Saturday, January 25, 2014

Quilty Fun SewAlong Week 10, Homecoming (and a wee bit of excitement)

I'm still behind on the Quilty Fun SewAlong,but the center of Homecoming (for my husband) is set together, sort of.  I'm probably going to be ordering online or traveling a couple of hours to get the fabrics to complete the borders, or both.
I spent yesterday afternoon cutting out blocks for Quilty Fun that I haven't completed yet...I'm behind, but there's time to catch up...sometimes we have to choose our priorities, dontcha know!
But here's this weeks block!  TaDa!!! In just under the wire!
These little four patch strips will be part of the framework around the Bee.
And hey...I'm thinning the stash little block at a time!
It's never too late to join, especially considering I'm doing a block here and a block there, not in order...this Quilt Along doesn't wrap up 'til the end of March and it's broken down into really manageable bits...provided one doesn't suffer from intermittent ADD!
 I'm completely guilty of looking & drooling over numerous other Quilt Alongs and BOM's and Mystery Quilts that are floating around out there in the Blogosphere and coming to me in well intentioned quilt shop emails!

 As I mentioned above, I partially succeeded in my goal of presenting my husband with a completed quilt top for our anniversary!  I had the completed portion of the quilt hanging on the wall with a pitiful little handmade Happy Anniversary sign pinned to it when he arrived home the other night. I have a little wonky thing to fix before I go further on it that will drive me to distraction if I don't fix it!  Now, don't look too closely!
There's also that wee bit of excitement thing I spoke of earlier???
(Not to be confused with the huge excitement regarding Lynn's extraordinarily wonderful news about being asked to teach Patchwork Math in a 2015 episode of The Quilt Show)
Did you see Fat Quarter Shops post last week about the Jaybird Designs wonderful quilt Night Sky?
And they were having a giveaway?
And 1329 people left comments?
Well guess who's doin' the Happy Dance?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
ME!!!  I be so HaPpY!!!
Thank You Sew Much Fat Quarter Shop!!!
I couldn't get Maecee to put on her dancing feet for this picture, so this'll have to do!
I should be getting the Pattern, Fat Quarter Stack and ruler to make this stunning quilt sometime late next week!  I'll be hovering in close proximity to my mailbox for sure!!!
I declare today "Happy Stitchin' For Everybody Day" with Chocolate On Top!!!!!
~Nancie Anne


  1. I've printed out the pdf each time but have only done the apple block. I'm almost finished with a little Farmer's Wife top and when I get that finished, I'm going to get caught up. It's such a cute quilt! Congrats on winning the giveaway! I've never won one! Can't wait to see your finished quilt! Cheery wave from Bev

  2. Hmm, think I'll have to design a quilt called ADD, just for people like you and I. Thing is, would we be able to stick to the pattern and finish it?

    Your quilt is just gorgeous, and I do remember seeing it when we went to that shop.

    Oh and congratulations on your win. That's fantastic - and another thing to distract you.

  3. Love your anniversay quilt Nancy. I'll bet hubby was surprised. Lucky you winning the drawing! Maybe you could buy 4 little tap shoes for Maecee.....wouldn't that be cute!

  4. WHat a wonderful anniversary gift for your hubby ! Love the house quilt :-D

    Congrats on winning the giveaway ! I enter all of these giveaways on blog land and I am still waiting to win something ;-)

  5. The anniversary quilt is sooo lovely!!! Any you won twice from the fat quarter shop (the thread AND the jaybird quilts bundle?) Dang, didn't know anyone could be so lucky!! :-P