February 2015 Goal - Finished!

 Saturday, February 28, 2015

I am so excited to finally share with you my finished goal for February!  I couldn't post until today because today was my sister's baby shower and I did not want her to see this ahead of time.  I wanted it to be a surprise and I just loved how it turned out!  I can't wait to photograph baby Chloe on it.  Yes, my sister's baby decided to show up a little bit early, but thankfully everyone is doing great and hopefully Chloe will get out of the hospital soon!

So let's get to the pictures because I know that it is everyone's favorite part.  At least it is mine.  Here is the finished quilt top before quilting!

The quilt was a little bit harder to photograph then I had hoped because it was kind of big (36 x 48 inches), but that should make it a great play quilt for Chloe to play on.  I decided to quilt wavy lines on it because I did not want to detract from the pattern and I wanted it to be soft for Chloe to lay on so dense quilting would not have worked either.  

I picked a wavy lines coral print that I had used in the quilt top for the binding.

My sister's favorite fabric was the cloud print, so I used this for the back.

Here is my sister at the shower right after she opened her gift.  I think she liked it!

Since I had leftover fabric, I also made her a couple of bibs using Camille Roskelley's Charming Bibs pattern.  This is a really great pattern and it makes some nice larger bibs for when the kids get older.  Here is Bib #1 modeled by my youngest.

She is just getting so big.  I wish she would stop!  Oh well, what can you do.  Here is Bib #2.

Linking up to 2015 - A Lovely Year of Finishes hosted by Melissa from Sew Bitter Sweet Designs and Shanna from Fiber of All Sorts.

Happy Quilting!


Irish Chain Twist Quilt Along - Cutting

 Sunday, February 8, 2015

I am super excited because I am finally in a position where I can join quilt alongs and hopefully keep up.  Melissa from Happy Quilting is hosting a quilt along in conjunction with the release of her new book Irish Chain Quilts that is coming out in April.  I am really excited for her.  This is her very first book!  You can see the details of the Quilt Along here.

I have decided to make 2 wall hangings that I am going to make into very large floor pillows for my girls.  I have been wanting to make the girls some of these for quite some time.  This week our goal was to cut everything out, so here is Melia's:

Melia's is being made out of Scrumptious by Bonnie & Camille.  Her favorite color is orange, so she is just going to love this.  The (A) represents the pieces for the X block.  I have never sewn with triangles, so this will definitely be a first for me.  I am just a little bit nervous about this.  Wish me luck!  (B) is the Petal Block.  Again I have never done applique before, so this will be another first for me!  Man, Melissa from Happy Quilting is really pushing my quilting boundaries that is for sure.  (C) represents the Square Block.  Shown below is Mae's future pillow:

Mae's pillow is being made out of Monkey Tales by Erin Michael.  She is so excited about it.  She is in ballet and loves pink and purple, so this should hopefully be a hit!  Although she is my more picky child.  Sorry the photo didn't turn out as good.  I couldn't get the lighting quite right and the fabrics are light.  The A, B, and C all represent the same as Melia's above.  Mae's looks a little bit different because I am only using 4 fabric choices with hers and Melia's I decided to use some fabric from my stash and cut into a fat eighth bundle.  I am pretty excited to get started on this project.  Hopefully it turns out as well as I hope.

Linking up to the Irish Chain Twist Quilt Along hosted by Melissa from Happy Quilting.

Happy Quilting!


February 2015 Goal

 Thursday, February 5, 2015

My goal for February is to take these half square beauties and sew them up into the quilt I have drawn out below.

My sister's baby shower is at the end of the month.  I can't wait to see this one come together.

Linking up to 2015 - A Lovely Year of Finishes hosted by Melissa from Sew Bitter Sweet Designs and Shanna from Fiber of All Sorts.

Happy Quilting!


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