Friday, July 2, 2021

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Starting a New Project...


Hi, all!

Here it is, Friday again, and we all know what that means!  It's time for us to get our whoop whoop on - are you ready?  I know I am!  So let's get started...


You may recall that I've been working on re-arranging my studio layout a bit, trying to make it more functional now that I've had a chance to see what works and what doesn't.  Lilli came over and helped me the other day, and actually ASKED to sort through the (s)crap(s) under my long arm machine!  She's a great helper and hard worker, can take a project and run with it, which is great!  It freed me up to finish some pattern testing while she did that.  That's definitely whoop-worthy!  

And getting my studio cleaned up meant that I could get a good start on making the prototype for this year's 12 Days of Christmas in July quilt-along quilt!   I spent Wednesday making test blocks and writing down all the assembly instructions.  That went well, so on Thursday I cut all the pieces out, writing down the cutting instructions as I went. That's always a nerve-wracking experience, as I'm double- and triple-checking my measurements and piece counts constantly as I go!  But with luck, everything is right - we'll find out as I assemble the blocks. 

That process also started on Thursday!  I am reminded that chain piecing is my friend.  I'm hopeful of getting this quilt done by the end of the weekend (maybe?) or at least a really good start on it.

And speaking of the 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop, I'm still looking for bloggers who want to be a stop on the hop!  Have a great recipe, simple craft, fabulous gift item or home decor item you want to share?  This is the place!  It's a good time to start thinking about Christmas, and we need to share some good ideas!  So drop me a line at salliesue57 (at) gmail (dot) com, or leave a comment with your email address I can get back to you and I'll add you to the list.

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. I need a little helper to organize my stash! Christmas in July is always fun. I only wish I had time to participate.

  2. All jobs go more smoothly with a helper! Love it. The room is abuzz with ideas!

  3. I cannot believe how much Lilli has grown! Perhaps one day she'll be quilting along with you, too!

  4. Do you ever stop?! You just got the H2H all wrapped up and now you're onto another wrapping event - Christmas!

  5. You have been super busy and whoop whoop on getting organized and having a helper . Have a great weekend and am looking forward to seeing your Christmas projects.

  6. Looking forward to seeing the completed studio makeover (and the new Christmas quilt, too!!)

  7. Lilli is a blessing. I know she was a giant help with the H2H 2021 and here she is straightening your scraps. Lucky you. And, as usual, you have a full plate with the upcoming 12 Days of Christmas.

  8. Yes, yes put me down for the 12 days of Christmas blog hop. If you can sometime around the 20th for me would be great!


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