Friday, April 20, 2018

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Meet Blu the Bear...

Hi, all!

As I write this, I am gazing out over the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, looking at the dolphins swim by.  The sun is shining, it's 75 degrees, and there's a soft wind blowing.  I may stay here forever, because it's definitely whoop-whoop worthy!!  Unfortunately, there's only a couple more days before I have to go back to the real world - but for now, a girl can dream!  I'm obviously ready to whoop it up - are you?  Let's get started!

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Since our week started out cool, I was able to get in some sewing time earlier this week.  You've probably seen this quilt already, but I'm happy to say now that it is finished!


I've decided to name this little guy Blu the Bear.  He's so absolutely adorable - I was a little perplexed with what I would do with him when he arrived in my Stash Builder Box a few months ago, but I think he's found the perfect home!


If you'll recall, this month my Scrap Attack goal was to use up some of the bonus HSTs I had stuffed into a plastic shoebox.  Well, this didn't make a big dent, but it did use up almost all of the bonus HSTs I had left over from Lilli's dolphin quilt that I made before Christmas.


I did straight line quilting in the white diagonal lines, extending it through the center square for interest and to stabilize the center.  It still seemed a little bit "unattached", so I also stitched around Blu.  That should make him stand out a little more once this is washed.  I'm really happy that the diagonal quilting framed him without cutting into his lines - a happy accident!


The back is really cute, too - two more pieces that came with Blu.  I added a strip of the black checkerboard to make the paw print fabric wide enough, and also used that black checkerboard for binding.  


Blu will be heading to the Little Lambs Foundation for Kids as part of this year's Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge.  I'm hoping some little boy or girl will find him to be a good friend when they need one!  

So - - - can I get a whoop whoop?

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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!

Hugs!

Sarah

PS - I'm looking for bloggers who want to participate in this year's 12 Days of Christmas in July blog hop - if you've got a great Christmas idea you've been itching to share, drop me a line (salliesue57 at gmail dot com) and let's get together!



21 comments:

  1. That quilt is adorable. I love the way you chose to quilt it!

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  2. Really sweet quilt, love the quilting.

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  3. Love this cute quilt!! It will definitely be loved by some lucky little person!

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  4. Blue is adorable, and seriously, the quilting is just perfect for the pattern and framing him. Great job!

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  5. I can just imagine the face of the child who gets this quilt! I think it's a great use of the block. Well done, my friend.

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  6. He definitely found a good home and is absolutely adorable.

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  7. Great little quilt. Enjoy the warmth. We had snow yesterday morning, when we woke up. Yuk.

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  8. What a great job on this quilt-you have filled a bit of the beach beauty in this quilt, too!

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  9. I'm not sure which is more gorgeous, Blu the bear or the back drop in your photo. If I had that scenery looking out my windows I would never get anything done. Thank you for hosting the link party.

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  10. The bear quilt is adorable! Sure to be loved by some small person. Enjoy the warm weather!

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  11. Blu turned out so sweet! Love that shot with the Gulf (ahhhh) in the background. This is such a good idea for those smaller printed blocks (I may have one or two) to turn them into a little quilt!

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  12. It's such a super cute quilt! I bet it'll be loved.

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  13. Well, well. I saw some fabric this this little guy and other's in a quilt shop a few weeks ago. I thought, what would a person do with them? You hit it out of the ballpark!! I may have to go back and get some of them, I think it was a yardage panel. Hmmm.....wonder which quilt shop I saw it in.....guess I will have to go visit all of them again. Dang.

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  14. That is just the sweetest bear! Great job.

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  15. Adorable. I have my project picked out for the Christmas blog hop.

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  16. That is a really cute quilt and wonderful quilting enhances it beautifully. Very pleased to hear you're having a lovely rest, you work so hard you really deserve it.

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  17. Blu is the curest bear and deserves to be centre if attention in your lovely quilt. Besutiful quilting. Wow! How lovely being in the Gulf of Mexico.

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  18. Sarah, your quilt is adorable! Some child is going to be so happy when he/she receives it. Enjoy the rest of your vacation

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  19. Sarah, I love this quilt and think it's great for a children's charity. I also have a quilt that is similar to this one and love our quilting. How far apart are your quilting lines (and did you quilt in the ditch also?). Thanks so much!

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  20. What a great way to use up some HSTs - perfect! Someone will love this quilt, for certain!

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  21. I think that is about the most adorable quilt I have ever seen. What a prized possession that will be for some little one!

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