Happy Father's Day & WIP :)

Bonjour everyone:) and Happy Father's Day:)!!!!

Have you made something for your loved ones?? Here in Greece, it's not a common celebration, so unfortunately I haven't made anything for my dad!!! But I've seen so much inspiration on blogs lately about father's day gifts! I wish I had the time to make him something... Well maybe it'll be a belated gift!!!

So, I delivered the sprocket pillow to my cousin on Friday evening. She loved it!!! But Love (my little niece) seemed to love the pillow more!!! Her mom uploaded a photo with Love trying to sit up on the pillow on fb!!! The cutest baby on a cute pillow:) Just darling!!! I'm in sew-heaven!!! If you wanna take a look, just search sewhappiness on facebook... you'll find me there too!!!:)  you can just check the like box on the right column:) and you'll see what I'm talking about:)

Anyway, I've been cutting away yesterday early in the morning!! I've started working on Love's growth chart!!! I've  cut almost 30 1 1/2'' squares out of 72!!! There's a lot more to cut!! Here's a little peep on those little squares...

But then my mom came along, and we went for some shopping!!! We have a wedding on July 16th, and a dress for me {that fits} was desperately needed!!! We had a great day together downtown!!  When we returned home, she asked me again about the Quilt Along, and when would this start!! I checked and realized that Leila had already posted since Friday her first tut on the log cabin {you can find it here}. I jumped right in!!! And yes!!! I managed to make my first log cabin block!!! I think it turned out great... although I have second thoughts on the fabric I chose for strip 10. Wanna see it??

It took me almost three hours to finish it!!! But it was worth it:) What do you think, I would love to read your opinions!!!
Leila, has also a flick group about the Skill Builder Quilt. Just joined the group pool and uploaded my block.

Sewing plans for this week:)
- A pillow for a little boy, ordered from a friend at work.  I'll be using Happier Fabrics for this... I wish I could make him a sprocket pillow or maybe I could applique, sailing boats, or animal figures!!! I have to check with my friend tomorrow on this, I realize now that I don't even know how old this boy is!!
- Continue working on the growth chart for Love!!
- Start on the Life Quilt for my other cousin who's getting married on July. She's expecting a little boy!!! I thought this would be a perfect gift for her wedding!!
- Start on the bag from Beth's sew along!!! I'm in desperate need of a cute bag!! Today I think she'll be posting about zippers!!!uuugghhhh!!! 

I'm gonna be sew busy yet another week ;)

Hope you have a great Sunday whatever you do!!!


  1. That growth chart is in my list of things to do, I also have a wedding to go to on the 16th and I'm joining the skill builder quilt-a-long (my fabrics have not arrived yet though so haven't actually started) how funny, so much in common. I've just discovered your blog, it's lovely, I follow you on google reader. If you get time then check mine out www.lawsonandlotti.blogspot.com

  2. Oh Eleni you block is so darling! I love the colors! I am going to start the beg sew-along too. I didn't realize it had a zipper though. I am no good at zippers. You have some super fun projects coming up I can't wait to see them!

  3. I'm behind on the quilt along already. I was staring at my fabric trying to think of what would make a good log cabin, when I realized the whole quilt is sampler blocks and i can just make everything scrappy. I'm hoping to squeeze this in today at some point - I do love log cabins (and if I fall behind at the beginning it will be a reason for me to not do it at all, and I don't want that to happen.

  4. I am visiting from the hop! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would follow me back! thanks so much!

  5. I love the log cabin block!!! and can not wait to see the growth chart completed.

  6. Your log cabin block looks great! I'm hoping to get mine done today!

  7. Sounds like a very busy house you live in...so glad you got to spend time your your mom...they are so special!

  8. If I didn't have so much on my plate already I would love to do the skill builder QA!
    One of the gals in our sewing club at church does a lot of the log cabin.


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