Friday, June 18, 2021

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? A New T-Shirt Quilt for a Special Person...


Hi, all!

It's Friday!  And a long-anticipated Friday for me, because today is the beginning of vacation!  Whoop whoop whoop!!!  But before I get totally distracted by sunshine, sand and the Gulf of Mexico, let's do a little whooping together.  Ready?  Let's go!


Meet Adeline!  Adeline was recently diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, and her mom wanted a quilt made with t-shirts with notes of encouragement donated by her friends and family.  

When she came to me, I agreed to make the quilt for her.  It is an honor to be part of those cheering on Adeline!

Because of the wide variety of shirts and unusual sizes, there was really no option but to make this a puzzle style quilt.

These blocks are so special!  

There's lots of texture in this quilt, such as the mermaid sequins shirts...

And the pink fringe!  

The donut print was actually a pair of leggings with a baby onesie - such a creative idea!

There's lots of bright, cheerful colors and loving sentiments, and plenty of empty filler pieces for others to add notes of encouragement...

...and even a Tennessee Vol shirt from relatives in Knoxville.

When I asked her mother what Adeline's favorite color was for the back, she said black - an unusual choice for a 7-year old, but do-able!  I found some soft and silky black minky for the back, and a black, grey and white stripe for the binding.

Here's the label her mom asked me to put on the quilt - you can see it at the center top of the quilt.  I found some pieces of a Mary Engelbreit print to frame it with, full of encouraging little notes itself.

Say a prayer for Adeline when you think of it, or send good vibes her way if that's more your style.  However we do it, let's lift up Adeline and her family as they go through a difficult time.  
Quilters are good at that!


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. What a precious quilt for a special person! I will definitely send up prayers for Adeline. I wanted to thank you for all the amazing work you do during Hands2Help, especially sending each of us a prize for participating! I received mine this week, and so appreciate the batting and new quilt pattern. Have a wonderful vacation, Sarah!

  2. how fast our own struggles become of no consequence when reading of the trials of others....a beautiful comfort quilt for such a pretty girl...

  3. Beautiful. I'm sure it will bring comfort.

  4. What an amazing quilt. Prayers for Adeline.

  5. What a special quilt for Adeline!! You did a lovely job, Sarah.

  6. You worked your t-shirt magic once again. And what comforting and supportive friends and relatives Adeline has. Hope Claudette isn't disrupting your vacation.

  7. Precious work of a quilt for this little girl. Prayers.

  8. This is such a special quilt! Praying for little Adeline!

  9. Your post brought a lump to my throat....beautiful!

  10. That's a beautiful quilt, I hope it brings lots of courage to this sweet little girl to go through the difficult time she is facing. I will be praying for her.

  11. Sweet quilts for brave, sweet little girl. Enjoy your vacation. You’ve surely earned one after such an amazing H2H.

  12. It's truly fabulous and I know she will treasure it as she goes through her treatment.


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