Friday, March 5, 2021

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends....


Hi, all!

Friday has rolled around once again, and we all know what that means - it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on again!  It's been a weird week here, with lots of starts and works in progress, so I don't have much to share, but I'm sure some of you do - so let's get started!


I've been busy working on t-shirt quilts this week, with none quite to the finished stage yet, but I did also put together a collaboration quilt, with blocks made by many of our group members, that will be gifted to a quilt ministry member who moved away recently...

Next stop for this quilt will be another one of our members, who will do the quilting on her new long arm machine!  She's still in the "living in terror of the machine" stage so I'm hoping this will give her the desire to jump in and get her feet wet.

And while I'm eating breakfast and lunch, I've been plugging away at this puzzle - and it looks like the end may be in sight!  I was beginning to wonder if I'd ever get it done - it might not have been as difficult if they had given me a picture larger than the one on the box - but I'm getting close.  Maybe next week I'll be whooping about finishing it!

So - - - can I 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!



Wednesday, March 3, 2021

I May Have A Scrap Problem... How About Some Scrappy Blocks?


Hi, all!

Well, today I actually worked on something scrappy!  One of our quilt ministry members ended up moving to another state as a result of a COVID-related job loss in her family, and we decided to make a collaboration quilt for her.  I finally picked up all the completed blocks this week and started laying it out on the wall today...

It's certainly going to be an eclectic quilt!  I had to add some strips to some of the blocks to bring them up to size and trim down some others.  All the outer blocks are 12.5" square.  I thought the center heart block was 36.5" square, but imagine my surprise when I sewed the side blocks together and they were longer!  Oops..... But easy enough to fix.  I'll trim it down a bit and add a stop border to bring it to the right size.  Hopefully this one will be assembled before the end of the week so I can take it to one of the other members for quilting.  She has a new long arm machine she needs to break in!

And how about a little inspiration?  Not as much as usual today because it's been a busy week, but I did find two really beautiful pairs of quilts....

I particularly love the front quilt - all that movement!!!

And the only thing better than one postage stamp quilt?  
Night and day twins!!

Have a great, scrappy week!



Monday, March 1, 2021

Make-A-List Monday - Spring Is On The Horizon!


Hi, all!

It's Monday once again, and it's starting to look just a little bit like spring!  I've got two daffodils blooming in my yard, and a host of others that are poking their heads up and thinking about it.  Unfortunately, though, the dandelions are starting to show up too - I may start paying a bounty to the grandkids for each yellow dandelion they bring to me!  My neighbor always laughed at me for popping the heads off of them last spring, but I figure if they don't get to the puffball stage, there won't be so many of them!  I do love spring, though, and can't wait to see what comes up again.  Warm days, come our way!

While I'm waiting for the lovely warm weather, though, I'm sewing up a storm.  Here's how last week's list went...

1.  Make the blocks and assemble the puzzle quilt.
Done, finished and shipped!  This was a fun one to make and I really feel like Lilli and I have made a breakthrough on putting these together a little bit easier.  Good thing, too, because I've got at least one more on the horizon!

2.  Quilt the next String Therapy quilt.
3.  Write the next String Therapy tutorial.
Done!  You can see more of this quilt by clicking here!

4.  Cut the sashing for the USPS t-shirt quilts.
Done, and ready to assemble!

So I did accomplish what I really needed to do - finish the  puzzle quilt.  But I also got a commission for two more t-shirt quilts, so the fun continues!!!  It looks like another busy week ahead, so here's my plan for the week...

 1.  Finish the two USPS t-shirt quilts.

2.  Work with my repair guy, Joe, to get Jolene (my long arm) back up and running well!

3.  Quilt the final String Therapy quilt and write the tutorial.

4.  Plan out another puzzle style quilt.

5.  Assemble a gift quilt top (someone else will be quilting it).

6.  Start cutting pieces for my vacation project.

I've got so much more I could be doing, but I think this list is at least possible to accomplish.  If I work my way through it, I'll just add one of those extra things hanging around!

It's hard to believe that this coming Sunday is the final String Therapy tutorial - because that means that Hands2Help starts the next Sunday!  I hope you'll consider joining in this year if you haven't before - it's fun, low key and very do-able.

So now, the only question left is - - - what are YOU working on this week?