Friday, June 26, 2015

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? More Hearty Good Wishes...

Hi, all!

Well, it's finally Friday again, and you know what that means!  It's time to get our whoop whoop on!!  Are you ready?  I know I am - I've been keeping this one under wraps for a couple of weeks now!


This is the quilt I made for my husband for Father's Day!


The checkerboard blocks are made using this technique that I discussed on the blog during the Sweet Sixteen quilt-along.  


The fabric is More Hearty Good Wishes by Moda, Kona natural for the cornerstones, and Kona indigo for the background.


I quilted it with wavy horizontal lines hoping to evoke the feeling of the "motion of the ocean".  Thread is Glide white.


And the backing is another of the More Hearty Good Wishes prints, a natural background with sailing ships, lighthouses and whales on it in indigo.

I managed to completely surprise my husband with this quilt - thankfully he's not on Instagram yet!  This is the first quilt I've made that was specifically for him, from the day I picked out the fabric until the day I gave it to him. Always before I've been making a quilt and he said he liked it, or I decided it might be a good one for him, since I was making it anyway.  He seems to like it - he keeps showing me "neat things" he finds on the quilt like I haven't ever seen it (LOL!)  I was so glad I got it finished in time for Father's Day!

So - - - can I get a whoop whoop?

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And now it's your turn!

What's made you go whoop whoop this week?


What's got you dancing the happy dance?
(our happy dance this week is courtesy of P.!)

Share - because we want to dance right along with you!!

And it's always more fun to dance with friends!

The party will stay open until Sunday midnight - - -

Hope to see you there!

Hugs!

Sarah



27 comments:

  1. Your husband is lucky with this amazing quilt. It is 'man quilt' with that pattern and colors. Thanks for sharing the technique again. I put it on my list.

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  2. You get a big whoop whoop for that one, it's really beautiful (handsome). I love that he keeps showing it to you, that's a smile maker.

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  3. beautiful quilt! I am happy to be nearing the end of the one I have on my frame and ready to move on to finish another.

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  4. Your quilt is awesome and so super special; the colors and patterns are fantastic!

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  5. That gave me a warmhearted chuckle--so sweet that he is showing you things on the quilt you made. What a beautiful quilt and a loving gift.

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  6. Really like the wavy quilting on it. Great finish! Love the dancing vid this week!

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  7. Oh Sarah...I've looked at this week's happy dance five times...as I swear that's my cousin! LOL!

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  8. Great quilt for your husband - so glad he likes it! I'm seeing more and more indigo and navy lately. An AQS certified appraiser told our guild that blue and white quilts - of all ages - are the most valuable and sought after. Yours is a beauty!

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  9. Nice quilt for hubby. I made my hubby a quilt for our 20th anniversary (many years ago).

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  10. Great job - I really love the ocean motion quilting!

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  11. Love the hubster's quilt. You've given me inspiration for some leftover 4-patches I have piled on my sewing table! Have a great weekend.

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  12. Great quilt! Your quilting is the perfect touch!

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  13. I am hoarding a big bundle of Hearty Good Wishes for my SIL whose wedding was (2 yrs? ago) when the line came out. I love love love the fabric! Your quilt is beautiful!

    Great laughs today - I used to party with her in HS..

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  14. I'll bet he was a Happy Father! Congrats on that fantastic finish. I love the indigo with those fabrics.

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  15. What a wonderful quilt for your husband. I love the design and the quilting. It's neat that he is looking at it so much to find the hidden treasures.

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  16. Sarah, that's such a terrific quilt that you made for your hubby! Love everything about it. :)

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  17. Awesome quilt for a guy...love it and the quilting too! And thanks for another way to set those fun 16-patches---I have some done in black & whites I hope to set on the diagonal like yours. Would you share what size the finished quilt is? I think I need to make some more....

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  18. That happy dance still cracks me up as much as when I first saw it a few days ago!

    Well, I love that quilt for your hubby! How sweet that he is appreciating all the details with you. "Motion of the ocean" quilting gave me a little chuckle. ;)

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  19. Love your hubby's new quilt! Isn't that fabric fun? The backing you used is my favorite. I was impressed with how this fabric felt to. Really nice quality.

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  20. Your husband is a lucky man. That quilt is stunning my 6 year old daughter was standing next to my computer and when she saw it she said "Wow Mom look at that!" I really need to plan a quilt just for my husband.

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  21. Wow, what a lovely quilt! I love the quilting on it. It's wonderful how much he appreciates it!

    Happy this week for getting a long-awaited finish.

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  22. That is so cool that your husband 'looks' at his quilt like that. My husband does the same thing to my customer's quilts that I have on the frame and sometimes makes critiques about them, lol. He's an engineer, so I guess that's up his alley. Stay cool!

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  23. What a great quilt for a guy! It sure sounds like your husband likes it...love that he keeps finding things to show you.

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  24. Congratulations on surprising your husband! It's a wonderful quilt, very masculine. My biggest accomplishment this week was to finally ship out the two quilts I made for Hands2Help!

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  26. The dark background looks fantastic on your quilt and I really like the design. I bet your hubby loves his new quilt!

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