This morning I am excited to get to share 2 quilt finishes :) The first is my Sew Sampler quilt and I am so happy to have it all done and ready to snuggle up in!!! I just love sampler quilts and this one is just making me smile from ear to ear ;)
So if you have been following along you have seen these blocks from my 2016 Sew Sampler Box. Each month there was a "recipe card" with a new Sew Sampler Block. I decided from the start to use my Bonnie and Camille HST's that I made way back here for this presentation. It made whipping up the blocks nice and quick ;)
At the end of 2016 I had 12 blocks, but knew I wanted to make this quilt a little larger, so I just played with different HST designs to make up an additional 8 blocks. And wouldn't you know it, I only had to make an additional 8 HST's to finish up all 8 blocks. How almost perfect was that.
And then I really had some fun picking out the sashing. I was playing with white, or navy, or red (and thanks to everyone who helped with a shout out on Instagram) and then I remembered that I had this Chambray left from another project and it was just perfect!!! I just love how it gives it that "summer picnic time" feel ;)
When it came time to quilt it, I treid something new and I just love it!!! I have seen this type of design done on the digital quilting a ton and have loved it but wasn't sure if I could do it free hand and keep my lines straight. But when I loaded this quilt, I realized the entire quilt had the same layout and I could use the rows of HST's as my guide, perfect!!! I just kept repeating in my mind, L, E. L, E, L, E :)
And I looped my way to some super fun texture. So excited with how it finished off this quilt. And now I totally can't wait to take it out and snuggle up under the tree out back with a good book. I just love how happy and bright it is.
And so ya, I am pretty excited to finish up this Sew Sampler Quilt. There is just something so satisfying about finishing up a quilt that you have been working on one block per month. It just really stretches out the finish and makes you all the more excited when it all comes together :) Yippee for a happy first finish!!!
And my second finish is my Mosaic Quilt. And I can tell you that my son is super excited that I finished this up because he is wanting it for a new bedspread!!
I used the Mosaic Pattern from Fat Quarter Style by It's Sew Emma Patterns to make up this quilt. I just love how it combines bold graphic design with some yummy scrappy goodness!!
And it is kind of a funny story of how this quilt started. I was working on a secret project (that I can share in a few more weeks) and had pressed all of my Fat Quarters. But I had quite a bit left over and I just didn't want to fold all of the fat quarters again. So I figured, why not cut out another quilt while the fabrics were still all prepped.
And before you knew it, I had my Mosaic quilt all cut out. I just love all of these happy Blueberry Park Prints by Karen Lewis for Robert Kaufman fabrics. It has been fun to work on the piecing in between other projects because those blues and greens just make me smile ;)
And when it came time to quilt it I kept it simple because my son said he wanted it to still look "cool for a boy". SO I just did fun vertical squiggly lines. These are so fun to quilt and go pretty fast, so that is always a bonus ;)
And my son approved, and says they remind him of water flowing down a river. I figured that tied into the color scheme pretty well so I was pleased ;) It's always good when you get the kid approval as well!!
And that is my Mosaic quilt!! It's all ready to be loved and snuggled by my son, and that indeed makes it some super Happy Quilting!!!
I am just so thrilled to have both of these quilts finished and ready to be loved. And with these two checked off, that means I only have 4 or 5, or maybe 6-8 Works In Progress. At least I know I have two less right :)
I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!