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February UFO finish and link up

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?

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Detail of Christmas Snow Flower, my February finish:


Christmas Snow Flower Quilt, made by Julie Cefalu, The Crafty Quilter


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.

Christmas Snow Flower Quilt, made by Julie Cefalu, The Crafty Quilter


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!

Christmas Snow Flower Quilt, made by Julie Cefalu, The Crafty Quilter

Christmas Snow Flower Quilt, made by Julie Cefalu, The Crafty Quilter


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.

Christmas Snow Flower Quilt, made by Julie Cefalu, The Crafty Quilter


I couldn’t leave this next picture out of the mix.  Cooper is always my #1 helper.

Christmas Snow Flower Quilt, made by Julie Cefalu, The Crafty Quilter


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.

February UFO Challenge Prize


Link-up Rules:

  • 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.
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  1. Hi, Julie. I read your rules for posting UFOs. I posted 2 categories (finished quilts and progress on another) rather than 2 finished projects. I thought it would be ok, since it’s only 2 photos. I just wanted to show off my 3 completed quilts. Such a relief to have them done! And labeled!! Thanks for the inspiration, Lori

  2. What a stunning quilt! Cooper is the perfect model to help showcase such a beautiful finish. As a matter of fact, that last picture is so pretty, it coul be a calendar page!

  3. Hi Julie, your Snowflower quilt is beautiful, it must really feel good having completed it as it’s a large quilt and a lot of quilting!

  4. Snow Flower is just stunning – I love this quilt! My February consisted of learning to use and understand my new Embroidery Only machine – so while I have some finishes – they are flour sack kitchen towels, not quilt (this month!). Love your fur-baby, too!

  5. Just so beautiful. The old saying ” haste makes waste” is so true. It took you a long time to finish the quilt so the saying is apapro. Gorgeous

  6. HI Julie
    I am having a problem with the linkup. It wants a URL. I don’t remember having to do that step last month

  7. Hola! Mi nombre es Raquel Chaves Vargas, soy de Costa Rica y estuve 5 años en clases de Quilting. La colcha que nuestran en esta publicación está simplemente hermosa. Gracias por compartir su talento!
    Un abrazo!

  8. I think your snow flower quilt is beautiful and Cooper is a cutie, too. I did get a UFO finished. Unfortunately I don’t know what a Link up is so guess I will have to do some research on it. Have a great week!

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