Monday, September 21, 2009

The Sum of Its Parts

Happy Monday, everyone!

I hope you all had a great weekend! Mine was a busy one. Julia went to Homecoming, Alexis (my grand daughter) spent the weekend with me, and I finished up making all the parts to the Scrappy Hearts quilt that I am learning how to put together this week at the retreat that I am going to.

That's 32 red nine patches for the heart centers, 32 off white tone on tone nine patches for the backgrounds, 64 nine patches for the tops of the hearts, and 14 side triangles. See? I told you it was a million 2 1/2" squares! After I get them squared up, the sum of these parts are deffintely going to equal to a gorgeous quilt!

And, evidently there's more to make once we get to class because the instructions said to bring my extra 2 1/2" squares!

I'm so glad Steve and I went to my favorite quilt shop and bought more red fabrics. Yes, I ran out of reds! You know. I just love my quilt shop. It's 45 minutes away from me, but I love how I can just go in there and find exactly what I need (and probably things I don't need, but I can't live without.)

Speaking of red, have you heard about this?

Jane at Jane's Fabrics and Quilts is hosting this swap. She's wanting 100 people to sign up. As of Friday she only had 77 swappers. So, head on over and join the fun!

I'll be spending the rest of my Monday packing for my trip and hoping I don't forget anything. This coming Thursday is my son's birthday. I'll be gone and he's going to Chicago, so were celebrating tonight.

Have a great day!



  1. I can't wait to see your completed hearts.

  2. you sure are a busy little quilter ;)

  3. Wow you were sure busy with those reds! Can't wait to see the completed project.

  4. Enjoy your retreat...the heart quilt will be great!

  5. Your scrappy hearts are going to be so luscious! Have a great trip!

  6. This is fun to see progress and know what you are up to. Love to stop by and visit.

  7. Your quilt is off to a great start...I love the deep red shades. Very beautiful fabric :)


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