Friday, March 19

Oh, Happy Day!!

That's a song from the '50's that I used to plunk out on my Grandma's piano. I am humming it right now because yes, today is a happy day. Bags are packed and I am off to my favorite state, Iowa, and a great quilting retreat! The whole weekend will be a happy weekend as spring arrives on Saturday and it's also National Quilting Day! I will be celebrating in an appropriate manner .......... I'll be sewing!

You've seen the fabrics in this photo before but now they are almost ready to be stitched into a quilt. This is a Quilt*A*Long project that Dana of Old*Red*Barn shared on her blog last summer. You sew 2-1/2" strips together and then cut them into square blocks. All the strips are sewn together.....14 strips total and each set of sewn strips yields three blocks for a total of 42 blocks. Gee and I thought I couldn't do math!! So, anyway, the next time you see these fabrics they will be a fully assembled quilt top and ready to be quilted. There's actually a possibility it will get quilted this weekend. You'll find out when I return next week. Til then.........Have a Happy Spring and Sewing Weekend!
Sandi

P.S. Next Wednesday is the start of "Good Eggs Hoppin' Down the Bunny Trail Giveaway." My post on Tuesday will tell you the story and the link will be posted that will take you "hoppin' down that bunny trail to some fun Giveaways and great blogs!"

10 comments:

Diane H said...

Have a great time Sandi! Can't wait to see your finishes.

Crispy said...

Have a blast Sandi!! Love the pinks and greens :0)

Crispy

Barbara said...

Lovely strip colors for spring, and I'm eager to see the full result. Have fun!

Owl Lady said...

I have been collecting pinks and greens for a later project, so I certainly enjoyed seeing the variety that you have. I know that you will enjoy the retreat and that your being there will add to the others' enjoyment, too.

Pat said...

Have a safe trip and a LOT of fun (I know you will). Can't wait for a photo of this quilt top when you come back.

Needled Mom said...

Wish I was joining you in Iowa (also one of my favorite states). I do hope the flooding there won't affect your retreat. I can't wait to read all about it when you return.

Barbara in TN said...

Wow! Love the fabrics in this quilt - would LOVE to know where I could get this pattern!
Barbara in TN

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

have fun, i'm sure you will though.

Cath Ü said...

Have a wonderful time at retreat... Can't wait for the Bunny Trail to start... I am making my give away as we speak...

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Cath Ü

prashant said...

!! Love the pinks
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