Sunday, September 28, 2008

String blocks, etc.

pile of nine and a half inch string blocks
Our Heartstrings group had a block party this week-end to replenish the inventory of blocks that are ready to assemble into quilts by volunteers. I cut 48 green center strips and managed to finish 35 blocks. The other 13 will be finished tomorrow. Usually our center strips are red or blue, but we are doing green for the months of September and October. These will have a masculine appeal.

I added a couple of borders to the Snoopy Disappearing Nine Patch top that I made for my friend, Val. She will have it quilted and donate it to the fire department.
Disappearing Nine Patch top using Snoopy fabrics, red centers and four different yellows
Friday night Jim, Connie and I attended our final Tigers' ballgame of the year. WE WON! We had tickets for 16 games this year and were there for only two previous wins. It was a very disappointing year, but Tigers' fans set a new attendance record of over 3.2 million. We did get to see Gary Sheffield hit homers #498 and #499. He has one more game tomorrow to make it to 500 this year.

The American Sewing Expo was in Novi, Michigan this week-end. We left early for the ballgame Friday so Connie and I could spend a couple of hours browsing the vendors. In the center of the room was a roped off area where a contest was going on similar to Project Runway. There were many seminars and classes that looked interesting. At one end of the building was a large lounge where Jim had a comfortable couch and free WiFi. He was content while we wandered through the different areas of the Expo.

A lovely package arrived from Gina over at Quilting in the Valleys. I was the lucky winner of her 200 Post Giveaway. She made a cute tote bag using sewing themed fabrics. The tote bag held a pattern, fat quarters, two magazines, chocolate, floss, and a wonderful panel of Quilter's Quips. It's always a fun mail day when packages are in the box. Thank you very much, Gina.
package prize items listed in post

Congratulations to Hanne
who is celebrating her first pattern release with a giveaway. Check out the cute Christmas stockings she made.

logo for Myra's giveaway
Myra is also having a giveaway celebrating her 200th post. And don't forget to sign up for my giveaway celebrating 200 posts!


Mary said...

That's a nice tidy stack of blocks! Thanks for joining the Block Party.

Gina said...

Glad you got the goodies and that they arrives in one piece.
Can you believe that I forgotto take a photo of them before they left. I hope you don't mind but I've pinched the photo from you.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

You've been a busy lady. Love, love, love those string blocks!

Guðrún said...

Lovely things you got from Gina.

LuAnn said...

Oh Jeanne I think you get more done before breakfast than I do in an entire day. Your string blocks are great.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Gotta love that red and yellow.