Thursday, February 28, 2013

February Finish

Hello World!

Can you believe this is the end of February?
It has been one crazy month.
I did manage to finish,
in the nick of time,
my project for the Flickr group

Remember this awesome Don't Be Crabby fabric bundle I won from



 

And my last post telling you I was going to 
make a quilt using Rachel from ps i quilt's
pattern, Smitten?


I can't believe it,
but after sewing 128 of these
(along with a few other steps)


(did I mention the process of cutting squares and drawing a line on the diagonal
then sewing it on a block
and cutting it
is one of my very least favorite things to do?)

But I was a trooper
and did 128 of them.

Was it worth it?
Oh....my...gosh....
YES!!

See?


I am SO loving this quilt!
With Laurie's fabrics
it is just perfect!!

And I have enough pieces left to make a fabric basket
and a pillow.

I cannot wait to have this quilted
and bound.
This is one of my most favorite quilts I've made yet.

Here's my favorite little cutie 

That little aqua houndstooth crab...
that little fella melts my heart!!

For the border I used some fabric I had in my stash.
I apologize for not knowing what the name of it is!
But I love the red and I love how the little swirls in the blue look like waves.


Once it's all complete it will be going to my very dear friend,
who's little baby is now 8 months old.
But I think once she sees everything, she won't mind I was so late.

I have to tell you,
while working on this beauty
I caught up on Nashville
(I LOVE this show!)
by watching it on Hulu.
Oh yeah...Rena and Decon....
love me a little country action!

And I also watched Season 1 and 2 of 
Oh my....I am hooked!!
If you have not seen this,
you need to.
Best.....show.....ever.

Stay tuned this weekend.
I have to share what I received in 
AND
an awesome pattern I won from
my friend Stephanie.

What have you been up to?
I'm off now to read the blogs I haven't had time to read.
What a month!

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xoxo
Cindy

15 comments:

Melissa P said...

Too cute!!!

Wendi said...

What a cute quilt! Your little houndstooth guy melts my heart too!

Amy DeCesare said...

Wow, Cindy - this quilt is a winner and will keep anyone from being crabby! I just bought the divided basket pattern, too, and can't wait to make my first one! When??? Soon, I hope. This is an energizing post. Thanks for sharing!

Shanna of Fiber of All Sorts said...

What a fantastic quilt that will be loved, loved, loved! Great finish.

Thanks for linking up

legato1958 said...

What a beautiful quilt to give as a baby gift!! And it will be "over the top" with the divided basket and pillow to coordinate!!
Love all the fabrics you used together!!

Ditto on Nashville and Downton Abbey!!! I am so mad at that Teddy!!

Susie

CitricSugar said...

So cute!! Great line drawing/sewing, even with it not being your fav thing. :-)

Deborah said...

Fabulous quilt! Love the colors!

Shay said...

That quilt is gorgeous! You did a fabulous job. This is one of the most perfect kids quilts ever and so much fun!

I hear you about February ...Im not quite sure where it went!

UKMUMINUSA said...

OMGosh your quilt is gorgeous, I love it.

UKMUMINUSA said...

I also meant to say that I love Downton Abbey too, and I sound and speak like some of them!!!!!

Julie @ The Crafty Quilter said...

I love the pattern and the fabric! Well done and what better way to pass the time than watching your favorite TV shows and quilting too!

Linda Coleman said...

Beautiful quilt cindy. I love downton abbey so much that my girls gave me the dvd and book for christmas

Marg said...

This quilt is seriously cute. Love the colours and fabric you've used. I'm loving Downton Abbey too.

Laurie Wisbrun | Scarlet Fig said...

It turned out so well!!! LOVE IT Cindy!!

Mama Pea said...

Had seen this on Flickr. Just love it. Way to go on getting a finish done. Isn't Downton Abbey just great??? I'm so sad that Season 3 is over!