Friday, August 2, 2013

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? A Little FMQ...


Hi, all!

It's Friday again, and you know what that means - it's time to get your whoop whoop on!!  Since I shared the directions last week, I'm sure you know how to do the happy dance, so now all you need to do is show us what made you do it!!

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Some of you may be tired of seeing this quilt, so I promise this will be the last time - but I just want to show you some more pictures in better light!!


This pretty quilt was made from blocks donated by Laura.  She sent the batik blocks, and I added the gray sashing, borders, and yellow cornerstones.  I also did some fun free-motion quilting on this one!


Feathers in the borders and sashing...



Pebbling in the white areas of the blocks...





And this is my favorite block - I love that yellow sun!


I dragged out a pretty piece of IKEA fabric for the back...


Look at all that great texture!!

It was such a pleasure to work with Laura's beautiful blocks - they were so well made that they quilted like a dream!!  
Thanks again, Laura!

I learned some things with this quilt, too.  If I want the free motion quilting to really shine after the quilt is washed, I should prewash my batting and maybe my fabrics too.  Shrinkage took a lot of the "crisp" out of the design.  It's still pretty, and it has lots of texture, but it's not as easy to see all the work that went into this one.  So - - - think ahead to how something will be quilted before starting!

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And now it's your turn!!

What's made you dance the happy dance this week?

Share with us so we can dance along!!

After all, it's much more fun to dance with friends!!


Hope to see you there!!  The party stays open until 
Sunday at midnight!

Hugs!

Sarah

Oh, and by the way, I've got one more huge whoop whoop - did you notice the Followers count up there in the left sidebar?  I finally topped 900!!  And you know what that means - a giveaway soon!!! Whoop whoop!!!

26 comments:

  1. Sarah...I love this quilt and am inspired by your quilting! Beautiful work!

    Val from myplvl.blogspot.com

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  2. Well you can never have too many photos of a pretty quilt, Sarah!

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  3. Beautiful, colourful quilt Sarah and I love the quilting!!

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  4. I have been admiring this quilt - it is so pretty and it has inspired me to cut into my batiks. Love the quilting.

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  5. I'll never get tired of seeing that quilt it's wonderful and the quilting is perfect!

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  6. Nope, still not sick of seeing that quilt. It reminds me of stained glass windows I think! Love it!

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  7. Such a lovely, colourful quilt Sarah it deserves lots of photos :)

    Congrats on the followers too.

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  8. You did a great job on this quilt! I know whoever receives it will love it.

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  9. Your quilting on this beauty is wonderful, Sarah. Look at you go with all the feathers and pebbling and large and small stippling! Whoop-whoop, for sure!

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  10. What a gorgeous quilt! You are getting so good with your quilting. And you can show this one every day and I won't get tired of seeing it. :)

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  11. Hi Sarah,

    I'm Jane in Tennessee and obviously got carried away trying to link. Could you please remove two of those llinks for me? It's a cute little quilt, but hardly worthy of a three linker. Thanks!

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  12. Gorgeous quilting along with gorgeous blocks made for a gorgeous quilt. Wish I had an IKEA around here. I love that backing fabric.

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  13. I'd keep showing this beauty off too if I were you... I don't mind one bit!

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  14. Thanks for sharing more lovely photos of your quilting :o)

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  15. Thanks for the linky show. I can say I'm 46!!!! I don't mind being that much younger.
    Hugs

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  16. Those are wonderful blocks and the gray fabric you've added really set things off. I've been into grays lately. That color is under used!!
    Love your quilting..you did a great job!!

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  17. Hi, Sarah. That is indeed a beautiful quilt and the FMQ really makes it outstanding. It's always enjoyable to visit your cheery blog!
    best from Tunisia,
    nadia

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  18. Just fabulous! I love all the bright colors in this one.

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  19. Not much to whoop about at my end, but always good to see what you have been up to :)

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  20. Lovely quilt. The fabrics are gorgeous! Congratulations on your 900 followers.

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  21. Those colours just seem to glow and that Ikea fabric is one of my favourites - perfect for quilts. I have some in my stash waiting for a quilt top! I love Friday finishes!

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  22. The quilt is absolutely gorgeous, i love your use of color!

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  23. This quilt is beautiful. I love the bright colors. Your quilting is awesome. Another outstanding quilt.

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  24. Love your blog! Any trouble quilting the batiks? I am quilting one now - seldom work with batiks and have to relearn how to work on them, or I stitch 10", the top thread shreds and start again. My tricks - switch to a bigger needle, slow down especially when moving to the left due to needle deflection - and make sure I stitch straight across seam allowances. whew! I love batiks - but gosh!

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  25. Love the quilt. I am new to your blog and seeing the dancing Seinfeld guys was hilarious!!!!
    Thanks so much for that!! ha ha

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