Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sewing, partying and more sewing...

I have been busy working on my new Sampler quilt. Since we had 2 snow days this week, I got more done than I would have otherwise. I have the 12 main blocks finished and am working on the alternate blocks. I picked out the border fabrics yesterday after class so have everything I need to finish this quilt. This is another one of the blocks. I love the dainty look of the fan blades.
I had a nice quilt salad when I was finished trimming half square triangles.

I was surprised last night when a dinner outing with my daughters turned into a surprise birthday party for me! They changed the restaurant at the last minute and when I got there I was met with  a group of family and friends  to celebrate. What a surprise! I don't know how they kept it a secret, because this was the 3rd planning of the party. The first 2 were cancelled because of family illness and a family funeral, so I guess 3rd time is a charm. It was great fun! 

Had a great time during UFO day yesterday as well....lots of sewing, and gabbing! I will post more pix of UFO day as well as sampler blocks in the next couple days...need to go sew now!


Vivian said...

I love your "quilt salad." Haven't heard that term before but it's perfect!
Is the fan blade block an original design? I don't think I've seen it before, and it's one I definitely want to remember.

Congrat's on your birthday, Jean. Tricky daughters! It sounds like you have a lovely surprise with family and friends.

Exuberant Color said...

I love that block!! That is one of my favorite yellow batiks too.

Happy Birthday! I'm surprised it was still a secret with 3 plannings too.

Theresa said...

Happy Birthday Jean! Love your block and "salad".

cookie said...

Happy Birthday Jean!!

I love that Fan blade block. Its awesome.


Chris H said...

Wow that block looks difficult!
Well done.
AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY whenever it was/is.