Wow, can you believe it's Friday again? And not only that, but it's the first Friday of spring! Woohoo! That's worth a whoop whoop all on its own!
But before we go any further - just a reminder that signups for the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge run through Saturday midnight - so there's still time to join in and have a chance at the signup giveaway! (You can join in after Saturday midnight, just without a chance at the first giveaway. There will be more at the end of the Challenge!) There are already fifty-six participants - so you'll be in good company. You can read more about the Challenge here. (PS - Shelli, a/k/a Quilting Butterfly, I don't have an email address for you! Please email me directly at salliesue (at) clearwire (dot) net so I can send you more info about the Challenge!)
And now, in honor of the beginning of Spring, I want to share a beautiful quilt pieced by my friend Betty…
Somehow, these gorgeous bright butterflies seem very appropriate as a herald of spring! I had a great time custom quilting this quilt on my friend Debbie's Gammill (while Jolene was recuperating)...
Big petal loops in the wings, a string of pearls in the body of the butterfly…
…feathers in the border, too! And lots of small stippling around the butterflies to help them stand out.
It's hard to see in this shot, but even the back looks pretty cool! It was so much fun to do some custom quilting again. I started to do just a random meander on this quilt, but those butterflies kept speaking to me, demanding some pretty quilting. I'm glad I did it! This quilt will be going to a woman with cancer, hopefully bringing her some joy and hope and a reminder that there are people praying for her!
And did I mention a return? Well, my friend Debbie came over and we worked on Jolene yesterday and finally cured her woes! I've already quilted three quilts since then and it's so nice to have my own long arm machine back and working properly!! Debbie was incredibly generous to let me use hers, and I did several on the mid-arm at church, but I missed Jolene! So - - - CAN I GET A WHOOP WHOOP???
And here's a heads up for you -
Be sure to come back here next week -
There'll be a giveaway that will really give YOU
something to whoop about!
Don't miss it!
And now it's your turn!
What's making you dance the happy dance this week?
Share with us - we want to dance with you!
Remember - it doesn't have to be a finish -
just something you're happy to have accomplished!
The party will stay open until Sunday midnight -
Plenty of time to join in!
Hope to see you there!