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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Glitzy Girl and NTT

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday, and Happy Valentine's Day, friends! My latest baby quilt is finished, and the pink and gold palette is a fitting share for today's holiday.


I just love the simplicity and elegance of this pattern.  For those of you who have asked, I started by cutting 6.5" squares, then sliced them on the diagonal.  The center strips were cut 1.5" x 10.5" and sewn between the two halves.  After pressing, the block was trimmed to 6.5".  Easy peasy!


I used up lots of leftovers on the back, and widened it out with a piece of the darkest pink print.  I quilted using Aurifil Baby Pink #2423, with a relaxed stipple to keep it nice and soft.  My favorite part of this one though, is the binding.

When I was choosing fabrics for my last pink and gold quilt, Pink Champagne, I can't believe that I almost left this strong metallic gold chevron out of the mix.  The chevron is actually cream and gold, and since the fabric was so much warmer than the others, I almost decided against it.  In my Pink Champagne quilt, I used it a little more sparingly, and realized that I absolutely loved it in the finished quilt.  So this time around, I decided to go for the gusto and use it prominently on the binding.  I love, love, LOVE how it sets the whole quilt off and just glows.


This finished quilt measures, 48" square, and I'm calling it Glitzy Girl.  She's already on her way to her new home!

In case anyone was wondering, I have the BEST weekly party friends around.  Week after week, you knock my socks off with quilty awesomeness and tons of inspiration.  Choosing each week's features is a tough job! , and last week's party was no exception.

Oh my goodness, this In Full Bloom quilt by Anne at Springleaf Studios is just scrumptious!


Julie at Pink Doxies linked up this beautiful quilt with twirling stars.


And this fun, modern quilt top is by Sophie at Luna Lovequilts!


Before you link up today, be sure to hop over to my post from yesterday to check out all of the February fabric deals going on right now, and to enter the giveaway!

Okay y'all, I'm opening up the party a little earlier than usual today, just in case you have plans with your Sweetie, or even your Galentines.  It's time to show me the eye-candy!

1. You can link finished projects or WIP's , but just keep it about quilting and sewing!
2. Link to your specific post (not to your home page!) to make it easier for others.
3. Please remember to spread the word and post my button or a text link.  
4. Spread the comment love far and wide!
5. Following me is not a requirement to link, but is so very appreciated!

*If you're new to the party, here's a helpful tip for linking up- select "Auto Crop"  when selecting your thumbnail photo.  For some reason, trying to crop your own image results in the dreaded "white question mark box," and we definitely want to see your awesome work!  :)


14 comments:

  1. The lattice quilt is so beautiful! The colors are perfection. I'm so in love with it. Great work!

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  2. By the way, who prints your labels? They're so cute and just the right size.

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  3. That binding, wowee! I love it! The quilt is just wonderful, the bling of the metallic really draws me in and you have the best eye for putting together just the right fabrics and patterns, perfection! Another fabulous quilt!

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  4. It is just adorable! Truly a quilt to be cherished.

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  5. Oo, I love these fabrics, very glamorous indeed, a baby quilt that will definitely last well beyond baby years!

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  6. Love the understated elegance with a touch of sparkle!!!

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  7. Glitzy Girl is really really pretty. That is one lucky baby. :)

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  8. Your Glitzy Girl is just lovely with those soft colors and beautiful quilting. The chevron metallic border was a great idea! Such a pretty quilt.

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  9. Glitzy Girl is the perfect name for this sweet quilt! The colors are amazing. And that binding is spot on! Great wok!!

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  10. Kelly, thank you for the feature today. It was a fun surprise to see it here.

    I love the Glitzy Girl quilt. It's glamorous and still sweet, but as you say, also sophisticated in this pattern. I'd be thrilled to open it up, and sure your customer is well pleased. Another beautiful finish!

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  11. Every time I see this quilt I'm so inspired to use a soft palette. Hopefully sometime this year I'll make a quilt with pretty soft colors. I also don't know how you choose what to feature each week with all the wonderful links but I'm honored that you chose me for this week. Thanks Kelly. We've had company this week so I've been away from sewing but hopefully I'll be back with another link soon. Love checking out what others are doing.

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  12. The chevron print is awesome for the binding. Another great finish.

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