Friday is upon us once again, and you know what that means - it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on! It's been quite a week around my place, but I'm definitely ready to do some whooping - so let's get started!
As I said, it's been quite a week - we got back from vacation Sunday afternoon, and then Monday morning my husband woke up with severe stomach pain. At first he thought it was food poisoning, but the second day we headed to the doctor. They thought it was a hot appendix, but a CT scan revealed a kidney stone. It's Thursday night as I write this and he's still in pain - bummer. He's definitely not whooping it up right now, although he is kind of funny on pain meds. Let's hope by the time you're reading this he's whooping it up and pain free!
But that means I did have a lot of time to sew this week, and I finished one of the prototype tops for the 12 Days of Christmas in July quilt-along!
Now here's some info about this design. The basic block is a very old design called Grandma's Surprise. I started seeing some on the internet and thought it might be interesting to play with for the quilt-along. So it's not original to me, but it is a fun block to bring into a more modern design! You can find some beautiful examples by Joyce Dean Gieszler of Quilterchick Designs of quilts made using the Grandma's Surprise block by clicking here.
This version is about 36" square, and will be the quilt-along quilt for this year's 12 Days of Christmas in July blog hop, which starts on July 14th, 2019 right here on this blog! I'm hoping to have information for a larger version, too, if time allows.
Isn't it pretty? It makes me smile just to see it hanging there. But now I've got to get it quilted!!
Oh, and another thing I'm whooping about - for the first time in FOREVER, I came back from vacation and had actually LOST weight! I am loving being on a Keto diet - finally I've found something that works for me!
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 I know a lot of folks had trouble with the linky party last week. Turns out they are trying to delete many of the millions of pictures stored on their site from very old posts so that the whole system will run better. Hopefully it will be better this week! Thanks for your patience!