Friday, August 9, 2019

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? A No-Longer-UFO!

Hi, all!

Welcome to Friday - it's finally here!  And you know what that means, I'm sure... It's time for us to get our whoop whoop on!  Are you ready?  Let's get started!


I have been on a mission lately, to get some of the tops I made over the spring and early summer finished.  I'm very happy to say that this week I finished TWO of them!  I can't show you one - it's a gift and would be immediately recognizable to the eventual recipient - but I do have one I can share...

I made this quilt originally to use up the hourglass blocks I had made for a project that fizzled.  Rather than throw them into the orphan block tub, I decided to see if I could pull together a quilt top with them.  

I found this beautiful koi panel that worked well with the colors in the hourglass blocks, and some deep Espresso brown Kona for sashing.

I put the top on the frame, and tried to decide how to quilt it.  That's always a sticking point for me!  I didn't want to just do a random meander, so I opted for wave-like organic lines horizontally across the quilt.

Here you can see the "waves" across the back of the quilt.  It's a shame the color isn't better - this back is a beautiful peachy-pink with gold arrows on it.

And how about one more picture, just because it's pretty?

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!




  1. Beautiful, love those colours round the panel, a real beauty.

  2. Sarah, brilliant to offset the center! Love the fish!

  3. I love the offset of the koi did a great job to use your blocks. Beautiful quilting....the soft waves enhance the koi idea.

  4. Lovely idea for the quilting!

  5. Great job! I do love using up those leftovers. (Do we ever really use them all? NOPE. ;-) )

  6. I forget how nice the hourglass block is. Well done.

  7. This really turned out great for leftover blocks! Wow!

  8. It's just beautiful and great idea to use the panel.The quilting caught my eyes.The recipient will be delighted with it.

  9. Gorgeous! I have that same panel and this is inspiring, Sarah! :)

  10. Beautiful! I love the colors! And the quilting is lovely.

  11. Great the wavy quilting. And really those hourglass blocks worked perfectly with the panel.


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