It's Friday again - can you believe it? And you know what that means... it's time to get our whoop whoop on! Have you been crafting while watching the Olympics this week? I always get a lot of crafting and/or blogging done while watching tv, so it's been a good week for me - I've visited tons of blogs and done some pattern designing, too! So let's get to it, and see what everyone's whooping about this week!
I have a fun quilt to share today...
I was really hoping for some sunshine, but no luck today - so these are the best shots I could get!
This is a simple postage stamp quilt - 2" finished squares, and the final quilt measures about 60" x 80".
I used fabrics from Bee Creative by Deb Strain and other fabrics from Modern Background Paper by Zen Chic in this quilt, along with a couple of random text prints from my stash. One of the text prints had a touch of light blue in it, and I debated taking it out, but I am so glad I left it in - those little pops of light blue are so pretty in there! All the fabric came from my stash, so this is another one for Sew My Stash 2016....
The quilting is straight line cross-hatch, simple and easy. Well, easy if you don't count pushing this heavy thing through the machine throat!
This quilt is for some soon-to-be-newlyweds - I think it's a nice blend of "his and hers" - soft neutral colors, kind of vintage-y looking, and straight line quilting instead of swirls for a little more masculine touch.
Quilts are always so nice and crinkly after their first washing, aren't they? That's the best time with a new quilt!
In search of the perfect "artfully draped" shot - unfortunately, I'm still searching! Just can't get that one right...
...but I do love the way the light caught in this particular picture!
I'm really excited about giving this one away this weekend - I can't wait to see the bride's face when she opens it up. I hope she loves it as much as I do!
And Thursday I did a little bit of pattern drafting for an upcoming (secret for now) project - but I thought I'd better check my math out to be sure it will work like I want it to. So I pulled out some Christmas fabrics to test it with and cut out the pieces - and it turns out I'm not math-stupid after all! This is only half of the circle, but it's a true half-circle - woohoo!!! I love it when a plan comes together!
And one other thing I'm whooping about this week - I met my own challenge from last week and visited everyone's link-up and responded to all the comments I received - at least, all the ones that weren't no-reply bloggers! So if you commented but didn't hear back from me, leave your email address this week! I really want to respond if I can....
So - - - can I get a whoop whoop??
And now it's your turn!
What are you whooping about this week?
What's got you dancing a little 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!