Friday, September 2, 2016

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Ready for Autumn....

Hi, all!

It's Friday again, and September!!! Where did the summer go?  I hope you're enjoying a last blast on this holiday weekend, but I also hope you'll take some time to do a little whooping with me at the same time.  Let's get started!

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First of all, I got to spend several mornings this week here...


...walking in the park!  It's so gorgeous in the early morning, and I've seen tons of squirrels, turkeys, and deer - even a pair of fawns! I hate exercising, but that does make it a little easier....


Tuesday night I got together with my quilting peeps at church for a "Block Party" - we took some of our orphan blocks and a bunch of strings (we're drowning in both, or we were before Tuesday night!) and did this...


A good start on blocks for some quilts that will be going to Louisiana to flood victims later in September!  We had so much fun - eating, laughing, sewing, and then doing it all over again!

I also did a little pattern experimentation this week, 
trying out a bag pattern I found on-line - 
the One Yard Magic Hobo Bag from Lecien Fabrics...


I adjusted the pattern to use multiple fabrics on the outside and added a lining, also made the straps a bit wider.  


And I added this really cool vintage button that my sister found in an antique store!  I just love it - it's almost 2" across!  Probably came off a 1940's vintage coat, if I had to guess.  I love this pattern and I'm sure I'll be using it again, with a few adjustments.  I'm trying to figure out a way to add pockets to the inside.  If you want to try the pattern I started with, you can find it by clicking here. 

And then I spent Thursday doing this...


...quilting six quilts for Stash Builder Box's Heartbuilder program, and I even managed to get binding on two of them before I had to quit for the day!  I'll be taking a better picture once they are all finished and washed, but I'm pretty proud of my accomplishment for Thursday!  


AND - - - I signed up for Rachel Hauser's upcoming class, Patchwork from Scrap!  I'm really excited to learn from Rachel - if you want to find out more about the class, click here!  She's offering a reduced price for registration through September 4th.

So - - - can I get a whoop whoop?

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And now it's your turn!

What's got you whooping it up this week?


What's making you dance a little happy dance?

Share - we want to dance right along with you - 
And it's always more fun to dance with friends!

Remember - it doesn't have to be a finish,
just something you're happy about this week.

The party will stay open until Sunday midnight.

Hope to see you there!

Hugs!

Sarah

20 comments:

  1. That sounds like a very productive week, Sarah! The trail you've been walking on is beautiful and I imagine it's very peaceful in the mornings. Enjoy the class :)

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  2. a good evening with your friends. That is a lot of blocks on the wall

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  3. I'm amazed at your church's quilting room! Beautiful set-up, and so light and cheery. You've certainly accomplished a LOT this week - as always!

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  4. your post today is a whirlwind of link following. I feel like I have been completely inspired. I'm thinking about Rachel's class and, I will propose to my quilty friends, the box program thanks for sharing

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  5. It's still pretty warm here in AZ...but starting NEXT month, I'll be singing and dancing everyday until June! ;) Y'all really know how to party! Looks like so much fun was had. You are a quilting machine woman! Thanks for the linky, and as always WHOOP WHOOP!!!

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  6. Boy, if I lived close I would be at your group quilting. It is so much fun to sew with others and for others. Congratulations on all the quilts done!

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  7. How fun your sewing day with your peeps looks! And I can't believe how many quilts for Heart Builders you got quilted in one day. Wow, you deserve to be doing the happy dance!

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  8. I really need to pull out my orphan blocks and do something with them.

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  9. Our weather is cooling off, making for nice morning walks here as well. I thought about signing up for Rachel's class too but I have way too much going on over the next six weeks. I bet it will be wonderful though. I look forward to hearing about your experience with it.

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  10. You are so productive! Your block party looked like so much fun!

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  11. Wow! 6 quilts in one day?! Awesome! I can't even think that fast :-) They will be a great gift for those needing some cheer.
    I haven't been sewing much but am finally starting on a t shirt quilt for a friend from church.

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  12. How do you ever quilt that many quilts in one day and then bind two of them? What's in your coffee, sista??

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  13. The bag with the vintage button is beautiful! Another productive week for you! Way to go Sarah!

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  14. Wow! You were a veritible quilting machine this week. The Heartbuilder program is interesting and maybe something for my future. That hobo bag is a perfect solution to a little "thank you" gift I need. Trying it out this weekend. Thanks for pointing it out.

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  15. You've had quite the week...very productive. Good luck with the class. I was tempted, but I have too many things on the go.

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  16. Congratulations on all those quilts quilted and a cute Hobo Bag, too. Thank you for hostessing the linky party.

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  17. My goodness, really? Six in one day? You must have worked around the clock! Thank you so much for the Louisiana flood victims' quilts! They will know that people care and are praying/thinking of them. Some have lost every item they own because of the mold (like a flood wasn't enough) and starting over must be extremely difficult. I'm from Louisiana and have seen the devastation, so I truly appreciate every bit of help that they receive. Thank you, thank you, thanks!

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  18. Some people have growth spurts - you've had a Productivity Spurt! It's all good. Here's to another product week ahead :)

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  19. Love your walking path - and the creatures sound very friendly! I've been out walking late at night, and encountered a fox a few nights ago!

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  20. Love your walking path - and the creatures sound very friendly! I've been out walking late at night, and encountered a fox a few nights ago!

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