Friday, January 22, 2016

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? And So It Begins...

Hi, all!

It's Friday again, and that means it's time to get our whoop whoop on!  Are you ready?  I had hoped to be a little farther along on my project, but I'm going to whoop about the progress I've made anyway, so let's get started!

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First of all, let me preface this by saying that I spent lots of time last weekend working on designs for the Nifty Nines Quilt Along - a reboot of the Sweet Sixteen Quilt Along I did last year before the Hands2Help Challenge.  It's been a lot of fun coming up with new designs, and when I got home from my weekend away, I started working on the first top for the quilt along.  It didn't hurt that we had a snow day...


True, it doesn't take much snow in Tennessee to close schools!  But it was nice to have a day where they were recommending we stay off the roads, so I had good excuse to park behind my sewing machine and sew sew sew!


Here's a progress shot from Wednesday... you can even see the snow outside the window...


And this is how far it got before I had to quit on Thursday. I really wanted to finish putting the top together before I had to write this blogpost, but unfortunately, it just wasn't happening!  I should have it finished sometime Friday, though.  They are predicting more snow for us - predictions range from 1" to 6" or more, so we'll either get nothing at all or a blizzard!  But I've got plenty of fabric on hand, so it's all good....

I'll be posting a tutorial for this, the first of the Nifty Nines quilts, on January 31st.  I hope you'll come check it out!  There will be six quilts in all as part of the series, all utilizing nine-patch blocks - a little cornucopia of easy designs that will be perfect for using up scraps from your stash!

So - - - can I get a whoop whoop?

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And now it's your turn!

What are you whooping about this week?


What's got you doing a little happy dance?

Share - 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



24 comments:

  1. I LOVE this!! I have a lot of greens and pinks waiting to be played with and this just might be the pattern for them.

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  2. Here in The Netherlands there is less winter, just ice on the ways in some parts of the country that keeps you at home. I love your design.

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  3. What a great quilt to kick off the Nifty Nines, I love that trellis look.

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  4. I really like your nine patch design. It is another block that is fun to play with. Enjoy your snow!

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  5. I like the looks of that quilt. Do you want to share the size of the squares you are using??? The snow report here for the weekend is 12 to 24". I am hoping it is only 6" myself. But they are also talking about power outages. That I won't be happy with. Time will tell.

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  6. I've one question for you, Do you ever sleep? lol =) Whoop Whoop!

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  7. Your quilt top is coming together beautifully! I know what you mean about having a goal and being a bit disappointed you did not meet it, but it sounds like you will have it finished very soon. Whoop Whoop! :)

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  8. OMGoodness, it is beautiful! Love it!!!

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  9. I hope you have enough fabric to get you through your storm.... and chocolate! Look forward to seeing your designs

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  10. Springy fabrics with snow in the window...reminding us there will be an end to the cold! Thanks for the linkup.

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  11. That is such a pretty quilt, Sarah! Love the lattice looking layout (say that 3 times fast!). Can't wait to check out the tutorial. I hope you are the low end of the snowstorm accumulations and that it doesn't bog you down too much.

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  12. I look forward to your tutorial on how to make this darling quilt... hope you get a big whoop today when you finish it! ;) Kathi

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  13. I've been wondering how to get a bigger design way in my cramped 8x12 sewing room and you gave me an idea! Thanks, Sarah - and woop, woop for that great nine patch pattern.

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  14. Love how this is going Sarah! I enjoyed your Sweet 16 Quilt Along, so I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with for the Nifty 9s.

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  15. It's coming together nicely. It looks great.

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  16. Nice quilt top. Enjoy the snow (and stay off the roads).

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  17. I really like the colors of the quilt. I'm in the Shenandoah Valley, we have about 10" and it is suppose to snow all night. But I did get a mystery quilt top finished and hope to get another WIP done tomorrow.

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  18. I'm excited about the quilt! I see a sweet picnic blanket coming out.
    I'm still sewing away on my cancer childs' quilt. Maybe I'll post a finish next week! Fingers crossed.

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  19. LOVE this design, and can't wait for the tutorial!!!!! Thank you so much

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  20. I really like the quilt you're working on--love the setting. i noticed that in preparation for the storm, you mentioned having enough fabric but nothing about food, water, candles and flashlights. You're a true QUILTER
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  21. Ah, that's a mere dusting of snow! We Western New Yorkers sweep that stuff with a broom! All kidding aside, I realize some areas are just not set up to cope with snow. Stay home, stay safe, and spend the days sewing :)

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  22. Great quilt, and to think it's almost done! We have snow, but nothing like they are getting on the East Coast right now. Stay safe and warm!

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  23. I love this! Very pretty lattice look.

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  24. This will be beautiful! I hope the snow is already melting:)

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