Friday, March 23, 2018

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Under The Sea...

Hi, all!

The days have flown by so fast, and it's finally Friday again!  And that means it's time to get our whoop whoop on - are you ready?  Let's get started!


Welcome to springtime in Tennessee!

Where if it's not raining, it's so windy you can only get horizontal pictures of quilts on the line...

But out of the fifty or so pics I took, I did manage to get a few that showed most of the quilt.  This quilt has a very funny story behind it....

Remember the pillowcase dresses?  I took one with me when I went to pick up Emmy (who's nearly six) along with some fabric I had bought to make a dress for her.  I showed her the pillowcase dress, which of course she loved, and told her I could make her one with the fabric I brought.

As you can see, there are mermaids all over this fabric, and it immediately reminded me of her.  She looked at me and said, "No, Nana, it can't be a dress!"  I asked her why not, and she insisted that it was a "bwanket" - the word quilt is very hard for her to hear properly, so she doesn't try to say it very often - so I gave up on making a dress out of it.

Then I saw this beautiful quilting by Christina Cameli of A Few Scraps on Instagram...

And I knew what I would do with that fabric!  This quilting design looks so much like water to me, the perfect accompaniment to those lovely swimming mermaids!

All that wavy quilting is really hard on the body - I was totally whupped by the end of the quilt - but so worth it!  

The front of the quilt is whole cloth - just one piece of yardage - but I pieced the back from several pieces I had on hand.  

Two of the pieces were a bronze-y gold on white, and the other was a floral print from Joel Dewberry's Modernist line. The binding is another print from Modernist.

We'll be celebrating Emmy's sixth birthday on Easter Sunday, and I hope she'll like her "bwanket"!!

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 dance with friends!

The party will stay open until Sunday midnight.

Hope to see you there!



PS Our dancing T-Rex team this week is in honor of my niece's birthday - happy birthday, Heather!


  1. Beautiful - now she can 'wear' this wherever she goes :)!

  2. Nothing like a beautiful quilt on the line :)

  3. Such a wonderful gift, she will love it! When my daughter was little the quilt I made her was her "pilt". I used the same fabrics for both of my daughters, but changed the placement of two of the colors. Same pattern but different looks. Eldest used her "pilt" exclusively, Youngest preferred the quilt a friend made for her, flannel bunny fabric was the backing. So the wear and tear comparison is very interesting.

  4. What a beautiful story for this quilt! You did it proud! She will enjoy it forever! The quilting is just the right touch!

  5. FABULOUS QUILTING! I'm sure she will love the quilt. And thanks for the dancing T-Rexes - I needed that today!

  6. She is going to love this and she was right - it wasn't right for a dress, but perfect for a bwanket. Bless her!

  7. this is sooo gorgeous--love that fabric and the quilting is just perfect--she will love it...hugs, Julierose

  8. Cute little quilt! Love the quilting.

  9. Happy birthday, Emmy! I'm sure she is going to love her "bwanket." It's absolutely adorable! Andrea

  10. Aww what a great story behind this adorable quilt. The quilting totally rocks Sarah!

  11. I just love the way you quilted it!

  12. What a great quilt, and how sweet that she knows what she wants and a dress is not it! Love the dancing TRexes!

  13. Thanks for linking it up with my DrEAMi! linky; and what a gorgeous drop-everything project it is! Hope Emmy had a wonderful birthday!


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