Friday, December 13, 2013

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? One Down!!

Hi, all!

Twelve days until Christmas - have you hit panic mode yet? I bet each and every one of you are on top of your Christmas crafting - sitting back with a hot cocoa by the Christmas tree planning your 2014 quilting projects!  I say this because last week we had 89 people link up to share their whoop whoops!  That's a record - the most since we started Whoop Whoop Fridays!!  I haven't been able to see as many as I'd like - my internet has been very sketchy because of the bad weather - but the pictures you've linked up look amazing!!  Hopefully I'll get to see more this week

Well, I am whooping it up tonight because I managed to finish Emmy's quilt for Christmas in time to post it here!! 


Please excuse the quality of the pictures - I finished the quilt after sunset
 and had to take them inside.  I'll try to get better pictures soon!!

Isn't it pretty?  It's made with a jelly roll and panel of Flirt by Sandy Gervais.



Here's a full-on shot so you can see how it's made.  The red border around the panel is part of the panel itself.  The other strips are from the jelly roll, built around the center panel.



I quilted around the designs in the center panel with invisible thread, outlining all the motifs and some of the detail in them, then stitched on both edges of the red border.




Then it was off to the straight-line quilting races, quilting 1/4 inch lines with a very pale pink thread in every other ring around the center panel.  



The back is pretty, too - I used two different prints from the Flirt line, plus I sewed the remaining jelly roll strips together like a 1600 quilt, then cut them to put between the Flirt prints.  It really came out nice!



And here's one last shot of the quilt, just because!  One down, one to go - and that's my whoop whoop for the week!!


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And now it's your turn!  

All you little Christmas elves…


…dancing away by your Christmas tree…

Share what you're whooping about this week!

We want to dance along with you!!

The link party will stay open until Sunday midnight - 

Hope to see you there!!

Hugs!

Sarah



17 comments:

  1. What a cute quilt and you should be proud to show off your hard work. I like the way you used the JR strips on the back (tucked that in the idea book).

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  2. Wow, it's wonderful! I like everything about it, the staggered strips really looks great and the quilting looks like amazing texture. Flip it over and it,s still wonderful :)

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  3. Oh she is going to love it! It came out very nice!

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  4. I've been missing from this fun linky for a few weeks, but today I am really Whoop Whooping it up because my college boy is coming home today!

    Also, I have some fun fabric postcards to share.

    Your quilt is so cute! Love that line by Sandy. I'm such a fan of pieced backs, too.

    Congratulations on your new record!

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  5. Love the quilt, you sure can make a happy dance - Whoop-Whoop!!!

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  6. Congratulations on finishing Emmy's quilt. It certainly is beautiful and I'm sure she will love it.

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  7. Sarah........I love this idea for a panel! It came out adorable!!! You continue to amaze me. I've only been busy applique sewing this week...one more week of work/school...then a two week break!!! YAH!!!!

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  8. Oh Sarah, Emmy's quilt is just gorgeous. You do such amazing work.

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  9. That's a very pretty quilt. Whoop! Whoop!

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  10. I love how your quilt turned out and I love the way you joined your jelly rolls end to end on the front and diagonally on the back... very interesting and much more appealing to pick through it and use it as you did than to use like a race would I think! Off to go check out some linkys now! Thanks for hosting! Kathi

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  11. The quilt is beautiful and I love the backing.

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  12. Love it, you've done a superb job. The back is just as wonderful as the front. On to the next project. Happy Holidays; thanks for sharing.

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  13. So pretty and perfect for a wee girl.

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  14. What a beautiful quilt. I love the pretty fabrics you used for Emmy's quilt. You did an awesome job.

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  15. I love the way this turned out too and will keep it in mind for baby quilts in the future. And I love the backing. No whooping for me but it is fun to see what others accomplished.

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  16. Emmy's quilt is so cute! Love that fabric line. Whoop-whoop for getting it done and in plenty of time!

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  17. Beautiful quilt! Congrats on the finish.

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