Friday, February 18, 2011

Can I get a Whoop-Whoop?? Nearing the Finish Line....And A Giveaway?

Hi, all!

It's that time again - are you ready to get (and give) your whoop whoops?  I hope you're planning to link up this week - because I've got a really good reason for you to do it!  Next week, February 25th, there'll be a giveaway (whoop whoop!!!) and if you link up this week, you'll get an extra entry next week!  Spread the word this week about the giveaway next Friday, and you'll get another entry!  Plus you'll get one when you link up next week - so three chances at some really great loot!  I don't have any pictures of the giveaway items to show you, but I will give you a little hint - remember the scene in the forest in the Wizard of Oz?  Imagine if Dorothy, the Tin Man, and the Scarecrow were saying, "Yardage and fat quarters and charms, oh my!"

(((I did have one person ask this week if putting the button on their blog was what I meant by linking up - so if you're new to linky parties, here's the skinny - to link up, you write a blog post or post a picture to flickr of your week's accomplishment.  If it's a blog post, click on the title of the post, then copy the url address in the internet browser.  If it's a flickr pic, click on the pic, then copy the url address from the internet browser.  Come over to the linky party, and at the end of my blog post, it will say something like "You're Next" - click on that, and enter your information in the blanks.  It will also ask you to choose a picture to put on the linky party, and you can choose one from your blog post or your flickr pic.  If any of this doesn't work, e-mail me and I'll try to help you.  And remember, the linky party is open from Friday at 12:01 a.m CST until Saturday at 12:00 p.m. CST - so you have two full days to link up!)))


Most of this week, I've been working on the commission quilt - - and as of Thursday evening, it's close to being a finished flimsy....

Once again, blurry - but I promise
nice clear pictures next week!!

But I also made two pillows for my husband for Valentine's Day, so the week wasn't a total wash!

This one is called Jazz Nights in the City - named for the outer border fabric, which features lots of instruments and the word "jazz" on it.  The patch pieces in the center are architectural prints, so it just seemed to go well with the jazz fabric!  My husband's dearest desire is to go to a jazz club in NYC!

And this pillow is called Rock and Roll at the Orange Bowl - growing up in Miami, my hubby was a huge Dolphins fan (their colors are teal and orange!) back when they played in the Orange Bowl - and he once participated in a rock and roll half-time show there!  

So those are my accomplishments for the week - - - can I get a whoop whoop??


And now it's your turn - show us what you did this week!!  
And don't forget - spread the word about next Friday's giveaway and plan to link up next week, too!

And one more thing - come back here on Sunday to see who's being featured on Surfin' Sunday - it's a great blog, and guess what?  The blogger is offering some goodies to give away!!  You won't want to miss this one!!




domestiCass said...

Hi Sarah, I can't wait to see how your commission quilt turns looks fantastic and I really like the orange bowl pillow. The center fabric is really cool. I didn't get much sewing done this week but I did finish a cape for my niece's 3rd birthday...I think it came out pretty cute. Have a great weekend!

Diane said...

Your 'blurry' quilt is looking great! Love the pillows too!

greelyrita said...

Anyway, Whoop! Whoop! for you!! You did good girl!!

Hey, I just noticed that your orange/blue pillow is the exact colours of the room my quilt is supposed to match!! Cool!..but, it makes me realize that your pillow doesn't match the quilt at all. Therefore, the quilt doesn't match the room. Hmmm My teacher last night said that the purple, being the only solid, either needs a friend (opposite spot on the diamond) or it needs to leave, as it draws your eye too much.

highpitchedbarking said...

Whoop-Whoop! I LOVE the quilt and can't wait to see it clearly. It looks WONDERFUL!

Your pillows look amazing.

beth said...

I look forward to seeing that blurry quilt in focus!!!

P. said...

Your pillows are awesome! I love the names you came up with, they're perfect. Can't wait to see the mystery quilt revealed.

em's scrapbag said...

Love the names of your pillows. Looking forward to seeing the commission quilt.

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

Looking forward to seeing more pics of your commission quilt ~ the pattern looks so fun!

Brita said...

Whoop Whoop! Tryin' to get my Blog set up so I can add a tab and post my Whoop Whoops there. Struggling here :-/ But I did make blocks for "Party on the Block" pattern today, so I'm moving along.

Elizabeth said...

Your pillows are so much fun! Love the quilting and can't wait to see your commission quilt. The colors are intriguing. I think the fuzzy picture adds a bit of suspense. Love it! Thanks for hosting!

xo -El

momto2wasd said...

Whoop-whoop for you!
I'm hoping to have accomplished something by next Friday!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

I'm anxious to see that commission quilt. Looks pretty awesome!
It sounds like it will be fun around here in the next few days! Whoop!

Miki Willa said...

I can't wait to see the commission quilt. I have enjoyed the little hints along the way. I really like the pillows. The second one has some fantastic fabric in the center. It is so colorful and vibrant. Wonderful!

Diane E W said...

Finally back up and online. Can't wait to see the memory quilt. By the way the blurry picture looks it is going to be beautiful.

Ladybird Ln said...

This is my first time linking up to this party! Thanks so much for all the nice comments... Really I am not a novice sewer by any means, and I loved all the encouragement... Thanks for the Whoop-Whoop I needed that!