Friday, December 13, 2019

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? The Moody Blues....

Hi, all!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here, how about where you are?  I am loving all the sweet Christmas commercials (Publix made me cry AGAIN this year!) and the excitement on the faces of all the kids in the stores!  And to add to the excitement, here it is, Friday again, and time for us to get our whoop whoop on!  Let's get started...


Today I'm ready to unveil the second of my grandkids' annual quilts!  This one is for Lilliana, who will be turning twelve on Monday (HOW DID THAT HAPPEN???)  Here's a picture of my beautiful girl...

...who, because she is eleven and a "tween", tends to look like the next picture more often than the one above!

Moody seems to be the watchword with tween girls, and that inspired the name of her annual quilt this year - meet The Moody Blues!

Lilli's favorite color is blue, and when I saw Christina Cameli's pattern "Sea of Serenity" from her book Wedge Quilt Workshop, I knew it would be perfect for a quilt for Lilli.

I added in the pop of yellow because, after all, she does smile occasionally!!  And that smile is like a ray of sunshine (and keeps coming more and more frequently as she gets closer to twelve...)

I had a beautiful linen duvet cover that I cannibalized to make the back for this quilt, so it's lovely and soft and promises to get softer over time.  The giant acanthus pattern also feels very modern in the dark gray and white!

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. Congrats on finishing Lilli's quilt in PLENTY of time for Christmas!! That backing fabric is lovely. I think she's going to be very happy with this year's quilt!

  2. Congratulations on finishing the quilt. It is lovely and personal. As the years go by, the quilt will be more special to her.

  3. those tween years can be rough - I bet she loves the quilt

  4. A beautiful quilt for a beautiful girl! Moody or not, she'll love it. I remember that all to well with my daughter!! Thankfully they'll grow out of it!

  5. Lili's quilt is lovely - she's lucky to have such a thoughtful and generous grandma!

  6. Tween/teen years are so hard! I could not be paid enough to go back in time and try again. **shuddder** The quilt for her is lovely. May her sunshine appear more often.

  7. What an awesome pattern! And kids do grow up way too fast!!!

  8. The quilt is really pretty. Yes, tweens can be moody. I'll bet that she loves her new quilt.

  9. She's going to love it! It's the perfect quilt to take the sulks away :)

  10. Yes, we have one of those tweens also. She has had signs all over her door since she turned ten - "beware - tween girl!!" I know she'll love that quilt though! Great job!

  11. Gorgeous quilt for a gorgeous tween. She shares a birthday with my only daughter....who will be 55!

  12. Both the quilt and its new owner are beautiful!

  13. Aw, you nailed it with a quilt that’s sure to bring out the smile!

  14. Boy are you right on with this moody blue thing. My Lynsey turns 11 in a month. She calls herself a pre-tween Jeeze Louize...moody and mouthy fun and helpful The pendulum does swing..lovely quilt

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