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! ❤ ❤ ❤
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.
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.
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?
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. 😀 😀 😀
This is my second finish for the 2016 Finish-A-Long – 2nd Quarter.
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:
This is my first finish for the 2016 Finish-A-Long – 2nd Quarter.
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!
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.
This is my third finish for the 2016 Finish-A-Long Q1!
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! ❤
This is my second finish for the 2016 Finish-A-Long Q1!
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.
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.
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. ❤
My first finish of 2016!! I started this one on February 26, 2015 and finished it today, January 11, 2016. Here’s the 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:
And here’s my favorite block, the sewing machine, of course!
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!
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!
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! 🙂
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! 🙂
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! 🙂
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! 🙂
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. ❤
I’m joining Sherri at This and That Patterns in her Sugar Plums Sew Along. My autumn colorway Sugar Plums Quilt is all finished!
Here’s a detail of the beautiful quilting by Robin at Ormond Beach Quilts. ❤
I entered my Dog Gone Cute Quilt in Lorna’s linky party. Lots of lovely people voted for mine and I won a prize!
Lorna let me know that I was a winner after the party was over, but the prize was to be a surprise!
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! ❤
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!
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!
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! ❤