Wednesday, January 12, 2011


You can't help but feel like an 8 year old kid when you find out

you don't have to go to work!

Even better I had not one inkling to go sledding today.

After I dug out a bit and took the kid to the train . . .

(she had to work, you can imagine the looks)

I hussled up to my sewing room to get started.

I received Tonya's book, Word Play Quilts, right before Christmas
and haven't had a chance to try the letter blocks yet.
My first letter project was my name of course!
Four letters and not too hard.
I can't wait to start a whole wordy quilt.
Now to decide what it will say . . .

Then I set to work on my disappearing nine patch commission.

I made all the blocks, 99 total
and laid them out on my guest bed.
It is looking mighty fine.
I actually pieced the whole top after I took this picture.
Now to figure out a border. It needs to be a bit bigger.

I'm so glad that for once I cut tons of fabric for this project.
I think I can make a whole other quilt!
I have a hard time giving away my quilts,
I'll want one for me too.

How did you spend your snow day?
Warm and cozy I hope.


  1. LOVE the disappearing 9 patch...I'd have a hard time giving that away too!! Fabulous!

  2. Fantastic 9 patch.
    Love your name and the colors. Looking forward to seeing what the next words will be.

  3. I just got my book....think I will try my name too. Love the quilt!

  4. Isn't word play fun? Your name turned out great! Love the D9P. Great fabrics.

  5. woohoo, your name is fabulous. glad you had fun!

  6. Loving your D9P and how cool you cut enough pieces to make one to keep.