A Walk In The Woods

This quilt was made for a customer. I'm a big fan of Aneela Hoey, so I enjoyed making this quilt.
 She originally wanted a Christmas quilt with Christmas fabrics. When she saw this pattern and fabric, she loved them both so we went with it! She told me to choose a binding and backing print. I chose red binding and pink with bows since it was for Christmas.

I love how it turned out. Even though it's not Christmas prints, it still has a Christmas feel!
We had a lot more snow than what we normally get here in this part of NM, so I had to get a few pictures that had some snow in them :)

Since I used A Walk In The Woods fabric (by Aneela Hoey for Moda, for anyone that may be unfamiliar) I thought some tree pictures seemed suitable as well. I didn't have a lot of time for the perfect setting, so the nearest tree it was!
I just don't think you can really go wrong with the Disappearing Nine Patch pattern, they just come together so great! I hope she will love it as much as I do :) The finished size is 36 x 40 1/2. I'm posting from Arizona, and I have grand kids to get back to! Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving!

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UPDATE: They sent me a picture, they gave her a sneak peak. I had to share (with permission)! So cute seeing her look at the foxes and the girl :)


Nordika :)

Just a quick post of the quilt I'm working on. The print is Nordika by Jeni Baker for Art Gallery. The solid is seafoam from Northcott.
I can already tell the green is going to be hard to photograph. These are quick pictures. I'm in a rush, we are leaving for Phoenix shortly. I get to spend a week with my girls and grand daughters :) A couple dr appointments and back home on Tues next week.
There are so many layout possibilities for half square triangles. I finally decided on the one I like best for this print.
Yep, this gorgeous panel will a good part of my backing. And the strips you can barely see at the top will be the binding. I snagged all these goodies awhile back from a sale at Intrepid Thread
I have a baby quilt finished, Aneela Hoey's Walk In The Woods, Disappearing Nine Patch. This was an order, so it will be shipped out today. I need to take a couple pictures of this as well to post later in the week. We had lots of snow (for here) this weekend and it was too cold and windy to try for a good shot!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone, be safe and be thankful! :)


Little Red Riding Hood Finish

I had a couple charm packs of Little Red Riding Hood/Riley Blake/Tasha Noel fabrics. I put together a simple patchwork quilt.
I stepped out of my comfort zone and did an orange peel/cathedral window style quilting. I didn't mark it, I just went with it. I'm always afraid the markings won't come off...My lines are not all the same size. However, by the time I was done, I had it figured out pretty good for next time!

I used the main print in pink on the back, it's my favorite from this line :)

For the binding I used the red/white stripe, it almost gives this quilt a Christmasy feel.

You can see my quilting is far from perfect, but I'm happy I tried something new! It's the only way to learn, and FMQ is something I strive to conquer! I did use my walking foot on this, fyi.

It finished at 35.5 x 40.25 I believe. Because the quilting is less than perfect (I'm kind of a perfectionist, ha!) I listed this in my Etsy store pretty cheap, with disclosure of course! Sold
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Thanks Christa Quilts!

I have been so lucky lately with winning fabric type giveaways. I feel so grateful each time, it's as good as any gift could get! This time I won this bundle from Christa Quilts in her year of weekly giveaways.
Disregard the date imprint, much less the wrong one. My camera and I were having a few disagreements this morning...
As I was turning these lovely fabrics to get a picture, I noticed the Technicolor roll and the Kona charm pack had some similar colors. I will have to put my thinking cap on and see how I can pair them in a quilt :)
I'm sure many of you have been to Christa's blog or website. In case you haven't, check it out! christaquilts.com She offers free shipping, yay!! I'm not getting anything from posting this (and not because I won!), it's just my own thoughts. I have only been making quilts for about a year and a half now. I can do straight lines with my walking foot, that's about it. I want to learn free motion so badly (my own fault for not practicing yet). I was just thinking the other day how helpful Christa's blog is. She's so knowledgeable and I admire her so much. I wish she was my next door neighbor! Her quilt alongs are so great. Her current one, Modern (Christmas) trees is awesome. I had planned to join this one but had to go away for a few weeks and haven't even started yet. I am still going to do this one however!
Anyway, thanks Christa for this lovely bundle, I truly appreciate it so much!


Sunkissed Summer Citrus Finish!

This quilt kept getting pushed aside for other things. It's now finally finished! I planned this in the summer and had hopes of getting pictures against the bright green corn fields. Well, it just didn't happen, we all know how that goes! I named it Summer Citrus when I had finished just a few blocks. It was so fitting with the colors and the fabric names Sweetwater had assigned to these pretty little guys. These shades of colors are really tough to photograph however, I did the best I could! I am a quilter, not a photographer for sure.
I used 1/4 yard cuts of the greens, oranges and yellows from Sweetwater's Sunkissed fabric line. I was so happy to find someone that had all the prints and I didn't have to spend a ton on shipping getting it from several places. I had purchased some Kona Maize for a different project that ended up not working, so I paired it with the Sunkissed. At first, like many of my quilts, I was unsure this was working. In the end, I love it.
I had seen an hourglass quilt with sashing at Modern Handcraft and loved it. She has a tutorial here if you are interested. I quilted it on both sides of the prints, just like she did. Giving it a diagonal quilting design. It was easy to do, the blocks are close enough together that you don't have to mark or tape anything. For the back I chose my favorite print from the Sunkissed line in yellow. The binding is the green stripe from the line as well.
It finished at 50x60. I'm kind of disappointed that I didn't add one more row to the bottom so it would have been longer. Next time I guess.
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Catching Up, Sunkissed Finish, Vintage Sheet Finds & A Michael Miller Win!

Hello everyone! I have been out of town for a few weeks so I need to catch up on my blog. Sorry in advance for cramming a few things into one post!
I finished the crib quilt to my Sweetest Thing crib set before I left. I need to get proper photos but here are a couple quick ones for now. I just realized the quilt is photographed upside down, the birds are hanging instead of sitting...oops! I used Art Gallery Pure Elements in banana cream for the binding. This stuff is AMAZING to bind with! It lays so smooth and no annoying frays in the way to hold up the process. I love Art Gallery! More pictures and a proper post when I get pictures of the set in it's new home.

On my trip I found some vintage sheets at a thrift store. It was a total score and my collection is growing, woo hoo! I love the orange set on the right. I may cut some up for my stash and add a section in my Etsy shop the remaining pieces since I want a variety, and the sheets are a lot to have of one print. 
While I was away I received an email from Michael Miller fabrics notifying me I won their camera bag giveaway! I wasn't sure what the bag size would be. I wondered if it was a "camera" bag or a bag made with this Urbanista camera print in laminate. When I got home and opened this box up...wow! This bag is amazing and way more than I ever expected!
It is big and sooo well constructed, I absolutely love it! This is my first time seeing their fabric in laminate, and if you haven't seen it in person, you are missing out! It is so smooth and soft, not stiff at all. I will definitely be using more of this for sure. I don't know what they used in between fabric layers, but it's puffy and fluffy and so darn soft. Even my husband was like,"that is a really nice bag"!
The hardware is heavy duty, great quality stuff as well. I feel so lucky to have won this. I have went to my sewing room a couple few times just to look at it again!
Thank you Michael Miller fabrics!! I love the quality of your fabrics and now I love your laminate as well!

I quickly put together a couple teacher Christmas gifts for my grand daughter's teacher last night. A gift bag in Aspen Frost, a bookmark and a composition book cover. If you need a fast gift, this journal cover tutorial from Stitched In Color is the one I used. I know there are several out there, but this was the easiest one I found. No clasps or anything to fuss with and it fits perfectly.
Last but certainly not least, my Sunkissed hourglass quilt is DONE, yay! I am going to do a seperate post for this quilt. As long as it waited to be finished, it deserves it's own post. I need to get more pictures but here is one for now.
I officially have ZERO unfinished projects!
Sorry for the long and all over the place post, have a great week everyone :)