"Buttons and patches and the cold wind blowing,
The days pass quickly when I am sewing"
~Author Unknown

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Happy in two's!

That is me on this Sunday evening! Happy in two's as the animals are ready to enter Noah's Ark. My first UFO is finished for 2010. This one was a fun way to start a new year of quilting. As I mentioned, I created a charm quilt out of these stitchery blocks. It contains 138 different fabrics. Thanks so much to Lynette for a very fun stitchery set!

And since I count a quilt as really finished only when I have sewn on the label, I did that the moment I finished the binding. Now I have my first of six UFOs completed for my yearly goal. Reason for a happy dance indeed.

Enjoy a child's rhyme about Noah and the animals and have a great Sunday!

Now in come the animals two by two
Hippopotamus and kangaroo.
Now in come the animals three by three
Two big cats and a bumble bee
In come the animals four by four
Two through the window and two through the door.
In come the animals five by five
Four little sparrows with their red breasts white

Well, here come the animals six by six
The elephant laughin' at the monkey's tricks
In come the animals seven by seven
Four from home and the rest from heaven.
In come the animals eight by eight
Some was on time but the others was late
Now in come the animals nine by nine
Some was a'shoutin' and some was a'cryin'.

In come the animals ten by ten
Five black roosters, five black hens
Now Noah says, "Go shut that door
The rain's started droppin' and we can't take more."


Nancy said...

Now that is one cute quilt and the little rhyme to go with it is too.
It looks great and a quick finish after you found it in your move of many boxes. LOL.
Love you, Mom

Sonja said...

Wat is deze quilt mooi geworden! En inderdaad nu de spelden eruit zijn, is het mooi vlak. Een goed begin van 2010!

Carolien said...

Can I see this one coming Thursday, pleeeaaase? It looks great with all those little pieces of fabric. As colourful as creation itself! Congratulations on your first finish of 2010. Is there a snail in your Arc? No, can't be, that snail is me and I am here, I didn't even reach the Arc because of my fabulous speed LOL
Have a good night & hugs, Carolien

P.S. Yes, the ride on bike ket me warm except for my feet, as usual. Really needed that second pair of socks, I know it's silly ;)

hazel c UK said...

Your Noah's ark quilt is beautiful Heidi and I love the outside border makes me think of stepping stones leading to the ark.

1 down 5 to go I wonder what will be next.

Hazel (UK)

Pondside said...

Just beautiful, Heidi. You're inspiring! Perhaps this is the year I'll finish my 1990 project!

DonnaTN said...

Your first 2010 finish is a sweet one! I love all the colors in the border and am amazed at the work involved!

Anonymous said...

It's a wonderful little finished quilt!! Wishing you a fun week!!

angelasweby said...

Heidi It's lovely.
Congratulations on finishing it. I love the way you have put it together and especially adore that pretty yellow spotty fabric. it makes the whole quilt feel as if it's surrounded by a sunny glow.
Angela xx

Kaaren said...

Congratulations on your first finish for 2010, Heidi...and what a beauty it is! I love the scrappiness of it.

I'm wondering what will come next?

martine said...

Goed begin van het jaar.

Anonymous said...

WOW, it is beautiful!! I adore the backing fabric, too, it is so pretty! You are well on your way to getting those UFO's finished!!
diane in MI

Siobhán said...

Wow, Heidi, it is gorgeous!! Definitely worth the wait. Congrats on getting a WIP finished up!

Nic said...

That quilt is gorgeous! Congratulations on finishing your first UFO

Barb said...

Wow what a wonderful start to the New year Heidi, it is so lovely , I do admire the lovely quilts that are made but have not got the confidence to cut out and make one myself. Loved the little ryhme too,look forward to seeing the next project!!!

Saskia said...

O, You are on a roll.
It's really a cute quilt.
Great job on your first finish, still 5 to go.....

Annemarie said...

How lovely it was to read allllll of the posts I missed, Heidi! My goodness, you've been a busy lady, haven't you? Your Noah quilt is beautiful, and I must say I really, really like your Mary Poppins!

I hope you and Jos and Dagi are well. We have a little friend for Pantoef now. She's a Cornish, Heidi!

corry said...

Now, that's a happy dance! I absolute love your Noah's arc quilt, great finish!

Anneke said...

This is a very charming quilt! Love the way you finished it, with the colored border.

We had a sermon in our church about the story of Noach's ark Sunday afternoon, isn't that a nice coincidence?

Only 5 more UFO's to go...

mainely stitching said...

That's a great finish, and a fun poem that I'd never heard before. Take care, and I hope you have a great week ahead of you!

Christine said...

Its gorgeous, congratulations on a great finish!

onlymehere said...

Woohoo! I really like it. I actually have a Noah's ark stitchery that I started years ago that isn't finished. It's not on my goal list for the year though but good for you to check one item off your list this early in the year!

Tammy said...

Congrats on your finish Heidi a beautiful one indeed!

Hazel said...

Beautiful quilt Heidi. I love it. xx

Teri said...

Great finish! What a wonderful way to start the New Year!

Roberta said...

Nice Finish Heidi, good start for the new year.