Final UFO Finish for 2011

This little quilt has been a UFO since before last Christmas. It’s one I found in the basket of UFO’s in my sewing room and since it was supposed to be a Christmas quilt it seemed appropriate to try to finish it before this Christmas.  This quilt began as a charm pack from Moda’s 12 Days of Christmas line. I pieced the quilt center but put it away before borders and quilting.  I was able to find a backing fabric from the same line so slapped on a border, loaded it on the frame and finished it up.  Now it’s for sale in my Etsy shop:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/88851159/12-days-of-christmas-lap-quilt

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I think it turned out pretty cute.  I really like the border fabric with the white poinsettia print.

It seems like ages since I’ve spent any significant time in my sewing room but it looks like it may happen tomorrow.  My son went back to Milwaukee today and my husband will go back to work tomorrow so I plan to sew for most of the day.  My daughter’s boyfriend is leaving tomorrow to spend a semester studying in Spain and she’ll be going down to the airport in Chicago to see him off so I SHOULD have the day to myself.  What a treat.  In anticipation of my sewing marathon I pulled fabric for a new quilt.  It will be my first start of 2012.  It’s a quilt for my monthly scrap quilt group.  When I start it, I’ll post a little tutorial on how I’m piecing the blocks.  It’s a little different so someone may find it helpful.

Right now I’m hemming a binding on a quilt that’s an old UFO. I had hoped to hem a couple of quilts while watching all the football games this weekend but I wasn’t very motivated.  This quilt is from a line of fabric called Cottage Garden.  I had intended to make it for a shop sample before the shop closed but the fabric sold so quickly I never made the quilt.  I started it, then put it aside.  It’s nice to finish some of these old ones.  Hopefully I’ll finish it tomorrow so I can post it as my first finish for 2012.

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