Friday, January 4, 2013

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? I'm Such a Proud Quilt Mama...


Hi, all!

It's Friday again - are you ready to get your whoop whoop on?  I haven't got anything of my own finished to show you this week, but my niece came to visit today with some quilt tops that I'm definitely whooping about!  I'm a very proud quilt mama, let me tell you!

Heather started quilting shortly after I did - I taught her how to make a disappearing nine-patch block, and she put that quilt together pretty quickly...



Then she moved on to a pinwheel quilt, fairly simple design but great color technique.  From there she went on to quilts based on mathematical principals (the Fibonacci sequence) ....



and the Doppler effect...


...but now she's really stretching herself!  Take a look at the quilt she came up with recently, after becoming a huge Dr. Who fan...


For those of you uninitiated in Dr. Who lore, this is the TARDIS, which is the vehicle that Dr. Who uses to travel between time and space (TARDIS stands for Time And Relative Dimension In Space.)  But she created this all by herself without a pattern, and only asked me for advice about how to put the letters on.  Isn't it awesome?

And then, for Christmas, she decided to make a quilt for her mom. Now, my sister loves cats, and Heather had wanted to make a cat quilt, but needed a design that was simple enough to make in just a few days before Christmas (she's a graduate student and doesn't have much time to sew until school breaks.)  She was doodling a bit and came up with an idea, and realized that a snail trail block would work perfectly for the linked tails of the cats.  So here's the quilt she designed....


Isn't that a great design?  I just love it, and I'm such a proud quilt mama!!  I can't wait to see what she comes up with next.  So here's a great big whoop whoop for Heather!!

Wish us luck - we're going to load the cats quilt on the frame for quilting, and then hopefully the TARDIS quilt, too, if time allows. Maybe I'll have the final, quilted versions to show you next week!

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And now it's your turn!

What have you been working on this week?

Remember - it doesn't have to be a finish -

Just something you want to show off!

We want to cheer you on, so share!!

The linky party will close at midnight on Sunday,
so there's plenty of time to join in...

Be there or be square!!

Hugs!

Sarah


31 comments:

  1. Those quilts are great! My husband loves the old Dr. Who episodes. The linky is not showing.

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  2. Wow! She really has done a great job!

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  3. Beautiful designs..so wonderfully talented! I don't see the link? Did I miss it somewhere?

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  4. Wow! Heather is doing a fantastic job. Love her quilts, especially the modern black and white one!

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  5. Uh, hello, that TARDIS quilt is fabulous. Great job, Heather!! :D Also, love the cats :)

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  6. Heather has really grown in her skills - be a proud quilt mamma! Fabulous work.

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  7. Love Heather's quilts, especially the D9P and the Doppler Effect.

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  8. Linky is not showing, but that is happening to several other blogs so maybe its the linky program itself.

    I LOVE the Tardis Quilt and I am so impressed by your daughter's advancement, way to go and Whoop, Whoop!!

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  9. Nice job Heather! Isn't it great to be the part of someones growth and see then take off! Congrats on sharing your passion for quilting!

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  10. Great job, Heather! I love the color combinations and the TARDIS is great! That's what happens with a great teacher!

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  11. Whoop! WHoop! for sure :) I'm sharing this page to my friend in FL, because their family is a huge Dr. Who fan.

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  12. I want that TARDIS quilt!!! It's fabulous. And the kitty quilt is adorable. You do great work. And Auntie Sarah is an exceptional teacher. Congrats to you both!

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  13. Those quilts are amazing! I love the way the Tardis overlaps the borders -- that would intimidate me even if someone else had done the math...and the cats are great!

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  14. Awesome quilts! Love it when teens quilt along with us veterans!

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  15. I LOVE Heather's quilts! Especially the disappearing 9patch and the cat quilt! She's doing a great job--I can see why you're proud!

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  16. Heather's quilts are great! She's got some great talent for this! Very creative person for sure.

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  17. What a very talented niece you have! Her quilts are gorgeous. I'd be proud, too.

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  18. Your "whoop-whoop" Friday posts are always so motivational and inspiring! I'm so glad that you do them =D

    hugZ,
    annie

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  19. Awesome TARDIS!!! I did one this Christmas, too - flying without a pattern - it was fun because the recipient is a HUGE fan and I knew whatever I did it would be loved!!! All her quilts are beautiful -the cats are adorable!

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  20. Good for you teaching her to quilt and GOOD for Heather!! The cat quilt is SUPER awesome!!!

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  21. Way to go, Quilt Mama and Heather! Every one of those quilts is beautiful!

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  22. OMG, I love the TARDIS quilt! (Who-nerd, yes I am!) And the cat one - I'm making the same thing on a smaller scale right now!

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  23. I love to see the next generation of quilters and their quilts. What a proud Mama you should be!!

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  24. That cat design is brilliant! Cute but not too kitchy. She should write up a pattern for it!!

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  25. Heather's quilts are beautiful! My daughter would kill for a TARDIS quilt!!

    Susie

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  26. I love seeing other people's renditions of the TARDIS. My Tardis quilt is the primary sourse of income in my Etsy shop. :)

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  27. I am handquilting a huge Hawaiian quilt that I also hand appliqued. I started on the 1 November 2011. That is, started to cut out (two days) then tacked, etc). In between I did finish a jelly roll race quilt top on the machine, the only machined quilt in 20 years. the rest are all by hand, English paper piecing : I made two tops with 9 cm hexagons - all made up out of 7 to 145 smaller pieces, and a quilt I made out of fabric given to me for my 60th birthday by all the people that came to my party.So DV I will be hand quilting the Hawaiian in 2013 and if I get bored with the 2 colours I am allowing myself to start quilting another top, but no new quilts until I have finished at least 6 of the 11 tops.
    Mariana (South Africa)

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