Thursday, March 15, 2007

More Hearts

A dear, dear friend came over for a sewing date this past Sunday. While she cut, I stitched. We chatted. We ate. We jammed to Missy Elliot and Lil' Kim. Hootie Hoo! It was a modern day quilting bee. Not only was it fun, but it was productive!

Take a look:


With this second batch o' squares, I've got 25 in total. I can hardly believe it. There are some famous swatches here (click on the pic for a closer view) - anyone notice anything familiar? Stacy? Connie? Nicole? Ally? Debi? Barb? There are also special bits and pieces from my cousin, some local pals and my sewing buddy...she and her hubby both gave me a wish. Their heart is in the bottom left corner - they make a cute couple, don't you think?

This weekend I'll take some time to match up some more fabric and start the assembly line again. I'm going to keep on making these hearts until I grow weary of the project - it calls for 77, but I might just make it to 177 at the rate I'm going. I wanted it to be bigger than the original pattern anyway.

Nothing like a fresh batch o' hearts to lift the spirit.


PS - BTW, it has been 10 months since our LID was issued. We've hit the double-digits...and I think that we finally qualify for veteran status at this point.

25 comments:

Kathy and Joel said...

So cute!! It will be so pretty when it is finished. Congrats on your veteran status...we have 3 more months before we can qualify. :(

jk said...

lookin' good sistah!

According to the timelines we were originally qouted, I think you can claim double veteran status at least. keep hangin' in!

atomic mama said...

Wow, you're on a roll. That's awesome. And so are the double digits!!

Stacy said...

Congratulations on making the double digits! That is exciting!

I LOVE you squares. It is going to be such an amazing quilt!

Donna said...

Congrats on the ten months and the squares! The hearts look fantastic

a&mg said...

Your squares rock! Can't wait to see more!

Congrats on the 10--double digits is definitely some progress, right?

C.J. said...

Lovin' the hearts.

Glad you have 10 behind you in the wait, wzvet!

Natalee said...

Looks like it's all coming together! Great work!

new girl said...

The hearts look incredible -- that is a good friend indeed!! I am so excited to see all the hearts as you progress.

You absolutely qualify for veteran status.:) Happy 10 mos.

Irena said...

I love the all, but in this batch i love the one in the top right hand corner the best. Thanks for sharing, Veteran.

Jessi said...

Wow. Ten months AND all those hearts finished. You're moving right along, sister!

Wicked Witch said...

Those looks very cute. Like a pop art picture or something. groovy darling.

Rhonda said...

Happy 10 month LIDiversary! I've got 4 to go before I get there...

Nice squish/squalts :)

Doris & Dan said...

Great work. I have to start ours.

Happy 10 Month LID-iversary!

Keep smilin!

Mark & Michelle said...

Happy 10 months!! Wow!

I am sure you are a veteran now! We have a few (6 1/2) before we are!

What GREAT squares! I can't wait to see the finished product!

Krista said...

I had to crack up about the music selection. Not exactly an old fashioned quilting bee for sure!

Love the pattern.

Happy 10 Months!

Joannah said...

Those look great!

steph said...

I didn't realize you were in social work until I read your comment on my blog.
Do tell more!
I don't meet many, which is strange since there are so many fields of work for sw.
The hearts are looking great. Love your choices in fabric patterns~

Ally said...

I saw the fabric I sent:-)))))) Your quilt is looking lovely, my friend. . . double digits. . . woo hoo! Every day that passes means you are one day closer to your little girl. I can't wait!!

Beth and Shayna said...

Wow, your squares look so amazing! I cannot wait to see the entire quilt all together.

And a little celebration for 10 months. You are doing a great job hangin' in there. Less than 10 months to see Miss Shayna.

kris said...

This is going to be such a wonderful quilt! Loving all those hearts...

And here's to those double digits!!

Kayce said...

Beautiful quilt! If you need a square, I'd love to send one your way!

PS - Congrats on 10 months!

Dannye said...

wow!! quite impressive, the quilting queen you are...and congrats on the 10th LID-versary

Barb said...

Wendy, your quilt is gonna be beautiful! The hearts look amazing.
I do recognize my fabric, but forgot about that one...
I guess we have lucky number three on it's way...sorry I'm so late. Hopefully you can still use it.

Drea said...

that is seriously going to be one beautiful quilt! Jealous still over here!