Friday, October 1, 2021

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? WIP Progress!


Hi, all!

Welcome to the first Friday in October!  Have the leaves started changing color where you are?  I love this time of year, probably because I grew up in Miami, FL where the leaves NEVER change, and I'm enjoying watching the tree outside my sewing room window.  Every day there's a little more color showing!  While that's whoop-worthy, I bet I can come up with some sewing whoop-whoops, too, and I imagine you've got some too.  So let's get started!


It's been a busy week at my place!  I've been having so much fun working on my WIPs as part of the WIPs-B-Gone 2021 Challenge hosted by Leanne (@devotedquilter on Instagram)!  My first bit of progress this week came on this quilt...

You might recognize this as my vacation project - a king size postage stamp quilt made with lots of the Kate Spain fabrics I've been hoarding for years.  Up until this week it was a pile of 25-patch blocks, but now it has been assembled into two halves, all ready for quilting.  This quilt is too large to fit on my frame fully assembled, so I will quilt each half, then join them.  I did that for my king-size Christmas quilt, and it worked beautifully!  

I also finished the hockey quilt, which I don't want to show yet because it is a Christmas gift.  But it is joining both Nathanael's and Emmy's quilts as finished and ready for gifting!  Lilli's will go on the frame sometime next week, while they are on spring break and away on vacation.

And last but certainly not least, I brushed off this very old WIP, of which I had pieced about 1/5.  I started laying it out on the wall and realized that I was very short on print background pieces!  So I regrouped, reduced the size a little bit by eliminating two rows of print blocks on the top and one on the left side, and added a few teal print blocks that worked well with the other prints.  Next step will be sewing it all together!

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. You are working on some very pretty WIP's! Your vacation quilt is beautiful and so is the snowflake quilt. I can't wait to see them finished, happy stitching!

  2. Oh, I love that snowflake quilt! You made great progress on your WIPs. Way to go!

  3. How wide is your frame, Sarah? Great that you can do half at a time and join them together. Love your snowflake quilt, too!!!

  4. Ah, but Miami has poinciana trees, which are pretty themselves and don't grow much further north. Good progress on those WIPs!

  5. So satisfying to clean out those oldies. Can you explain further how you quilt each half and then join. I have the same problem with one of mine and haven't quite figured out how to handle it. Thanks.

  6. You sure can!!! Very nice work this week and a ton of progress overall! The only leaves turning around here are the Black Jack oaks and they just turn brown! lol I do love the snowflake quilt!


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