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

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In Progress – Sugar Plums Sew Along – Quilted!

I couldn’t decide how to quilt this one, so I sent it off to Robin at Ormond Beach Quilts to see what she could do with it. After a little bit of discussion via Facebook and email, I chose to have it quilted with a cream thread in a pattern called Undulate.

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Robin did such a beautiful job!! This is a preview picture that she sent after the quilting was complete. I love it so much! I can’t wait to see it in person when my mailman delivers it back to me. ❤

Autumn Colorway Sugar Plums Quilting

In Progress – Sugar Plums Sew Along – Top Complete

I’m joining Sherri at This and That Patterns in her Sugar Plums Sew Along. I finished my quilt top this morning! I decided not to do the border with the pinwheels and flying geese like Sherri did. Sometimes I just get to a point that I want a quilt to be done and I got there this morning with this one! I’m going to keep those pieces and use them in a future quilt.

Sugar Plums Quilt Top Finished

Now, I just need to order my backing fabric and I can finish this one up. 🙂

In Progress – Sugar Plums Sew Along – Blocks Complete

I’m joining Sherri at This and That Patterns in her Sugar Plums Sew Along. I finished sewing my blocks together and I just love them! Next up is the pinwheels for the sashing. I really love making these cute little pinwheels! 🙂

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In Progress – Sugar Plums Sew Along – Block Assembly

I’m joining Sherri at This and That Patterns in her Sugar Plums Sew Along. I’ve finally made some more progress on my quilt! I finished all of the flying geese and half square triangles and got them all trimmed to size. Here’s a picture of the layout for my blocks. I will have six of these total.

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Slowly, but surely, I’m getting the blocks sewed together. I should have them done and pressed today or tomorrow. I’ll post again when they’re finished and ready for public consumption. 🙂 Then, I’ll get started on sashing and borders. Fun! 🙂

In Progress – Sugar Plums Sew Along – Half Square Triangles

I’m joining Sherri at This and That Patterns in her Sugar Plums Sew Along. Yesterday and today, I worked on half square triangles in preparation for making the pinwheel pieces. I have to say, I *hate* trimming half square triangle blocks, but all the work is worth it in the end. 🙂

All of this:
Half Square Triangle Trimmings

Leads to this:
Half Square Triangles

Which reminds me, I love these trays! They’re great for corralling all the pieces of the projects I’m working on at any given time. I originally bought them for the kids’ art projects. I’m a homeschooling mom, so we always have a million art projects going on around here. We never really used them for art though and I wanted to find some kind of use for them. They are perfect for this job! I bought a set of four 12″ x 16″ trays here: Easy-Clean Craft Trays – Set of 4. The price of the set as I’m posting this is $14.99.

In Progress – Sugar Plums Sew Along – Starting Blocks

I’m joining Sherri at This and That Patterns in her Sugar Plums Sew Along. I got my pieces cut out last week and started sewing yesterday. I got all the flying geese blocks sewed together and pressed. I also got the first batch of half square triangles sewed together, but I haven’t pressed those yet. This quilt is going to be SO cute! 🙂

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In Progress – Sugar Plums Sew Along – Getting Organized

I’m joining Sherri at This and That Patterns in her Sugar Plums Sew Along. I got the Winter Wonderland book a while back, but I was in the middle of my Farm Girl Vintage quilt, so I didn’t want to start another big project at the same time. She’s making a smaller version of the Sugar Plums quilt from that book, so I’m going to make one too!

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I loved the fabric choices she showed on the link above, so I’m using the same fabric line, Farmhouse by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda Fabrics. I chose two more neutral fabrics for the background and inner borders, two greens and two oranges for the blocks, a black for the blocks and cornerstone pinwheels, a black for the outer border and an orange for the binding. I’m going to wait until the top is done to chose the backing.

I like to have a printed copy to work from, so I downloaded and printed out the cutting instructions from the link on Sherri’s blog above. I’m also trying something new to keep my fabrics organized. On a couple of recent quilts, I’ve gotten fabrics confused and accidentally used my binding fabric in the quilt. 😀 To avoid that this time, I’ve printed out the item information page for each fabric and written on it what I’m planning to use it for in this quilt. I’m hoping this will help me keep everything straight this time. I guess we’ll see. 😀

Here’s a couple of photos of the pages I’ve printed out:

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