It's Friday again, and you know what that means - it's time to get our whoop whoop on! I know you've been working hard all week, and here's your chance to show off your progress. Let's get started!!
My whoop whoop for this week starts out with a little story. An acquaintance of mine, S., was just re-diagnosed with cancer after 10 years of being cancer free. One of her friends started a "Can You Spare A Square For S." campaign, asking for people to send a piece of fabric so S. could make her very first quilt. She had an overwhelming response, and in addition to sending some fabric, I told them I'd give them any help I could, and quilt it for her too. The three of us decided to meet this past Wednesday to talk about how she should start, and what she would need to make her quilt.
So - - - Wednesday morning before we were going to meet, I got up early and quilted this quilt, which I had loaded on the frame the night before so I could get an early start. You may recognize it - it's the scrappy green quilt that I made as part of the I May Have A Scrap Problem series. I had intended it for my special project (more on that soon, I promise!) but as I was putting the binding on, I got the distinct feeling that I needed to give this quilt to S. I resisted - the special project is a big one and I need all the quilts I can make in a short time. I considered the ministry quilt that I had on hand, all washed and ready to go - surely that would do? But no, I still felt an overwhelming urge to give the quilt I was binding to S. So I finished up the binding, threw it in the wash and took it out of the dryer just a few minutes before I had to leave to meet S. and M.
Rushed out to the clothesline - thank heavens it was a pretty sunny day! - and took some pictures of this quilt.
Doesn't it look cheerful and completely at home against all that pretty spring green grass?
The combination of the quilting and the vintage linen I used for the background give it a wonderful texture.
And I even found two great fabrics in the stash to make the back - I just love that green stripe! And the polka dot (it's hard to say what color it is exactly - gray? brown? mud?) blended very well!
S. loved her quilt, especially the fact that it was still warm from the dryer when she held it! It will serve as a tangible reminder of all the people who are praying for her. I'm so glad I listened to that small voice telling me to give it to her!
And I had one other finish this week - I won't tell all about it here, because I wrote about it on Wednesday's post, but I do want to show you a picture of it just in case you missed it! This quilt is called Beautiful Family, because all of these orphan blocks have now found a happy home!
So - - - can I get a whoop whoop?
And now it's your turn!
What's making you whoop it up?
What's got you dancing a happy little dance this week?
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!
PS - Just a reminder, this Sunday is the first check-in date for Hands2Help - come show your progress on your quilt for Hands2Help and see what everyone else is working on too!