Friday, February 25, 2011

Whoop Whoop! 2/25/11 and Giveaway!!

This week I got a lot done!  I finished the Party on The Block quilt (still don't have a name for it, any ideas?)  and I pieced a backing for it.  See yesterday's blog, it wasn't the most fun I've had!

But then I found the instructions for using the Lil Twister template with 5" charms, so I took a break, sewed charms, added a border, cut it up with the template, sewed the pieces back together, and voila' I have a cute little quilt.  It's only 12" x 18 1/2", but I'll add a border or two.  It only took maybe two hours! The directions suggest you cut 1 3/4" squares  from the scraps from cutting, and sew them together for another border.  Hmmm, sounds like lots of sewing itty pieces.  I'll hold onto them for awhile and see how I feel about it after adding other borders.  Would you?

On Monday I have a guild class on making fabric bowls with clothesline.  I've made a few already, but I've had the fabrics pulled to make one for my son and his lovely bride.  The fabrics are left from a quilt and pillowcases I made for them before.  So the bowl can be set on their dresser for keys, coins, etc.  Here are the fabrics:

I have some many  gaboons of UFOs, and this week I plan to tackle finishing one UFO top, and quilting one quilt.  There.  I've said it.  

If you link via the subject line to Sarah's website ( you can sign up for her Whoop Whoop! Fridays, where you can get pats for your accomplishments.  Or encouragement for the next one.  And she has a great giveaway going on this week!!!  Go, go, go!


  1. I love your red fabrics and I plan on making a clothesline bowl soon too. I have the clothesline, the book and I've plenty of fabric. I just don't have the time or ummph to get it done right now, but, it's on my list to one soon. Please show yours when you get it done. I just found you by way of Sarah's Whoop Whoop Friday thing. I love her blog and I've linked up with her a few times. I won a little Twister tablerunner a few weeks ago and I have the ruler to that too. That's another on my list too. Too many things to do and not enough time. I'll be checking back later on you, have to get busy now and sew.

  2. I just love your Lil Twister quilt! It's so colorful and fun!

  3. Love your Lil' twister quilt! I just finished a centerpiece using that tool and am working on doll quilts for my granddaughters.

  4. I've got to find me one of those Lil' Twister templates - these quilts are so cute! I love the colors in yours.... so cheerful!! Thanks for linking up - you get a big Whoop Whoop!!

  5. The Lil' Twisters are so much fun to look at! Love the colors you used.
    I made some of the fabric bowls years ago. I loved them and might have to make more!