Friday, May 15, 2020

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun!

Hi, all!

Woohoo!  It's Friday, and that means it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on!  I don't know about you, but I've got a bunch of stuff to whoop about, so let's get started!


Are you old enough to have the Doublemint Gum commercial jingle rolling through your head now?  Sorry about that!  But it was definitely rolling around in my head when I finished my second quilt today!  First up is this fun pineapple quilt....

One of our nieces is expecting a baby in August, and she requested a pineapple quilt in pinks and purples.  This was a lot easier than I thought it would be, and I had just the right number of pink and purple pieces - one of the joys of having granddaughters!

I even turned the tables, so to speak, and made one of the pineapples green with a pink top, just for fun!  Lots of girlie-swirlies for quilting, which gives it such lovely texture.  And it was still wonderfully soft and drape-y when I pulled it out of the dryer!

And since the stores are still closed, I had to pull a back together from my stash.  I used all the leftover bits from the fat quarters I used on the front to make the back and I love it!  

This isn't your traditional baby quilt, but when I think about it, pineapples indicate hospitality and welcome - and what's more fun than welcoming a new baby?

And the second quilt I finished today may look a little familiar - I made this top back in early March, just before we were locked down.  And today it is finally finished!  It is going to a new great-nephew who was born a few weeks early - that totally threw my schedule off!  It's a little late, but better late than never, right?

I absolutely love those bunnies on the border - such a unique print, and the colors are definitely not girlie!  The hourglass blocks are made using a charm pack from the same line.

Just look at those cute little hedgehogs!  I've got a real soft spot for them...

...and the little birdies aren't bad, either!

I had a pretty piece of salmon colored oxford cloth that went well with the front fabrics and used that for the back, along with a little bit of Kona Snow to make it big enough.  Both of these quilts will go in the mail in the next day or so, and I'll be all caught up on family baby quilts!  Whoop whoop!

And I got some happy mail today from my cousin in North Carolina...

She sent this puzzle (I think she noticed on Facebook that I've been using them to while away the time during coronacation) and when I lifted the puzzle out of the box, I noticed the box felt funny....

...and inside were two more puzzles!  2500 pieces of fun - that should keep me occupied for a while!  The 1970's puzzle promises to be a walk down memory lane - my cousin and I spent lots of summers together in the late 60's and early 70's, and there will be so much on that puzzle that we experienced together!  I'm looking forward to starting that one today.

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. Oh gosh, Doublemint gum commercials, that takes me back a bit. I think I'd enjoy that 70s puzzle. I haven't broken any puzzles out yet, since I'm pretty sure my cat would be far too helpful! Enjoy! Love the two quilts - those pineapples are perfect!

  2. I remember doublemint!!! I'm also a big fan of the 70's and puzzles! I'm on my last one. I enjoy taking my time with puzzles, it passes the time!!

  3. Oh my Sarah, your finishes are lovely! I really like the pineapple quilt! It is not a traditional baby quilt but so much fun! The colors are great! I love how you pieced the back! I also love the fabrics in the hourglass quilt! Another cute quilt! I love puzzles too but have been avoiding them because I get too obsessed with finishing them that nothing else gets done. The 70s puzzle does look fun!

  4. My goodness, that pineapple quilt and backing are so cool! All of your quilts have so much love in them, and you have some very lucky relatives! The puzzle idea is really awesome, too!

  5. Your quilt finishes are beautiful and will surely be cherished for these new babes in your family! I love the pineapples and the bunny border on your baby boy quilt is such a lovely touch.
    I've no pictures to show yet but Straits is finally done and yesterday I sewed up blocks from Gudrun's latest sew along for a baby quilt. I finally got some quilt mojo back :-)

  6. Great finishes!! I am amazed by how adding the sashing and cornerstones to the hourglass blocks, they really make the eye move around-cool! The pineapple quilt is very sweet!

  7. Your pineapple quilt is wonderful! The front is terrific, but the back is lots of fun as well.

  8. Congrats on those quilt finishes and have fun with those puzzles!

  9. Congrats on two finishes. Both are awesome. And yes, I remember that commercial. ☺

  10. Love that sashed hourglass. And whoops, dang it, I linked twice bc the thumbnail didn’t show up in the first one...feel free to delete that one!

  11. Great finishes, Sarah! The pineapples are really fun, and sashing the hourglasses really makes them stand out. I've never seen that before and I really like it! That design would rock as a completely scrappy project, too. It's really interesting to me how jigsaw puzzles have roared back into popularity :)

  12. Two finishes, wow, congratulations! I love your pineapple quilt, sweet and fun ;)


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