Does it seem like Fridays come a lot sooner on holiday weeks? I really had to scamper today to get something to post for Whoop Whoop Friday - but I'm ready, finally! Of course, it decided to rain just about the time I got things ready for pictures, so you'll have to suffer with bad pics - sorry!
First of all, today I quilted the Great American Jelly Roll Race quilt that I pieced last week. I found a great piece of fabric I bought from Connecting Threads for the back - it's a beautiful blue water print, and really works well with the front! And a bright two-tone green stripe for the binding...
I'll still be sewing the binding down tonight after I finish this post, but such is the penalty for being the one who hosts the Friday party!! But it should be done by tomorrow morning....
And now I have a little story to tell you. About a year and a half ago, when we started sewing classes at church, I suggested to a new friend of mine (Kathy) that she might like to come join us. She told me that she couldn't sew, and she had proof! She took a sewing class once, and after seeing how she was doing, the teacher said, "You know, you can buy things ready made!" Well, that really set me off, and I finally talked her into coming to class. Since then, she's not only learned to sew, she's made three quilts! She's now my go-to person when someone tells me they'd love to come, but they can't sew - she's my proof that they can!
I tell you this because I had some things come up that are going to keep me from teaching the little girls how to make a quilt next week during summer camp. I started to cancel, but then thought I'd ask my sewing sisters if any of them could step up and take it over for me. Imagine my surprise and utter delight when Kathy called me up right away to tell me that she'd be glad to do it! I feel like such a proud quilt-mama!! Not only does she now sew, but she feels confident enough to teach others!!!
So that's why I finished this quilt today, and will deliver it to church tomorrow along with this beautiful pile of jelly rolls....
...put together for us by the lovely Marita of The Quilter's Path, our new local quilt shop in Mount Juliet. (You can read more about her shop here!) This way Kathy will not only have the supplies, she'll have a sample to show the girls what they will be creating. I just know they're going to make some beautiful quilt tops for the quilt ministry!!
So that's my whoop whoop for the week - not just the quilt, but the awesomeness of my friend Kathy!!
Now it's your turn to share - what have you been working on this week? Remember, it doesn't have to be a finish - just let us know what you're proud to have accomplished!!