In Progress – Bonnie & Camille Barn Quilt Swap

A couple of weeks ago, I signed up for Wifeoferp’s Bonnie & Camille Barn Quilt Swap. I’m not usually one to participate in swaps, but this one combined one of my favorite fabric designers with barn quilts, which I also love, so how could I say no? ๐Ÿ˜€

After I received my partner’s information, I picked a block and a fabric line – Hello Darling by Bonnie & Camille, of course. I really love this line and I had a fat eighth bundle sitting around pleading for me to do something with it. ๐Ÿ˜€

I cut and sewed the top today, but I don’t want to post it until my partner receives it, so you just get a sneak peek:
#BCBarnQuiltSwap Sneak Peek

I’m hoping to at least get it basted and start on the quilting tomorrow. I might even get it finished? I guess we’ll see. ๐Ÿ™‚

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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! โค

Finished!! – Dog Gone Cute Quilt & Blog Hop

First of all, I want to thank Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts for letting me participate in this blog hop! This quilt is so darn cute and I just love it! I’m going to recap my entire process from collecting supplies to the finished quilt. You can click on any of the photos for a larger version. ๐Ÿ™‚

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As I was deciding what fabrics to use, my fat quarter bundle of Hello Darling by Bonnie & Camille arrived. I decided this bundle would be perfect for this quilt and boy, was I right! I also used Hello Darling – Red Wildflowers for the backing, Hello Darling – Green Dainty for the binding and Kona Solids – Ash for the background.

Next, I printed out my pattern and reviewed all the instructions. I’m forever jumping into a project thinking I know what I’m doing and then completely messing everything up, so I wanted to be sure this time! ๐Ÿ™‚

Time to make the blocks! I decided to make the 12-block version of the quilt, so I knew I needed one each of the pre-planned blocks and then I was going to have to make four more of my own. Here are the blocks I made:

Dog Gone Cute - Block #1

Dog Gone Cute - Block #2

Dog Gone Cute - Block #3

Dog Gone Cute - Block #4

Dog Gone Cute - Block #5

Dog Gone Cute - Block #6

Dog Gone Cute - Block #7

Dog Gone Cute - Block #8

Dog Gone Cute - Block #9

Dog Gone Cute - Block #10

Dog Gone Cute - Block #11

Dog Gone Cute - Block #12

After all my blocks were done, I laid them all out on my living room floor to determine the best layout. Of course, I had to text pictures to my husband at work to get an opinion from his architect brain. Here’s what we came up with:

Dog Gone Cute layout

Out of my background fabric, I cut the sashing and borders. I sewed the blocks into rows, added the sashing, sewed the rows together and added the border. Here’s my completed quilt top:

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I had picked another fabric for the backing, but when I cut it, I messed up and cut it wrong. I’m a dummy! I ordered more fabric and managed to cut it correctly the second time. Fortunately, I’m working on another quilt that will work with the shorter backing. ๐Ÿ™‚ I sandwiched the quilt and started thinking about how I wanted to quilt it. At first, I was going to go with diagonal straight line quilting, but then I decided to stitch in the ditch on the horizontal rows only. I added the binding and it’s done!

Dog Gone Cute - Finished!!

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And my favorite block:
Dog Gone Cute - My Favorite Block

I’m seriously in love with this quilt! The pattern was so easy to use! Be sure to check out the posts from the other blog hop participants too. ๐Ÿ™‚

Tuesday, October 6

Karen of Run Sew Fun
Kris of Kris Loves Fabric
Anja of Anja Quilts
Kelly of Quilting It Out
Tish of Tishโ€™s Adventures in Wonderland

Thursday, October 8

Carol of Just Let Me Quilt
Nina of Inchworming
Doris of The Quilting Queen Online
Brandy of Pampered Pettit
Leena of Creative Instincts

Tuesday, October 13

Ruth of Charly and Benโ€™s Crafty Corner
Tanya of Tanya Quilts in Colorado
Laurel of Quilts by Laurel
Kathy of Kathyโ€™s Quilting Blog
Deb of New Creative State

Thursday, October 15

Anita of Daydreams of Quilts
Gina of Quilts and Cakes
Beth of Words & Stitches
Rachel of Quiltineering
Julie of Mack and Mable

Tuesday, October 20

Cathy of A Quilting Chick
Selina of Selina Quilts
Shauna of Shaunaโ€™s World
Gayle of Pedal Sew Lightly
Kathy of Kayak Quilting

Thursday, October 22

Sandy of Upstairs Hobby Room
Heide of Heideโ€™s Quilty Hugs
Britt-Inger of Hill Valley Quilter
Judy of How ART You?
Louisa of Sewmotion

Tuesday, October 27

Teje of Neroโ€™s Patch and Post
Stephanie of Jak and Will
Valerie of Valโ€™s Quilting Studio
Ellen of Georgia Florida Studio
Cristina of Pretty Little Quilts

Thursday, October 29

Abigail of Cut & Alter
Magdalena of iloveneutrals
Jenn of A Quarter Inch from the Edge
Anne of Batiks by the Bay
Susie of Susie’s Sunroom
Tracy of Tracyโ€™s Bits N Pieces

In Progress – Climbing Roses Quilt

I’ve been looking for a quilt to make as a surprise for a friend of mine and I think this one is going to fit the bill quite nicely. It’s the Climbing Roses Quilt from Fat Quarter Shop. The kit includes two Hello Darling Jolly Bars and three white charm packs to make the top of the quilt and additional fabric for the binding. The kit also includes the pattern and instructions for making the top and finishing the quilt. There’s a backing kit sold separately or you can choose your own backing like I did.

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Binding fabric:

Hello Darling - Green on Aqua Lollies

Backing fabric:

Hello Darling - Multi Orange Peel

I actually bought this fabric for another quilt, but I messed up and cut it too short. Fortunately, it was exactly the right size for this quilt. ๐Ÿ™‚

I can’t wait to get this one done and gifted to its new home. ๐Ÿ™‚

In Progress – Dog Gone Cute Quilt Top Complete!!

You guys! This quilt is adorable! Lorna over at Sew Fresh Quilts is a genius! This pattern was so easy to use and I love these blocks! The Hello Darling line by Bonnie & Camille was the perfect choice for me. I love these fabrics so much! This is going to be my last post about this quilt until I show the finished product during the Dog Gone Cute blog hop. That post will be on October 13, so be sure to come back and see how cute it is all quilted and finished. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I have some more quilty goodness in the works, so I’ll be posting about other stuff in the meantime, so be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss a thing! ๐Ÿ™‚

In Progress – Dog Gone Cute Quilt – Blocks Complete!

I’m super excited to show you all twelve completed Dog Gone Cute blocks!! These were so fun to make and I’m so happy with my fabric choices! This new Hello Darling line from Bonnie & Camille is just the cutest! โค โค โค

Dog Gone Cute layout

I sewed the rows together this morning, but I have to run by the store to get more of the Kona Solids – Ash for the sashing between the rows and an outer border before I can get the top completed. I’ll post again when that’s all finished up!

In Progress – Dog Gone Cute Quilt

These blocks are so fun to make! I’m totally addicted! ๐Ÿ™‚ So far, I’ve finished six of the twelve blocks I’m planning to make for my quilt. I’m using the Hello Darling line by Bonnie & Camille. I love these fabrics!

Dog Gone Cute - Block #1 Dog Gone Cute - Block #2
Dog Gone Cute - Block #3 Dog Gone Cute - Block #4
Dog Gone Cute - Block #5 Dog Gone Cute - Block #6

In Progress – Dog Gone Cute Quilt & Blog Hop

As soon as I saw this pattern over at Sew Fresh Quilts, I knew I would be making one. I’m using a fat quarter bundle of the new Hello Darling line by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics. I jumped on this bundle when it was first available for preorder on Fat Quarter Shop, but I had no idea what I was going to do with it. I’m sure no other quilter EVER does that, right? ๐Ÿ˜€ When it arrived though, I thought it would be perfect for this quilt and it is! Here’s a quick peek at my first block:

Dog Gone Cute - Block #1

Super adorable!! I’m already in love! ๐Ÿ™‚

For the white portion of each dog’s face, I’m using the Cream Lollies fabric from the Hello Darling line. The pink part of the ears is Kona Solids – Carnation. The eyes and noses are Kona Solids – Black. The background is Kona Solids – Ash.

Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts is hosting a quilt along, a blog hop and a link party for the Dog Gone Cute pattern. I’m extremely excited to be included in the blog hop and I’ll post more about that later. You can get more information on her blog here and here. Join in and make a Dog Gone Cute quilt too!