Wow, it's already Friday again! Time flies when you're having fun, doesn't it? And you know what Friday means - it's time to get our whoop whoop on!! Are you ready? Let's get started!
Before I share, let me give a little back history for those of you who might not be familiar with my favorite Christmas tradition. When I started making quilts in 2009, I decided to make my one and only granddaughter a quilt for Christmas. I made her one the next year too, and by 2011, she told me that the only thing she wanted from me for Christmas was her new quilt! So making a quilt each year for Lilli, and then for Emmy and Nathanael too when they came along, has become a tradition. One that's worrying my daughter, who pointed out to me this year that if I make each of the kids a quilt a year for eighteen years, they'll have fifty-four quilts at their house by the time they graduate! Now I ask you - is that really a problem???
With all that being said, today I'm going to share the first of this year's three annual quilts...
This one is obviously for my little mermaid, Emmy! Three gorgeous mermaid panels form the focus of this quilt, with lots of patchwork surrounding them.
Haven't you always wanted to know about the secret life of mermaids?
A panel from the same fabric line added a little interest to the back the quilt, too!
And I even busted into my Heather Ross Goldfish in Bags yardage to make her a pillowcase. I hope she knows how much I love her!
Two more to come, as soon as I finish them!
I did have one other fun finish this week - a friend of mine saw Lilli's dolphin quilt, and asked if I could do the same design on a pillow cover. Well, yes!
Just FYI, it takes almost as much time to cut out a 6" tall dolphin as it does to cut out one 36" tall! Lots of wavy straight line quilting on this one...
And how great is it to find the absolute perfect backing fabric in your stash? Look at that beautiful little mermaid!
And there it is - the finished pillow cover!
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 do a little happy dance?
Share! We want to dance right along with you,
And it's always more fun to celebrate with friends!
The party will stay open until Sunday midnight.
Hope to see you there!