Sunday, April 6, 2014

S'More Love Happy Weekender Quilt

I finished yet another quilt! It is the first quilt finish on my new machine - the bag I finished Friday was my first finish. Since today is the last day to link up with the 2014Q1FAL I can safely say that this will be my last first quarter finish. It was #19 on the original list found here. This makes eleven finishes from my list this quarter (I finished several more things that weren't on the list) including three bags/pouches, one pair of pajamas, and seven quilts. You can see them all by clicking here.

This is also my April ALYoF goal post here. I was so excited about my new machine I finished it much faster than I otherwise would have.

I just adore this quilt! I made it with the intention of putting into my Etsy shop but I really don't know if I can now. It is a great size lap quilt at about 59" by 67". I'm six feet tall and can fit comfortably under it. The pattern is found on the Moda Bake Shop and is the Happy Weekender quilt. My sweet daughter took this picture for me. I was impressed with her photography skills at the young age of seven. My hubby will probably be glad to have someone take over his job.

While we were out taking the picture she decided to take this picture of the sky/tree. I loved it so much and its artistic quality that I had to share.

Here is the back side of the quilt. I love these two fabric especially together.

Here's a closeup of the adorable fabric and the quilting. I just love this fabric line. It is S'More Love for Moda. The quilting is straight lines done every 1.5" and was made really easy with my Hera marker, my new favorite tool.

I decided to quilt it in this fun green color. I think it adds to the woodsy feel of the quilt. As usual I did a zigzag stitch on the binding. I love the way it looks, it's much easier to make it look straight, and it prevents the binding from curling when washed.

I changed the pattern just a tiny bit. In order to use two charm packs instead of three I made the pieced border have four fewer squares. It was a pretty easy change and I think it still looks good.
I have so many projects lined up to start but I am currently not working on anything. It's a crazy feeling. This time last month I probably had at least five different quilts going at once. Now I just have to try to not start too much at once. I'm linking up with Fabric Tuesday, Finish It Up Friday and TGIFF. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Great finish! It looks really good! Nice job!

  2. I love this quilt so much Julie! I really like the change you made to the pattern with fewer charms in the border. They look like they are floating around the centre. Love! :-)

  3. This is a fabulous quilt! I love the simplicity and the colours of the fabric you chose. I can se why you would have trouble parting with it!

  4. Lovely finish! The colors in the quilt are beautiful!
    - Katelyn @ Sing While Crafting

  5. I love your Happy Weekender! Great job! I made one a couple of years ago too. Such a cool pattern.

  6. Love the colours and fabrics! The quilting accents the design beautiful. So glad you linked up to TGIFF!

  7. I love this; and I really like how you did your border!

  8. well done on such a super speedy finish! It's a great quilt, I do love the green quilting


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