Wednesday, April 29, 2009

three and a few answers


my little girl turns 3 today. (or "flee" as she says.) i wish i could bottle her up. she is such a delightful little girl. i love her so much. my dear friend Linda sent this adorable dress for her birthday. how cute is that?!?!? thank you so much, Linda.

now, for a few answers about the quilt along.

the start date was technically Monday, but if you haven't started yet, you can start today. (a few days difference is no big deal.) also, if you would rather make 7 in a week, that's perfectly fine. AND, there is no penalty for falling behind. :) a few people mentioned making a smaller version, which sounds perfect, too. just have fun with it!

a few thoughts on the color selection...and this is just my 2 cents....since there is white sashing in the quilt, you can throw almost any fabric into the mix and it should work. (white sashing does wonders!) the only thing i would recommend is to make sure that the two colors in each block have plenty of contrast. you want to be able to read each fabric easily. now i'm off to make my 9 patch for the day...have a good one!

70 comments:

Shanna said...

Your daughter is precious!! Happy birthday to her...3 is a great age :o) My little one is 3 1/2 and I want to keep her that small. Can't wait to start the 9 patches...great way to use up the scraps!!

Evelyn said...

Happy birthday to your little one! Love the dress! My daughter just turned 3 a few weeks ago, and it really is such a fun stage. :-)

Bison Girl said...

Happy birthday to your cutie!

I'm starting my 9-patches tonight :) I'll try and catch up.

rachel griffith said...

awww.
happy birthday to your little sweetheart.
:D

Mushyhed said...

What a cutie and love her dress! I hope she has a wonderful birthday!

heather said...

Happy B-day!! I just told someone today that it was her birthday! Three! WOW!!! Can't believe it!

DIDI said...

In Spain we say "when children are small you just want to eat them, and when they grow up you regret you hadn't".........
so happy birthday to your little princess!

One question (and I HAVE looked all over your blog for the answer but didn't find it), which white fabric do you usually use for your sashing?

I'll be on the "7 once a week" list!

Thanks a lot

Hip Mama Crafts said...

Happy Birthday to A! Wow! She is getting so big! And cuter every day! We should meet at the park on a sunny day!

amandajean said...

didi,

i use bleached muslin for sashing.

aj

angela said...

3 is just wonderful, isn't it! My littlest guy is 3 1/2 and I would stick him in a bottle, too.

Happy, fun, flee birthday!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to your sweet little girl.My youngest grandaughter is flee,so great.Wig.

AnneElizablog said...

Happy flee day!

I've made 5 blocks so far. Trying to use up some smaller scraps in my stash.

Aimee said...

Your daughter is adorable - happy birthday little one! Beautiful dress, too!

amanda said...

happy birthday to a!

Needled Mom said...

Happy birthday to such a pretty little girl.

V and Co. said...

happy birthday!

Linda said...

Happy birthday little A! Glad you like the dress. It was a lot of fun to make.

Betty said...

what a cutie...Happy birthday!
a friend just shared your blog with me and I want to quilt along with your 9 patch, too!

CJ said...

Happy Birthday sweetie!!

CJ said...

Another question on the quilt - do you have any 'rules' for your own quilt such as no fabric is repeated? or something along those lines?? I have never done anything like this and would like it to look GOOD when it is done. Do we JUST focus on the 9 patch blocks right now?

Grandma Ciffer said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet little girl. They grow up quick.

Shawn said...

Happy Birthday to your little sweetheart, she will be sweet forever mine is and she just turned 23, an environmental chemist graduating on Saturday.

jacquie said...

thanks...i'm starting tonight.

Staci K. said...

Happy Birthday to your little angel! Today is also my best friend's birthday - it's the big 4-0 for her! :)

rosewillow.org said...

Your daughter is so precious! My little one is now 7 -- can't believe how fast they grow! A question on the sashing -- is it against the rules to use another colour besides white? I'm sewing from stash and would rather not buy anything new unless I really need to. Thank you! Dianne B. in England

Gram said...

Oh how cute. And how sweet. I love the I flee! My grandbaby will be one in May. I am enjoying the quilt along. Haven't had a chance to take photo's yet.
Thanks for the quilt along.
Smiles,
Gram

Em said...

So sweet! I love that dress on her. My son will be three in June and he's just now realized that he can tell other people.

In the grocery store this morning to a random passerby: "Hi! I'm Anderson, I'm gonna be three in June!" of course he says "thee" for 'three'... This age is so cute!

Lavinia said...

Happy birthday to your daughter! She´s beautiful and I think 3 is the perfect age, I remember when my brother was 3, he was so cute and sweet!!! He kissed and hugged everyone all the time, now he´s 16 and he´s so unsociable!! haha... But I love him =P
About the quilt, I was planning to make a bigger version, queen size for my bed, but I´ve never done a quilt that big and I´m a little hesitant...

Kelli said...

Happy Birthday to your little one!

I'm sure glad that super scrappy is ok! That's my whole point in doing this :)

Kim said...

I love three too. My 3 year old is sitting on my lap right now! She will be 4 in two months and I can already tell that I am really going to miss three! : ) I am working on the 9 patches and I have two done and three more cut. I love it so far! Just one question, how many extra squares do we need of each fabric to make up the scrappy border? I have started a pile of 2 or 3 extra from each fabric to set aside to make the borders. You mentioned yardage in your original post but do you have a number of squares figured out? Thanks so much for hosting this sew-a-long! It is my first that I have actually participated in and it is so much fun!

Libby said...

Happy Birthday A.! I cant wait to start!

littlebluecottage said...

I'm loving this quilt-along! Thank you so much for suggesting it and hosting it. I have 2 1/2 inch squares everywhere.

I don't think I'll be using white sashing, but I'll definitely be using a lighter shade for contrast as you suggested. Though, I think I love lots of white in a quilt just as much as you do. But, sometimes I want something different.

Tina

Shari said...

Little girls are the best! Happy Birthday!

Little girls grow up to be good friends - mine did!

dotti white said...

Your little angel is precious! I hope you enjoy every moment--the time goes so fast! The dress is very sweet! I'm excited about the quilt along, too!

connie said...

What a cutie. Happy Birthday! My babies are 22 and 19. Oh, I miss them being flee. That was a great age.

I have 4 9-patches made. This is great......

Philigry said...

ah, three! they grow too fast! i am doing a fabric give away on my blog, if you want to come on over!

Amy Jo said...

Happy Birthday to sweet A!! I can't believe it's been 3 years already. She is so precious!! Have a happy celebration!! Miss ya!

Mama Urchin said...

Happy Birthday!

Jodie said...

happy birthday to your little girl. my baby is 5 this year!

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! The dress looks so cute on her.

Terriaw said...

Happy "tree" as we used to say when we were little kids! I think I'm already behind in the one-a-day so I will try to get caught up and share my progress.

nicola said...

happy birthday!!
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

Krista said...

I'd like to join the quilt along!
Krista

Alison said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet little one!

I am very excited about your quilt along. I dug out lovely fabrics today!

Isa said...

congratulations.
I hope you all have a great day.

nicolette said...

Happy Birthday to your gorgeous little girl!

Wanda said...

How adorable she is...such a happy smile...one of those smiles that lights up her face...and the room! I sure smiled just looking at her smile!

Corrie said...

happy birthday miss 3! my big girl turns 3 in may and makes me laugh everyday! its little lady age!

One Flew Over said...

Happy Birthday little one! My little girl is 3 on Sunday...where has the time gone?

becca said...

count me in- thx!!

Liz said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful flee year-old!

Regi said...

happy birthday to your little one... what a lovely age!

~Regi

The Calico Cat said...

We already started? Where the heck was I?

Now I will be nose to the sewing machine - sometime...

wa-bound said...

Happy Birthday to your three yr old. She is adorable. My grandson, Aiden turned 7 on the 29th. He is a sweetie also. Count me in for the 9-Patch. I wanted to let you know that I thought your boys matching quilts were awesome.

Breezy Bree said...

I have a flee year old too :) Although mine missed the terrible two's and is having the terrible threes !!!
I am making a scrap quilt for my sew along, I just need a cream fabric for the sashing etc...
Karen

Shannon said...

Count me in ~ the quilt your friend made is so inspirational. I just love the look of scrappy quilts made with white sashing.

Lucy said...

Oh she is a cutie! Treasure these days (and I'm sure you do)..it goes by soooo fast. My once 3yr old turns 30 soon.

Мария Доричева said...

Happy birthday to your daughter from Russia! And to you, Amanda, as well! Happy quilting! Thank you for your blog!

denitza said...

Happy Birthday, little girl!

Gail :) said...

Happy Birthday to your little cutie! Three is a wonderful age! I guess I am off to make blocks. Time to play catch up already LOL!

Thimbleanna said...

Happy Flee to Mini-CrazyMom!!! She's sure a cutie! I can't wait to get started on my blocks!

Simone de Klerk said...

Happy birthday with your little girl! I'm starting my 9 patch tomorrow. Looking forward to it!

Jensmom said...

Happy Birthday to your Beautiful Girl. My little guy is 2 and my how fast the time goes. Please add me to your quilt along. Sounds like fun!

QuiltedSimple said...

Count me in - I think I have some fabric in my stash
Kris

DIDI said...

Thanks!

our shabby cottage said...

My niece was 4 the other day and for the past year being 3 she always used to say that she was "flee"!! We are going to miss that , it was so cute! Happy Birthday to Miss "Flee".

Rebekah said...

Happy birthday! She looks so cute and happy here :)

I'm going to be doing lots of cutting this weekend in preparation for the quilt along

Oiyi said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! It goes by fast. That dress is so cute on her.

lera said...

Happy birthday, Sweet Lady A!!! Three is a good year.

Allison said...

Please add me to the list-I have 14 done so far. I dropped out of the second sew-a-long but hope to finish those squares someday.

I know I'll finish this one because I have no problems with squares.

Happy Late B-Day to your daughter. My daughter turned 3 on Monday.