Thursday, February 25, 2010

SPRING SEWING PARTY

Saturday is the Spring Sewing Party hosted by The Charming Guys & Girls Quilt Club. We will be sewing on a spring project. I have chosen to do a wool table mat which will be sewn to a homespun rectangle. I spent this evening prepping the project so that I can jump in and do the hand stitching on Saturday. I have chosen a pattern by Buttermilk Basin. I have had the pattern for almost two years. I saw the wool mat on a blog in the header around Easter time and decided I had to make one for myself. The chicks are cute! Makes me think of the real baby chicks my childhood girlfriend got one Easter. They were dyed pastel colors. Only one lived and grew to be a rooster. The family donated the rooster to the children's zoo when they moved from the suburbs into the city. I will be posting my progress on the mat on Saturday.

Stop back!
Karen


38 comments:

Melody said...

Cute project! I love your new blog background too!

Unknown said...

That is going to be really cute! Love it!

Danielle said...

Super cute runner! Love the new look of the blog, too!

Colleen said...

That will be so cute!

QuiltSue said...

oh that is so cute, I love it. I also love the quilt on your new header and I'm happy that you knee is feeling so much better that you want to go jumping in. (giggle)

antique quilter said...

love the little table mat, too cute
will look forward to seeing it done
Kathie

Barb said...

Cute chicks....

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

This is going to be really when when it's finished up!

Janet said...

Oh that is super cute, it'll be Easter before too long.

Carol said...

OMG they are CUTE!

Kaaren said...

I love it, Karen! And just in time for Easter too.

Teresa said...

Such a beautiful pattern - The Gifts of Grace. Thank you for providing the link and I think i will be doing that one!

Country Prims said...

Oh, I love it too!! Love the colours. Enjoy:)
Blessings, Shazy x

julieQ said...

Oh, darling!!! The blanket stitching will add so much. Enjoy the sewing party!

Angela said...

That little Easter pattern is so cute! Can't wait to see your progress!

Lori said...

Ah, it's adorable!!
What a cute story. I never heard of dyeing chicks!!

Marie said...

I will be looking forward to see this, I love spring and will be so happy to see and feel it. It was great to talk to you the other day . Take care, Hugs, Marie

em's scrapbag said...

What a fun project. So springy. I look forward to seeing your progress.

Stina Blomgren said...

Sooo cute..
I have joined too.. will sit and cough and sew.. perfect for me... home alone and cant spread my bugs to anyone else..:o)

Karen said...

Very cute Karen. Enjoy the party!

Dixie Howard said...

Your table mat is precious, and how fun to spend the day with friends. Can't wait to see your completed project!

joan said...

Glad you are coming to the party and I can't wait to see those little chicks all done. What a gorgeous project! See you tomorrow.

Darlene said...

Oh, Karen, that's a seriously cute project. See you tomorrow at the party.

Vicki said...

Love the quilt in your title bar. What unusual sashing/cornerposts. Very striking!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

So glad you're joining us in the party fun - looking forward to seeing your pretty projects!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh those little chicks are sooo cute!

SewCalGal said...

I have a meeting in the morning, but I'll be popping by to see how the sew-cial is going and what you are working on. Have fun!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Luv 2 Kreate said...

see you at the party tomorrow :)

Unknown said...

That is really sweet.
I love the new blog look.
I remember the pastel colored chicks at Easter. Never had one, but I remember them just the same.


Katie

Loralynn said...

Darling runner! Can't wait to see your progress!

Cindy said...

This is just too, too cute.

annieb said...

Love your project- very pretty!

Hooked on Quilting said...

Love the chicks!! Great for Easter.


Hope you are having fun at the party!

Ulla said...

Lovely Easter parade.
Ulla

Moneik said...

Cute little peeps!

Barb said...

cutest easter project - ever!!

Jocelyn said...

Oh my goodness, how cute!!! It was a fun party.

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Love the chicks! So cute. Can't wait to see a pic of the finished project.
It was a great party!