Once again, Friday has rolled around and that means one thing - it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on! After putting my nose to the grindstone on Thursday, I'm ready - are you? Let's get started!
First of all, I need to share my internet research with you. Maybe you've heard the word "hygge" but don't know quite what it means. Here's what I found out...
A quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.
When I went to Ohio last fall, I found a beautiful bundle of Essex yarn-dyed linen...
...which of course had to come home with me! I've been looking at it on my shelf since then, reveling in the beautiful soft colors and textures of the linen. It always reminded me of that word "hygge" because it always made me feel content and cozy. This week I didn't have an ongoing project, so I decided it was time to put that fat quarter bundle to work. One of my favorite quilts is the postage stamp quilt, which goes together fairly quickly from a fat quarter bundle, so I grabbed it from the shelf and started cutting! And here's my finished top...
Sorry for the less-than-optimum picture - clouds and rain and lots of wind came in while I was working on finishing this on Thursday, so I couldn't get a good picture outside. But I'll be sure to get some good pics once it's quilted!
And I had some leftover 5-patch strips after finishing the blocks for this quilt! Rather than throw them in the orphan block box, I decided to put them to use. I got a new chair yesterday, and it looked a little plain, so here's what I came up with...
A simple little pillow, about 11"x15", with an envelope closure and binding on the edges! And not only one, but two - one for each of the chairs in the room!
And you know the very best thing about this project? I have absolutely no scraps left over! Not one!
I also want to share a friend's whoop whoop moment, recorded last Wednesday night...
My friend Mary has been working on string blocks for about two months now, and last Wednesday night she put her finished blocks up on the design wall! She finally has enough for a whole quilt!!
So - - - can we get a whoop whoop??
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!