Friday, May 30, 2014

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Now It Really IS Done!

Hi, all!

It's finally Friday - are you ready to get your whoop whoop on?  I am!  I was sitting here thinking I didn't have anything to post about, but then I checked back and found out that I actually did have something! So let's start the party!



Remember this quilt that I made over spring break this year?  The name "Nathanael's Ladder" was running through my head the whole time I was making it, because it was made using a modified Jacob's Ladder block and I was making it to auction or raffle off to raise money for the adoption of our Chinese grandson, Nathanael.  I wish I could post a picture of him - he's adorable - but for right now we're not allowed to do that.  Adoption agency rules.  Sorry!

Anyway, this week I finally finished the quilt!


I love the way the Kona white and Kona silver play off each other - low volume but distinct if you look for it.  And they were the perfect background for the Flea Market Fancy Legacy prints that I had been hoarding.  


For the back I used some of the Denyse Schmidt prints that were made for Joann's, along with some more of the 2" squares I used on the front.


Organic straight line quilting to finish it off - isn't that gorgeous texture?  It's soft and cuddly, too.  Sixty inches square and I love it!  Hopefully soon someone else will too!  We're still working out the details on the auction/raffle, but I should have more info soon!


We're so looking forward to filling that center chair with something other than a globe!!  And on the adoption front, I hope you'll check back on Monday - we're doing something special next week that I hope you'll want to be a part of!

So - - - can I get a whoop whoop?

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Just a few reminders - if you missed Wednesday's post for the American Made Brand blog hop, there's still time to enter in the giveaway!  Check it out and check out all the other stops on the blog hop, too - there's an awful lot of creativity out there!!

And Sunday marks the beginning of the end of this year's Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge, and all of the wonderful generous quilters who participated this year will be linking up their quilts all next week. I hope you'll check out the links for some wonderful inspiration and to cheer them on - they've done great work!  And something else to whoop about - thanks to a lot of fabulous folks, we've got enough giveaway items for everyone who has made a quilt for the challenge!  Whoop whoop!!!

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And now it's your turn!

What are you whooping about this week?


What's got you dancing the happy dance?

Share with us - we want to dance along with you!

Remember - it doesn't have to be a finish.
Just whatever's making you happy this week!

The linky will stay open until Sunday midnight.

Hope to see you there!!

Hugs!

Sarah



22 comments:

  1. Sarah, your Nathanael's Ladder is so beautiful!!! Thanks for the party, greetings from Paris!

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  2. Your quilt is beautiful! Whoop! Whoop!

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  3. It's beautiful! I love every bit of it from fabric to quilting!

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  4. Lovely texture. And you are right, the white and silver play beautifully together.

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  5. Well that happy dance certainly has me laughing...and love the pic of the kids. So cute!!!

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  6. lovely quilt! bet the family will be glad to get the adoption settled.

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  7. Thanks for the linky each week! I just discovered you have to pay for a linky ... so I am extra happy you offer this every week... keeps me happy too whooping each week with you! Wow... Nathaneal's Ladder is AWESOME ... cant wait to officially meet him when you can share more.. totally understand though and appreciate his sisters posing with his country on the globe :) Kathi

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  8. Lovely quilt! the white and silver seem to be making an almost prism-like effect. Hopefully we can see Nathaniel in that chair soon!

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  9. Your Nathaneal's Ladder is gorgeous! I really do like the Kona white and silver together. Hope all proceeds as planned with the adoption.

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  10. So excited for you, and the quilt came out GORGEOUS! Hope it makes oodles from the raffle. All the best!

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  11. I love the purpose behind this quilt. It came out beautifully. As an adoptive mom, I, too, am very excited about the impending adoption of your grandson and hope it all goes smoothly!

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  12. Congrats on a new grandson!

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  13. Love your quilt and the models are so cute!

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  14. Loving that happy dance!! The silver and white really do give such an incredible dimension.

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  15. I love your quilt Sarah...the front and the back are awesome!! I really love the silver and the white together, a great combindation!! Love the happy dance!! Happy stitching, Pauline

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  16. I love, love, love your Nathanaels' Ladder quilt and can't wait to see him all wrapped up in it.

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  17. So new to all of this but can't wait to check out all the others at this party. I came over from Quilt Story. LOVE LOVE LOVE your Nathanael's Ladder quilt! Soo pretty, and what an exciting story behind it! Enjoy your day!

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  18. What an adorable quilt and the backing is awesome

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