Friday, September 23, 2016

Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? Fall Into Fall!

Hi, all!

It's the first Friday of fall - can you believe it?  It's hard to imagine it right now here in middle Tennessee, because the temperatures are still in the nineties, but we're all sipping pumpkin spice lattes and pretending fall has arrived!  But cool weather or not, it's time to get our whoop whoop on - are you ready?  I am!  I've got several different things to share today - a couple of my own and a couple of places for you to visit.... so be sure to read all the way through and catch it all!


I finished a pair of t-shirt quilts this week...

This one went to the young daughter of a man who died unexpectedly six months ago.

I really love the sashing, cornerstone, and backing fabric the client picked out!  Even though these are all men's t-shirts, it still looks appropriate for a little girl.  All three of these fabrics came from Connecting Threads.

And this one went to the man's father, using some of the larger t-shirts in the stack.  I used two different shades of Connecting Thread's chambray basics for the background and backing.  It took some heavy-duty math to figure out how to use the different size shirts, but I like the way it came out!

More straight line quilting that shows up really nicely on the chambray backing.  


I also made this really cute Maker Mat, simplifying the pattern being used for the Maker Mat Sew-a-Long to showcase some beautiful Kaffe Fassett fabrics...

And with that, I'll remind you that it's time for the Artisan blog tour to start!  Today's stop on the blog tour is over at Simple Simon and Company - I don't know about you, but I can't wait to see what they have created with these beautiful Kaffe Fassett Artisan fabrics!  So be sure to hop over and check it out.  Remember, this is only the first week of seven - there will be lots of serious eye candy and inspiration!!  And as a bonus - she's having a giveaway!!!

And finally, keep an eye out for an upcoming event that will really help you get your fall on!  My friend Bernie over at Needle and Foot is hosting a Handmade Halloween linkup on Tuesday, October 4th.  You can read more about it by clicking here, but basically it will be a place to link both new and old posts showing handmade Halloween decorations, costumes, and quilts - how fun!  So mark your calendars!

Lots going on this week, and a great start to fall!  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 a little happy dance?

Sare - we want to dance right along with you - 
And it's always more fun to dance with friends!

Remember - it doesn't have to be a finish,
just something you're happy about!

The party will stay open until Sunday midnight -
Hope to see you there!




  1. I like that mat for under the sewing machine and hanging in front of it - I keep telling myself to make something like that - I would have to find one differently though as I have a SewEzi table and the machine sits down into the table - I like the idea though - have never seen one where the machine wasn't sitting on top of it to hold it in place

  2. I love the maker mat. I need to go find that pattern and put one together for my new machine.

  3. Those are such wonderful keepsakes that you've made for the gentlemen's family members. You always seem to be helping out others with your quilting...that's one reason I like to follow your blog. I love the Maker Mat. I have always thought about making one, but have never gotten to it. I'll need to think on this one though! Thanks for the link to Needle & Foot.

  4. Happy Fall! Have a great weekend ♥

  5. Fall is such a beautiful time! At least we are having cooler nights and less humidity here in tennessee!

  6. I think the change of season and all it's new offerings makes for some terrific inspiration in the sewing room. You have those T quilts down to a science I think.

  7. Sarah,
    Thanks so much for the plug for Handmade Halloween! It will be a fun way to begin the fall season of making and crafting!

  8. Oh Sarah...I want to be you when I grow up! Haha! You seem to get soooo much done week after week. Your little mat is just adorable, and your t-shirt quilts so nice. I've only made one and it IS difficult to get all the different shirts in one quilt but you seem to have a knack for it. They will certainly be treasured. I'm desperately clawing at the calendar to make my summer stand still but will have to come to terms with it soon, I'm sure. Maybe I need to dig out my fabrics with autumn colors & make a quilt or something?

  9. beautiful quilts, they will be treasured, Love those Kaffee fabrics, and where they are used and can be seen every day. What fab new fabrics over at Simple Simon, and Grace, a darling model.Thanks for the link.

  10. The t-shirt quilts are great! Love the sewing mat!

  11. Great job on those quilts. I know they'll be a lasting blessing of comfort to them.

  12. Love the green sashing on the T-shirt quilt! So glad fall is here, now to cool down a bit!

  13. I love all your t-shirt quilts. You have given me the confidence that I can make one. My daughter wants a quilt of all her soccer t-shirts so that will be my project after the Christmas holidays!

  14. Love those quilts. And thanks for the links to visit. Blessings,


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