Here it is, Friday again, and you know what that means - it's time to get our whoop whoop on!! I hope you've had a productive summer, and have lots to show off today - but first I've got something I want to share with you...
I read a very thought-provoking post written by Rachel at Stitched in Color called Where Have All The Blogs Gone? I would encourage everyone to read this article, too (you can just click on the title above to be taken there) and join in the conversation. As a result of what I read, I'm going to challenge myself to find time to read more blogposts, and to comment on them too! I've been lax about that lately - checking out posts via email, but not taking the time to comment on them - and that's not the blogger I want to be. I think the blogging community is so important as a place to learn and share, and community only thrives if we are talking to each other! Will you join me in this challenge? One thing to remember - it seems like there are so many more "no-reply" commenters lately, probably due to changes in Blogger - if you leave a comment on a blog, you might want to leave your email address also so the blogger can respond to your comment!
OK, enough of that - let's move on to the important stuff - whooping it up!!
This week I finished up another t-shirt quilt! It seems like I'm doing a lot of these lately, but they do pay the bills, so keep 'em coming!
The lady who commissioned this quilt wanted photographs of her mom added to the usual mix of t-shirts, and I grouped those around a center larger t-shirt.
|Sorry for the blurry picture!|
She gave me a couple of shirts, too, and I added motifs from one to the left side and a cute pocket from the other to the right side. The pocket remains usable, so you could tuck a Kleenex, a book, or a little bag of chocolates in there! So handy!
The background fabric is Kona Banana, and the binding is a great blue and yellow stripe called Minion Stripe. It was the perfect combination for this quilt, because the back is Kona Blue Jay!
You can see the quilting pretty well on the back - lots of straight line quilting and stitch-in-the-ditch to secure everything down. Simple and effective!
But wait - that's not all I did this week! Thursday my eldest granddaughter Lilli and I created a fairy garden in the stump of the old oak tree that fell down in my yard last year....
Isn't it cute? Lovely soft Irish moss for the ground cover, and some wooden disks for the ground in front of the little houses...
...a tiny little bench and some small plants to finish it off! I wanted some violas, but they aren't out in the stores right now. Maybe I can find some later!
And this is the view from my studio window now - I just love it! I've been looking at that stump for a while thinking it was the perfect place for a fairy garden - turns out I was right!
So - - - can I get a whoop whoop?
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!
Linking up with Myra's Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts....