It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, isn't it? I do love the holiday season, even though I spend a lot of it feeling rushed. But when I take a minute to stop and enjoy, it's just wonderful!
It is Friday again, though, and that means it's time to slow down a little bit and do a little whoop whoop, right? I hope you've got something you're able to share - it's hard around the holidays but if you can, please do! Let's get started!
Once again, it's time to share another annual quilt! If this is your first time here, I make my grandkids a quilt each year at Christmas that tries to reflect the past year. Last week I shared Nathanael's quilt, and this week, it's Emmy's turn!
This is our Emmy! She is six (about five months younger than Nathanael), just lost both front teeth (we're still trying to teach her the song), and it's really a shame she doesn't have any personality! Actually, she's a little entertainer, always with a song, dance, or something that makes us laugh. If you ask her what her favorite color is, she says rainbow; if you ask her what she is, she will alternate between a mermaid and a unicorn. So this year, her annual quilt is a unicorn!
This is such a great pattern, by Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts. Super simple, but a great design - with lots of space for fancy quilting!
I've been doodling calligraphy in the evenings, and I managed to turn it into a quilted design!! It's not easy to see, but here's Emmy's name on her quilt.
Some pretty doodle quilting. If you ever want to try this, I highly recommend Christina Cameli's class, Wild Quilting, on Craftsy. I think she also has a book. She makes it easy!
Of course, a unicorn has to have silky fur and a flow-y mane!
Pebbles take a lot of time, but they give great texture!
I always imagine unicorns as having curly manes, don't you?
Here's a shot from across the room - it really highlighted the quilting well! I never have gotten the knack of taking good pictures of quilting.
And here's the label for Emmy's quilt this year. Each child's label tells something about their year, and I love thinking about their children reading them someday and realizing their parents were kids just like them!
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!