Friday, April 22, 2011

Whoop, Whoop Friday~!~!~!

I was so excited to receive my H2H fabric swap from Jacque in SC!  Here is what was in her box:
She treated me to a new set of rotary blades, and also included a couple of spools of thread.  How great is that?  Thanks Jacque!

I have already churned through my stash and found some coordinating fabric.  I can't wait to get started.  This is my first challenge ever . . . 

 . . . well, if you don't count the time I was challenged to stop eating chocolate for a week.  I failed that miserably, but I think I can shine here with this fun fabric~

As for finished projects (in and around periodically taking the seed truck up in the field for my husband) I managed to get a few things done this week.  You have to understand that it's not really the time involved to drive the truck 2-3 miles, wait for him to fill the seed planters and then drive the truck back to the yard; it's the fact that I have to change into my "farm clothes/shoes" and then back into my "sewing clothes/shoes" when I return.  I can't trudge around the field, climb on the seeder, stand in the dusty wind and then bring all that back into my studio.  No way.  I have rules about stuff like that.  But I digress . . .

Anyway, have been quilting and piecing all week.  I can only stand and quilt for so long and then I need a break.  I have learned to pace myself and I get a lot more done.

This little top is simple but sweet.  It's stuck up on my flannel design wall and since I am too short on one end, I have to stretch to reach the top when I smooth it out on the flannel.  So yes, it looks wonky, but that's just me.  
Springy/Summery colors.  I just might leave it hanging around here somewhere because it brightens up my life.
I intend to send it along with my other H2H quilt to Green Fairy Quilts for her Romanian charity.  If you have not learned about the H2H quilt challenge and Green Fairy's charity you can click on the H2H button on the side of the page.

I have scrap strips and some other fabric that I am going to use for a pieced backing.  You just might see that next week.

I also finished quilting my daughter's broken star quilt:
 but it has it's own story and you can find it in the post down below.
Have a great weekend~!

Stop over to Sarah's Confessions of a Fabric Addict to see what everyone is Whooping about this week~!

6 comments:

Sarah Craig said...

Wow, Ann! That last quilt is amazing!!!! I love your quilting.... And your little spring-y strip quilt is precious. It will make someone very happy every time they wrap up in it. I'm so excited to see everyone posting about their H2H quilts!!

Jessica said...

I love your finished this week! Beautiful! Whoop whoop!

Brita said...

Whoop Whoop! Your little spring/summer top is so cheerful, like looking out onto a flowery meadow. Love, love the quilting you did on that awesome broken star.

Sara said...

You do great work!! Very pretty flannel top:)

Snoodles said...

Oh my stars...no pun intended. I am so blown away by that quilt. (I hadn't checked your blog in a day or two, and just saw all those gorgeous pictures.) Absolutely beautiful quilting...I can understand why you'd not really want to be finished! :) It is lovely - you do great work!
Jacque in SC
quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

Alycia said...

That turned out gorgoeous!! I bet each time you worked on it you remembered new things about that last time you had worked on it. What a story! And how it will be cherished!!

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