Friday sure got here in a hurry, didn't it? And Thanksgiving is less than a week away - say what??? Cold weather is upon us here in middle Tennessee, too - we actually had little spits of snow in the Nashville area, although they got more just west of us. But since it's Friday, that means it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on - are you ready? Let's go!
Wednesday I shared that I had a "squirrel" moment with my scraps (actually I think it was just so I didn't have to keep cutting them up!) but I actually had two! Remember Emmy's annual quilt top?
When I got to this point, the next step was to make a very large square of the background fabric and sew it across the corner. You can see the result below...
That left me with two really big triangles, one of the background fabric and one of multicolor stripes. I cut each in half, sewed them together as an hourglass block, then cut that into fourths to get half square triangles. Kept repeating the process - hourglass blocks to half square triangles to hourglass blocks - until I had a nice assortment of hourglass blocks.
Pulled it together into this center, and decided to add a pretty border to finish it off as a baby quilt.
Don't you love it when you have the perfect border fabric on hand?
And the sun was also on hand so I could get a good stained glass shot!!
On the frame pretty quick - I had a great backing on hand too!
Sometimes you just get a great picture - this one shows my little "sign-off" on a quilt - I usually try to put a little heart at the very end of my quilting.
And I got some new labels this week! Dutch Label Shop asked me to try out some of their labels and, if I liked them, mention them to my blog followers. Well, I have to say I was VERY impressed with these labels! Their website is very easy to use, and you can create your own labels using the tools they provide. And I had my new labels in less than a week!
Isn't that a beautiful little pile of labels? They are woven, not printed...
...and they're almost as pretty on the back as on the front! The edges are finished somehow, so they don't fray. I'll definitely be getting more of these!
And here's some good news - right now (until Monday 11/19) you can use the code SAVE20 to save 20% off everything on their website! And if you can't order by 11/19, you can get a 15% discount until the end of December using code fabricaddictquilts15.
And I have another thing I'm whooping about this week...
This is what my foyer looked like on Monday...
...and here's what it looks like today! I've still got to paint the stairs, but that's a little bit of a logistical nightmare, since we pretty much live up there - and you can't walk on freshly painted stairs for about 24 hours! But sooner or later we'll get them done. They'll be painted a very dark espresso brown, with white risers. I still need to hang art, but that will happen soon!
And because this made me laugh this evening when my husband shared it...
Be sure to spend some quality time with your family this week!
Can I get a whoop whoop?
And now it's your turn!
What's got you whooping it up this week?
What's got you doing a little 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!