Thursday, April 12, 2018

Just a tiny note!

   This little quilt got bound!!  Hurrah!!  It is all scraps, made from my 2 inch strip and square box.  There are some fabrics that were my mother's scraps in this one.
 I love that, because her precious hands touched these pieces!!  What an amazing quilter she was...making something lovely out of practically nothing...feed sacks, scraps of aprons and leftover dress fabrics.  I hope she approves of my quilting and I wish she were here!!!
Above are my little fat quarters...where did I get them, you may ask?  Why, Walmart, of all places!  And they were 97 cents each.  I kinda like them!!




Isn't this a cool quilt?  I ordered and received the pattern for it!  Wow!!!  It is so much fun to just look at it!!!








Have a great day, each of you!  I have started a gratitude journal, and I am adding to it each night, before I close my eyes.   I am grateful for all of you!





Julie

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am grateful that I can enjoy a glimpse into the life of a lovely quilter who always sees the positive side of life!

---"Love" said...

What a treasure your little quilt is! And it is beautiful, with such special memories. ---"Love"

Anonymous said...

I like your little star quilt. I have a lot of scraps, I should start making something with them. Thanks for sharing.

Joyce Carter said...

Julie, Your quilt is absolutely beautiful. So precious because of all the memories. I really love it.
I have my mothers' sewing box and a quilt she made for me. I was supposed to get her treadle machine (The one I learned to sew on) but my sister went to her house and took it the day she passed away. She doesn't even sew so I think she took it to sell because it was an antique.

Tired Teacher said...

I know you will have fun with the new pattern and will make it your own by adding elements. I love that you're not afraid to change things on a design. Love your scrappy stars.

Frog Quilter said...

Where did you get the dear boy quilt pattern?

Rose Marie said...

That little quilt is indeed, precious! Your Mom would be thrilled with it. Have fun with that new pattern and I wonder what you will change.

Lori said...

What a terrific quilt! YOur mother was a quilter? Wow! That must be where you get your extraordinary quilt skills!!
I think Karen B is going to be doing that quilt!! You guys shouls be working together- it's so fun to do quilts with friends!!

Sherrill said...

Hey! My mom was a quilter, too, and I have two quilts she made for me!! My grandma and her sisters quilted and I have one of theirs as well. That boy quilt looks so scary to me. If I had the pattern, I'd only look at it..HA!! Keep it up Julie, you're doin' good!

Lilac Joan said...

I am grateful for you! I love your posts and check everyday if there is a new one. You have inspired me to work harder and more consistently. You have such a busy life and I am retired so by rights I should accomplish more than you, alas, that is not the case!

Cathy said...

We are going to have a great time making this quilt. I'll let you know when we are going to start. Hugs

Janet O. said...

What a sweet star quilt, with your Mom's scraps included. That makes it so special!
It is fun to look at that pattern--and look is all I would ever be able to do with it. LOL
Oh, gratitude journals can be a powerful tool for keeping our hearts and minds in a positive place, and remembering how blessed we are.

Karen said...

Through the grapevine, I heard that you were purchasing Dearest Boy. Now that you have it in hand, do you feel you are up to it? Cathy & I had decided we would swap out any blocks that were too much of a challenge.

Chantal said...

I love your little quilt with its precious treasures of mementos. Did you do the star blocks or are they formed with the sashing? I'm asking because it is exactly like the flannel quilt I am working on; a star block and a framed block aka puss in the corner. Both quilts have the same special scrappy beauty. Love it. Your new project looks too complicated for my limited sewing skills. I'm sure that I will enjoy watching you though. Enjoy! ;^)

Kyle said...

By including scraps from your mom's quilting, it's almost like having her there. Enjoy your treasure. Love your new pattern. You need to share whee you got it.

Ruth said...

Your little quilt is adorable and sweet. The pattern is amazing! I have never seen that quilt before. It will be fun to see YOU make it.

Quilter Kathy said...

A lovely finish and a fun start!
I know your Mom would be soooo proud!
We are thankful for YOU!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

A special finish, since part of it is from your mother. I'm not a fabric snob. I've bought lots of fabrics from Walmart.

co coya said...

We are going to have a great time making this quilt. I'll let you know when we are going to start. Hugs
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gayle said...

I love that beautiful star quilt! And what a wonderful way for you to capture memories of your mother!
Dearest Boy looks like a fun challenge! I'm already looking forward to seeing your posts about making it!