It's Friday again, and that means it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on!!! I've been waiting for this Friday for more than a week, because last Friday I couldn't reveal this quilt yet!
I chose 62 pictures - some of Nancy over the years, with family members past and present, and a few of her kids to throw in the mix too.
The background fabrics are primarily from a fat quarter bundle of Michael Miller dots that I gave to my daughter several years ago for Christmas (it was all she wanted that year!) But last year, she gave it back to me, suggesting that maybe I could find a use for it, since she didn't think she'd ever have time to sew again. When I started looking in my stash for background fabric, I decided that this way she could have her pretty polka dots in a quilt!
I added in some Cotton + Steel prints that I won from Hawthorne Threads last year, too. So the front of this quilt all came from stash!
And see that backing peeking out? It's my favorite IKEA print - the very last piece of it (boohoo!), made just large enough with a strip of the cut-off pieces from the Polaroid blocks, sewn together into a long strip. It was the perfect size to make the back just a little bigger!
I also have enough of that colorful strip left over to make a table runner - a great suggestion by some folks on Instagram! Thanks!
On Sunday, we celebrated Nancy's birthday and I gave her the quilt. I managed to get one picture of her with the quilt...
...before Nathanael made off with it and started walking around the house like this....
But he did come out for cake!!
It's so much fun to see that I'm not alone in drowning in my scraps, and it's giving me a lot of encouragement to tackle those scraps and use them. I can't wait to see what everyone else is working on and how they get along with their monthly goals. Want to join in? Check out the first post by clicking here!
And now it's your turn!
What's got you whooping it up this week?
What's making you dance the happy dance?
Share - we want to dance right along 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!