Friday, December 14, 2018

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Two Down, One to Go!

Hi, all!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, isn't it?  I do love the holiday season, even though I spend a lot of it feeling rushed.  But when I take a minute to stop and enjoy, it's just wonderful!  


Wednesday night my oldest granddaughter Lilli had a mini-concert at a local mall, and we had a fun time watching her play the steel drums!  What do you like to do to slow down a little during the holiday season?

It is Friday again, though, and that means it's time to slow down a little bit and do a little whoop whoop, right?  I hope you've got something you're able to share - it's hard around the holidays but if you can, please do!  Let's get started!

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Once again, it's time to share another annual quilt!  If this is your first time here, I make my grandkids a quilt each year at Christmas that tries to reflect the past year.  Last week I shared Nathanael's quilt, and this week, it's Emmy's turn!


This is our Emmy!  She is six (about five months younger than Nathanael), just lost both front teeth (we're still trying to teach her the song), and it's really a shame she doesn't have any personality!  Actually, she's a little entertainer, always with a song, dance, or something that makes us laugh.  If you ask her what her favorite color is, she says rainbow; if you ask her what she is, she will alternate between a mermaid and a unicorn.  So this year, her annual quilt is a unicorn!


This is such a great pattern, by Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts.  Super simple, but a great design - with lots of space for fancy quilting!  


I've been doodling calligraphy in the evenings, and I managed to turn it into a quilted design!!  It's not easy to see, but here's Emmy's name on her quilt.



Some pretty doodle quilting.  If you ever want to try this, I highly recommend Christina Cameli's class, Wild Quilting, on Craftsy.  I think she also has a book.  She makes it easy!


Of course, a unicorn has to have silky fur and a flow-y mane!


Pebbles take a lot of time, but they give great texture!


I always imagine unicorns as having curly manes, don't you?


Here's a shot from across the room - it really highlighted the quilting well!  I never have gotten the knack of taking good pictures of quilting.


And here's the label for Emmy's quilt this year.  Each child's label tells something about their year, and I love thinking about their children reading them someday and realizing their parents were kids just like them!



So - - - can I get a whoop whoop?

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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!

Hugs!

Sarah

24 comments:

  1. A beautiful quilt for a sweet girl! I love your label, as the one for Nathanael, great idea for the kids to keep memories of this time!

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  2. It's fabulous, Sarah! Your quilting looks perfect and the rainbow unicorn will thrill Emmy :) What a great tradition.

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  3. Love your labels - they are so special! Beautiful quilt and quilting for you cute granddaughter!

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  4. Hi Sarah! A lovely post about the quilt for such a sweet girl! I made a mistake on linking today....I don't know if you can delete my link?..I re-linked properly. Sorry about that!

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  5. What a beautiful idea and the label. I have my quilt on the frame and quilting spirals around the medallion which is a first for me. I hope my quilting turns out as nicely as yours. Thank you for the linky party.

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  6. I am happy to see Emmy's quilt completed. I have loved watching you construct it. It's precious, as Emmy must be!

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  7. Love how Emmy's quilt turned out. It's been fun to watch the videos of her playing percussion on Instagram.

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  8. Such a sweet memory of each year for them to have! it is a perfect quilt! and to slow down - I convince everyone to watch a cheesy movie with me, and we pop popcorn and eat all the snacks we can - ha ha!

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  9. Emmy's quilt is great. Love all of your quilting on it. The labels for the kids are great. I might have to steal that idea.

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  10. Emmy's quilt is just perfect; I'm sure she'll love it! I managed to link up twice, so feel free to delete one (not sure how to do that from this end).

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  11. She's going to love this quilt - turned out great!

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  12. Sarah, while Emmy's quilt is darling, the tag is the best! What an amazing gift to give them all! P.S. So is your quilting on it. ;-)

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  13. Emmy is so cute -- and so is her quilt. I LOVE the pebbles quilting. Amazing texture. Job well done.

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  14. Such a wonderful tradition you have going on with the kids.

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  15. You sure deserve a whoop, whoop on this one! Every inch it's lovely for your granddaughter!!!

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  16. A well deserved whoop whoop! The quilting is awesome.

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  17. That unicorn quilt is awesome and so is your quilting! I know Emmy will love it! Your letters are so uniform and perfect!! Great job!

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  18. خدمات ركن كلين للخدمات المنزلية ومكافحة الحشرات بالرياض لذلك تحرص شركتنا كأفضل الشركات الموجودة فى الرياض على التخلص من جميع الأفات الشرسه مثلا الفئران وغيرها من القوارض التى من الممكن ان تكون سبب فى تدمير اغراض اى منزل او قد تسبب بعض الامراض اونقلها شركة رش مبيدات بالرياض - شركة مكافحة النمل الابيض بالرياض - شركة مكافحة الصراصير بالرياض-شركة مكافحة الفئران بالرياض-شركة مكافحة بق الفراش بالرياض-شركة مكافحة الوزغ بالرياض-شركة مكافحة النمل الاسود بالرياض.

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  19. Brava!! I love how Emmy's Unicorn turned out!! Your calligraphy is looking so great, too :)

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  20. The quilt is so lovely, but your words say it all, Emmy, you are a very special so loved girl, and this quilt is another treasure in your life.

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  21. This is the perfect quilt for Emmy - wonderful quilting to make this extra special.

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  22. Beautiful quilt to your adorable quilt and sure she is overjoyed!

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  23. Cute! My daughter would love this quilt.

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