It's Friday again, and our last chance to whoop whoop before Christmas is upon us!! I hope you're ready - I know you've been creating lots of wonderful things that will inspire us all! So join in the fun and let us all whoop with you….
I am so excited to be able to say that I have finally finished my eldest granddaughter's quilt for Christmas this year!
The pattern is Perfect Ten, and is a great way to showcase really cute prints...
…like little girls wearing wings…
…little girls looking at birds (with their bear)…
…fingerprint hedgehogs and elephants! This fabric is the "Let's Pretend" line by Sarah Jane and is just perfect for Lilli, as you'll see below.
I pieced the back using the leftover scraps from the front. This is made using Amanda Jean's slab technique - it was a lot of fun to do, and a great scrap buster!
You can see the slab technique a little bit better here, plus you can see that great border fabric - a linen curtain I found at IKEA for $10! You can't beat that price for more than three yards of linen! It washed up really soft, too.
And here's a shot to show the pretty texture of the quilt - I used random sharp pointed spirals to quilt this, and after washing, it's lovely and crinkly!
This quilt will help remind Lilli of the year she turned six - a year of pretending and make believe. She has two imaginary friends, Jonathan and Stacey, and I've been told stories all year of the things they do, both with her and in their own separate lives! Just the other day she told me that Jonathan was graduating from college, and Stacey's dad fell off a chair and broke his foot (in Japan) and so he was in the hospital for ten weeks. That means she wouldn't be able to see Stacey for eight weeks, because he's already been in the hospital for two weeks now… Such a detailed story, and math too! And I can't begin to tell you of all the bear and lion hunts I've been on with her, in my own front yard - who knew I had such exotica living nearby!
So that's my whoop whoop for the day!
And now it's your turn!
What's making you whoop it up today?
Do tell - we want to whoop right along with you!!
It's a lot more fun with friends!
The party will stay open until Sunday midnight.
Hope to see you there!!