Monday, February 4, 2013

Hearts to You

Tomorrow marks a momentous day in my life.
My oldest will turn 21!

Oh, that was a great feeling.  Bringing him home from the hospital.  
So proud of the young man he is.
Happy birthday Jon!

This week I worked on my Scrappy Trip quilt some more.

There are nine completed blocks here and another one on the sewing table.  The tutorial calls for the blocks to be made from strips sewn together in a loop (see the tute, it will make sense!) and then stitches snipped to make the diagonal rows.  Well, never one to make things easy or follow a well trod path...I'm piecing 2 x 2"sq scraps, placing them individually on my cutting mat and then sewing them one.

I have so many scraps I can't justify cutting larger pieces of fabric to make the strips needed for following the tute.  It is slow.  It is tedious.  But I'm using up my scraps, satisfying the tactile part of me at the same time and still being able to get up and walk away from it to be a SAHM who also homeschools two very active boys.

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Quilters from all over the world link up for a gigantic show and tell!

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  1. Happy Birthday to your son! Age 21 is such a ground breaking birthday for them! Your quilt is those tiny squares. The result is fantastic and the colors are so vibrant. Looking forward to seeing the finished results. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Amazing work Dee! I remember the three year old jumping on my couch!!! The quilt is beautiful too!

  3. 21 already?!! wow! you have a great young man there, Dee!
    your scrappy quilt is gorgeous!!! you have a lot of patience doing it the way you have done...I LOVE it, it looks so soft and pretty!

  4. ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ Happy Birthday to Jon. ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ I love how your Scrappy Trip Quilt is turning out.

  5. Happy Birthday to your son! Mine is 5 and I know how they grow so fast. Hard to keep the balance though between quilting and sewing. We try our best right!!

    2" squares pieced individually marks for a very determined quilter! LOL you go girl!!! It is very pretty.

  6. Happy Birthday to your son for tomorrow! I have twins who were 21 last November. Amazing how the time goes by. Your scrappy trip is looking lovely. I really like the way you're combining soft colours with brights :)

  7. I am so impressed that you are piecing this one by one! I want to start one (but have few scraps since I'm new to quilting), but I don't think I'd have that patience! It's turning out beautifully.

  8. I love your scrappy tripalong progress :-D

  9. Our oldest have the same birthday... my big guy turned 30!
    Your scrappy trip along is gorgeous.

  10. I'm still resisting this one, but not for long. Just need to get a few more already planned projects out of the way so I can justify working on these scrappy quilts. Need to whittle down the scrap pile, and these quilts are perfect!

    Your quilt is going to be lovely, and well worth the effort!


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