Here is a quilt that I finished in December, yet haven't shared with you yet. It's called the Ritzy Cracker Quilt and it is from a free pattern that I found at the Moda Bake Shop (my favorite place to find amazing and FREE quilting patterns!). I used a Christmas charm pack.....and for the life of me I can't remember what it was called! I know it was from Basic Grey though......hopefully I figure it out soon. lol This was the most involved block that I have made to date. It took me a few days to sew them all together, but I found it very helpful to do it in stages. I also learned that I need a lot of practice getting all of my seams to line up properly! I mean A LOT! Or, I can just accept the fact that it really isn't that important to me and just enjoy the fact that I have a beautiful quilt to put out every Christmas! :-)
I wasn't thinking right when I started putting the back together. I added the thicker band of fabric and then realized that it wasn't long enough, so I had to add more on there. Oops! But, it works and no one would even know that I messed up, if I hadn't have told you. ;-) lol
I was able to keep this quilt out on our couch through January, because the fabric wasn't so Christmasy that I needed to put it away with the tree. I have it rolled up now and in a basket in the living room with the other quilts that I have made. I just couldn't put it away! And, since I've only made a few lap quilts, I am able to keep them all out all year long.
I started another Christmas quilt, but only got 2/3 done with sewing the top together. I just ran out of steam in December and was getting such a big baby belly, that I couldn't sit at my sewing machine any longer. I hope to work on it throughout this summer....well, as soon as I actually have some free time to sew again!
I'll be sharing a couple of other quilts that I was able to finish last year with you soon! I'm having a hard time getting on here.....I can't imagine why! lol I have to say that I'm loving every second with my little guy. He's the sweetest baby ever and so mellow! It's been a welcomed change, because my little GG is a very active 3 year old. lol
Take care friends and God Bless!