Thursday, July 25, 2013

Whooping it Up on Friday

Well, I am whooping it up because our lovely internet provider's new equipment update (for speed) totally put down a whole county - maybe more.  Geesh!!  But we are back, thankfully, as there are some real cool things coming up - and I would have been having a heart attack in not accessing photos, files, draft posts,etc... 


I got all my fabrics cut in prep for the Star Surround QAL with Melissa over at Happy Quilting.  I love this fabric line from CT - super fall colors, pumpkins, tree silohettes, basketweave prints, sunflowers, and burlap look textures.  Not the ordinary fabrics for a star quilt, but I love the conglomerate of color and textures that sings Fall.  Yes, I got a FQ bundle and two layer cakes of this, so I have lots of left overs for another fall quilt. (my cuts are different than the list as I want to make my geese the corner flip rather than the no waste method)



Two more Flower Patch blocks finished.  I actually have all the other flower blocks done - they are partially finished as you need to add the rick-rack stems in before that final piecing and I need to pick up some rick-rack.  Then I can finish this quilt top right up as all the other pieces are waiting to be played with.  Whoop - almost there!


And I finished Morse Code.  Simple straight line quilting and I love how the fun flying pigs fabric for the binding just perks this right up.  Some of you asked if the dot-dash meant something - no, unless you know what NAKNA is for.  Just a design, but wouldn't that be fun to do on a wallhanging - secret message?  Or spell out a name?

** linking up with Sarah over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict **

The weather has turned cooler - Fall is in the air already.  The apples are crisping with color in the orchard.  And my black-eyed susans and mums are about to burst open.  I know, we had a long Winter, no Spring, a week or so of Summer - now Fall!  I do hope so as it is my favorite season. (oh yeah, the ragweed has also bloomed out here- achoo)


Hey - we are thinking WINTER - the Hop to get your 'Santa On' - inspiration for the Season.  Oh my - there are so many wonderful new Seasonal fabric lines out there right now.  Get that scribble pad and pencil out - make those lists and check them twice.  There will be lots of inspiration for those projects to be done.  I will be in the Aug 1st line up - what to your wondering eye will appear?

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon 

17 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to this blog hop. We're on the same day Sharon! Must start writing up my post. Have a great weekend.

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  2. They are beautiful fabrics you're cutting and I think they'll make a stunning quilt.

    I thought it would be fun to do a Morse code secret message too when I first saw yours.

    Oh, and flying pigs are always great!

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  3. Those fabrics are scrumptious! Great idea to purchase lots of fabrics so you will have many projects in the making. Your flowers are so sweet and your morse code is a delight...especially with those pigs! Thanks for the inspiration this morning!

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  4. Love those fabrics!! And I'm looking forward to the HO HO HO thingy. I love love love Christmas!!

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  5. Great fabrics for the QAL and your Morse Code quilt is so neat!!

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  6. I've been tempted by the QAL too, but haven't jumped onboard yet.

    I love that Morse Code quilt. The pinks in there are perfect with it.

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  7. Glad your internet is up and running. I love stars in any color and fall colors are my favorite colors. I wished fall was in the air here! Have a great weekend Sharon.

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  8. Your enthusiasm is infectious. I love the fall fabrics. And I am so ready for autumn weather.

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  9. Gorgeous fabrics you're showing, and what a great idea for a morse code "message" quilt!

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  10. The internet is a wonderful thing but boy we are at the mercy of it. I hate being so attached to my computer. We are still in full heatwave here. It is 11:15 and it is already 90 degrees outside!

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  11. Ooooo.....you've got some fun fabrics for the QAL too!

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  12. I love that CT line too - just got a bunch of it to make a cool Kaffe Fassett quilt design! Your Flower Patch blocks are so pretty, and I love the Morse Code piece! Whoop whoop for a productive week!!

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  13. LOVE how your Morse Code Mini turned out. So cool. Love the fabric. Looking forward to seeing your flower patch quilt.
    We're still getting a lot of rain here. Unusual weather.

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  14. Your fabrics look great, way to get all of that cutting done. BTW, what is the corner flip method of flying geese??

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  15. OH! Sharon, I love your 'Morse Code' piece -- how fabulous! And I totally agree -- spelling a *secret message* out would be totally fun!! :)

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  16. I have been absolutely fascinated by the Morse code quilt. I think I would like to make one that spells out a word or name. I will have to add it to my growing list.
    I am trying to resist the urge to join Melissa's quilt along. It looks like it's going to be a great quilt. Your fabric choice is wonderful. It will make a great autumn quilt.

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