Friday, December 2, 2022

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Three for Three!!


Hi, all!

Well, it's arrived - the first Friday in December - and we all know what that means!  It's time for us to get our whoop whoop on!  Let's get started....


Most of you know by now that I make each of my grandkids a quilt each Christmas, usually themed with something they liked or did that year.  There's also a special label I put on the back of each one, telling what they were like that year, some things they did or special memories from the year.  And yes, before you ask, they have a LOT of quilts, which, yes, makes my daughter nuts - so this year I am also giving them each several deflatable storage bags so they can store some of their quilts under their beds!

And yesterday, I got started early with Lilli's quilt - the last of the three - on the frame...

Lots of lovely loose random meandering!  Then I moved over to the sewing machine to add the binding...

And then, it was finished!!

I do love a classic patchwork, don't you?  

I found a fun backing fabric that will fit in well with Lilli's love for simplicity, too!

And now, a little bit about this quilt.  The fabrics are glorious shot cottons from Kaffe Fassett, and they are so beautiful and soft.  If you aren't familiar with shot cottons, they have one color thread for the warp and a different color for the weft, making a fabric that changes color as you fold or move it.  The colors reminded me of old time-y library books.  Lilli has often said that she really wants a wood paneled library for her own bedroom, but since that's not in the cards, I thought I'd make her a quilt that reminded me of the warm color of books on a shelf!

The other day, I went on Amazon to add some Aurifil thread to my Christmas wish list, and spotted this gorgeous variegated thread that matches the quilt perfectly!  I've never had good luck quilting with variegated thread in the past - it tends to break a LOT in my machine - but this thread didn't break once!  OK, I'll admit it, Aurifil is worth the price!

I used a washable wool batting because I wanted it to be lightweight, but very warm, and because I love the definition that a wool batt gives your quilting. 

It also makes a pretty swirl - and will be even prettier once I give it a wash!  The only drawback with a washable wool batt is that, while it is washable, it really isn't dryer-able!  You need to have a spot to spread it out for several hours to air dry.  I expect to use the bed in one of the spare bedrooms to dry this one!

And Bree did a good job entertaining herself while I did all this - at least for part of the time!  My daughter tells me that this particular position - lying on her stomach with her legs extended behind her - is called splooting.  Bree does it frequently and very well and I wish I could be as comfortable as she looks when she does it!

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. Having all 3 of the grandchildren's quilts finished has to make you relieved. Enjoy whatever you stitch next!

  2. What a fantastic quilt-simply stunning! Great job on the finished quilts this year!

  3. bags will be a great addition to your collection of quilts that they have

  4. The squirrels around here (the live ones outside, not the quilting squirrels - LOL) sploot during the summer months. It's pretty fun to see. The quilt is so pretty and looks so cuddly and inviting! She's going to love it! I've always wondered about washing washable wool and how that works - thanks for sharing that!

  5. Definite whoop whoop for you! I love everything about that quilt! The idea you shared for the label was one I'm stealing for mine for friends or children. I've fallen down a little lately, ha, ha, more ways than one, but on making friends and family quilts, and it's a goal for the coming year.

  6. Congrats on the finish! I thought about a wool batt for the quilt I am doig but I was not sure of its detination...hard to get the message that it doesn't go in the dryer to stick in my head...let alone anyone elses!

  7. aurifil was on my list too but a giveaway on a blog and whoa! santa came early....9 luscious spools of 50 wt in neutral colors....oh i love those shot cottons and this quilt is beautiful...

  8. Lilli's quilt is SO pretty. I like simple, too, and you've done a beautiful job on this one.


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