Sunday, April 22, 2012

Singing


I loved all the comments with the 'whistling' post and it seems we are a creative bunch that loves to whistle, hum or sing when we work. Some prefer silence, but I'm sure there is a song inside.


I'm singing because I finished this month's Schnibble project - 'Summer Day'. I found the Jelly Roll 'Bliss' by Bonnie & Camille for Moda while doing my organization. I don't remember when I got it or why 2 strips had been turned into 9-patches. So I did a little variation and now have a lovely picnic quilt for a summer day. I saved 6 strips for the binding - it is going to be sent off to the long-armer this week.


And singing that I, the lowest of technical people, managed to figure out how to make a mosaic! These are some of the blocks for the Garden Party paper piece a day patterns. I just love the lady in the hat. A lot of these blocks need embellishing which will be done during the quilting phase. So they are on my wall until all 30 are done - probably will sash them. And have to think of border treatment - so this one will be a big quilt. ** linking up with Patchwork Times - you should really check out all the lovely work that gets shown here - super inspiration!

MAY FOR ME


I really enjoyed the class on the Rapid Fire Hunter's Star that our quilt guild sponsored. One of our member teaches this class, and she did a wonderful job. I had gotten my template/ruler a long time ago in wait for this, I'm not one for a lot of specialty rulers, but this was quick and easy. I had watched Deb Tucker's U-Tube instructions as well as read the instruction pamphlet that comes with the template, but there is nothing like a hands on, in person learning experience. I already have several pieces cut for more blocks - yes, that's my 'Summer Breeze II' that my SIL gifted me - and my May For Me BIG project. Oh, yeah - there was singing and dancing with this crazy group during class.


And I love this bag that I received in one of the Quilt Gallery Swaps - filled it with cross stitch and embroidery projects in ready for May For Me. I have to gather some linens and box floss to add, but much prettier to encourage completing some projects.

**NOTE** Cherise of Sewingly Along has volunteered to keep the update of the Traveling Stash Boxes - so hop on over and become a follower or pin her button to your sidebar as a reminder.

CLOSING THOUGHT


So whether you whistle, hum, sing - or people prefer you keep the singing to the shower - keep a song in your creative heart.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

21 comments:

  1. boy Sharon i love that quilt,gorgeous fabric,well done.xx

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  2. Great post Sharon! My singing in the shower is similar to a dogs howling..........giggle.

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  3. I Love you Bliss Quilt, actually I love Bliss. Wish I was so lucky to find some more in my stash :o)

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  4. Love the Summers Day quilt! The rest of your stuff is awesome too! Thanks so much for sharing it! Have a Happy Day! :)

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  5. Your projects are all so wonderful. I love your Summer Day! The quilt is just asking to go on a picnic, it is so cute! Well done!

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  6. Oh, I love that Bliss quilt! I really need to do a flying geese quilt someday....

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  7. The Summer's Day quilt is gorgeous!

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  8. LOVE the bliss quilt, still one of my favorite lines. And the lady in the hat is just incredible. I'm telling ya, I want a hat like that :) So what did you use for the mosaic?

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  9. Lovely Summer Day Quilt top. I like how you made the geese blocks slightly bigger by adding a 4th goose. And I love the extra border you added, I may do the same thing, I just need to find find me another charm pack of Sophie to match the rest of my geese.

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  10. Oh....pretty Summer Day Schnibble!!! The fabrics are wonderful in it.

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  11. Love, love the Schnibbles...you know, you helped to inspire my post for tomorrow. Quilting is very much about the pure joy that we get from creating! Thank you so much!

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  12. Love all the projects in this post!! Lovely, Sharon!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  13. Wonderful projects. I love your Schnibbles, it looks fantastic.

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  14. The Snibbles is terrific. And glad you enjoyed the class. I want to take one on that someday myself.

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  15. Sharon, you manage to get an awful lot done, AND have time to check out all the blogs! I love your garden quilt, I followed the link and checked out the patterns - way cute!

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  16. Your Snibbles quilt is beautiful! Love the Summer Breeze in your block too. I can't whistle and no one likes my singing LOL! Thanks for sharing!
    Quilting at the River Linky Party Tuesday

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  17. so many pretty blocks, and I must say the rapid fire Hunter star blocks look so intriging....I think I need to check out the pattern for that one!

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  18. Love your Schnibbles quilt...so pretty! TFS
    ~Terry~

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  19. This was such a fun post! I've missed blogland. I can't wait to stay caught up because you are so inspiring. On my last comment I said I am going to start Stephen sewing buttons...now I am going to start him on buttons and you have just inspired me to figure a project for ME. I am going to find one...right NOW. Blog reading will have a wait a bit anyway as Stephen won't quit climbing on my head.

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  20. Your jellyroll quilt is fabulous !

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  21. Your Summer Day quilt is so adorable! It looks great in Bliss. Don't you love it when you unearth hidden treasures while organizing?

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