Friday, October 30, 2009

sew&tell v.1.0.8. - another one of those weeks

Oh how I wish I could tell you that this lovely is mine, all mine.


photo courtesy of sewtakeahike
But it's not.  It's the lovely and talented Penny's of Sewtakeahike.  This was her big finish for the week and I am so impressed with what she's done here.  This is not your ordinary string quilt!  It took planning, a lot of sewing, and a few hiccups along the way.  But it is absolutely gorgeous!  Please go and see her finish post here.  And then tell her how awesome she is and that she should send the quilt to me that you have really clean teeth (wha??? When she's not sewing up awesomeness she moonlights as a dental hygenist!)

I think it is so cool that this is all made from scraps that she aquired from her bloggy friends!  I'd like to think that orange Amy Butler lotus lily pad you can see there is some I sent her, but I can't remember.  Penny and I forged our little bloggy friendship last year when I offered to send her some hot pepper jelly and we started swapping and emailing and chatting.  I'm so happy to count her among my imaginary bloggy friends!

On a related note:  Penny is also the mastermind behind the FMFF blog - if you love Denyse Schmidt's Flea Market Fancy line you must go check it out.  If you aren't sure what the hype is all about, well then, check out, another dear imaginary bloggy friend's (Dana) finish this week with her lovely FMF wonky log cabin quilt.  Dana, you rock!

I'm sorry I'm not setting a good example (again) by not having anything to share this week.  I'm feeling bad, but I'm also sick (again), my hubby has been out of town all week (again!), and things have just been super busy.  BUT, I do have that dress to finish for next week.  No getting out of that one!  And I have something else 'cooking' that I'll fill you in on later.  It will explain A LOT.

Can't wait to see what you've gotten done! (p.s.  Thanks to all of you who are linking up!  I just realized there are some people who have linked up since I last looked - sorry I didn't get around to commenting sooner!)

If you are new here to sew & tell, here are the few short rules:
1. Link to a post about a finish you had this week (don't just link to your blog, please!)

2. Link back to this post so more peeps can join in the fun! If it is a post from earlier in the week, just please add a note about sew & tell . Now that we have a button this is super easy - you can just cut and paste the html from over there on the right sidebar!

3. Enjoy getting motivated and patting each other on the backs in the comments! This is the funnest part about sew & tell - sharing and inspiring! 

Oh, and if you post after Friday - make sure to leave me a comment so I know to come see you!


 

22 crafty mcCrafters commented:

Rene' said...

Amy, thanks for putting together this Sew & Tell Friday. I am so enjoying it, and it looks like your group of participants grows each week!!! I love what you shared this week. I will definitely go check out her link. Don't feel bad about not having something to share this week. It is HARD to come up with stuff EACH Friday (which is why I like this idea of yours...makes me motivated) and especially hard when you're sick...husband out of town...etc. I am looking forward to seeing your dress next week. Good luck with that. Enjoy your weekend.

Heather said...

So cute, love the quilt. Love the sew and tell friday. It is getting me thinking about new projects, or projects to finish up each week. thanks.

sewtakeahike said...

thanks Amy for the sweet post about the string quilt! I just went over and checked out Dana's quilt, A.mazing. Thanks for the linky poo to it. Dude, I almost cried when I saw it. I'm serious too.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow what an amazing quilt. Thanks for Sew and Tell. I've linked up this time, because I've got something to sew and tell ;-)

Lisa said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I really enjoy Sew and Tell.

beth said...

Love this sew and tell!!! Super cute quilt you're sharing there! good luck on that dress you're working on..can't wait to see it!

Nina...... said...

I love those blocks! So funky and colorful. Maybe my next quilt??? I'm happy to be a pert of this group. It will keep me on my toes each week.

Catherine said...

Love this quilt! Beautiful. Have just joined the Show 'n' tell so hope it will get me motivated to finish something little or big each week. Thanks for organising this Amy.

Heather said...

That is truly gorgeous! I can't imagine how long that must have taken her to finish. Awesome! I'll definitely check out her blog.

This is my second week of Sew & Tell, and I was seriously inspired after visiting everyone last week. Thanks for giving us this forum for sharing, Amy. So, so fun!

allyn said...

i really love that quilt. it is ingenious. and i was wondering what you were talking about with the finish posts everywhere and then i realized it was FRIDAY. how in the world did that happen?
i did sew, but i didn't blog about it. i may get around to it. later.

Laura said...

I agree with Allyn. I was like, What the? It's not Friday. OH MY GOSH IT IS! I really can't wait to see whats cookin'. :) But I didn't sew this week (hand slap). I choreographed hip hop routines instead. Funnest.

Amy said...

I saw Penny's quilt the other day and thought it was awesome. I loved how she quilted all the names on it. Thanks for sew and tell, I think it is so much fun!

I can't wait to see your finished dress!

One Shabby Chick said...

something cookin eh? I'll have to see if my guess is right when you tell us all....and you got this post up so that's accomplishing something!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Is it really Friday!? It has been the longest week and I spaced this too!! Hope you are feeling better soon ;) ;)

KQuiltyBee said...

I love looking at everyone's Sew & Tells! And I love not having the pressure to post about something finished! Just in process is so much more in the moment--thanks.

Sandra Schwab said...

This is the first time I'm taking part in a Sew & Tell. A few weeks ago I started crafting again after a lapse of 18 years or so. By now I'm thoroughly hooked and have bought not only umpteen different books on sewing & embroidery but also a sewing machine. :)

I love looking at other people's projects - it's so inspiring! Thanks bunches for organising the Sew & Tell Fridays; I'm looking forward to visiting new blogs!

Sandra Schwab said...

PS: Love, love, love Penny's quilt!

Colleen said...

My sister participates in sew and tell fridays with regularity, but since I don't sew much, I haven't had anything to add. However, I finished a halloween costume this week and thought I'd post it. I have some curtains I want to get done too. Maybe I can get them done in time for next weeks sew and tell.

Danielle Porter said...

Oh are you cooking something?!? When will it be done cooking? If it is what I think it is, I am super excited for you!

Kimberly said...

That is one of my favorite quilts from the festival! I linked it and am dying to try and make it. I added to Mr Linky today. Sorry it's a day late!

Leslie said...

wow there are so many entries this week...i am really loving this and finding it more motivating than i thought it would be for me. this weeks finish is bittersweet for me, since it is going to be auctioned. this quilt you are showing off this week is so pretty. i am so thrilled my sister got in on the action this week

jaybird said...

what a great quilt... thanks for sharing it with us!! i love the blue flowers as quilting too!

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