Thursday, September 9, 2010

I'm All For Three Day Weekends

I got to spend some time with a friend visiting from out of state
and also had dinner with some other wonderful friends
and then
I had a couple of starts and finishes over last weekend.
It's nice when you have a 3 days off.
I got to work on my Victory Garden and a BOM block from FQS.

And here is my Leftover quilt.
This little guy got done. It was made out of my leftover blocks from another quilt from Fig Tree. I had gotten carried away evidently and had 10 extra diamond blocks. I had been laying them out on the floor and decided I liked the layout... and I could cut them in half and have even more rows without having to make more... because I was a little bit tired of diamonds. The very same day this quilt was reviled by Sherri or maybe it was at Market... but although I felt like I was a day late/dollar short for an original design, I was saved because I hadn't thought of a two colored background.

I showed you this pattern last week. I couldn't wait to tear into it!
Here it is- the top is completed including pompoms!
I guess I can't count this in on my Sept/Oct. list for the Charming Girls Club
but this was really fun to whip up.

The other thing that is good about a 3 day weekend is that it is always followed by a 4 day workweek!
I call that a bonus!

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Dianne said...

so...i'm pretty sure that a victory garden quilt out of bubblegum basics is the CUTEST thing all day...yep...all day. ;)

Linda said...

Wow! You completed the Christmas tree quilt quickly. I just love it. And I agree - that 4 day work week is great.

Cindy said...

I believe this is the same pattern I have, Sinta. I am SO ready to use my Figgy Pudding and Fruitcake fabrics !! Your quilt is wonderful and has given me inspirtaion!!!

Quilt Hollow said...

I enjoyed...but then I always do when I visit you!!

Nicole said...

Oh my gosh, that little tree quilt is the most adorable thing ever!

call me crazy said...

Glad you had such a fun weekend! I love the trees too. :-)

Needled Mom said...

I guess it is time to start thinking Christmas quilts!! They look awesome.

John'aLee said...

Girl you've been busy! I am so impressed!

annieb said...

I love 4 day weeks, and TGIF tomorrow! Your quilt is very cute.

Thelma said...

For someone with such a busy weekend, you sure made the most of your time in you sewing room.

That Christmas quilt pattern must be easier than it looks, I can't believe how quick you got that done, I love it.

Your diamond quilt is lovely. That's one pattern I just love seeing but can't motivate myself to even consider, I have an irrational fear of working with diamonds.

Getting one FQS Mystery BOM is better than one, a start is a start! The next two are easier and take less time than the first.

Stray Stitches said...

All of your work is beautiful. You certainly whipped out the Christmas tree quilt! Thanks for sharing.

PunkiePie said...

Very nice finishes, Sinta! The christmas tree quilt at the end is my favorite.

Julie said...

Ok that is the cute Christmas quilt! Looks like a must do quilt!

Stray Stitches said...

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Stacy Kraft said...

Love your leftover quilt!!