I finished my January goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes.
40 x 60
I will donate it to Wrap-a-Smile - quilts for kids undergoing cleft lip/palate surgery.
(See the Sunshine Online Quilt Guild blog for more information and pictures, ways to donate and then join the Sunshine Yahoo Group. The Sunshine Yahoo Group makes quilts for Quilts Beyond Borders and Wrap-a-Smile and share emails, photos, challenges, advice, and fun. )
Back to the quilt...well, this is also a UFO finish. You might get tired of all the Happy Block quilts you see me finish up this year from the bottomless box of Happies.
These blocks started with 6.5 inch centers and have 2.5 inch sides.
I quilted with freemotion flowers on my Plain Jane sewing machine. I don't really like machine binding but it is recommended for these quilts. I'm getting a little better at it but it's far from perfect. The binding was a piece of fabric I picked up at the thrift store.
My second finish is Happy Cats. It's also 40 x 60 and going to Wrap-a-Smile.
These Happy Blocks started with 4.5 inch centers, 2.5 inch sides and finish at 8 inches.
I picked up the gingham for the backing at the thrift store also. I think I have enough for two quilt backs. The binding was fabric left over from the Happy Butterfly backing.
I also freemotion quilted this one on my plain Jane sewing machine with some wonky concentric squares.
Now I'm going to Whoop it up over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.