Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Oh Happy Day!

I was finally able to put these fractured pinwheel blocks into a quilt top. I abandoned my obsession with pink and used a blue pindot as setting blocks and a green dotted fabric as the border. I think with quilting it will look fine. Hope to get the back done tonight. Since so many of you asked I'll be putting together a quick tutorial on the fractured pinwheels too.

I'm trying so hard not to start new projects. I am working my way down the WIP list to see if I can get everything to the quilting stage. (I'm psyching up for a marathon quilting when I can get access to my mom's machine again.) I made 16 blocks for the Fashionista quilt. Pictures of that soon. Maybe it will be a top tonight!

Lastly, it's my birthday today. Ran 1.66 miles this morning in 20 minutes. Two days running so far this week. Only did 2 days total last week, arrrg! That's in the past so I'm moving on. I'm off to clean the house. My birthday present to myself. Hope you are having a happy day too!

66 comments:

country mouse said...

Happy happy birthday!!! Hope it is a great one :cD Good for you geting that run in. Like you said, that 2 running days in one week thing is in the past, keep looking forward. You're doing awesome!

em's scrapbag said...

Hope you have a totally awesome b-day filled with everything you love!

Vicki W said...

Happy Birthday! Mine was a week ago today. I'm not running though but I did finally get back on my recumbent bike. Have a great day! I love the fractured pinwheel blocks.

Amelia said...

Happy Birthday...do something fun and laugh all the day...the laughter will add 8 years to your life (or something like that).

For one fun thing - go fabric shopping.

Amelia

Tine said...

Happy birthday!! YAY! You should get yourself something better, than house-cleaning! The quilt is looking wonderful :-)

Lunden said...

Happy birthday! And congratulations on the run. I can't wait to see all of your projects get finished. They are going to be gorgeous.

magikquilter said...

Happy birthday Jacquie.....hope you do whatever you enjoy and that you are spoiled rotten!

Quilt is looking good.

CalicoDaisy said...

Happy Birthday! Wish I could run with you. -- Michele

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Happy Birthday Jacquie!! I hope that you have a very blessed birthday :) You're selection of blue pindot looks great ~ I talked my mom into getting some batting for me while she was here - so I should have my own quilting marathon soon too :)

KateKwiltz said...

Well, happy fit and fun birthday to you! Hope there's wine in there somewhere today as well!

Sew Bee It said...

Happy Birthday! Hope today is filled with many unexpected plaesures:)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Jacquie - HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Good for you. Have a sweet and happy day.

Shannon said...

Happy Birthday!! As far as the cleaning house thing, it's your birthday so you should do what you want. Hey, it wouldn't be my first choice... LOL!!

Lynn said...

Well happy birthday!! And if cleaning floats your boat... have fun!! :)

nclangs said...

Happy Birthday!!! Don't clean too hard! Make sure that you have a fun day in there too!!

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

Happy Birthday to you! We nearly share the same day. Mine was yesterday and cleaning the house was last on my list. Enjoy! I like the blue dots with the pink pinwheels.

Darcie said...

Happy happy day, Jacquie!!! I know you will make the most of every single minute of your day!

Congrats on the running!!! Cheers to a better you!!!

MelissaS said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

ellen said...

Happiest of birthdays to you! I hope your day is filled with joy and love.
It's not my birthday and I definitely don't want to clean house, but I may have to. I can't find my cutting mat. Have you ever known anyone to misplace one? Of course, I am the girl who once lost her vacuum cleaner.
Wishing you the best!

Marie' said...

Do you have a pink obsession, too? Half of my stash is pink, and my husband is always wondering what I am going to do with all that. I am hoping Asha will always love pink.
You totally inspired me, and I have been working out 5x a week for three weeks now. It is amazing how much I can fit in a day when I make that a priority. I feel better.

Meagan said...

Happiest of birthdays to you!

As a novice quilter (I have one block pieced), I can't tell you how much I enjoy reading your blog and keeping up with your projects. You're a true inspiration to a girl who hasn't a clue what she's doing with her needle and thread :)

Alissa said...

Happy happy birthday!! Hope that you have a great day!!

Jackie Russell said...

Happy Birthday!

Blondie said...

I hope you have a fabulous birthday!

Amber said...

Happy Birthday!! I love a clean house too :-)

John said...

Happy Birthday, Jacquie ... from one Tar Heel to another! Today is my twin girls' birthday, too. I'm so glad we've connected this past year -- your work is so motivational and inspiring. I hope there's a lot more to come in the year ahead!

Lucette said...

Many Many Happy Returns of the day Jacquie. And thanks for visiting my blog, you made my day.

Sarah said...

Happy happy birthday! i wish more than a clean house for your birthday : )

driftwood said...

happy happy birthday!
clean the house - wouldn't it be more of a present if someone did it for you....... wishful thinking I guess. hope you have a truly lovely day. xx

Linn said...

Happy birthday! Ours are only a few days apart. Love the quilt and totally understand about the WIP pile!

audreypawdrey said...

Happy, happy birthday! I love how the quilt is turning out, too. I think I need to finish my pile of wip before I start a new one, but I just keep getting distracted. Maybe I need some blinders...

nicolette said...

Happy Birthday Jacquie!! Enjoy your day!!

I hope to get back into the exercise groove tomorrow!

Selina said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Rebekah said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day and all of your quilting projects :0

Frogdancer said...

Happy birthday! We (almost) share the same birthday. (I'm the 6th).
Hope you have a lovely day.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Sending lots of birthday wishes your day! Hope your day is a lovely one.

I love the blue pindot you used on your quilt - finishes it off perfectly!

ROZ said...

Happy Birthday. And great fractured blocks, too.

Julie said...

Happy Birthday Jacquie!

TLC said...

Happy Birthday!!!

MichelleB said...

Well, Happy Birthday! And the quilt looks fabulous (as usual). I'm trying to finish what I have started before I move on, but I'm just not inspired to finish it, so I'm not doing much. Good for you for being good.

AJ said...

Happy Birthday! I'm going shopping on mine. (Friday!!!)

Love the little quilt, I am always amazed by your work. You always do something a little unexpected but turns out tottaly awesome! You are definately an inspiration to me (running and quilting).

Sequana said...

Happy Birthday! 21 again, huh?

It's finally cool enough around my place to think of quilting again, so I know what you mean about a stack of tops lined up, waiting.

This one of yours is really cute.

upstateLisa said...

Hey Jacquie, happy birthday! Hope you have a great day!

mau said...

Happy Happy B-Day...Hey 2 days is better than nothing. Good for you. Can't wait for that tutorial. I'm also working hard on my first quilt, hopefully I will be done, and finish also a wallhanging I'm doing.

Wendy said...

First...I am loving this quilt...love those itty bitty flowers...I think I had those sheets when I was in college. Why did I get rid of them? Second, Happy Birthday and third...wooooohoooo on your run! What a great way to ring in your birthday!! Wendy www.therunningquilter.blogspot.com

Karen said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY JACQUIE, DEAR. Hope you've had a GREAT day! HOORAY for tutorials. Looking forward to yours. I love the pink, blue, and green together;)

amandajean said...

happy birthday, my friend! I hope you have had a good day.

Victoria said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you had a great day!

Tina said...

Happy Birthday!

Jackie said...

Love the Blue Polka dots! Happy Belated birthday!!!! I hope your day definitely consisted of more than cleaning house. I hope you had some me time. By the way, keep on running! Exercise it does a body sooooo good!

QuiltedSimple said...

Love the blue with the pink! Happy birthday - and good for you in keeping up on your running!
Kris

kat said...

sorry I'm a day late, but hope you had a fabulous birthday!! -
a regular lurker,
kat

henny said...

Happy happy burthday to you...
What a lovely present you had for yourself :)

Joyce said...

Happy Birthday! Love your quilts.. looks like you are an addict as well. My feet won't be running but my sewing machine will!

Exuberant Color said...

I'm a day late but Happy Birthday anyway. I had to laugh when you said you were going to clean your house. that is what I always want to do too. I guess it is starting the new year off right or something.

iknitipurl said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Keep up with the running. (I should be taking my own advice here, LOL.) Soon you'll be running a few miles a week and won't even notice.

Gail :) said...

Happy Birthday! a day late, but special wishes no the less.

Amy said...

Good for you Jacquie! Happy happy day!

judy said...

Happy belated birthday, Jacquie!! I hope it was spectacular!! (and of course, I love the fractured pinwheels! The use of blue is perfect)!!

ivyarts said...

Happy B-day to a fellow Virgo. Hope you had a great day.

Colleen said...

Happy Birthday Jacquie!! I hope you had a great day! Oh, how exciting about your son's show!! I hope you do a post on it and let us know if he has a CD. My boy's band made a CD at our community college when they were 14 (2 years ago) --though it's quite rough, it was a blast and such a great learning experience for them.

Great job with your running also!!

Meagan said...

I forgot to comment yesterday, BUT I had been puzzling over your fractured pinwheels before and was going to suggest green polka-dot-ish fabric to tie it together--and you read my mind! It's looking lovely.

simplysewn said...

Happy Birthday! Having a clean house always makes me happy, too.

Katherine said...

Belated Happy Birthday, Jacquie!
Hope you enjoyed your special day and that the rest of your week has been great.

bettyninja said...

Happy late Bday to you! Hope you had a great day. Wanted to also say thanks for starting everyone off by posting such a wonderful block for the virual quilt bee. It came out so fabulous! I love your use of the fabrics. I know this one will be hard for everyone- so thanks for the great inspiration

MightyMom said...

well, happy birthday! love the way this one turned out!! looks great.

I really like that green border.

All my "new idea" quilts end up on my ever growing WIP (or UFO in my mind) list.....will get done sometime...when I'm 109.

I haven't been around cuz I lost my bookmarks and you haven't left me a comment in awhile