Friday, September 25, 2015

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Memories, and a Winner!

Hi, all!

It's Friday again, and you know what that means - it's time to get our whoop whoop on!!!  It's been a great week here - I absolutely love fall, and this week has been a great example of the best of it.  Lots of sewing, cool weather, the occasional pumpkin spice latte - life doesn't get much better than that!

This week I've got an old finish, but I couldn't show it to you until now - it was a 50th birthday present for someone and he just received it!

You may remember seeing this one in progress a couple of months ago...

The front, on the design wall...

And the only shot of the back I have!

My friend Tracy commissioned this quilt for her  husband.  She collected up 30 photographs of him and their family, everything from shots of him as a young child to pictures of their grandchildren.  

I adjusted the color on all the pictures to sepia tone, which coordinated well with the Kona colors that she chose for the background.  Each picture was printed out on fabric at 6" square, or as close to it as I could get.


I cut strips of each color in different widths and built modified log cabin blocks around the pictures.  I didn't want the pictures to be in rows straight across the quilt, so they aren't centered in each block.  

A random meander around the pictures, and some invisible thread to tack down the pics so it will hold up during washing, and it's finished!  I bound it with scraps of the background colors, and the backing, as you could see above, is large squares of the background fabrics.  

The man who received the quilt came up to me on Sunday and gave me a big hug!  He said he loved it, and he cried when he saw the whole thing.  What a compliment!!

 So - - - can I get a whoop whoop??


And I know you are all wondering who won the What Shade Are You blog hop giveaway - a fat quarter bundle of the beautiful colors I used to make this quilt...

I really enjoyed reading all of your questions and answering a lot of them!  I think my favorite question was, "If your life had a theme song, what would it be?"  It's always fun to see what people are thinking about.  

But enough of that - let's get down to business!  I consulted with Little Miss Random, and she said....

Number 179 turns out to be Kathy, who said...

Yet another really great question!  For me, it's bagpipes, as long as they are being played by a man in a kilt!

Just sayin'.....  ;-)

So congratulations, Kathy!  I'll be contacting you by email about your goodies!


And now it's your turn!

What are you whooping about this week?

I've been watching The Walking Dead this week - this seemed appropriate!

What's got you dancing the happy dance?

Share - because we want to dance with you!

And it's always more fun to dance with friends!

The party will stay open until Sunday midnight - 

Hope to see you there!




  1. I love the photo's done in the sepia - need to remember that for the next time. It turned out lovely - manly, yet so soft. Congratulations to Kathy and thank you for hosting.

  2. The photos quilt is really wonderful and you've started me thinking about a quilt for my SIL who recently lost her husband. Lot's of questions about the photo's fabric, I'll go back to your past post.
    Thanks for the "kilty" eye candy.

  3. The photo quilt looks great. Such a touching gift, no wonder the recipient was thrilled. I especially like how you changes all the photos to sepia tone to unify them.

  4. Whoop Whoop - I LOVE that photo quilt, and the hug - that had to be icing on the cake!! Great job!!

  5. What a cool quilt idea. The sepia photos look perfect with that color scheme!

  6. Thanks for the info on how you did the pics. And I'm with you on a man in a kilt!

  7. Congrats on the photo quilt, what a great idea to go with all sepia! I don't wonder the recipient cried when he saw it. Wow, what a great gift from his wife.

  8. The quilt with the photos is amazing. I would love to see it up close because I am sure it is even more amazing.

  9. That photo quilt is wonderful and I love the idea of making them sepia. A truly great quilt. Love the other two kilts - no, quilt - great quilt, manly kilt - ooh my new poster.

  10. That is an amazing photo quilt. I'll bet it feels wonderful to know that he loves it and was so touched by it.

  11. What brand of computer fabric did you use, Sarah. I've just used EQ Printables from the Electric Quilt Company. It's easy to use. We'll see how long the label lasts on the quilt for my son in law.
    Thanks for showing Jamie Fraser... Yum.

  12. Well, you had me with your beautiful picture quilt, but then you REALLY had me with Jamie Fraser! Too funny. I like bagpipes too, so long as they're played by a man in a kilt!

  13. Whoop Whoop! What an amazing gift! I would've cried too! Yes Jamie, you can thread my needle anytime!!! Thanks for the linky Sarah. Have a great weekend.

  14. The quilt you made is fabulous and will be a treasured heirloom in his family forever!!! Love the "What Shade are You" quilt!! Missed that post while traveling :)

  15. Amazing memory quilt! Your friend knew what she was doing when she asked you to make this quilt! You did such a great job!

  16. Oh wow what an incredible memory quilt, it must be so amazing to sit and look across it and see so many happy moments 😀

  17. I love the ombré look with the log cabins. Beautiful!

  18. Whoop Whoop on that awesome photo quilt!!
    And thank you Sarah. I'm excited to have won the giveaway and have already sent you my addy!

  19. Your gift looks amazing. What a great idea using sepia tones so yo can have a fabric palate that blends so beautifully. Well done.


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