Well, I just couldn't say no after all to Lori's Quilt Along. Click here at Humble Quilts to join in the fun! I decided to reward myself for finishing 2 challenge quilt tops recently. Lori picked a wonderful pattern for us, Strawberry Fields.
Here are my first 5 blocks. They are really fun to make!
I already had all this stuff at hand, so getting going was really easy. I bet a lot of you have 1 1/2" strips and 2 or 2 1/2" squares laying around - join us!
I also decided to make it to donate to the NQA for their auction at the annual quilt show in June. Must have been good karma, because yesterday I found our that 2 of my quilts; Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and Hex Vex are going to be in show.
And the best part? Mary and I are going!! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (or click my email in the profile) if you are going to the show in Columbus and would like to meet me and Mary for a cocktail. We can have a little blog-slog.
Today I made Whoopie Pies, which I saw on Jan's blog: Be*mused.
The other day my daughter was reading her blog and came across the whoopie pie post and we decided today was the day. Jan is so talented and fun and I was really excited to make them. Click here for the Whoopie Pie Recipe, from her post.
While I was wrapping them, I accidentally ate one :)
Are they worth a few dirty dishes?
And now for a few photos of coco, my little shadow.
First she helped me with the laundry, by guarding the towel load.
Then she tested out a piece of batting on the floor.
Then she protected some valuable fabric.
then she stood watch over my new quilt top on the ironing board.
What a good puppy.