Friday, June 27, 2014

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? A Little Gee's Bend Influence...

Hi, all!

Wow - time sure flies when you're having fun! It's hard to believe it's Friday again - and do you realize that as of this week, it is less than six months until Christmas?  Oh my - time to get to work on all those Christmas projects!  But for today - are you ready to get your whoop whoop on?  I sure hope so!


It's been a short sewing week for me - I was in Atlanta until Tuesday evening, had the girls all day Wednesday, and then had our community group sewing this morning at church - but I did manage to get a quilt top pieced!  Here's what I put together today…

We were given a bag of scraps by a local sewing group who had received some stuff they weren't able to use - and the tiny solid scraps sewn together in long strips was among that.  I put the long strips together into a panel, then put some gorgeous Essex linen on either side.  I love the movement it has - it kind of reminds me of the Gee's Bend quilts.  It's on the frame right now and I'm planning to do straight line vertical quilting. The backing is a gorgeous piece of red fabric I got at IKEA - I can't wait to show you the finished quilt, hopefully on Monday.  

This quilt will be a door prize for a women's event we will be hosting at church the beginning of August - a chance for someone to get a quilt from the quilt ministry without having to get sick for it!  

I also did a lot of re-organizing in the quilt room at church today, but unfortunately didn't think to take any pictures.  

What it looked like before I went to IKEA...

But with the boxes and wire trays I picked up at IKEA this weekend, I've managed to store away the fabric that's in the tubs on top of the cabinet in the picture, in the cabinets underneath.  There's now countertop showing!   There's still a good bit to do, but it looks so much better in that room with the new cabinets.  They were originally in our preschool resource room, set up as a 4' x 8' island.  We didn't have room to move it up as an island, but by cutting it in half we were able to replace some re-purposed shelving (really nasty looking stuff) with something much nicer!

I've also started receiving envelopes with "a wish and a squish" in them for Nathanael's 100 Good Wishes quilt!  I think I'll start doing a weekly post with updates on the ones we've received.  If you want to participate (and I hope all my "quilt-y family" will join in) let me know in a comment and I'll send you some info.  I can't wait to see what it's going to look like!  Time to start researching and deciding on a pattern...

And between the quilts received as a result of the Hands2Help Challenge and the quilts we've finished and stashed away, we have 58 quilts already for the senior high school mission team to take to New York in October!   Woohoo!!!  

So that's what I'm doing the happy dance about today!!  Can I get a whoop whoop??


And now it's your turn!  

What are you whooping about today?

What's got you doing a little happy dance?

Tell us - we want to dance along with you!
(Remember, it doesn't have to be a finish -
just what's making you happy!)

The linky party will stay open until Sunday midnight.

Hope to see you there!




  1. I love, love, love that quilt top you pieced!

  2. Oh, I like this one very much! It's a shame what people consider 'useable' - their loss, our gain.

  3. So many colors-I love it. And to enhance it with real linen just makes it all the more special. Thanks for the link-up chance; it does bring people to my blog that may not have a chance to see it otherwise. I know that I visit other blogs that link up-each week..

  4. I love those joyful plain colors scraps, your top is just wonderful!

  5. I love that quilt! It's so bright and cheerful. I'm sure it will be a big hit at the women's event.

  6. Gorgeous quilt top, don't you just love using up scraps - and to think they were someone else's! and then Essex Linen with anything, yes please - Chris :D

  7. that quilt top is amazing! The solids make such an impact!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  8. Love the quilt you made, Sarah. It looks like a lot of work. So pretty.

  9. Love your colorful quilt! I laughed out loud when I got down to the little booty-shaker!

  10. What a great quilt! Love the solids and how cool the way it came together. Thanks for the link up!

    1. PS your TNRPIMPQ Movement button is not working, looked it up....hilarious! Love it. Here's the new link I think: This really made my true:)

  11. Oh SARAH! I LOVE that quilt!

  12. What a cool scrap top! The linen really sets it off nicely. :D

  13. Great use of scraps.

    Let me know about wish and a squish, please.

  14. This *may* post twice (ah, the joy of google!) Please let me know about a wish and a squish

  15. Love your quilt. All those solids are gorgeous.

  16. Oh, I have an idea for an old linen tablecloth! Love the outcome of the scraps and the linen!

  17. I love the quilt. It's very different from your usual style. I like the way it looks like it's floating on the linen. This is a fabulous door prize. I'm sure the winner will love it.

  18. Super Modern Awesome Quilt, Sarah!!! Love everything about it!!!

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