Juli's Quilts 'N Stuff

Monday, June 16, 2008

It sure has been a while!

Just like the title says, it sure has been a while since I posted. The picture posted above is just one of the shots that I have from when we went to Brazil.
I'm currently deployed, so haven't been doing much in the way of quilting. Over the past few months, I have visited Rio and Valparaiso and of course, San Diego. We'll be in San Diego for a bit, so I'm checking out the things to do around here.

I do want to put in a plug for (those in the San Diego area) a fantastic coffee shop...it's called Lestat's coffee house on Adams Ave. Let me tell you, this is the best coffee I've had in quite some time!! (And free wifi too, which is how I am updating my blog right now!)

Well, tata for now.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Block Lottery: String Blocks

Well, here are the blocks that I made for the Block Lottery at about.com (http://forums.about.com/n/pfx/forum.aspx?nav=start&webtag=ab-quilting ).
A look at all eight blocks below.

Here are the blocks a little closer:

Monday, December 31, 2007

What's Been Going on Lately?!?

Well, I think I finally have a free moment to post some pictures...so, here goes...

The quilt above is called "Major League". All of these blocks came from a baseball block swap done several years ago at About.com. I'm happy to say that this is no longer in my UFO pile....

The quilt pictured above is called "Bunny Hop". It was a gift for a co-worker in celebration of their new bundle of joy.

The quilt pictured above is "Helen's Hug." These blocks were put together by a group of fine and caring individuals from RCTQ. I made a call for Hug blocks for my MIL, and these people stepped up to the plate and sent in blocks. As a result of everybody's hard work, Helen received her much needed Hug.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Talk about out of date!

I never really realized how long it has been since I last posted. Between the ship schedule and college course work, there isn't enough time in the day. I finally have a few days off (in a row), so I'll be able to update my blog with the latest happenings with my quilts, dyeing, and painting. So, be prepared.....I'll post again soon.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Another Try.

Well, it appears that when I use Microsoft Word to upload my blog entry, it doesn't also upload the pictures. So, I am back to the old way of doing things for now. At any rate, the picture above was supposed to go with my last post. These are all of the fabrics that I have recently dyed...

Monday, June 4, 2007

Boy, Did I get behind….

Geez, I can't believe I haven't posted here since mid-March. I apologize for that one. Let's see…what have I been doing? Ah, yes. Anatomy and Physiology I and Statistics…lol…those take up a bunch of my time.

I have been spending quite a lot of time dyeing fabric though. The other weekend I dyed to the tune of 56 yards of fabric! I know, sounds like a lot. But it was fun and I think I have another UFO in mind for it. I've also been working on this year's Hoffman Challenge quilt. I can't post pictures of that yet, so you'll have to be patient. J


Saturday, March 17, 2007

Who Would Have Thought!?!

Who would have thought that I really enjoy working on crazy quilt blocks. I had no idea that I could actually get into this whole beading and hand embroidery thing.
The two blocks to the left belong to two ladies from the yahoo group FabricLoversSwap. A group of us are participating in a round robin with crazy quilt blocks. My addition on the left block is the white heart with beads and the pink stitched seam treatment. My addition on the left block is the heart within a heart and the seam treatment with the red beads.