Friday, February 7, 2014

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Learning Some New Tricks!

Hi, all!

Here it is, Friday again - can you believe it?  I hope you're ready to get your whoop whoop on - I know I am!

This week, because Jolene is waiting for a new throat plate, I've had to do some straight line quilting on my Juki (her name is Tillie, by the way!)  And today I finished this pretty, very bright quilt!


The center of this quilt was donated to our ministry, and we added the outer border and orange cornerstones to make it a bit larger.

There's lots of different straight line quilting designs on this one


It's hard to see, but if you click on the picture, it's a bit better.  I did radiating lines out to the edges of the quilt in the corner blocks…


…radiating diamonds in the hot pink cornerstones...


...and straight line stitching in the hot pink border.


The center X's are shadow-stitched in all the background areas…


…and so are the O's.

I learned a lot with this quilt - I tried out some of the negative space quilting tips in Judi Madsen's new book, doing some marking to get my lines in the right places. You can probably still see some of the marking because I haven't washed this quilt yet.

(I apologize for the pictures - it was just too cold and gray to get decent pictures outside today!)

This quilt will be going to an 11-year old girl who lost her mother and eight siblings in a house fire in Kentucky last week.  The bright colors and whimsical design seem perfect for a pre-teen and I hope she'll be able to wrap up in it and remember all the good times when she misses her family.

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That's my whoop whoop for the week -

Now it's your turn!

What's been making you dance the happy dance this week?


(At least there's one good groundhog in the world!)

Share - we want to dance right along with you!

The party will stay open until Sunday midnight - 

Hope to see you there!

Hugs!

Sarah



77 comments:

  1. Don't you and all involved do good work. I can't imagine how horrible it is for that poor child to lose her mother and 8 siblings. Hopefully your quilt will bring a little brightness into what must be such a dark time for her. Well done.

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  2. Here in New Zealand e heard about that tragedy and it is so hard to imagine how you would cope with such a loss, especially at the age of 11.I trust your quilt will bring her some comfort. You and the ministry do amazing work.

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  3. That poor wee girl. Im pleased to see she will be getting something so bright to show her that people care.

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  4. What a beautiful quilt. It's sure to bring some little piece of brightness and comfort to that poor girl.

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  5. Oooh, love the straight lines! What a fun quilt too. Thanks for the link up:)

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  6. That quilt is so bright and colourful. I hope the young girl can find a bit of peace wrapped in it.

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  7. Very fun quilt. The quilting is beautiful. Hope it does bring some peace to the young girl when she's wrapped in it.

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  8. What a terrible tragedy! That poor girl! I know the bright colors, prayers and love that you poured into this quilt will be a comfort to her.

    You did a great job on the quilting! Love the O block especially.

    Bless you and the work you do.

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  9. Your quilting looks amazing! Prayers for that young girl. I can't imagine losing one family member so horribly, but 9?!

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  10. Your quilting is beautiful! My heart goes out to this young girl. Will pray for her.

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  11. My heart broke for the poor girl. I'm so glad she has someone thinking of here and I hope she finds comfort in this quilt. Thanks for sharing the story.

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  12. My heart broke for the poor girl. I'm so glad she has someone thinking of here and I hope she finds comfort in this quilt. Thanks for sharing the story.

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  13. That poor little girl! I love the quilting you did, did you use a walking foot or a regular foot? But you probably have a longarm?

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  14. Your quilting looks fantastic. I love Judi's book, it is incredible!!

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  15. Great quilt for a sad situation. did you have the Juki on a frame for the quilting, or use the walking foot?

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  16. I´m so sad for the girl, but so happy that there are people like you who cares so much!
    Bless you!

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  17. What a happy gift to give to a young girl with a lot to bare. You and the ministry ladies do so much good.

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  18. That is a tough story. The quilt is wonderful and your quilting makes it shine ;-) Lots of love going to that little one.

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  19. Love that bright happy quilt. It's fabulous! By the way, I TOTALLY approve of your Juki's nickname ;)

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  20. Glad that little girl is getting a quilt. I hope her father recovers, too. What a tough time they face. At least they have each other. So sad.

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  21. Your straight line quilting is beautiful on that quilt, Sarah! What did you use to mark it with?

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  22. Your story for the quilt touched my heart.
    It is a wonderful quilt and fabulous cause!!!
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com

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  23. I love this bright quilt. Your quilting is awesome. I am sure this quilt will bring comfort to the young girl.

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  24. This quilt will be SURE to comfort.

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  25. Love this bright quilt! Makes cold days so warm...just by looking at it!

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  26. What a pretty quilt. I'm sure the love you've stitched into it will make it a special blessing to her.

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  27. How do you decide who gets a quilt from your ministry?

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  28. What a terrible tragedy for one so young to bare. Your ministry is so giving and this bright quilt will I'm sure bring some comfort. I shall add her to my prayers x

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  29. All of your quilting on that one looks great. My heart just breaks for that girl. I can't imagine what she is going through.

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  30. Oh what a tragic story and my heart goes out to this young girl , the loss is far too much for someone so young but I hope this lovely bright quilt will give her something to cuddle in when times are tough.

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  31. My heart hurts for this little girl...I hope the beautiful work that you and your ministry have done lets her know that she's not alone!

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  32. Thanks for all you share with us, Sarah. You are such an inspiration. My link is about why we should label our finished quilts. Lets make sure our quilts don't lost or end up in a second hand store. http://quiltcrazie.blogspot.com/2014/02/tuesday-tip-lost-quilt-found-home.html

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