Friday, July 18, 2014

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Christmas in July Giveaway Continues - with Criss Cross Applesauce!

Hi, all!

It's Friday, and time to get our whoop whoop on!!  I hope your summer is going swimmingly - I'm so busy I can't see straight but we're having a ball!  And here are some new pics of the girls from this week - set at that best of all summer traditions, a lemonade stand!

I am absolutely in love with the color palette in that last picture - lemon yellow, teal, salmon, white, pale sage green, blush pink, and that pop of hot pink!  I see a quilt in that palette in my future.


If you saw the Whoop Whoop posts for the last two weeks, you know that I'm hosting a giveaway/fundraiser… help my daughter raise the necessary money to pay for the cost of adopting of our Chinese grandson, Nathanael.  (You can read more about their adoption story here.)  We started out with one quilt in the giveaway...

…and then when donations exceeded $500, we added this one (yes, that's right, there will be two winners)...

And now, I'm ready to do some whooping!!!!  Because donations in the Christmas in July giveaway/fundraiser have topped.

Whoop whoop whoop!!!  And you know what that means - now we'll be giving away not just these two quilts….

...but now we'll be adding a third quilt to the giveaway!  That's right, three people will each win a quilt next Friday, July 25th - Christmas in July!!  And here is the third quilt - Criss Cross Applesauce!

This quilt pattern is called Cosmic Delight, and was designed by KarrieLyne of Freckled Whimsy!  Isn't it just fabulous!  You can see this pattern and more by Karrie on Craftsy...

I used wonderfully cheerful Pam Kitty prints, Kona white and Kona punch on this quilt top...

…and more of those pretty prints and Kona white on the back!

This quilt was custom quilted on Jolene, with stitching in the ditch around the stars and lattice lines, and small random meander in the white spaces.  Squares on point in the center squares and radiating lines in the star points complete the quilting.  Look at that gorgeous texture!!

White binding (once again my favorite Kona white) finishes off this pretty quilt!

And here's one last shot, just because it's pretty!!

Now, you know you want a chance at winning 
one of these three gorgeous quilts!

 So here's a recap of the ways to enter...


Primarily, this is a fundraising event.  But that's where you can get multiple entries!  For every $5 you donate, you will get one entry in the drawing.  $5, one entry; $25, five entries!  You can make your tax-deductible donation by clicking here, or by clicking on the "#bringNathanaelhome" button at the top right of this blog.  After you make your donation, come back and leave a comment letting me know that you did!

If you would prefer not to use the website to make a donation, tell me so in your comment and I will contact you with mailing information.  Be sure to give me your email address just in case you are a no-reply blogger!


But you don't have to make a donation to enter in the drawing!  (Although we would really appreciate it if you would - 
because every little bit helps!)  
For one entry in the drawing, leave a comment on this blog post  telling your favorite thing about summer!


And for a final entry in the drawing, share about the giveaway on your own blog!  Be sure to put a link back to this blogpost in your post, and come back here and leave a comment with a link to your blogpost.

This event will stay open until 5:00 pm CST on July 24th, 2014.  Less than one week left to enter!
A winner will be drawn and announced on July 25th - 
Christmas in July!!

There!  Easy-peasy!!

And here's a little challenge - I have another quilt waiting in the wings just in case donations exceed $1500!  
I'd be over the moon if we had to throw that one in too!!


Vital statistics on "Criss Cross Applesauce":

60" x 76"

Top pieced using Kona white, Pam Kitty prints and KarrieLyne's delightful new pattern, Cosmic Delight (available on Craftsy)

Back pieced using Kona white and Pam Kitty prints

100% cotton batting and custom quilting
using Glide thread in White

Washed, dried, and ready to cuddle up in!


And those are my whoop whoops for the week!!!

Now it's your turn!  

What's made you dance the happy dance this week?

Share - we want to dance right along with you!!

Remember - it doesn't have to be a finish,
just something that's made you happy!

The party will stay open until Sunday midnight -

Hope to see you there!!




  1. You sure have a lot to whoop about this week. I'm over the moon happy for you with the giveaway. Now I've got to get entered myself. The ladder and the cosmic quilts are calling my name. LOL

  2. What lovely pictures of such pretty girls! I agree with you for the color palette of the last picture! Plus the quilts are just wonderful!

  3. the girls are so cute at the lemonade stand - lovely quilts

  4. Blog post about the raffle goes live tomorrow morning.

  5. Oh my gosh, I'm so excited about this giveaway. Congratulations on topping $1,000!! And Sarah, those photos of your granddaughters should be in a MAGAZINE!! Looks just like something you'd see in BH&G. Gorgeous palette AND gorgeous little girls.

  6. Sarah, I just love Cosmic Delight, and have to buy the pattern. I'm excited about the giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win and also to show off in the linky party.

  7. Congrrats on so many different levels! Beautiful, beautiful quilts as always!

  8. Sarah I linked "bring Nathaneal home" campaign & your fundraising efforts to my blog post linked above :) thanks for the chance to win one of your quilts :) Kathi

  9. So happy you are raising money to "bring Nathaneal home"!!! Sorry I can't donate right now but I would love to win one of your quilts.. my fave thing about summer is I am never cold! I love sitting outside all summer enjoying the warmth and the sunshine :) Kathi

  10. Gorgeous Quilts!! My favorite thing about summer? The family adventures we are able to take.

  11. Oh yeah, I donated and I do not have a blog but I posted on my FB page. Does that count? :)

  12. OMGosh, that is the sweetest lemonade stand I have ever seen - who could possibly resist!

  13. What wonderful quilts. You are so generous giving those of us who are unable to contribute at this time a chance to win also. The girls are so cute with the lemonade stand. Thanks for a great blog. My favorite part of summer is fresh fruits and vegetables from the garden.

  14. I was happy to make a donation to your cause. The quilts are all gorgeous. It's hard to believe that you're giving them away.
    Your girls are precious and I've never seen such a pretty lemonade stand. Could Mom have been involved?

  15. There is a little lime green in the picture, too. I'd say pink, lime green and yellow... one of my favorite combos.

  16. Love the white binding on the criss-cross quilt, what a great idea. I'll send a donation along with the fabric for Natanael's quilt, I just keep forgetting to pick something out. Who should I make the check payable too?

  17. Wow, I am so happy that you've had so many donations for little Nathanael's homecoming!!!! Beautiful quilts, and I hope you top $1500, too! Praying for your family!

  18. I gave my donation prior to July and cannot afford another donation right now. My favorite summer activity is taking great grand sons Rhino riding.

  19. Oh dear I'm in love with that lemonade color palette too!! GIrls are adorable....

  20. what a wonderful way to raise money for the adoption. All the quilts are beautiful but I think I'm going to need the pattern for the Cosmic Delight it! My favorite thing about summer is berry picking....Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, gooseberries, all of them. Fresh berries are so yummy.

  21. i did the happy dance this week when i got my daughters heelys in the mail she was so excited

  22. I posted a link to this page on my blog! Good luck; I'm thinking you'll get to $1500... Beautiful quilts to give away and gosh your granddaughters are gorgeous! Great shots, and oh yeah, I can sooo see a quilt in those colours...

  23. I LOVE the Criss Cross Applesauce quilt ! I had to have a look when I saw that name on the list and I wasn't disappointed - beautiful work!

  24. What beautiful quilts and what a wonderful reason! I'll be back later this week with a donation, but for now I love the TIME we have to be together. That and outside water play.

  25. I made a contribution! What a wonderful non-profit organization!

  26. I made a contribution. I wanted help bring Nathaniel home as soon as possible.

  27. The lemonade stand looks fabulous. The girls look like they are posing for Martha Stewart's magazine.
    I'm thrilled to see that the donations are over $1,400.
    It looks like your girls are making summer memories. When my children were younger I loved having them home for the summer and spending time at the beach. I hated when they had to go back to school in the fall.

  28. Donation made and prayers said. You are officially over $1500 now :-).

    My favorite part of summer is spending a month in Upstate NY with my parents, siblings and childhood friends. (It doesn't hurt that the weather here is 20 degrees cooler than back home in South Florida!)

  29. My favorite part of summer is the warmth and sunshine! reat pool and tennis weather!

  30. My favorite thing about summer...hmm...right now I'm enjoying all the summer foods and desserts, like fresh peaches and homemade ice cream!

  31. Looks like my first comment didn't go through—it was just to say that I made a donation and I think the quilt giveaway is such a fun idea! I love all the beautiful quilts!

  32. made a donation for 5 entries! the bynum girls can't wait to meet nathanael!

  33. I think my donation might have been the first one on here? Anyhow, I'd love to win one of those beautiful quilts. 20 entries please. 😊

  34. I think my first comment didn't work....congrats to the family...5 entries from the Davis crew! God bless!

  35. My favorite thing about summer? THE POOL with my kiddos! :)

  36. $25 donation from the Andal family! shelbyandal @ gmail dot com.

  37. bet you can't wait to get your hands on that little cutie!
    My favorite summer thing to do is reading a book while sitting at my campsite:).

  38. Donation made. These quilts are gorgeous!


Comments make me smile!! If you want a PDF of a pattern, PLEASE leave your email address in your comment, or email me directly at salliesue57 (at) gmail (dot) com!