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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Welcome, 2015!

Welcome to the first Needle and Thread Thursday of 2015!  As much as I truly love the holiday season, it does feel great to get back into some semblance of normal around here.  I reclaimed my house from the Christmas explosion (that seems to grow every year) before heading back to school on Monday, though I must admit that I still smile when I see stubborn bits of glitter here and there.  Everyone needs a little more sparkle year-round, so it's all good to me!

I've been filling my time with a couple of little projects since finishing Chapel Glass (and the pattern).  I had nice, uniform scraps from my Chapel Glass quilt, and I thought they would make a perfect little preemie charity quilt.  It's nothing fancy, but I think it shows off the gorgeous fabrics beautifully.  I had some sweet green tiny polkadots in my stash, and finished it off with a scrappy binding.  It always makes me happy when every bit of fabric gets used up!  The finished quilt measures 41" x 45." (Please forgive me for not braving the frigid temperature and howling wind for an outdoor photo)


I also buckled down and made myself a fabric name tag for guild meetings and events.  You would be shocked to know how much I procrastinated in making this little thing.  You know I despise hand sewing, and I'm a little ashamed to admit that less than an hour of hand work almost prevented me from making it.  All in all, I'm pleased with the way it turned out though, and I have to say that the hand sewing wasn't too onerous.


I have also started a new quilt, and it will be a large twin size.  I've made a little bit of progress on it, but not really enough to show yet, so you'll have to settle for seeing the fabric pull.  This is a bundle of Anna Maria Horner's LouLouThi, along with several Amy Butler prints and a few others.  I love the colors in this bundle and can't wait to show you how the quilt is taking shape.


It seems like forever ago that we partied last, so I'm super thrilled to share the highlights with you to refresh your memory!

Veni Vidi Vicki linked up this Ice Needles hexie table runner.  It is so lovely, and very appropriate for the arctic weather that many of us are experiencing right now!


Porch Swing Quilts shared this beautiful Make it Do Maxi Quilt!


and Modern Material Girl showed off this fun scrappy quilt.


I can't wait to see what you've been up to in your sewing space these last couple of weeks.  I hope you've had a little time out of the chilly weather with a warm beverage in hand, playing with fabric!


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!



16 comments:

  1. What a fun little quilt! And I like the fabrics you pulled for the next quilt!! Beautiful!

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  2. Oh I love your fabric pull Kelly, right up my alley...:-)

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  3. Can't wait to see that quilt come to fruition, Kelly!

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  4. Cute nametag. I'm right there with you on avoiding hand sewing. It's torture for me!

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  5. I love that preemie quilt, it is so perfect. I have some Heather Bailey scraps that would make one similar to that. I love the "no-sash" look, it's so pretty!

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  6. I've missed NTT! Happy New Year.

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  7. Love the preemie quilt! If I don't have a blog, is there anyway to link up a picture? Thanks!

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    1. Thanks Teresa! Yes, you can link a picture by loading it into an online photo host, like flickr or photobucket. Those sites will give you a direct URL that you can put into the web address blank. Good luck, and I'm looking forward to seeing your projects!

      :) Kelly

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  8. So glad you decided to keep NTT! Didn't link enough last year... will work on improving that this year... love your name tag and the fabrics you chose for the quilt you are working on now :) Thanks! Kathi

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  9. I love Up Parasol, and that preemie quilt is adorable! I also really love your name tag! And I love, love, love LouLouThi, so I'm SUPER excited to see what you make with that!

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  10. What a lovely stack of fabric and a beautiful name tag!

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  11. I love your little name tag . . . and can relate to the lack of motivation for making one. I've been thinking about it for over a year. Also like all those Anna Marie fabrics. They always look so fun and colorful when all together. I'm hoping to make your linky party on a regular basis now this year. Thanks for hosting.

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  12. Love the little quilt, it's so pretty! And your name tag is awesome :)

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  13. Hi Kelly!
    Your charity quilt looks so nice, also your name tag. I´m looking forward to your twins size quilt :o). I really like the fabric you have chosen for it. Love, Mrs Patch

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  14. That preemie baby quilt is gorgeous. So sweet. I love the fabrics you picked out for the next quilt.

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  15. Your baby quilt is so fresh and sweet. Very pretty

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