I’m quilting along on my Summer Sampler 2016 quilt! This week, block number three was released and it’s called Snow Cone for obvious reasons. 🙂 This was the first time I’ve ever made a quilt block with curves and it wasn’t as bad as I thought it might be. I used lots of pins and lots of patience! 🙂
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.
I first saw a picture of Summer Sampler 2016 on Instagram and decided I didn’t have enough projects in my life (haha!), so I signed up. The initial download came with a blank coloring page so I used Photoshop to color it and decide on my fabrics. I knew I wanted to use a bright orange as a focus fabric, so then I selected a turquoise and a green to go with it. Then I chose two lighter blues and one darker blue to complete the range and of course, white as a background. I’m nothing if not predictable with the white background! 😀
One block will be released each Monday until all 20 blocks are out and about in the wild. Each pattern also includes a sample quilt layout using just that block. At the end of the subscription, three sample quilt layouts will be provided or you can make up your own layout.
The first block was released a week ago and the second one was released today. I finished up the first one last night and I had a little time to kill today, so I got the second one done too. Here they are:
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. ❤
This is my first finish for the 2016 Finish-A-Long – 2nd Quarter.
At the same time I sent my Easter Bunny Wall Quilt to the long-arm quilter, I also sent my Double Cross Mystery Quilt and my Ugly Christmas Sweaters Quilt. I got preview pictures of the quilting today and I’m so happy to share them here!! Thanks to Robin at Ormond Beach Quilts for doing such a great job as usual! ❤
So, I sent my Easter Bunny Wall Quilt to the lovely and talented Robin at Ormond Beach Quilts for her to work her magic on and she sent me this preview a couple of days ago. I LOVE IT!!! ❤ The quilting design is called Daisies Galore and I think it's perfect for this quilt. ❤
This was such a fun quilt to make! I finished up the top a couple of days ago and finally got some good pictures of it. I really like how this came out. I’ve gone from no Christmas quilts to two this year! I was thinking about sending this one to the long-armer, but I think I may do it myself. We’ll see I guess. 🙂
My latest quilt is coming along quite nicely! I really like this pattern and it’s super easy to make! Here are a few photos from the past couple of days work on it.
Back in March, I won a jelly roll of the upcoming North Woods line by Kate Spain for Moda. I’ve been trying to decide what to make with it and I finally came across the HST Strip Quilt pattern by @saracecilquilts and Red Rainboots Handmade. I think it will be perfect for this jelly roll! On Friday, I got my strips ironed and sewed into four-strip sets. Yesterday, I cut them into 8.5″ blocks and cut my solid (Kona Bleach White) into 8.5″ strips. Today, I’m going to cut the solid into blocks and start making my HST blocks. 🙂
I got finished the last three of 20 blocks yesterday and got my sashing and borders cut last night. I intended to get the sashing on the blocks and the blocks sewed into rows, but when I got going, I didn’t want to stop. Here’s the top completed except for the outer border! 😀 😀 😀
So, sometime this week, I’ll get the final borders on and get it sent off to the quilter. Can’t wait to get it back and finish it up! 🙂