Sunday, January 24, 2010

Class, cottages and birthday weekend

Yesterday was the Double Four Patch class. I got pix of 2 of the quilts in progress, and will get the third next week when we continue. It is always fun to see what people will do and how the color choices really change how it looks. Dianne used 2 that were negative/positive.

Diana used more than one for her light.

Today is my birthday and I have pretty much been celebrating all weekend. Friday night my 2 daughters that live here took me out to eat and gave me an Ottlite. I was pretty excited as I have wanted one for a long time. Last night my hubby surprised me with a cake and gift card to Best Buy (love to shop there!). Today I am meeting my S & B group to sew and chat. We were supposed to meet last week, but it was so foggy and nasty out we postponed. Should be a fun day. This is the group I have been exchanging cottages with, so we will exchange for the last time.

After class last night I worked on my cottages, deciding on the line-up and where the trees would go. I decided to line them up sort of in order by season. I got the first 2 rows sewn together.

I am filling in with strips in between the houses where necessary so that the rows all turn out the same size since the trees aren't the same size as the cottages. I am swapping with 2 others, but have more cottages because some of the ladies in the class swaps have made some for me. Aren't they sweet. So I think after today I will have 27. For the layout I have planned I will need to make one more. They are fun and easy to make, so that won't be a problem.


Judi said...

I love your house and tree quilt you are so talented. The gals in your class are doing a great job but then again they have a great teacher to teach them. HAPPY BIRTHDAY I hope you get a little choclate today have fun with your friends.

arlette said...

Happy Birthday Jean, hope you have a great day!!!!, love the sweet cottages and the trees!, it's going to be a great quilt!

Exuberant Color said...

Happy Birthday!

I like the positive/negative double 4 patch.

You are going to end up with a good size quilt with your cottages.

Vivian said...

Happy Birthday to you, Jean.
Great presents!
I always enjoy seeing progress your classes are making.
Sweet houses and trees. It's going to be an adorable quilt.

Pat said...

Happy Birthday, Jean!!!

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Barb said...

Happy Birthday.

Love how your houses are coming out!!

Fiesta said...

Happy Birthday Jean. You will love your new light. I need to use mine more often.
Og I love those cottages and trees.

Amy at Funny Farm Creations said...

Very nice, I love the trees.... I can't wait to see it all finished. Hurry up will you.....

Love 2 Quilt said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEAN! Sounds like you had a good time celebrataing. I love your little houses.

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