3.19.2011

Happy Moment #21: Dirt Flinger and FNSI

A Friday ritual with Soulemama.  A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week.  A simple, special, extraordinary, happy moment.  A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. 

If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments too!

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“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.”
~Omar Khayyam


I also got a great dose of sewing in last night for Friday Night Sew-In!  Remember I tweeted that I had pinks, green, and blues on the cutting mat?  Well, here is what I was up to.

I had my green apple twists at the ready for noshing.


Here is the stack of fabrics I pulled in the beginning.   I'm surprised that I did end up using most of them.  And yes, that's a mix of batiks, solids, and printed quilting cottons.


Another look before I dove in.


I had a Harry Potter moving on in the background as I measured and cut, counted the number of pieces I need and started to arrange and re-arrange different color combination. 

Figured out what I was working on yet?


If you guessed flowers or tulips... you are right on!

Near the beginning of the year I finished a tulip table runner that I adored and then I couldn't find the pattern I used.  So bone-head of me.  Well, long story short... I wanted to make another tulip runner for my mother in law and lucky I ran across this flower block from Kari at The Fresh Cut Blog.


The design is a little different from the original I was using, but I think I may prefer the slight changes!  Here is what a finished block looks like from the instructions.


So, I got to work chain piecing the different parts. 

It's sort of adorable.  I told Mr. Happy I would be participating in the Sew-In, and at some point he called over and said it was really quiet in my room.  As in, I wasn't sewing yet.  Cute, right?  I told him... I'm designing.  And sure enough.  Once I had all the pieces in place.... my sewing machine roared into action. 

Enough to make him shut his door.  Ha, poor thing!


Here is the first flower!  And yes, I was a bit lazy with the ironing last night and just skipped that step.  shhh, that will be our little secret!


The second flower.  So pretty!


As the night rolled on, I felt like I could stay up and probably even finish the whole runner.  Delusional of me.  
About 11pm, I had this on my table.  The blue square is supposed to be sewn against the colorful strip.  Sigh, that's when I knew my night was nearly to an end.  Tired eyes and mind were setting in.


I decided I would finish up the block and call it a success.


Here is a look at the five flower blocks I made last night.  I took the shot this morning in the sunlight!  I still have to add the green leaves on the bottom sides of the blocks to call them complete.  Then I am thinking of how to assemble them... adding a border... and what the binding will be.  


I'm happy to make a lot of progress on this one.  It's been on my work in progress list for nearly three months now.  Long over due to get a move on it!!

Hope you enjoyed your sewing time as well.  Today, the sun is shining and I have dreams of raking out a garden bed or two.  Hope you have a wonderful day loves!

日本のための多くの愛
Much love for Japan

8 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

Wow... you got a lot of sewing done! The flowers look great!

Teje said...

Your new project looks wonderful! That flower block is great and simple! You have made already so many blocks! Send my hugs for sweet Katie! Have a lovely time! Teje and Nero

supermom said...

You got a lot done for FNSI. The blocks are pretty. I'm sure that your mother-in-law will love her new table runner.

Wandering Minstrel said...

What lovely blocks! (I'm doing the layer-cake quilt-along, and I'm kind of looking forward to making that block. Of course, I'm very BEHIND on the QAL, but still. I love your versions!)

Wendy said...

Cute, cute flowers...nice progress!

Seaweed and Raine said...

Far out you got a lot done! I think you may be right about this pattern turning out to be a better one... it's looking good :)
Guess what? I finished J's pajamas!
Give Katie a hug from me, loved watching her "power-dig"! lol

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Snow is almost gone Katie.
WOW you got a new project ... can't wait to see it. Green Apple Twist ... Yummy. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar
http://www.sugarthegoldenretriever.com/2011/03/this-golden-moment_18.html

Melissa said...

Love that doggie video :) you can just hear her thoughts, "This is GREAT! Diggin' a HOLE!"

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