Thursday, January 27, 2022

Time enough to sew



Good morning!  I had a few days off work, so I sewed, and sewed, and sewed!!  I am to here on my solids quilts...using up those solids is a good thing.  I have even more blocks cut out.  I find that if I have things cut out ahead of time, I do much better at making progress on my projects. 




I finished all the blocks for my 1930's quilt!!!  Hurrah!  Now to sew them together!!!  A merry puzzle!








These are my leader and ender blocks.  I have more completed than I thought I did!  These are quite versatile and can be sewn together in lots of ways.  Fun!


These red bowties are my rainbow selection for this year.  They have been cut out for at least a year, so it is time they get sewn together.



I got this binding done!





And this binding done!




And this binding completed.  I changed colors from blue to red, with the binding, around the edge.  

 This is immediately going to one of our vets.  This gentleman was a medic in Vietnam, and then a nurse for many years.  This quilt goes to him and his wife.  She has been faithfully at his side for 44 years. 




Have a good day!


Julie

23 comments:

Ruth said...

What wonderful progress you have made!! I like the leader-ender blocks all facing the same way (not that you asked), I've just been seeing them on other blogs too. That solids quilt is going to be fabulous! Thank you for sharing these pictures.

Little Penpen said...

You amaze me with all that you get done, all while having a full time + job! Beautiful quilts!

Rose Marie said...

Wonderful quilts and a lot of interesting projects on the go. You are having fun, aren't you! LOL

cityquilter grace said...

julie...such lovely projects...oh those solids! i love to work with solids...and your RWB is soo perfect for some lucky vet...every one very nice!

Nann said...

Such a wonderful array of projects, Julie! The dense saturation of the solids, the cheerful 30's blocks, the bowties, and the two finishes -- a great way to spend a couple of days off. (And so much more fun than tackling household chores.)

Joyce Carter said...

Wow! You are really on the go girl. You have really gotten a lot of things done and all so very beautiful. Great job! I know the vet will love and appreciate his quilt.

Libby in TN said...

Waytago!

Tired Teacher 2 said...

Wow, great projects! I adore your collection of solids - the colors are so rich. The gentleman who is receiving the patriotic quilt will be over the moon! It’s a stunning quilt.

Anonymous said...

WOW - you make great use of your time off work. Your projects look beautiful. That flag quilt is wonderful and should make that vet's day. Thanks for sharing and all that you do.

mangozz said...

You are doing fantastic + great finishes too! When I first saw that you were giving a quilt to a vet, I was wondering why it wasn't the quilt with the dogs. Duh...

Kyle said...

I'm super glad you had some time to create!

Nancy said...

You are amazing, Julie! All those finishes and great progress in such a short time! I love your efficiency (and your playful, joyful attitude, too).

grammajudyb said...

Wow, wow, wow! Look at you go! Love the binding change on r the QOV/patriot quilt! Gorgeous! Well done !

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Wow!!! You got a lot done! I am so in love with that solids quilt!!!! It just sings!!
and your Patriotic quilt - that will be cherished by your veteran and his wife - I love it!

Chookyblue...... said...

OMG you did sew up a storm...... Love it......

Vicki W said...

Oh, I love the veteran quilt! They will absolutely love it. Yo had an incredibly products few days and I really love the solid blocks.

Robin said...

You have been so busy. Your solids quilt looks like candy, makes me hungry for something sweet. I was thinking about 1930s fabrics the other day and realized that in another 8 years or so it will be 100 yrs. since they were invented. They are true antiques. Glad you've had some time to sew.

QuiltGranma said...

Those are all sew beautiful! And YOU have been sew busy! Good for you! Good for your inner sole, and helping others with the quilts you donate.

Sheri said...

Wow so many pretties! Love the Valor quilt so much and perfect time to sew the bow ties at this time of year! Also love log cabins so good job completing the binding!

Janet O. said...

Wow, you really make the most of your time off! Look at all you accomplished. And I have to say, those solid blocks just vibrate with energy, and that QOV sparkles!

scraphappy said...

SO much binding! Lots of great progress on your time off. Glad you were able to get sew much done.

The Joyful Quilter said...

You have SEW made use of your January, Julie! THREE completed quilts and lots of blocks, too? LOVE that QOV!!

loulee said...

It always amazes me just how much you manage to achieve.