The days have flown by so fast, and it's finally Friday again! And that means it's time to get our whoop whoop on - are you ready? Let's get started!
Welcome to springtime in Tennessee!
Where if it's not raining, it's so windy you can only get horizontal pictures of quilts on the line...
But out of the fifty or so pics I took, I did manage to get a few that showed most of the quilt. This quilt has a very funny story behind it....
Remember the pillowcase dresses? I took one with me when I went to pick up Emmy (who's nearly six) along with some fabric I had bought to make a dress for her. I showed her the pillowcase dress, which of course she loved, and told her I could make her one with the fabric I brought.
As you can see, there are mermaids all over this fabric, and it immediately reminded me of her. She looked at me and said, "No, Nana, it can't be a dress!" I asked her why not, and she insisted that it was a "bwanket" - the word quilt is very hard for her to hear properly, so she doesn't try to say it very often - so I gave up on making a dress out of it.
Then I saw this beautiful quilting by Christina Cameli of A Few Scraps on Instagram...
And I knew what I would do with that fabric! This quilting design looks so much like water to me, the perfect accompaniment to those lovely swimming mermaids!
All that wavy quilting is really hard on the body - I was totally whupped by the end of the quilt - but so worth it!
The front of the quilt is whole cloth - just one piece of yardage - but I pieced the back from several pieces I had on hand.
Two of the pieces were a bronze-y gold on white, and the other was a floral print from Joel Dewberry's Modernist line. The binding is another print from Modernist.
We'll be celebrating Emmy's sixth birthday on Easter Sunday, and I hope she'll like her "bwanket"!!
So - - - can I get a whoop whoop?
And now it's your turn!
What's got you whooping it up this week?
What's making you do 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!
PS Our dancing T-Rex team this week is in honor of my niece's birthday - happy birthday, Heather!