Friday, March 18, 2016

Many Small Finishes

It was another one of those weeks where I finished up a lot of small things instead of a big one. Some of these I finished last week but forgot to share. Recently I made - three hats, a cowl, a mini, and a drawstring bag. Score!

This is the Jul Hat I finished. I love it so much! It is perfect for St. Patrick's Day and I wore it yesterday. This is the second Jul Hat I've made you can see them both in the bottom right. I wanted this one to be a bit bigger and love how it turned out.

I made these sweet little hats for a swap partner who is having twins. I wanted them to be gender neutral and I just adore the pompoms on top! I used the pictured Clover Pompom maker and I just love this little contraption!

I also made another Jasmine Cowl. I love how quick and easy these are and how it shows off the kettle dyed yarn. It's so pretty!!

I'm in a swap that was all about the Elizabeth Hartman patterns. I chose to make two Fancy Fox blocks and two Hazel Hedgehog blocks. I love how it turned out and how it looks all done in Tula Pink fabric. This one finished out about 20" square.

I really love the quilting on this one!! I went with free-motion paisleys again. It had become my favorite motif. I also love how this mini was 100% stash!

The same partner in that swap also love the "Frankenhazel" that someone else made. I recreated it and made it into a drawstring bag. It is so fun! This project was also 100% stash.

I also wrapped up the Rainbow Mini swap this week. This is the amazing package I received. I super love everything, especially the mini. Alison Glass is one of my favorites and this pattern and quilting are perfection. I totally scored!

This is what I sent out to my partner. She mentioned she liked Tula Pink and many of her mosaic pictures were of simple quilts that showed off the fabric. She loved it and I sure had fun making it.

Thanks for stopping by! We close on our house next week so I'll be doing a lot of painting in the near future but I did have a few things I have to finish up first. I hope to get it all done and then service my machine when I'll be too busy to sew with it anyway. Until then I'm linking up with TGIFF and Finish It Up Friday.

Friday, March 11, 2016

To The Point Quilt Finish

I finished another quilt and I'm so happy with it! I realized when I was quilting it that this one is perfect for St. Patrick's day. Finished just in time! This is another project off my 2016 Q1 FAL list.

I just love this quilt! I know I already said that but it is so true! These are my favorite colors all in one place and I love the simplicity and clean lines. My points weren't always perfect but when looking at it like this you can't really tell.

This is another quilt that was 100% stash. My husband is loving all these free projects and I'm loving marking things off my wishlist. I got all the fabric for this one a while ago at a remodeling sale from my LQS. I think the backing and binding are just perfection!

My 6'6" husband was too short to hold this one up on his own so I had him borrow my step ladder. It was pretty adorable seeing him feel small and we sure love how it's more than enough coverage.

Being a lover of green I've always been able to get behind St. Patrick's day. This is my favorite decoration, a pillowcase my mom made me while I was in college. Look how well the quilt matches it!

Here's a closeup of the binding. I just love this print and how it has all the colors from the front. My usual zigzag stitch works so well for this quilt too going with the triangles theme.

This quilt is twin-sized by design but I couldn't resist popping it on my bed so I could sit and stare at it a little longer. I'm sure one of my five kids will claim it soon but until then it works here. It's barely dangling over the far side but as a second quilt totally does the job.
Quilt Stats:
Pattern - To The Point by Vanessa Christenson
Fabric - Color Me Happy by V. and Co. for Moda
Thread - Pieced and Quilted with Aurifil 50wt
Quilting - Straight line quilting on either side of the seams by me.
Size - Generous Twin 76" by 90"
Stash Report - 100% stash including fabric, thread, and batting!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope to have another mini finished to show off next week. After that who knows. We're getting close to the move! Until then I'm linking up with TGIFF and Finish It Up Friday.