Monday, February 28, 2011

Marching into March

There are no National Holidays in March - BUT did you know you can celebrate the following days as special events?
March 1st is — National Pig Day
March 5 is — St. Piran’s Day
March 9 is — “Barbie Doll” Day
March 11 is — Johnny Appleseed Day
March 14 is — Potato Chip Day
March 15 is — True Confessions Day
March 20 is — Corn Dog Day
March 21 is — Spring Fairy Fun Day
March 23 is — National Puppy Day
March 30 is — National Pencil Day

BLOCKAPALOOZA QUILT ALONG



This was Thursday's (2/24) new block





This is Monday's (2/28) new block







UFO FINISH


This wallhanging was a 2010 BOM. Simple paper pieced blocks from Regina Grewe:
http://www.reginagrewe.de/index_e.html
I just used my serpentine stitch and varigated brown thread to machine quilt. My two son's are fighting over it.




A small mandela cross stitch. There are a lot of beads in this and mix of silk and hand dyed floss were used. It is quilted and fabric framed.







SQUARED UP

Yes, these little chicken pincushions are made from just 2 squares. I used 1" scrap strips to make log cabin blocks, but you could use some splashy prints. I just made mine from looking at one that one of our class members had received as a gift. I did find a tutorial:
http://www.quiltingworks.com/cabin-fever/projects/chicken-pin-cushion.htm



If you have some special fabrics you want to showcase, the snowball block is a great way to set them. I made this wallhanging with some left over charms and used 1.5" squares to make the corners. Quilted each snowball with metallic thread for a little bling. Done in 'baby' prints, this would make a fast, cute baby shower gift.



"I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze."
- William Wordsworth, Daffodils

Sewingly Yours
Sharon

7 comments:

  1. Is this Buttercup in your blocks? The colors are just beautiful. I can't wait to see your Blogapalooza quilt all put together. It's going to be beautiful!

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  2. You forgot National Quilting Day! March 19th this year, I believe.

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  3. Well March is National Craft Month! That potato chip day sounds promising.

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  4. I hope the wild pigs out here don't have a calendar. I can't believe you already did todays block.....LOL....you are speedy.

    I sewed two seams yesterday that were 1/2 inch long each. Then I was tired.

    Have a great day!

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  5. I'll celebrate Potato Chip Day.
    All your work is beautiful, blocks, little hen pincushions, beaded needle work, baby gift. I can understand your sons wanting the mushroom/batiks quilt.
    Mother and I saw our first daffodil blooms yesterday! Buds on a tree in the front yard. Todays rain will make NC look like spring by the weekend.

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  6. I look forward to your posts. You have so much going on. You Block-a-palooza blocks are great! Your cross stitch is wonderful. Those mushrooms remind me of a couch pattern my parents had back in the 70's. LOL!

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  7. The list of special days is so much fun.. I wish they were holidays too!! I just really love your mushroom quilt... fantastic
    thanks for your kind comment on my post on Sew We Quilt... glad you liked the snacks too!
    Hugz

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