Wow - it's Friday again, already! It amazes me how fast the weeks seem to go towards the end of the year - there are only ten more Fridays until Christmas, and they seem to be racing past. But it's the time of year for creating, so we should have lots to whoop about! Let's get started!
First of all, I want to share some quilt tops I had the honor of quilting this week...
As you may remember, I joined up to be a HeartBuilder with Stash Builder Box, and I have been quilting tops made by other Heartbuilders that will be given to children through Peach's Neet Feet, a group that provides custom, hand-painted shoes to children living with disabilities and fighting serious illnesses. The charity receiving quilts changes every quarter - we will be making quilts for a different charity starting in November.
And here are the finished quilts, all washed and ready to be given out! This is such a great company - subscription boxes full of fun fabric and patterns, and 20% of the proceeds goes directly to providing quilts for children in need. If you're not already a part of this program, check it out by clicking here!
I also started working on a memory quilt this week, made of men's neckties. Neckties take a LONG time to take apart and cut up!
I cut up an old cutting mat to make a template for the center blade of the blocks. This is a great way to use those expensive mats when they start to get raggedy or if you iron on top of them and raise a bubble (don't ask me how I know that) and I usually tuck them away for just this purpose.
And so, this afternoon, after finally getting all those ties cut into strips of fabric, I managed to get 18 blocks put together. I think this is going to look really interesting - I wish the photo could pick up the iridescence of the silks in the ties, but it was late in the afternoon and no light coming in. Only 82 more blocks to go! This one has to be done two weeks from now, so I'll really have to buckle down and get them made.
And that's what I've been working on this week!
Can I get a whoop whoop?
AND - - - it's time for another stop on the Artisan blog hop for Kaffe Fassett's new line of fabrics! Today is when Holly of Bijou Lovely shares her creation - and it's just gorgeous! Be sure to hop over to her blog and check it out - she has some beautiful Kaffe Fassett fabrics to give away, too!
And now it's your turn!
What's got you whooping it up this week?
What's making you dance the happy dance?
Share - we want to dance right along with you -
And it's always more fun to dance with friends!
The party will stay open until Sunday midnight.
Hope to see you there!