Friday, January 20, 2012

X's & O's Baby Quilt Finish!

Woot woot!  Another 2012 finish!  It almost looks like I got my inspriration colors from the snowy background.  I'm so happy how this finished.  It will be my charity quilt for our local guild.


Nothing too fancy on the back.  The lines look pretty straight...  But I'm so excited that there aren't any big puckers and that the FMQ went exceptionally great!  Funny thing is that here's what I tried differently:

        I used a jean needle instead of a quilting needle for FMQ.  I only broke one needle total quilt!

        I used $2 cone of polyester thread that you get on the end of the value rack at JoAnns!  On sale
        times I think you can get it for $1.  Really?  $2 thread in a huge cone?  It comes in tons of colors.

I'd also like to thank  Judy at Patchwork Times for having a UFO challege for 2012.  I'm in it.  This is right up my ally for my 2012 goal.  http://www.patchworktimes.com/2012-ufo-challenge/  This month's challenge was to work on #5 on the list which was this X's & O's baby quilt.  (You can see my other picks for the year on the tab on the top of my blog.)  It was so much fun having a finish that I may start working on one of the others right away...  Or start somthing else new now that I have an empty bin from this quilt.

Another great thing about this quilt is that it was entirely made from my stash!  Whohoo!  Check out other items made from stash at the blog From The Blue Chair.  http://www.fromthebluechair.com/2012/01/slash-stash-january-edition.html



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Check out the blog "My Sister Made Me Do It".  There's a One-Month-Before-My-Blogiversary giveaway there.  You could win an assortment of nice quilty things -- including six fat quarters from Connecting Threads.  This giveaway ends on 1/27/12.

http://mysismademe.blogspot.com/2012/01/official-month-before-my-blogiversary.html

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Check out the birthday giveaway at http://keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com/2012/01/my-birthday-giveaway.html  One of the prizes is $140 in gift cards at Michaels!  ...just sayin'.  This giveaway ends 2/1/12.

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