Friday, December 8, 2023

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Finally Gifted!


Hi, all!

Well, 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?  Let's go!


Many of you know that I was out of commission and out of the blogging world for most of the year in 2022.  During that time I undertook a pretty major handwork project.  Hexies seemed like just the ticket for something small and portable to take with me and work on in my chair, so I put together a small kit and started.  

At first, I intended to make a quilt - but after the first day, I thought it might just end up being a pillow cover!  Slow handwork is not my sweet spot, unfortunately.  But as time went on and the project grew, I fell in love with the process.  And when it was all finished, I ended up with a beautiful quilt top.  I appliquéd it to some vintage linen borders, and it sat on my "to be quilted" rack someday.

One day as I saw it sitting there, though, I realized that it needed a special home.  While I was out of commission, I worried about the quilt ministry and was afraid that it would dwindle away if I wasn't able to keep shepherding it along.  I asked my good friend Piper, who was a faithful member of the group, if she could help keep it going.  And Piper, God bless her, jumped right in and now has the group running so much better than I ever did!  

So of course, this quilt needed to go to Piper!  With a plan in view, I jumped into quilting it, doing diagonal lines through two axes of the hexies for a diamond grid.  The backing comes from a linen duvet I found on sale long ago and saved for the perfect quilt backing.

All in all, I really enjoyed making this quilt, even though all the handwork was a little tedious.  I may make another one for myself this year!

So - - - can we 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. That is such a sweet story of your hexie quilt, and a beautiful treasure of a gift!

  2. Your quilt is a real beauty! It's a bit of an I Spy for an adult with so many different prints and colors - a very happy quilt! I, too, have been working on hexies for well over a year now. The remaining supply is 560 hexie flowers (7 hexie's per flower including the center). I've been using quite a few the last year to applique to 4 blocks of neutral fabrics sewn together (flower appliqued to center of 4 blocks) for a quilt for my SIL's 80th birthday, did the same with a donation quilt for the senior group nearby (a raffle). Various projects used others - appliques on tote bags, pot holders, tea towels, etc. I had probably 750 flowers total when I started thinking about how much I've used. The bunch I have left will probably be surrounded by white hexie's and I'll do a more traditional hexie quilt as well as a more appliques on 4 charm patches for quilts to give others in the family as those are much quicker quilts to make. Those little hexie flowers accumulate FAST! I do those waiting at doctor appts, when hubby has errands (and I'd rather wait in the car), evenings when watching tv....can't stand to just sit and not be doing something with my hands. I'll probably hand quilt the traditional hexie quilt - with baptist fan pattern. Just discovered the 'potholder quilt' -- here I am a quilter of nearly 50 years and I'd never heard of it. I'll have to make one of those now, too. Always something new to discover, learn and make..... Deb / Northern California

  3. A beautiful story to go with a stunning quilt! You've done an amazing job on the handwork. I'm impressed with how you stuck with it!

  4. Such a beautiful hexi quilt!! and a worthy recipient <3

  5. Hi Sarah, that is such a lovely quilt and I'm sure that it will be appreciated. I love doing handwork and hexies are so fun :-) I should have a finished top by the end of next year - it's only been a few years in the making! Thanks for the party.

  6. Beautiful quilt! It's like hexie confetti! I love how you quilted it. And how wonderful to give it to your friend.

  7. It's beautiful. So glad your friend was able to continue with the ministry in your absence.

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