Friday, September 25, 2020

Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? Squirrel!

 

Hi, all!

Hard to believe, but it's already Friday!  And we all know what that means - it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on. Let's get started!

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First of all, take a look at the view out my studio window!  I am really enjoying watching the leaves turn as the temperatures cool down.  I'll keep you updated so you can enjoy with me!

And while I was watching the leaves turn, I got a wild hair to start another project...


A couple of jelly rolls, a lot of chain piecing...


...a good start on the design wall...


...growing...


...and a lot more blocks to go!

I should finish piecing this top sometime on Friday.  No finish for me this week, but I'm really happy with the work I've accomplished!  It's fun to chase a squirrel sometimes!

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 do 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!

Hugs!

Sarah


Monday, September 21, 2020

Make-A-List Monday - Fall Is In The Air!

 



Hi, all!

Well, we have had a beautiful turn to the weather, with nights in the fifties and days in the seventies - it feels like fall!  I am so ready for the change of season, and I bet you are too.  After all, fall is quilting season!  

Let's take a look at last week's list...

1.  Keep working on the dinosaur quilt blocks.
I'm happy to say I made some progress here...


2.  Check my other fabric sources to see if I can find the commission quilt fabrics in stock anywhere.
Success!  I found one piece locally and another at an on-line shop, so once it arrives, I'll have all I need to finish the two commission quilts.

3.  Work on organization in the studio (work in the new stuff from my friend.)
I didn't get to this.

4.  Cut out another Plaid-ish quilt.
Or this.

5.  Take some recent donations to church and drop them off.
Or this!  I should have, as I had to go by there this morning to pick up a couple of ministry quilts, but I forgot to grab the stuff when I went.

So these two quilts went out for the quilt ministry this morning...


This quilt went to a new baby girl...


...and this one to a six year old girl diagnosed for 
the second time with cancer.

I also managed to finish the second commission quilt top - it's amazing what a difference the color change makes!  The quilts are made by the same pattern but look very different.



And on Saturday, we went to the zoo!  It was hard to get a pic of everyone when they were looking - for some reason they are all going through a "don't take my picture" phase - but at least I got one when they weren't aware!  It was a beautiful day and we had a great time.


So what am I working on this week?

1.  Work on a special secret project.

2.  Keep working on the dinosaur blocks - stegosaurus is up next!

3.  Make backs for the commission quilts.

4.  Baste the two commission quilts.

5.  Put the quilt ministry donations in my car so they will be there already when I head that way!

I really need to get out of the coronavirus funk and back on track again, but it does feel nice to go a little bit slower.  Any one else having that experience?  

And now, the question is - - - what are YOU working on this week?

Hugs!

Sarah

Friday, September 18, 2020

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Dinos in the House!

 

Hi, all!

Can you believe it's Friday already?  This week has flown by - but it IS Friday and that means it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on!  Let's get started!

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My week really did fly by, and I don't feel like I got a whole lot done -but I did start on Nathanael's annual quilt!  I am using Elizabeth Hartman's Dinosaurs pattern, and it is a lot of fun!  I had some trouble with the first dinosaur block I made, but then I went back and actually read her step-by-step instructions instead of just going by the diagram, and lo and behold, it worked!  Who knew?

I did manage to get four of the eight dinosaurs finished (and also the ferns, cycads, and vines) so let me introduce you to the gang....

First there was Danny the Dinosaur...

...who was quickly joined by his friend Barry the Brachiosaur.



Then Thor the T-Rex showed up...


...and brought his friend Thunder to round out the crew!

I still have the Stegosaurus and Triceratops blocks to make, and it will be fun to add them to the quilt and see it come to life.  Maybe not this week, though.  I am also whooping because I found an acceptable substitute for one of the Kona colors I had on back order, and was able to start on the second t-shirt quilt commission today!  Hooray!!!

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 do 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!

Hugs!

Sarah