Friday, November 16, 2018

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? A Scrappy "Squirrel"!

Hi, all!

Friday sure got here in a hurry, didn't it? And Thanksgiving is less than a week away - say what???  Cold weather is upon us here in middle Tennessee, too - we actually had little spits of snow in the Nashville area, although they got more just west of us.  But since it's Friday, that means it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on - are you ready?  Let's go!

*&*&*&*&*&*&*

Wednesday I shared that I had a "squirrel" moment with my scraps (actually I think it was just so I didn't have to keep cutting them up!) but I actually had two!  Remember Emmy's annual quilt top?


When I got to this point, the next step was to make a very large square of the background fabric and sew it across the corner.  You can see the result below...


That left me with two really big triangles, one of the background fabric and one of multicolor stripes.  I cut each in half, sewed them together as an hourglass block, then cut that into fourths to get half square triangles.  Kept repeating the process - hourglass blocks to half square triangles to hourglass blocks - until I had a nice assortment of hourglass blocks.  


Pulled it together into this center, and decided to add a pretty border to finish it off as a baby quilt.


Don't you love it when you have the perfect border fabric on hand?


And the sun was also on hand so I could get a good stained glass shot!!


On the frame pretty quick - I had a great backing on hand too!


Sometimes you just get a great picture - this one shows my little "sign-off" on a quilt - I usually try to put a little heart at the very end of my quilting.


And I got some new labels this week!  Dutch Label Shop asked me to try out some of their labels and, if I liked them, mention them to my blog followers.  Well, I have to say I was VERY impressed with these labels!  Their website is very easy to use, and you can create your own labels using the tools they provide.  And I had my new labels in less than a week!


Isn't that a beautiful little pile of labels? They are woven, not printed...


...and they're almost as pretty on the back as on the front!  The edges are finished somehow, so they don't fray.  I'll definitely be getting more of these!

And here's some good news - right now (until Monday 11/19) you can use the code SAVE20 to save 20% off everything on their website!  And if you can't order by 11/19, you can get a 15% discount until the end of December using code fabricaddictquilts15.


And I have another thing I'm whooping about this week...


This is what my foyer looked like on Monday...


...and here's what it looks like today! I've still got to paint the stairs, but that's a little bit of a logistical nightmare, since we pretty much live up there - and you can't walk on freshly painted stairs for about 24 hours!  But sooner or later we'll get them done. They'll be painted a very dark espresso brown, with white risers.  I still need to hang art, but that will happen soon!  

And because this made me laugh this evening when my husband shared it...


Be sure to spend some quality time with your family this week!

Can I get a whoop whoop?

*&*&*&*&*&*&*

And now it's your turn!

What's got you whooping it up 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

16 comments:

  1. Oh i like your squirrel moment!! It turned out great. and I always love that annual quilt idea - and this year... I am copying you!! ( yay)

    ReplyDelete
  2. congrats on nearing the end of a home project!!! We celebrate with you knowing how disruptive it is!

    ReplyDelete
  3. When you get caught up you are welcome to come and paint for me. After all, I kept a lot of the white stuff up here in Illinois. Thank you for the linky party.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love your hourglass baby quilt! I'd like to try out that technique. How big was the original HST and what size did the final hourglass blocks end up?

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love the hourglass quilt and that matching border is just awesome! Thanks for the funny GIF and the picture too ^__^

    ReplyDelete
  6. You've been busy! You have a way with scraps and your leftover project is already finished. Amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a great new quilt! Love the accent border--too perfect! The foyer looks beautiful-nice work.
    I love putting a label on each of my quilts , too.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Your house renovations look wonderful! Great work!

    ReplyDelete
  9. The unicorn looks great. And what a great idea to use the scraps.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I do the little heart on my charity quilts! It's like an little quilty hug from me to the recipient. :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Cute little quilt - love the new paint job also. Here's a little tip about painting stairs, I once read. Paint every other tread, then you can still go up and down the stairs. At least that's the theory :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love everything, your quilt, the paint job, the bike photo and especially the happy dance. Thanks for the label info.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Girl, you are awesome with your scraps! Love that little quilt, but I really love that unicorn quilt! My granddaughter would love one of those! Great job on the repainting too - really brightens up the area, though I loved it the way it was too!! I do wish you could share your energy!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Wow, great projects, the unicorn caught my eye and your foyer is fantastic.
    Wishing you a fun weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Hey Sarah, love all of your squirrely moments as well as your planned ones! Tip for the stairs...paint every other stair so that you have the unpainted ones to walk on. When they are dry then you can paint the others!

    ReplyDelete
  16. That improv hourglass piece is really cool! I love that kind of iterative process...stitch, cut, repeat. And your hallway looks really great, light and bright :)

    ReplyDelete

Comments make me smile!! Because of changes in Blogger, I'll probably have to respond to you here, since the comments no longer come to my inbox. If you want a private reply, include your email address and I'll do my best to get back to you, or email me directly at salliesue57 (at) gmail (dot) com!