Finished!! – Ugly Christmas Sweaters Quilt

You guys!! It’s finished!! Back in January, I decided to join in on the Ugly Christmas Sweaters Quilt Along created by Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts. This quilt came out even cuter than I could have imagined! ❤ ❤ ❤

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Quilt - Finished!!

I used Kona Solids for the sweaters and binding, snowflakes background by Studio E, argyle backing by Michael Miller and thread by Aurifil, of course.

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Quilt - Backing

I had so much fun making this quilt! I had originally decided to make a baby or lap quilt size, but it was so much fun, that I ended up making the maxi quilt size.

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Quilt - Closeup

It was quilted by the lovely and talented Robin at Ormond Beach Quilts. Her work is always top-notch and this quilt is no exception. The quilting pattern is called Snow Winds. Is it perfect for this quilt or what?

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Quilt - Closeup

I’m just in love with this quilt and I think I’m going to leave it hanging up for a while even though Christmas is still seven months away. 😀 😀 😀

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Quilt - Label

This is my second finish for the 2016 Finish-A-Long – 2nd Quarter.

Finished!! – Easter Bunny Wall Quilt

Here’s a quick recap on this project. I’m making a series of wall quilts to hang over our ugly fireplace in the living room. I found the Bunny pattern from Elizabeth Hartman. I wanted one big bunny though, so I enlarged her pattern by 400% to get the right size. I think it came out really cute!

After I got the top done, I sent it off to Robin at Ormond Beach Quilts for her to work her long-arming magic on it. She used a super cute design called Daisies Galore on it and I think it was perfect. ❤

Yesterday, I cut into some lovely black and white striped fabric to make the binding. I just love striped binding! Here's the finished Easter Bunny Wall Quilt:
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This is my first finish for the 2016 Finish-A-Long – 2nd Quarter.

Finished!! – {Undercover} Maker Mat

I’ve been wanting a little place to put my scissors and a few other odds and ends while I’m sewing. My sewing table is small, so I’m always knocking things off into the floor and having to stop to retrieve them. When I saw this pattern, it was a match made in heaven!

Undercover Maker Mat

The pattern is Undercover Maker Mat from Lillyella Stitchery on Craftsy. Even better, it’s a free pattern! On my last trek to the fabric store, I had found this cherry fabric that I had to have, but I didn’t have a project in mind for it. It was serendipity, because I had just enough to make this project. I left off the secondary pockets on the front, so I just have the one main row of pockets, but it’s more than enough room for what I need.

Undercover Maker Mat

This is my third finish for the 2016 Finish-A-Long Q1!

Finished!! – Heart Wall Quilt

I finished up my Heart Wall Quilt yesterday!! The red binding is completely perfect and I just love how the whole thing looks! It’s also covering up our not-so-attractive fireplace, so it’s a total win-win! ❤

Finished Heart Wall Quilt

This is my second finish for the 2016 Finish-A-Long Q1!

Finished!! – Project Bag for Alison

This year, in addition to homeschooling, my daughter is taking art lessons and guitar lessons. I thought it would be nice for her to have a bag to keep her sketchbook and guitar book in so they don’t get lost. I found this super cute guitar fabric at Stitchin Stash on Etsy.

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For the bag, I used the Project Bags pattern from By Annie. The instructions were well written and easy to follow. I especially liked that the pattern called for clear vinyl on the front panel so you can see the contents of the bag without opening it.

Project Bag for Alison - Front

This amazing raccoon fabric was included in the fat quarter pack I bought. It was so cute, I had to use it for the back of the bag. ❤

Project Bag for Alison - Back

Finished!! – Snapshots Quilt

My first finish of 2016!! I started this one on February 26, 2015 and finished it today, January 11, 2016. Here’s the front:

Snapshots Finished - Front

Robin Wilson at Ormond Beach Quilts quilted this one with a design called Lida and it is beautiful! She has a great eye for what pattern will look great on a quilt! 🙂

This was the first quilt I ever made with a pieced back. Here’s the lovely camera on the back:

Snapshots Finished - Back

And here’s my favorite block, the sewing machine, of course!

Snapshots Finished - Sewing Machine Block

Thanks to Fat Quarter Shop for all these great patterns. I just love how this quilt came out! I’ve submitted it to be considered for the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, so we’ll see what happens with that. 🙂

This is my first finish for the 2016 Finish-A-Long Q1!

Best of 2015 Linky Party Entry

Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs is hosting a Best of 2015 Linky Party! I decided to do a post about my five favorite finishes from 2015. Having a favorite quilt is like having a favorite child (NOT POSSIBLE!!) but I’ve narrowed it down to these five finishes! 🙂

Texas Bluebonnets Forever Quilt
Texas Bluebonnets Forever!
I made this quilt as a gift for my mom. They live in Texas and bluebonnets are the state flower, so it was a pattern and color scheme match made in heaven. She loved it! 🙂

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Little Joys Quilt Finished
Little Joys Quilt
This quilt was a free pattern from Fat Quarter Shop a few months ago. The Tole Christmas fabric line was perfect for this one. It’s hanging over our fireplace right now! 🙂

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Dog Gone Cute - Finished!!
Dog Gone Cute Quilt
Of course, my Dog Gone Cute quilt was going to be on this list! Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts made such a cute pattern and I just love the Hello Darling fabric that I used. I need to make some matching pillows! 🙂

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Sugar Plums Autumn Colorway Quilt
This quilt will be my last finish of 2015. I love the pattern from the Winter Wonderland book by Sherri at This and That Patterns. I used almost the same fabrics that she used for the sew along and it came out so beautifully! The quilting by Ormond Beach Quilts was the final touch! 🙂

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Farm Girl Vintage Quilt - FINISHED!!!
Farm Girl Vintage Quilt
And last, but definitely not least, is my Farm Girl Vintage quilt. What can I say about this one that I haven’t said before. I’m so proud of this one! It’s currently on our bed and I just love sleeping under something I made every single night. ❤

Finished!! – Sugar Plums Sew Along – Quilt Complete!

I’m joining Sherri at This and That Patterns in her Sugar Plums Sew Along. My autumn colorway Sugar Plums Quilt is all finished!

Sugar Plums Quilt Complete

Here’s a detail of the beautiful quilting by Robin at Ormond Beach Quilts. ❤

Sugar Plums Quilting Detail

Dog Gone Cute Quilt – I’m a prize winner! :)

I entered my Dog Gone Cute Quilt in Lorna’s linky party. Lots of lovely people voted for mine and I won a prize!

Michael Miller Pastel Pop Fat Quarter Bundle

Lorna let me know that I was a winner after the party was over, but the prize was to be a surprise!

Michael Miller Pastel Pop Fat Quarter Bundle

Yesterday, a big box arrived from Canada and I couldn’t open it fast enough. It’s a fat quarter bundle of Pastel Pop by Michael Miller!! Yay! And it’s all shades of blue! Double yay! ❤

Michael Miller Pastel Pop Fat Quarter Bundle

I can’t wait to decide on a project to use these with and start cutting! Thanks so much to Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts, Michael Miller Fabrics and everyone who voted for my quilt!

Finished!! – Climbing Roses Quilt

I finished this quilt top back in October and then I set it aside to get some other things done. I finally pulled it back out a few days ago and started quilting it. I stitched in the ditch vertically and horizontally. I really like how it came out!

Climbing Roses Quilt

The parts came in a kit from Fat Quarter Shop, called Climbing Roses. The kit included two Hello Darling Jolly Bars and three white charm packs, plus the fabric for the binding. There’s also a backing kit available or you can choose your own like I did.

I can’t wait to give this gift! ❤