Friday, August 29, 2014

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Another Chance to Take Home a Quilt!!

Hi, all!

Time flies when you're having fun, doesn't it?  And here it is, Friday again! Are you ready to share what you've been working on?  We're ready to give out some whoop whoops!!  So let's get started!!


I shared this quilt last week, but since then I've taken some much better pictures….

This postage stamp quilt is made of 1,225 two-inch squares of Modern Roses by Moda, in a totally random arrangement of the colors and prints.  After washing, it measures 68" square.

Such gorgeous colors!  Salmon, teal, yellow, beige, gray and white.  I love that it's low volume, yet not quite low volume.  Just enough color to make my heart happy!

The back is a tone on tone, with a strip of the 2" squares running from top to bottom.

A shot of the back with the sun shining through it - such a glow!  You can also see the quilting well in this picture - I did it in what I like to call "girly swirlies" - a random spiral pattern that looks like paisley in spots.  

Isn't it beautiful with the sun shining on it?  

As you have probably read here in the past few weeks, my daughter Nancy has a booth in a local craft show this weekend, working on raising funds for the adoption of our Chinese grandson, Nathanael.  As part of her efforts this weekend, she is raffling off this quilt - and she's asked me to open up the raffle on my blog, too!  So if you want a chance at another pretty quilt, this is it!

Here's the skinny on how to participate…

The raffle runs from Friday, August 29th through Sunday, August 31st at 4 pm CST.

Entries in the raffle are only $1 each.  
You can enter as many times as you want!
We appreciate your support more than you know!

You can make a tax-deductible donation to their adoption fund by clicking here or on the picture in the top right sidebar.  Be sure to leave a message with your full name so we can contact you if you win!

BUT - if you make your donation on their site using PayPal, please email me at salliesue57 (at) gmail (dot) com and let me know how much you donated!  This is a quick raffle, ending Sunday at 4:00 pm CST, and PayPal donations don't show up right away.  We don't want to miss entering you in the raffle because we don't know about your donation in time! 

If you prefer, and don't want or need the tax deduction, you can make a donation directly to Nancy's PayPal account as a "friends and family" payment by going into your PayPal account, clicking "Send & Request", and then choosing "Send Money to Friends and Family".  Nancy's email is cornwell.nancy (at) gmail (dot) com.  Put your name and email address in the comment section on the second screen so we can reach you if you win!  If your donation comes from your PayPal balance or bank account (rather than a credit card) there are no fees attached to a payment of this type, either to you or to Nancy.



And on the adoption front, we've got a big whoop whoop!!

The kids are officially…

D T C!!

For those of you (like me) who are uninitiated in the terminology of the adoption process, that means Dossier To China.  Their package of documents (the dossier) has been sent to China (with an enormous check) and will now be translated and then reviewed by the Chinese government!  That's a big step closer to bringing Nathanael home!!

Whoop whoop!!!


And now it's your turn!

What are you whooping about this week?

Not our little boy, but cute all the same!

What's got you dancing the happy dance??

Share with us - we want to dance with you!!

The party will stay open until Sunday midnight
(but the raffle is only open until Sunday 4 pm CST)

Hope to see you there!!



PS - for those of you who are in the Middle Tennessee area, the Burlap & Berries Barn Sale Market is being held at 7941 Couchville Pike in Mount Juliet, TN.  The hours are Friday, 8/29 from 4 pm to 7 pm, Saturday, 8/30 from 10am to 4 pm, and Sunday, 8/31 from noon to 4 pm.  Hope to see you there!


  1. Love the quilting on your beautiful quilt.

  2. Sarah, that is an awesome postage stamp quilt - even more so now that it is sandwiched and quilted! Girly Swirlies also look like roses. ;)
    I'm definitely taking part in your raffle... even if you were raffling off a pair of socks I would, but this quilt is certainly incentive!

  3. The quilting on this is lovely, the colors are so delightful, and from one adoptive mom to another, congratulations to your daughter on reaching this most important stage!

  4. Oh, the quilt is so beautiful! It will make someone very happy!

  5. Another gorgeous quilt, and what a beautiful way to shoot the photo with the sun coming through!

  6. Congratulations on your wonderful and beautiful finish! Thanks for the weekly link up too.

  7. Congrats on getting a step closer to your new grandson!


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