Tuesday, April 27, 2021

End of the month!

Good evening, everyone!!!  I am a bit behind with this quilt, that I am working on with Cathy.  I did get my blocks out and put this row together.  So on I go...the hurrier I go, the behinder I get!!! I will make some tracks this month!

Big Lake Quilter: Four Seasons of April (wwwbiglakequilter.blogspot.com)


Please see all of Cathy's projects, above.  



Well, I have recently been rearranging and cleaning, and found that I had tooooooo many browns.  I mean that I need to use them up!!  So I am making brown baskets, as above.
This does not look organized, but the whole quilt is cut out and placed on the cookie sheet...lots of work in this little messy pile!!!  LOL!

 Here is my mini for this month.  A one block wonder quilt!!  I like it...hand quilted, and made from a pretty bright batik.  I am linking with Wendy, at the Constant Quilter blog...she is a master mini quilt maker!!



I recently got a shelf from Home Depot to house my fabrics and project bins.  It is miraculous how organized I feel!!  So grateful for that!!!

********************Nurse's Notes*********************


Covid!  It seems to be winding down for us!  At our peak, we had 122 patients in our hospital with it.  As of yesterday, we had 9.  HURRAH!!!  I am so delighted for this...it seems safer, and the staff is less stressed about getting sick, etc. We are kind of holding our breath, as our state has recently opened up.  I cannot thank everyone enough for your love and support.  Some made caps and scarves, some made bags and masks, and everyone was so kind and loving...THANK YOU so much!!!


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Hope you are doing great today, 


Julie

17 comments:

Sharon Kwilter said...

Your quilt blocks are really pretty. Thanks for sharing a photo.

Connie said...

Gorgeous blocks!

Binsa said...

Enjoyed seeing your projects Julie.That is good to hear re covid

Wendy Caton Reed said...

I'd say that is a perfect mini! Simple and sweet. I am following that same principal this month too. I have linked you in to Friday's post. I love the quilt that you and Cathy are doing together. Such fun blocks. The basket blocks are gorgeous too. If you find you run out of brown, let me know! I am frightfully overloaded too. So happy to hear that Covid is settling down for you. It has really slowed down here in Maine too. Bless you nurses!!

Julierose said...

I really like that little basket block--nice work...hugs, Julierose

Janet O. said...

Your quilt is coming together nicely.
A basket quilt is a great way to use up some of your browns. And the added yellow will make the whole thing shine.
What is not to love about your mini? A pretty batik and a classic block combine well.
So glad to hear that thinks have calmed down in regards to COVID and your hospital. I have often worried about you, with all the exposure and stress you were facing.

Sharon said...

These baskets will be fabulous. So happy to hear those hospital numbers, we are really making progress with vaccines.

Tired Teacher 2 said...

The COVID vaccine seems to have allowed a bit normalcy to creep back into life. I’m happy to hear hospitalizations are declining. I’m grateful for those who worked on the front line for so long.

The brown basket blocks will make a great quilt.

Robin said...

The quilt is dazzling. Who wouldn't want a quilt like that on their bed? So glad things are finally slowing down for you at the hospital.

Jennie in GA said...

Your quilt is going to look great. Love baskets and those will make a great quilt. Cute mini. Congrats on your covid counts. Know you must feel relieved.

Susan said...

Yay! What a huge Covid drop! I love your brown baskets with yellow handles.

Astrid said...

Your quilt is beautiful! Great way using the browns for basket blocks. Cute mini, beautiful batik.

Kyle said...

All your sampler blocks are so bright and cheerful. Maybe as you are feeling with the big decrease in covid patients. Love your sweet mini for April. Love the bright batik.

Chookyblue...... said...

Lots of lovely quilts..... I'm catching up on a few posts.....
Wonderful news re covid...... How that it does not flare up again

Flickenstichlerin said...

Dear Julie, love your basket block and the big quilt is coming along very well, nice project.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Your projects are really pretty! Glad the Chinese Virus is winding down - now what next can they do to us! Have a great week! Hugs

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

What pretty blocks!!!