I’m so glad to finish the month of February with a finished project! One less UFO on my list. There is a link up at the end of this post so we can all share our UFO completions. How did you guys do? Aren’t you glad there’s an extra day in February this year?
Detail of Christmas Snow Flower, my February finish:
My project has been around a long time. Maybe 7 years? It’s a big finish for me, and even though it’s not really my style anymore (in terms of color) I appreciate it none the less. The quilt pattern is called Snow Flower.
I used Hobb’s Heirloom wool batting which gives the quilt a lot of loft. It also shows off the quilting really well. I went with a simple cross hatch in the border and a poinsettia-like flower in the snowball blocks. Sometimes I feel like the quilting takes for e v e r!
I chose to stitch the binding on entirely by machine (no hand sewing). It’s the only way I could get this finished on time and I have no regrets with my choice. If you’re interested in learning more about binding entirely by machine, you can watch my Binding Tips 3 video from The Quilt Show.
I couldn’t leave this next picture out of the mix. Cooper is always my #1 helper.
February UFO Challenge Link Up
Now it’s your turn to show us what you finished this month! Prizes? Did someone say prizes? Yes, we have two great giveaways this month. First, the Fat Quarter Shop is giving away a $25 gift certificate! It’s always a treat to be able to shop online, especially with the great selection that I find at Fat Quarter Shop.
The second prize is a little bundle of goodness that I put together. It includes a zipper pouch (made by me), pattern, mini charm pack, Frixion pen and Creative Grids 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ ruler.
- You may add up to 2 finished projects.
- One image per finished project.
- Project must be sewing or quilting related.
- The link-up will be open until March 7, at midnight, PST.
- The giveaway is open to USA or Canada only, however, anyone can join the link-up. If a winner is chosen that is international, then another number will be picked until it meets the criteria.
- Winner will be drawn at random on March 8, 2016.