Sunday, December 26, 2021

Borders...



I got a border on the doggy quilt, just today.  I tried several puppy prints, but none looked right, so I am calling it good with a solid.




 This quilt...I am really trying to use what I have, so this fabric will be the border!  Hurrah!!!



Hope you, each of you, are doing really well!



Julie

Friday, December 24, 2021

Mystery quilt progress



I received this quilt back from the long armer. She did an all-over small stipple, which is just what I would have done.  Hurrah!!



The pieces in this quilt are 1/2 an inch finished.  Whew!  That is a lot of pieces!  It is a very heavy quilt.





Just some trimmings...

 And here is a terrible picture of my progress on the mystery quilt, from Quilt Ville.  I am all caught up...wow!  amazing...I usually drag behind, LOL!  There is this little thing called work that interferes with what I am quilting on!






Merry Christmas Eve!  I am headed off to work...the hospital does not stop for holidays!



Julie

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Last Year's mystery quilt



I don't think I ever showed the mystery quilt all finished from last year on the blog, so here it is.  It is prettier than the pictures, full of a variety of fabrics and colors.



It is a monster quilt!
 At least king sized!!!




Anyone doing the mystery this year...the Quiltville mystery?



Julie
 

Monday, December 13, 2021

On we go toward Christmas!



Good morning!  Above is an old quilt, one that I love.  I guess I love them all, though...but this one is special.  It was a block of the month, from the now defunct "Nostalgia" quilt store.  I was a newer quilter...this was a challenge.  I just love it!!  I pulled it out to enjoy.  





This quilt is my monthly mini!  My friend Janet had a baggie mini quilt challenge, and this was just the ticket to use this baggie of pieces up.    The border is new, not in the baggie, LOL!  I hand quilted this one.  I thought this candle looked good on top of it.





I found some flowers that will go right along with this theme!  Thank you dear Janet,


 https://roguequilter.blogspot.com/2021/12/november-monthly-mini-and-celebrations.html


and also Wendy, at the Constant Quilter, 


https://theconstantquilter.blogspot.com/2021/11/november-monthly-mini.html






I found a cotton field, recently!  So much cotton was blowing around, and I found this little twig, with cotton bolls still attached.  The very beginning of our quilts!  Well, I guess the seed came first, but...





My dear friend Lyn, in Australia, makes dolls, and I have received some of her treasures.  This is a nursing dolly!
I cherish them and display them all year!  This is some of her work...a fun rabbit, an Amish lady, and my raggedy Anne nurse.  I love them!


KENTUCKY AND SOUTH TORNADOES!  


Anyone from there, please check in!  


 I am sending bedding to this quilt store...the famous Hancock's of Paducah.  Samaritan's purse is a good one to send money to help. Maybe you can help; I believe these are good places to start, to help someone who has lost EVERYTHING they own.

This is from Hancock's of Paducah, Kentucky.  




Thank you to everyone offering thoughts and prayers for our friends and neighbors. If you are able to do more, here are some suggestions.
The best way to help right now is to give financially: https://secure.kentucky.gov/formservices/Finance/WKYRelief
If you wish to donate warm bedding, bring donations to our store or mail to:
Hancock’s of Paducah
Attn: Tornado Relief
3841 Hinkleville Road
Paducah, KY 42001
Please label the outside of the box with the number of items included, and if they're baby/throw/bed sizes.
If you are an individual or organization impacted by the storms and NEED BEDDING, please send us a direct message or come to the store if you can.
Store hours are Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm, and Saturday 9am-3pm. We will have a shopping cart on our porch or inside our front doors today to accept donations.









Hope you all are doing great and are safe today!


Julie




 

Friday, December 10, 2021

Progress for the week



Hello, everyone! It has been a bit since I updated my blog!   I have sewn three more blocks for the 1930's quilt.  This was a free quilt along from Lori's blog, A Bee in my Bonnett.  From 2019!!


I have all of the rest of the blocks cut out, and that is a huge thing for me.  Yahoo!





I finished four more blocks of the Spider and the Fly quilt.  On I go...so close!





Two more of these solid bright blocks were accomplished.




Clue two of the Quiltville mystery quilt ...but I am short 30 pieces...will make short work of that!





I am working on hand quilting the above quilt.  It is a favorite of mine.




And lastly, I finished hand binding this quilt.  I love the quilting that my friend did.!



Have a lovely day, each of you!  I hope each of you is finding some joy in this season!


Julie
 

Sweatshirt jacket

  Good morning!!  This is the second sweatshirt jacket I have made.  I got a large sweatshirt, because the sweatshirt really shrinks a lot. ...