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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

First Top of 2018 and NTT

Happy Needle and Thursday!  This has been a busy week around here.  In case you missed it, on Monday I kicked off the Classic Meets Modern BOM Quilt Along, and I finally got back to my machine after the holidays.  On top of all of that, my awesome husband and Quilt Holder Extraordinaire was diagnosed with the flu on Monday.  Wild Thing and I immediately started taking Tamiflu to avoid getting sick ourselves, and so far, we've managed to stay well.  So, props to my hubs for dragging himself outside for quick quilt hold since the ground is all wet (he swears he didn't mind).

Even though my sewing hiatus wasn't very long in the grand scheme of things, it feels so great to be creating again, and after I got everything cut out, in just a little over two days, I finished my first top of the new year. As you know, I've been on a mission to quilt directly from stash as much as possible for awhile, and I am continuing that this year.  It makes for guilt-free shopping when I see fabrics that I just can't live without.  Other than the Kona White background fabric, all of these fabrics came straight from my cabinet.

When I was deciding on the color palette for this quilt, I used the Pantone Colors of the year for 2017 and 2018 as a starting point.  Unlike a warmer, berry purple shade, which I use often, Ultra Violet is not a color that usually finds its way into my quilts, and I love the addition of it here.  A quick glance at my blog will tell you that including Greenery (last year's color) was no stretch for me though.  Green is my color of the year every year!  I love quilts made with all cool colors, so royal blue and ice blue looked right at home.

These blocks are big, 18 inches in fact, making this quilt 72 inches square.  Not too bad for a few days of work.

Last week's party was full of drool-worthy projects!  Like this king size beauty from Gretchen's Little Corner.  Look at all of those tiny pieces!

and this Soulful Quilt by The Lilac Cat is just gorgeous-

and finally, I love this Nova quilt by Nancy at Grace and Peace Quilting!

and because I just can't resist sharing just one more Christmas project, check out this awesomeness by Katie Mae Quilts-

Okay, y'all!  Time to party!

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  1. That is such a beautiful quilt top! Your colors are so fabulous and perfectly coordinated. What's the pattern for this?

  2. Hurray for your first top of 2018! I know many equally beautiful ones will follow! : )

  3. Great use of stash on your first finish! Love the modern, clean lines. And I'm jumping for joy that you included my Nova quilt in your weekly recap! Thank you!!!

  4. Congratulations on your first quilt top of 2018. It's a great palette and I love the movement of the design. Thank you for hosting!

  5. That log cabin Christmas wreath quilt is really something! Thanks for hosting the linky party.

  6. Love your quilt at the top of your post. Are you releasing a pattern for this one?

  7. It's beautiful. I would love to know the pattern. Please post.


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