It's Friday again - feel like whooping it up?? I certainly do - as you read this (if it's still Friday!) I'm exploring Paducah, KY!! I've never been there before, even though it's just a few hours up the road from me, but I suppose that's good - because until about a year ago, I wasn't really a quilter! Something tells me I'll be able to find something to do there..... ;-)
I've been overwhelmed this week with everyone's response to my quilt "In Winter Snows" and requests for (free) copies of the pdf pattern. If you missed out on this, and want to get a copy, just ask for it in a comment and I'll e-mail it to you. I'm so glad you all like it!! Thank you for the little (*ok, huge!) boost of encouragement!!
And now, I need to tell you a little bit about my whoop whoop entry today. One of the ladies in my sewing group, Sherry, took the directions for a sudoku quilt and started one on her own, at home. It was her first quilt - and she didn't know yet about rotary cutters and rulers and mats, so she cut all her pieces by hand. Remember those days? Anyway, combine hand cut pieces and first quilting experience, and her finished nine-patch blocks were a *little* out of square. Looking at them, we couldn't find any way to square them up without cutting off significant amounts of fabric, so we decided to trim them in a wonky style..... and hence the title of my post today. When life hands you lemons, you make.....
I am absolutely in love with this "wonky" version of the traditional sudoku quilt pattern! And I never would have thought of doing it, except that we needed to save those blocks! And it seems only appropriate that it is made with very bright, cheerful girly prints - I just know that someday our quilt ministry will need just this quilt for a young girl who will be blessed and comforted by it! So give a big whoop whoop to Sherry, for the lucky chance that had her first quilt become something new and exciting!! I can't wait to see what she does for her second quilt....
So now it's your turn!
What crafting magic did you work this week?
Remember - it doesn't have to be a finish -
Just something you're happy with!
And you've got until Saturday night
at midnight, CST to link up - - -
PS - Just a reminder - please try to mention the linky party and link back to this post in your blogpost, so others can join in the fun!!