In Progress – New Years Day Mystery Quilt

I was hoping to get this quilt top done on New Years Day, but I caught a cold and didn’t feel like sewing it all together. 🙂 Since then, I’ve finished my blocks and decided on my layout. Here’s a picture of one of my blocks:

New Years Day Mystery Quilt Block

I’m doing my layout a little differently than shown on the pattern because I didn’t want so much of the grey background. Here’s my layout:

New Years Day Mystery Quilt Layout

I got the rows sewed together this afternoon, so now all I need to do is sew the rows into a top and add the borders. I’m hoping to work on that tomorrow afternoon after we get done with homeschool. I love it so far! 🙂 ❤

In Progress – Flurry Mini Quilt

I was looking for a small project to fill some time before the New Years Day Mystery Quilt by Heather Spence starts, so I thought of the 2015 mini quilts by Aurifil. I started with January and never got any further because I loved that one so much! It’s called Flurry and it’s designed by Gudrun Erla of GE Quilt Designs.

The pattern calls for 1/2 yard of red, so I chose some Red Stencil Flower fabric from the Hazel line and 1/3 yard of white and I chose Bella Solids Bleached White for that.

I cut all the pieces after the kids were in bed on Saturday and then did the sewing on Sunday. The top is all done and ready to be quilted! Isn’t it pretty? It looks very intricate, but the pattern is well written, so it was easy to put together.

Flurry Mini Quilt Top

This one went together so quickly, I think I’m going to do March Aurifil Mini by Kimberly Jolly of Fat Quarter Shop. I have a kit for that one around here somewhere. 🙂

In Progress – New Years Day Mystery Quilt

I’ve done a couple of the mystery quilts by Heather Spence in the past and loved how they came out, so I’m doing her New Years Day Mystery Quilt! The quilt requires a focus fabric, a background and four coordinating fabrics. I chose my focus and coordinating fabrics from the Hazel line by Allison Harris for Windham Fabrics. Here are the ones I chose:

New Years Day Mystery Quilt Fabric Selections

Such yumminess! I just love these colors and patterns! After I bought the pattern, I received the fabric requirements (obviously) and the instructions for cutting the first step. It was all strips of varying widths. I got all of that done (except the background, which I ordered late and haven’t received yet. I’m a dummy!) Here are my lovely strips:

NYDMQ Strips

The rest of the pattern will be released hourly on New Years Day, so I can’t wait to get started! Meanwhile, I have another cute little project up my sleeve that I will post about in a few minutes. It’s always feast or famine with posts around here! 😀

Hazel By Cluck Cluck Sew For Windham Fabrics

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You guys!!! I’ve been waiting for this line to come out for SO LONG!!! I’ve been coveting it since Allison at Cluck Cluck Sew showed it on her blog for the first time. I was hoping I wouldn’t be disappointed when it arrived and I sure wasn’t! The box with the half-yard bundle arrived from Fat Quarter Shop today. Now, I just need to decide what I want to make out of these gorgeous fabrics! 🙂

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