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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Birthdays, hexies and doll quilts...

Happy Birthday to ME
Happy Birthday to ME
Happy Birthday dear ME
Happy Birthday to ME!!!

Today was also my Grandmother Campbell's Birthday and for two whole days I will be FOUR years older than my darling and favorite brother, Thomas.

Today I am wearing one of Grandma's rings. It's very delicate so I don't wear it more than once or twice a year. It has our birthstone (garnet) and an opal.

Back in December when I started reading Julie's blog at http://quiltjewelry.blogspot.com/ I printed out a page of her hexie pendants and told Mom that was what I wanted for my Bday. I never thought I would get one because she asked me why I didn't want it for Christmas (too late to submit request as far as I was concerned) and what if she had already bought my Bday gift. After Christmas I said something about Bday/gifts and she said she wrapped "everything" for Christmas (we often got bigger gifts that were half Xmas/Birthday as kids). BUT, lo and behold I went to Mom and Dad's for Bday dinner Sunday and there was a large box. It was mostly stuffed with garbage bags but on the bottom was a hexie pendant in my favorites of purple/green/gold!!! Whew - now I don't to get the hexie tattoo we were joking about ;)

I've also taken to reading Kathleen's blog at http://sentimentalquilter.blogspot.com/ after I bought one of her books. A lot of her quilts (she has 4 books) are doll quilts and for 2012 she is doing a doll quilt-a-long. Each month she will pick a doll quilt and then we have a chore to do each week so that by the end of the month we should have finished it. Week #1 is picking fabric, #2 is piecing the blocks, #3 is adding sashing and borders and #4 is quilting and binding.

This 17" quilt top was pretty much from stash, including all the block pieces from my strip bins. I have enough of the border and sashing fabrics to use for the binding - which would you choose? The back will probably be a FQ out of my stash as well and I'm thinking of machine quilting fans on the quilt for that old timey feel.


Denise :) said...

♪♫ Happy birthday ♪ to YOU! ♫♪
♫♪ Happy ♪ birthday to YOU! ♪♫
♪♫ Happy birthday dear ♪ Sarah!!!! ♫♪
♫♪ Happy ♪ birthday ♪ to ♪ YOU!!! ♪♫
♪♫ And many more . . . !!!!! :)

I love your ring ... opal is my birthstone and garnet is one of my favorite birthday gemstones outside my own. Yay!

I like the lighter fabric you used for sashing as your binding; I like contrast. Have a GREAT day!!!! :)

Denise :) said...

Oh and I meant to say that the Hexie pendant is darling ... and looks even more painstaking to make than your string blocks. LOL! :)

Janet O. said...

Happy Birthday, Sarah, whenever it was!
I love your grandmother's ring. It is beautiful--I love how vintage it looks!
I'm thrilled that you got a hexie pendant. I hinted that I wanted one for Christmas as a key chain, but no one took the hint. When I won her giveaway last year, I loved the pin so much I eventually bought two more. : )
It will be fun to see your doll quilt each month. Fun idea, but I am going to stick to the little quilt patterns I bought from Lori Smith. I need to remember I bought them to make them, not just store them. But I know I won't get one made each month!

Michelle said...

My Dads birthday was the 16th.
The hexie pendant is gorgeous too.
A hexie tattoo...you wild thing !!Lol.

Connie said...

Happy Birthday Sarah! Your grandmother's ring is beautiful and I love, love the hexie pendant! I have visited that site and they are so neat! Enjoy!