It's Friday again, and I am so happy to say that it's time for all of us to do some whooping - and today I have something to whoop about!! The girls' annual quilts are done!
For those of you who may be new around here, I started quilting shortly after my granddaughter Lilli was born, and I decided that I would make her a quilt every Christmas. That way when she grew up and moved out, she'd already have a stack of quilts for her house. Well, as usually happens, along came another granddaughter, and I started making a quilt each year for her too! Here are some of the quilts I've made them…
|Emmy, when she was born.|
Try as I might, I can't find pictures of two of Lilli's quilts! Anyway, each year I try to find fabric that reminds me of what they were interested in that year. I make labels for the quilts that tell them about that particular quilt and what they were like that year.
Here are this year's quilts - first of all, Miss Lilli's!
Lilli chose her own focus fabric...
…white unicorns on a purple field. Because every princess needs a unicorn!
Here's a shot of the pieced back.
I found this cute ballerina print for the back. Lilli likes to show me her ballet positions all the time (her cousin taught them to her!)
And take a look at the wonderful "I Love You" paper-pieced block that Terri made for Lilli's quilt! It's hard to see, but the fingernails on the hand are sparkly - Lilli knew immediately it was made for her! Thank you, Terri!
And here is Emmy's quilt - same pattern, but a different focus fabric and snowball corner color. Amazing how different they look, isn't it?
Emmy's been all about boats this year - so I found some cute boat fabric for her focus fabric.
She's also been rather fond of horses since about mid-summer - so of course I had to have some of the Cotton & Steel Mustangs for the back! And when I was cutting the pieces for her quilt back, I found the coolest thing on the Mustang selvage...
…that fit Emmy so well it became part of her label!
And of course, Terri also made an "I Love You" paper-pieced block for Emmy's quilt, too. This is one of Emmy's favorite ASL signs - she's finally learned how to do it herself, but when she does it, she says, "I you too!"
(Terri does the most amazing paper piecing - if you've never visited her blog before, you really should!)
So - - - can I get a Whoop Whoop?
And I wasn't the only one doing whoop-whoop worthy things this week - we've had a few at church, too! I'd better only show you one, though - the other is a Christmas present and I'd hate to inadvertently spoil a surprise. I'll save that one for next week!
Meet Callie! She's Rita The Quilting Queen's granddaughter, and the reason that Rita got started with us. Callie was in our summer camp quilting class two years ago, and went home to her grandmother and told her she ought to come try it out! That little quilt is Callie's fourth or fifth quilt, and it went to a new baby this week. I think it's safe to say that Callie is the youngest active member of the quilt ministry!
So let's give Callie a big whoop whoop too!!
And now it's your turn!
What's got you whooping this week?
Are you doing the happy dance?
Share - because it's more fun to dance with friends!
The party will stay open until Sunday midnight,
so I hope to see you there!
PS - Just in case you missed it, I'm having a 5-year, 800-post, 1000-quilt giveaway! You can enter until 5 pm Wednesday, 12/24, so hop over to this blogpost and throw your hat in the ring!!