Friday, November 13, 2020

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like...


Hi, all!

The days are flying by as we near the end of the year, and guess what? It's Friday again!  And that means it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on - - - are you ready?  I sure am!  Let's get started!


It's been a big week around our place, with some finishing going on! With the sale of our old house, I finally got the itch to finish unpacking and organizing my studio, getting rid of some of the piles that had accumulated....

Isn't that a lovely corner?  So nice and clean now.  I ran out of steam/found a new project to work on before I finished the wall immediately to the left of this picture, but I'm slowly but surely getting to that one too.  Maybe I'll have another picture next week!

And here's the new project that stole my attention - I decided it was time to quit hoarding my Solstice jelly rolls and turn them into a king-size quilt for our bed this week!  This is about a quarter of the size I need but it's as far as I got before writing this post.  I do love a postage stamp quilt, don't you?

And here's my finish for the week - the reindeer quilt is in the books!

These blocks were so much fun to make - the pattern is by Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts, from her free Christmas quilt-along. 

It was especially fun to give each reindeer its own personality.  This is Rudolph, with his red nose and Christmas text antlers.

After debating long and hard about the quilting, I decided that finished was better than perfect and went with a swirling meander. It gives it a really nice texture!

The back came completely from stash - I don't think I'll ever manage to work through all the Christmas fabrics I have on hand! But it felt good to use some big pieces in this one.

And in the center of the back?  The names of all those reindeer on the front!  Thank heaven for printable fabric and great graphics on the internet!

And just for fun, take a look at my photography assistant today!  Fly was definitely curious about what I was doing, but just laid there calmly supervising all the activity.

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. Hi Sarah, I finished my Wonky Stars quilt and now I'm itching to get started on another postage stamp quilt (thanks to you!) I don't have very much Christmas fabric so I may try to use random red, green and white from my stash!! We'll see!! I LOVE your reindeer quilt and that back is wonderful with the names!! Have a great weekend :-)

  2. Those are fabulous quilts! I love a good postage stamp quilt.

  3. Such adorable reindeer...nice work
    And the corner looks really inviting...
    hugs, Julierose

  4. Postage stamps are my new favorite!! How many rolls are you using for your King?

  5. adorable finish! Congrats! Happy days are here again! Fly is precious in his snoopervisor role

  6. I'm loving your creativity with your reindeer, especially the listing of the names on the back. Cute!

  7. Love the reindeer quilt. Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts designs some adorable quilt blocks.

  8. Fantastic finishes! I love the new Christmas postage stamp quilt you are making for yourself!

  9. Congrats on your reindeer quilt finish AND on your cleaning and organizing accomplishments! The postage stamp quilt looks great, too. So... are you strip piecing that or did you cut all of your yardage into little squares to sew together individually? I love your wonderful collection of Christmas fabrics! I usually resist buying those prints because I don’t know what I’d do with them, but having seen so many cute Christmas quilts on the Internet, I almost want to start a new tradition where every bed in the house changes to a Christmas quilt for all of Advent!

  10. Such a great finish. I, too, have been having that debate with myself: finish it, stop stressing about how to quilt it. LOL Lorna has such great patterns.

  11. Congrats on your newly arranged corner of the studio AND that darling quilt finish!!

  12. Your Postage Stamp quilt is going along so well! And the Reindeer quilt is so cute!


  13. I love your new studio space - wish mine looked like that :)

  14. I'm envious of your study space, it looks really good. Your reindeer quilt is adorable and I love postage stamp quilts as well.

  15. Great reindeer. So, did you actually put your name and other quilt data on the cute listing of reindeer? And, really, was that a sew part of a seam and then come back and finish a seam on the backing. You go girl!

  16. Wonderful wonderful reindeer finish! Congrats on getting moved and organized as well.

  17. The reindeer turned out cute cute cute! Christmas fabric, like scraps, can never be completely used up. Just this week I bought some nice solids and blenders from an estate, and tucked in with it was "bonus" Christmas fabric. The gift that keeps on giving ;)

  18. Many fabulous things for your Friday. That corner is lovely...curious why the wood there? Of course, as a new owner, you may not know. I love the quilts you are making and the finish. I am about to finish one, so next week you should see it on the blog!


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