Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day goings on....

So for Mother's Day, I did nothing. AMAZINGLY wonderful. :) My kiddos went to church, as usual, but I stayed home with Dear Hubby. I drank coffee, hand quilted, and even took a nap.

My kids brought home roses, a card, and a couple of gifts cards: one for iTunes and one for a Spa. Nice.

They also bought dinner, Chinese food, and we all piled into my bedroom and watched "Never a Dull Moment" (1968, Dick Van Dyke) and one DVRd episode of Saturday Night Live.

It really was a pleasant day. I kept playing the Mother's Day Card....."I can't do that, it's Mother's Day", and was able to get out of everything I didn't want to do. :)

I've quilted 30 of the 48 blocks on my Hopscotch Quilt. Still puttering along....

And, this past week I made some nine patch blocks, just for fun.

I'm thinking I need to put another quilt top together, so I don't forget how to piece in the midst of all this hand quilting!!

They are made using my 3 inch strips. So, they finish at 7 1/2 inches. Weird size, I know. But I am determined to use up all these strips I have cut. I have them in every size, and I am constantly looking for scrap quilt patterns that use the strips I have already cut up. I'm in love with squares.....and since I'm currently quilting a sixteen patch quilt, I changed it up and made nine patches. :)

Ok, that's about it for now.....so Happy Quilting!!!!!!!

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10 comments:

WhiteStone said...

It was a great weekend here, too. Love your hopscotch quilt and hope you post a photo after the binding is completed and totally done!

Linda said...

I'm so glad you had a relaxing day! I'm afraid to play the Mother's Day card because Father's Day is so close behind!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

The floral fabric in the bottom, center 9 patch block was one I used in my very first quilt. Cool! I started quilting in 2001.

Stray Stitches said...

Sounds like you had an absolutely wonderful Mother's Day! Good for you :) Your nine patch blocks look great!

Heartsdesire said...

One of the reasons I love the 9-patch block is that you can use up a lot of your scraps and stash. Right now, I'm working on a pink and yellow one. Mine are quite small, 3-1/2 inches finished, so it's going to take me awhile. Sounds like you had a wonderful Mother's Day. I love Chinese food on Mother's Day, or any other day for that matter. Looking forward to seeing your finished Hopscotch Quilt.

Betty Lou said...

Sounds like the perfect Mother's Day. Can't wait to see you Hopscotch quilt.

Kathie said...

nine patches are the best
sometimes I just sew the strips together and make a backing if you have that many left and are tired of using them, this maybe a way to use them up!
Kathie

Denise said...

Bonnie Hunter at http://quiltville.blogspot.com has a great free scrap quilt pattern that will be available until June, it is called Roll Roll, Cotton Boll. Just click on the tab and you can print the directions for use at a later date. So nice that you had a great Mother's Day.

Blessings,
Denise

Karen said...

It sounds like you had a great Mother's Day! Can't wait to see more of your Hopscotch quilt hand quilting. Love your nine patches. Aren't scrap quilts fun? The many fabric combinations are so homey.

suemac said...

I too had a very relaxing day. Had dinner with my son and his fiancee. My husband made his famous spaghetti.