Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Quilting along! and Plaids truly are the best thing ever devised by mankind!! or close...


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I am catching up Lori's quilt along! It was a whim that started this, and a whirlwind that finished the center.  I am so delighted with it!!!  I truly enjoy working with plaids...part Scottish, ye understand!  Plaids from a friend made this all the sweeter.


I changed the house block.  The original one had templates and set in pieces, and I decided to sew a bit simpler one.  I also changed the bottom left block.  I sewed this mostly in the middle of the night, and could not get in the quilt closet for fabrics, (did not want to wake anyone!), so I used strips and pieces that I had already cut.  It was fun to make do with what I had on hand.


It feels so great to so engaged in a project!


I would like to donate this to the hospice unit, but then got to thinking...would this be OK to give to them for our waiting room?  Does anyone really feel welcome in that unit?  Or it just a sad part of life to get through for these visitors?  Or should it be more professional and less scrappy than this?


Anyway...


On to the borders!
 

9 comments:

Ada Plouvier-Kopitopoulou said...

I love the quilt, beautiful! It would look great in a waiting room, or just any room in a hospice I think.

Binsa said...

Lovely idea Julie

ButterZ said...

Fantastic idea. Good on you. Lovely

Julierose said...

Your blocks all set together look wonderful, Julie K!! Lovely work on this hugs, Julierose

Loris said...

This is such a fun quilt! I love the random placements and YES! plaids (heart emoji)!!! Plaids make everything better. :-) I finally sewed again this week! it has been 2 years. The cats still have my sewing room so I set up another spot to sew upstairs and have a new short afternoon habit. I'm finishing the sawtooth cat quilt (with lots of plaids :-) that I was working on back in 2020.
I hope your Thanksgiving is tasty and full of a grateful heart. Hugs!!!

Quilter Kathy said...

Anything warm and friendly and inviting is greatly welcome in a scary place! It's lovely!

Warm Quilts said...

The plaids do give the quilt a cozy feel and will be a treasure for those in the waiting room. I love how you chose to use strips and pieces so you wouldn't wake anyone up. That's part of the challenge and joy of sewing late into the night. Warm Thanksgiving greetings to you.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

I concur!!! plaids are amazing!! I love how your quilt is coming together... so many pretty plaids. And I am with you on the thoughts of hospice... I think tho - that the thought that you want to comfort that person may outweigh the thoughts of being welcome to a unit they really don't want to be a part of ( hope that makes sense... I'm still full of pumpkin pie)

dq said...

Such a nice quilt this is turning out to be. It is so nice that you are excited about it!
Very kind of you to donate to the hospice unit.