Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Busy!

Can you believe it is almost the Fourth of July?  WOW!!!  This is my mini quilt of the month.  
I found the book I have been searching for; a book that had real life descriptions and recipes and wisdom from the depression era!!  This one is just wonderful!!  I highly recommend it, if you are interested in the era.  I continue to read and study every night about causes, effects and life during that time.  Just so interesting to me, as I love history.  



Speaking of the fourth, I have this quilt out...I truly love it.  A quilt along with Lori of Humble quilts, it was truly a labor of love.  Seems I should display and use it during this time of the year!

 Have you seen this book?  A sampler quilt book, and I think it is the next thing in the Moda Blockheads series...a very fun sampler book.  Amazon is just toooooo convenient, don't you think?  I have too much going to start right now, but who knows?  



Have a lovely day, each of you!



Julie

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Slow stitching Sunday



Happy Sunday to everyone, or Monday in Australia! I have been working on these colorful, solid colored fabric blocks.  I love making them!  Just super fun, easy sewing.





Years ago, a very elderly local lady was cleaning out her flannels, and gave me a stack of flannels, because she was taking them to Goodwill, and she mentioned that maybe I would want them, instead.   I cut them into pieces for these blocks, and have started piecing them.  This should turn out to be a warm quilt, for a gentleman. She told me to make comfort quilts from the flannels, and so I am.  




 I hand quilted this morning, a bit.  You can see the stitches in the cheddar colored fabric.  That was great fun!!

I am linking to Kathy, for slow stitching, here:  


Kathy's Quilts: Slow Sunday Stitching (kathysquilts.blogspot.com)

Have a great day, all of you!



Julie

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Moda Solids Sampler Quilt

Hello everyone!  I had an unexpected off day today (on call for the hospital).  I did not get called in, so I finished all the blocks for this solid colored fabric sampler.  I had them all cut out, and the sewing took about 30 minutes per block.  A good day off work!
I am bordering this Funky Fiesta Flowers quilt, using strings.  I tried multiple fabrics, but the quilt said it wanted strings.  

These quilts can get quite persistent in what they want!!!



Have a great day, everyone!


Julie

 

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Using up those solid colored fabrics!

Good morning, everyone!!!  I am using up my solid colored fabrics, by making a sampler.  This is a Moda sampler, but since I am just making my blocks based on a picture, it is tough to direct you to a link!!  I have twenty blocks cut out.  I still have solid fabrics left over!!!
I am also making this block.  It is from a 2016 Quiltmaker Bonnie Hunter block pattern...but I had the pattern from long ago.  What was old is new again!!  These take five minutes to sew each quarter of a block. (providing all the blocks are cut out and ready to go!)  Fast and fun...and I STILL have a few solid fabrics, LOL!!
And one more doggie!!!  Lime green...a new breed.  The newest thing...I am sure you will see them at the dog parks soon, LOL!




 My hubby found this during his clean out and reorganization of the garage.  It came with his father's tool box.  I believe it to be a key, possibly for a prison cell block?  It weighs a ton, and it about 6 inches long.  So interesting!  How did it come to be in a tool box that has not been opened for 40 years? 


Does anyone know anything about this object?





Have a great day, each of you!


Julie

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Solid fabrics


Good morning to everyone!!!  I have been really enjoying seeing a solid colored fabric quilt come into being on Bonnie Hunter's blog!!!   I have a little stack of solid colored fabrics that I have been wondering what to do with for a while.  I already had this pattern, from long ago,  (I think from my mom) and also NOW I HAVE A SPECIAL RULER to help make these blocks!   They are just coming together like a breeze!!!  


Please go see Bonnie's quilt here, and I will bet you she will be offering a pattern for this one!!!!  Hers is just so pretty!

Quiltville's Quips & Snips!!: Borders It Is! (And FREE SHIPPING!)  Isn't that so fresh and pretty??????  




 I also got another doggie sewed.  Blue heeler...must be!!!





Have a great day, everyone!!



Julie

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Slow stitching on Sunday!

Happy Sunday to everyone!!!  I pulled this quilt top from the closet, wondering what had stopped the progress on it.  It was the hand work!
So I started blanket stitching those little petals down, and this is my slow stitching of the week.  I am linking to Kathy's blog, here.  

Kathy's Quilts: Slow Sunday Stitching (kathysquilts.blogspot.com)


I just love this quilt...I made it, but don't know what sew along it was...but I like it!!
I found a new sew along!  Just right for a baby quilt.  Here is my first puppy dog!  You can find all the patterns here:  

Dog Gone Cute - Sew Fresh Quilts



 Tomatoes are coming on like crazy!  I went out and picked a few, before the wildlife eat them!!!



We went to the DFW National Cemetery.  We do not know anyone buried there, but it was a poignant memorial of a soldier's service for country and their fellow man.  We honor our fallen this weekend.  Over 73,000 veteran's graves are located there.  Lots of people were there, and tons of flags were flying.  One grave had a blanket on it, with a young widow perched on top, talking to her lost soldier buried there.  Tears flowed.  



Julie

End of month update!!

This little quilt is my mini of the month for May...see Wendy, at the Constant Quilter, to see a lot more little mini quilts!!
Here are my latest blocks for Cathy's and my collaboration, Mrs. Lincoln's quilt.  Here is my applique block, and here is my pieced block for the month. 
Great fun!!!

 I am also playing with some lovely fabrics, and here is my first block.  I am loving making these blocks!!



Julie

Monday, May 24, 2021

Quilting is done!!!!

Oh, this is an exciting day!!!!!!!!!!  I got quilts back from Millie, my quilter!!!!!  I always plan to hand quilt everything...until I get so far behind that I am about to implode.  The above Circular Motion quilt is one that I truly love.  I always meant to hand quilt it...but when?  I am so delighted with the circular quilting design!!!
This is from last year, a scrappy quilt, from a bag of little scraps.  Again...love it!!!
And my alphabet quilt.  This one goes to the kiddos.  
I have finished the prep for all nine of these blocks...hurrah!!!  I will applique the pieces down on the house tonight.  
OH my.  This old, old jacket, belongs to my dear husband.  He loves it so much, and wanted me to replace the zipper.  
So I did!  It is so old...I bet forty years old, but it it is his favorite, so I fixed it for him.  I can no longer get the stains out...he just wears it around the garage and house.  Does your significant other have old, old clothes that they just love??
I recently received some amazing cookbooks!  I love them, and have made several recipes from them.  What is your go-to recipe for a fun evening meal at home???

 And this book!  This book is a great one.  Full of fun, great information, and good ideas...it is one I highly recommend for anyone who wants to look and feel younger.  I am re-reading it...a great book, so great, in fact, that I want my hospital to provide it to our heart attack patients.  I will try to get them to buy it!!  LOL!!  But otherwise, I am going to buy a few to keep in my locker, to give to patients who need this info and are looking to make an amazing change in their health.  





Have a lovely day, 


Julie

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Just some things!

I almost finished one more block, of the Jenni Gaston "Ready for Spring" applique.    Two more blocks to go!
Oh wow, did you see Bonnie Hunter's quilt made from solid colored fabrics?  I cut out a few blocks, experimenting with that one!  You can see it here:


Quiltville's Quips & Snips!!: Color On Color!



I made a few more little keychain purses for American Heart.



Now there is a story about this terribly ugly pie!  I was asked to make a pumpkin pie, below.  But I had leftover crust, and made this apple Franken pie, above!  It was really good, but was certainly an ugly thing, made of leftover pieces, just like Frankenstein!
Pumpkin pie, per request!  I actually love when I get requests to bake something...fun, fun, fun!


Have a lovely day!



Julie
 

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Progress!

Hello to all!  Isn't that just a screaming yellow?????  WOW!!!    I am finishing my blocks for "Jerod Takes a Wife", and the free pattern can be found here, courtesy of Bonnie Hunter/Quiltville.



Quiltville's Quips & Snips!!: Jared Takes A Wife!


Here is a closer look at the quilt. I am missing one block...how is the world did I do that!!!   LOL!!!  
I am working on appliqué prep, too...I find that I can stitch quietly in the night, when my hubby is fast asleep.  Insomnia quilts win again!!

 Rosie is modeling again.  LOL!!





Hope you are all doing fantastic!



Julie

Monday, May 10, 2021

Happy Monday!!

Happy Monday!  I finished one more of these blocks, by Jeni Gaston.  Only three more blocks to go!
I just had this little quilt out, admiring it...it was a quilt along with Lori at Humble Quilts.  Please click on the link above to get to Lori's blog.  
I have been making little bags and such for American Heart!  Here is mu selection so far...
I sure hope they sell!!!

 I was weeding today, and enjoyed seeing our clematis blooming!!!  Such a pretty lavender color.  Spring is my favorite time, but then again, I enjoy all the seasons!



Have a lovely day!


Julie

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Hand work

Good evening, everyone!  I got to come home early from work today...whoop!!!  So I finished up these tiny key ring pouches.  I am making little things to sell and raise money for American Heart Association, for their campaign this fall.  


Here is the free pattern:


Teeny Tiny Mini Zipper Pouch Keyring - So Sew Easy (so-sew-easy.com)



I appliqued more hearts, for my plaid string quilt!



I am sorry about this very poorly lit picture.  These are my blocks for Jenni Gaston's quilt along.  There are only 9 blocks in the quilt, so I am gaining on that.
I am making progress on this quilt; hand quilting it.  
I have eleven blocks to finish quilting.  I pinned and basted well, then quilted through all the sashing and the border, then bound it, and now I am quilting the blocks.  All backwards, but it is working very well!

 And oh wow.  I went by an estate sale, and  going in was my first mistake.  I found a ton, metric ton, of quilts!  I guess the lady was a quilt collector!  She had quilts from 1860 to modern day.  This humble quilt appealed to me, however.  So it came home to live.  It needs a bit of repair...and there seems to be an older quilt used for batting.




Hope you have a great day!


Julie