Saturday, February 15, 2014

First Quilt Finish of 2014

February 15, 2014 and I finally have a finished quilt to show you. So far, this year I have finished two large fleece blankets and five pillowcases, but I think that people aren't really interested in those.
Ta Da!

This quilt is called Lemonade. It is a free pattern on the Fat Quarter Shop's website. All of the fabric came from my stash, including the back. I made the binding from leftover fabric from another quilt back that was the 108" wide fabric. It was great! My binding only has one seam and it didn't end up in a corner! My friend Terri Bearer, who is a professional machine quilter, did the machine quilting. It is a cool swirly design that offsets the squareness of the quilt. If you click on the photo, you should be able to see it. I blogged about this quilt previously here. This lap size quilt measures 48" x 60". It is a gift for my co-worker Lisa who lost everything in a house fire this summer. Her favorite color is purple. I hope she likes her gift!

Here is a photo of two of the cutest puggy boys in the world. LarryPug and Elvis were snoozing in my lap when Mike snapped this photo. I love their smooshie faces.
LarryPug, age 5 (fawn pug) and Elvis, age 11 (black pug)
Hope you are having a good weekend!

Happy first day of retirement to my friend Nancy D. I hope that you will be taking some more Judy Niemeyer classes with me!

Adding a link on Sunday at 1:40 a.m. (What am I doing awake now? Must go back to bed) to Sew Many Ways' Sew Darn Crafty Party. Adding a link on Tuesday (how did it get to be Tuesday? Love those 3-day weekends!) to Freemotion by the River and Sew Fresh Quilts' Let's Bee Social. Thanks for visiting!

Pugs and kisses,


  1. Oh, how cute!! Those pug faces!! Melts my heart. Love the swirl design on the quilt. I'm sure she will treasure it.

  2. This quilt is so perfect for the 2014 colour of the year - Radiant Orchid. You are so on trend!

  3. Oh I love the colors you chose. Quite stunning, cheery and simple. I'm loving simple these days. Your co worker will love it.

  4. Your quilt is lovely, and I'm sure your co-worker will adore it. You're super to make her such a special gift!

  5. SO pretty!! Love the colors and the quilting is amazing! Your friend is sure to love it!

  6. What a beautiful quilt and a neat gift! How fun to use that fabric for the binding and only have one seam! Your little boys are so sweet! Thanks for sharing.
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  7. Your grape lemonade quilt turned out fabulous! You are such a sweetheart to share the quilt love with your friend in need. She will be so thankful for the quilt... And for having such a special friend! Cute pug mugs!