Sunday, January 18, 2009

Happy Blocks Sunday

We are having a rather dark dreary day today - looks cold out and I think it is - I'm not sticking my nose out of the door!
And I can't think of anything better to be doing than sewing Happy Blocks. I have been going through my novelty - kiddie print scraps and cutting them into squares (2 1/2" squares) . . . then I made them into four patch blocks ( 4 1/2" unfinished size). Next I cut strips ( 2 1/2" wide) from each of my new polka dot fabrics - all 11 of them! And the photo on the bottom is the result - for now. These blocks are them trimmed to 8" square and will finish at 7 1/2" square. I estimate I'll need 30 blocks to make a child size quilt. . . if you "click" on the photos, they should enlarge for you. Now remember - these are all scraps, except for the polka dot fabrics which I bought for this project. I will continue to cut strips and sew up the stack of blocks! Oh - I sure do have fun with my sewing! (And I don't want to hear anyone say 'she's come undone")

Family is fine - had an email from the Wisconsin G'daughter - they were out of school for two days due to the bitter cold. Tracy is enjoying warmer temps than we are but did say it was cooler there than usual. Nate called to see if we were alright (and we were) but he really wanted Tracy's phone number - he keeps losing it! I called Mark to see if he was alright and he said he was trying to stay warm. Nate's work hours have been cut back and Mark said the plant has cut back, but his hours haven't changed. Mark also said the new Honda plant in town is shutting down four days this month. Chet is still here, too - doing alright. He isn't back from church yet - his buddy lost his wife the 1st of the year and poor Chet was just as upset as the buddy was. This gal was not able to do anything for months.

Time to sign off for today - lunch time and Chet will be home soon - licking his lips and sniffing around for food!

Till next time - - take care


Amy said...

O I love the blocks, a child will deff. love the quilt,. thanks for sharing.

Comfort Cove Designs said...

What a cute looking quilt this is going to be!!! So cheerful!!

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