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!

In Progress – Snapshots Quilt – Top Complete

I finished the quilt top and the pieced back today! I can’t wait to get this one bundled up and off to my long-arm quilter! It’s so adorable! ❤

I put the borders on the top today after I finished sewing the back together. Aren’t those blocks cute?

Snapshots Quilt Top

The backing for the quilt is pieced as well. I’ve never made a quilt with a pieced back before, so I’m interested to see how it will look after it’s been quilted. I love that camera block! ❤

Snapshots Pieced Backing

In Progress – Snapshots Quilt – Top Complete

I finished blocks 9, 10 and 11 a few days ago and I was getting ready to post a picture of the almost finished quilt top, when Fat Quarter Shop released the 12th pattern early! I figured I’d go ahead and get that one done and then post the whole completed top. 🙂 So, here it is and  I love it!

Snapshots Quilt

I’m waiting on one piece of fabric to arrive for the backing and then I can finish it up too and get it off to the long-arm quilter. Can’t wait to have this one finished up. 🙂

In Progress – Snapshots Quilt – Block #8 Like Riding A Bike

I wasn’t particularly looking forward to making this block because of all the pieces. My set of Alphabitties has A-Z and 0-9 and I had to label a few pieces with post-it notes on top of that! After we got done with homeschool this morning, I started cutting and labeling and sewing. It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. Keep calm and follow the directions, right? 🙂

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In Progress – Snapshots Quilt – Block #6 Triple Scoop Sundae

Triple Scoop Sundae is block #6 in the Snapshots Quilt. It was so much fun to sew this one today, on one of the hottest days of the summer so far! I may have to take the kids to get ice cream later. 🙂 Snapshots Quilt is from Fat Quarter Shop and you can find all the patterns and YouTube video tutorials here.

Snapshots Quilt - #6 Triple Scoop Sundae