available... or if the first person who mentioned it doesn't work out. Not that I really need another book, BUT, you know how it is! And, I have a whole lotta' strings that need a home! Even if the book is already gone, drop me a note and I'll ship you some scraps!

Sharon said...

email me your snail mail and I'll send you some scraps/strings.

Lesley said...

Love all your plaid quilts!

joe tulips said...

Nobody mentioned the stencil book. What is in it? What size scrappy strips? Do they need to be plaid?

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

You have a talent for using all scraps and making some very nice quilts! Love your style of quilting.

Robert said...

I'm still working on getting an accumulation of scraps ready to send again. Share with other's if you do not want all of them. Still have your address. From northern Iowa.

Lori said...

That's great you found something to do while the power was out. I would have needed an iron though!

Debi said...

Julie, I want to say I have a shoebox full of 2 1/2 strips you can have..not barter as I don't need anything else...let me know and we can get together. They are not plaids, however!

audrey said...

How fun to loan your quilts to the quilt store for a display! Sounds like you found a good way to quilt even without electricity.:)

Nancy said...

The quilt shop is going to have a run on plaid fabric once their shoppers see your beautiful quilts.

Glad your power was restored.

At the corner of Scrap and Quilts said...

Such beautiful little quilts. Your LQS is lucky to have you LOL. You sure know how to keep busy with or without electricity. Wish you live near me because that's the part I like the least; cutting.
If you have any books left, I'm in. Let me know if you need/prefer a color more than the other.
Chantal

Pat said...

Love your little plaid quilts and the quilt shop sure turned to a great person from whom to borrow some beauties! Good idea to do the bartering. I have a ton of patterns I know I'll never use...wonder if I can use that method to get them into homes that would appreciate them?

Jan said...

Your quilts are so pretty---I'm sure the LQS appreciates you and your beautiful work!

Jan said...

Your quilts are so pretty---I'm sure the LQS appreciates you and your beautiful work!

Kim said...

I sure do not miss those power outages in the freezing cold! We are having a rainy morning and I can hear the ocean roaring in the background ....not close enough to see it but I can sure hear it!
Looks like you'll have some good scraps coming your way :0)...I'll have to try that on my blog.

Happy Sewing, spring is coming!

Nancy said...

Oh WOW! Love all your quilts! Sources?

Nancy said...

Oh WOW! Love all your quilts! Sources?

ladydi said...

I would love to do something to make you happy, because you make me happy every time I read your blog. If you can send me your address I would be delighted to send you some strings and scraps. ladydi1956@hotmail.com

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