It's Friday again - are you ready to get your whoop whoop on? I am!! I can't wait to see what everyone's been working on this week!
Here's a special project I worked on this week...
This pretty little quilt will be going to a little five year old girl in New Orleans. She already had a brain tumor, and has recently been diagnosed with another one. She turns six next week, and we're hoping to get the quilt to her for her birthday!
The pattern is a simple disappearing 9-patch, but I think it turned out really nicely!
In this picture you can see the quilting - random meandering, but with hearts in each of the yellow squares. And the backing is a nubby piece of white linen from my grandmother's stash - it washed up so soft! Scrappy binding finishes it off!
I also made a couple of surprises for my granddaughter, who has all of a sudden decided that she wants to wear dresses all the time!
This is the one I gave her today - it was pronounce "the most beautiful dress!" by the princess! Simple, though - a Target t-shirt cut off short, two widths of fabric 17" long gathered and sewn on, and a sash in a contrasting fabric!
|...and detail of the front.|
I also made her another dress - she chose the fabric to sew on the bottom of this t-shirt from a stack of beautiful fabrics - as soon as she saw those vacationing cows, she had to have it! Oh, it's so nice to have a kid who follows in your footsteps!!
Not to mention the purple striped socks she chose to go with it.... She makes me smile!!
And take a look at what I scored at an estate sale today!
Twenty-eight of these gorgeous hand-sewn blocks, and look at this one...
Can you see the wording on the background fabric? The fabric came from sugar sacks! These blocks are beautiful - tiny hand stitches, inset seams - it will be an honor to finish them into a quilt!
And look at this beauty...
This is an absolutely gorgeous, twin size grandmother's flower garden - completely hand sewn and ready to quilt, in perfect condition! Now I just need to figure out how to bind it once it's quilted!
And just one last thing - we've already had 44 people sign up to participate in the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge 2012!!
But there's still room for more - so if you'd like to participate, or even just find out more about it, click here! There are lots of great prizes to be given away this Sunday for those who sign up now, too!
So now it's your turn!
What are you whooping about this week?
Tell us all - we want to whoop along!!
Remember, you have until
Sunday night to link up...
NOTE: I'm sorry if you can't link up - LinkyTools had a major hard drive crash on Friday and they are trying to get it fixed - they hope to have it fixed sometime this weekend. I've changed the ending time for the linky party to Sunday night, so you've got some extra time to link up!!