A Finished Quilt…Giveaway winner too.

I’ve been wanting to show you my quilt but it’s so hard to take pictures indoors….there’s too much snow outdoors.  There is just not room in my house to lay a quilt out.  I finally just took some pictures and hopefully you can see the quilt.

quilt-laying

Gracie decided she wanted to be the pictures….
This quilt is made with the fabric line “Swanky” from Chez Moi for Moda.  The pattern is a Moda Bakeshop pattern and here’s the link to it.  I had a jelly roll here that needed to get used and it was a great way to use it up.  I didn’t have the jelly roll of natural so I just cut yardage into 2.5″ strips.  My strip cutter in WONDERFUL.

I sewed this as a leader and ender project and it worked WONDERFULLY for that.  The pattern is VERY easy so if you are a beginning quilter, this just might be the pattern for you.

I played around and put a swirly circle as the quilting design….I love it.

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The back is just fabric from my stash along with a left over pieces.  My hubby is confused why I wouldn’t put the pieced section down the middle…I keep telling him, I could never get it that centered!

backing

I bound it with the same yellow that borders the pieced strip.  It’s my favorite Kona yellow.

I added more blocks to mine so it is 79 x 64.  There was enough fabric and I like larger quilts to snuggle in so I made it a row or two longer.

quilt

The “white” I used is a Moda Marble.  I like it but once in while I look at the quilt and for a second I think it’s dirty…then I realize so it’s the marble of the fabric.  I hope whoever ends up with the quilt will realize that.  This quilt is going to one of the upcoming benefits I am sewing for….crazily sewing for….

..and now for yesterday’s giveaway winner….
#1 Sue who said, “Oh wow Snowmen!!!!! I think I’m the first entry and I know #1 isn’t picked much but I can dream.”

Stop back tomorrow…I’ll either have another giveaway or another finished quilt to show!

…and Gracie’s favorite part…licking her “lips” after her treat for “posing” so well.

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She’s “quite” the dog!