Monday, February 8, 2016

Progress!

 Yahoo!  I have all the blocks put together for my Railroad Through the Rockies quilt top!!  I am working on a pieced border, that I just love.  All plaids and plaid scraps in this one!! (and muslin, also left over)
 Some of the blocks have pieced strings in them, bits and pieces of what I have. Sorry, I don't cut threads until the last thing (my mother would frown at me for that!)
 Another view...can't wait until the border is finished!!
 And my Clara Barton Red Cross quilt is morphing into a Civil War/Red Cross quilt.  I had very few grays, so I had to buy a few, and scrounge through everything I had to make do and have enough.  .
 Here is where I am so far!!!  I am loving the scrappiness, and the old time look of this quilt.  A far cry from my bright quilts of late!  I plan a Baptist fans big stitch hand quilting on this one.
All those plaids?  Had tiny slivers cut off...so I made a pressed-sliver-and-quilted-across heart.  Can't throw anything away...and hey, it is February!  So a new heart is in order!!!





Hey, are you interested in baskets?  A few of us have been making baskets over the years, and yearn to finish our quilts!  If you are, maybe we can have a new thing for this year... BASKET BUDDIES!!!  I will give you a simple pattern and we can have fun with this in the coming year!! If you are interested, let me know...if there is enough interest...off we go!!!



Have a super day, all!!

34 comments:

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I like the Railroad quilt. Nice. I've made fabric baskets, but, I need to make a few more. Are your's fabric?

julieQ said...

Cheryl, I meant basket blocks...sorry!!

Chantal L. said...

Another SPG (Scrappy Plaid Gorgeous) quilt! Great work! I love the tiny black line; it makes every scraps pop. Clara Barton is becoming into an awesome quilt too. Love the use of those big 9 patches.
I don't have a basket quilt and I would like to make but I have to decline. The timing is not right for me as I'm going back to work so I'll have less time to quilt. Sorry, Julie. Hope you have plenty of takers as I'm sure they'll have plenty of fun with you. Take care. ♥♥ ;^)

Podunk Pretties said...

I'm with you, the strings can wait. If you clip them as you go, you'll just be clipping again when dealing with the ravels.

Diane said...

How could I criticize threads when I probably have half a dozen on my clothes at all times? It gets out of hand! LOL Love your quilts and the heart. Perfect timing!

Leeanne said...

Scrappy heaven! I could possibly be interested in baskets!

Vicki W said...

I love both of your quilts!

Elaine Adair said...

Wow - that plaid scrappy quilt is stunning! Just adding that black strip added so much to it. Great job!

Kyle said...

Your scrappy plaid railroad through the Rockies must have a piece of every plaid you've ever had. Can't wait to see what you're working on for the border. The Red Cross quilt does have a great vintage look. Using the big stitch and the baptist fan is going to fit the quilt perfectly.

Tired Teacher said...

Perfect name for your scrap quilt. I love the black accent on the blocks. The Red Cross quilt is lovely and gives off a cozy vibe. Great job on both quilts.

Paula, the quilter said...

I really like the scrappy plaid railroad thru the Rockies. It's my go to Bonnie pattern, it seams, since I've made 3 of them.

Julierose said...

Congrats on getting your railroad quilt together--it always feels so good to get a top together! And I have to tell you I LOVE your Red Cross quilt...did you use a pattern? Or is it your own design...just lovely with those grays and creams hugs, Julierose

Anonymous said...

I really like your Railroad quilt. All your plaid quilts are beautiful. Are all your plaids
recycled from shirts? Are they 100% cotton? I love the little heart quilt also. Thanks for
sharing.
cindy

Wonky Girl said...

Wow, you had lots of plaid scraps. It's looking great, so is the red cross top. Baskets, at first I thought you meant real baskets, like to carry stuff in (LOL). When living in KY a bunch of us military wives got together and took some basket weaving classes. It was so fun, I continued the art for many years. If DH hasn't sneakily taken it to the dump I may still have a box full of supplies.

Lynn Dykstra said...

I love your red cross quilt! The greys are perfect.

Jo said...

Your railroad quilt looks great.
Will your basket designs be different designs every month

Vic in NH said...

The red cross and the railroad tops are looking great!

Karen said...

You must have had a ton of plaids.

Cathy said...

I love your Red Cross quilt. Is it your own design? It is great. Hugs

Janet O. said...

Railroad through the Rockies is incredible. I can't imagine the patience it took to pull all of those little scraps together into such an eye-catching quilt!
Oh, your Red Cross quilt looks very vintage! Love it, too! : )
I am being strong and resisting all SALs this year (except maybe a Humble Quilts doll quilt SAL if it happens). My UFOs are haunting me and I am determined to make progress!! : )

Me and My Stitches said...

Gray fabric is not always easy to come by - your quilt is going to be really striking.

Sue SA said...

Love baskets, have recently started a new page to pin my favorite basket patterns to. Happy to join in as I have a very old UFO which is a basket quilt and would like to start a new basket quilt...but must finish old one first!

Quilter Kathy said...

Totally interested in basket making :)
And I love your scrappy Valentine's heart... and everything else you're making!

Flickenstichlerin said...

Dear Julie,
your progress is just awesome and both quilt tops are so gorgeous. Love the little heart and yes, I would like to, at least have a look at some basket blocks.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Terrie Sandelin said...

I love those greys and reds together. Just beautiful!

Lilac Joan said...

Julie, you always make quilts that I have to add to my bucket list. Both the quilts are wonderful!

Tumlaren said...

Very nice quilt you´ve have in progress. Your quilt "Railroad Through the Rockies" is much like my quilt in progresse. It´s from the swedish paper "Fat Quarter" and it´s called "Mossbys Scrappy Roads" and you´ll find it on my blog 2016-01-16. In the middle I´ll have four triangles in the same colour from the block behind. It´s really hard to explain.

Lilac Joan said...

Turmlaren: I just visited your blog. I like your Scrappy Roads also.

Nancy said...

Great quilt Julie, I love what you do with what I call scraps.

Jan said...

Love your quilt! Basket making sounds like fun. Where do you buy basketmaking supplies?

Ruth said...

I love the RR quilt - the black sets the plaids off nicely! And it's a good way to use up muslin scraps - I have lots of those. Are the baskets going to be made with rope?

Lori said...

I'm madly in love with your red cross quilt! Its looking awesome. I'm a fan of string quilts too and yours is wonderful!

Caron at Michigan Quilts said...

I adore your Clara Barton Red Cross quilt!!! That's my kind of quilt!

O'faigh said...

Hi Julie, you are so proactive with your quilting. Loved seeing your current projects. Regards Lyn