Saturday, September 17, 2011

What a week!

This has been a very hectic but fun week.  Every night has been busy and I've had things to do or meetings to go to.  I went to my small group meeting Thursday night and it was alot of fun.  If you want to see what my quilt group is up to, go to my other blog-the Sew What's on the side of my blog, you'll see a link.  We are a very productive group and have alot of fun together.

Friday night, I went and sewed with some friends at the church. I worked on my One Block Wonder and got alot of it done.  I only had a few rows left to do by the time I headed home....Lots of progress.  I got up this morning and finished sewing the last 4 rows into rows.  I have worked on it today and am now sewing the rows together.  This quilt will be beautiful when it's finished...Here's how it looked this afternoon with all the rows made....

I worked on it a little tonight and am sewing the rows together now to complete the top.  I hope to have this one all sewn together by next week.  

 I stopped and worked on another little quilt this afternoon too.  It was my Snowman quilt.  I don't know if you remember or not, but I made 20 snowmen.  2 different snowmen but 10 of each....I was participating in a swap with 9 other ladies and they also made 2 different snowmen each and we swapped.  One lady couldn't make it to the sew day to swap, so I can't complete the quilt until I get her snowmen blocks.  I had been thinking about how I wanted to put the quilt together and just couldn't decide.  I thought about it quite a bit.  The pattern calls for 8 Tree blocks (I made the tree blocks today) and 28 alternate blocks.  Some of the girls have made their other blocks.  One made log cabins (that's what the pattern suggested), and two others made a 9 patch variation block.  All of these looked good but I was still having trouble deciding, until yesterday.....I went into the new Joann's store and found the solution.  Yes, that's right, we have a brand new Joann's store right in my very town!  Woo Hoo!!!! I am so excited!  Anyway, let me continue....I went to the new Joann's and found the perfect fabric for this little quilt.  I was willing to make blocks but I didn't want to take away from the cute snowmen blocks. I found this fabric and I just had to get it.  I cut the fabric up and I'm using it for the alternating blocks.  I'm not even making anything, just the fabric and I love it.  Here it is and here are the cute blocks too....

See??!  Didn't I tell you it was cute fabric?  I'm leaving it unsewn until I get the last two blocks and then I'll put it back up on the design wall and decide if this is how I want to put it together.  Well, that's what I did today.  I didn't finish anything but got a lot further along on both projects.  Hopefully, these will be done sometime soon.  I really enjoyed working on these projects today.  I have some other cute things to work on tomorrow after church, so please come back and see me soon. Til next time.....happy sewing.


Miss 376 said...

Great variety with the snowmen, going to be a lovely quilt

QuiltSue said...

I love all your snowmen. They are all so different, and the fabric you found just works perfectly with them.

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Your One Block Wonder is awesome! And your snowmen are adorable! Yes, you did find the perfect fabric to go with them.

I love that you are able to lay out your blocks on the fabric to see how they will look. I would have to schlep up and down the stairs and around the bend in order to do something like that. My sewing room is on the first floor, and I only have room to have a project wall in one of the upstairs bedroom. Maybe I should consider moving my sewing room...

scraphappy said...

The snowman fabric is perfect. It couldn't be a better fit if you had bought the fabric first and planned the quilt around it. I love the melting snowman, how cute!

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

With the way the weather has been this past week up here in Wisconsin, I don't think we're too far from seeing our own snowmen :(

YOURS are much cuter than what I DON'T want to see outside (all too soon too)

Julie Fukuda said...

I love your solution to the snowmen. Interesting how some of those problems seem to solve themselves. It is nice to see the trees were not abandoned.
Your other quilt is looking lovely too.

Anonymous said...

That snowman fabric is great. We have had a JoAnn's super store in our area for about two years - and I believe I'm in the store 3 or 4 times a month.

I visited your "Sew What" blog and it's wonderful to see what everybody is doing.

Anonymous said...

I love the snowmen!

LuAnn said...

I really love that One BLock Wonder. Cute snowmen, too! I like how you've set them.

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