Saturday, September 20, 2014

Lovely Miss Kate

Good golly Miss Kate!

I wanted to share one of my two latest finishes.

#misskate  finished thanks to @southernfabric for the loveliest giveaway.  I'm 100% sure this is my fastest finish ever. Claimed instantly by my stepdaughter.

Quilt Stats:

Name: Lovely Miss Kate
Size: approx. 58" x 70"
Fabrics:  2 scrap packs from my winnings from Southern Fabric + Solid 
Pattern:  Remix of Jelly Roll Jam
Quilting: Machine quilted by me large stipple on my 1008 Bernina
Started : August 2014
Completed: September 2014

The back of the #misskate  quilt. Whoop

One of the free time activities I love as a quilter is Instagram.
So much can be shared in a photo.

I was a winner of Southern Fabric giveaway of some Miss Kate scrap packs.

Oh my word! Nearly 2 lbs of Miss Kate. These are scrap packs so the salvages are still attached.  Looks like I can get 2.5" per strip.  Thanks @southernfabric for the winnings!!!

I've been in love with Bonnie and Camille lines since being able to use some in a BOM kit I bought earlier this year.  When Miss Kate was announced I jumped all over that bandwagon and was dying to get some.

The scrap packs yielded 22" strips and they ranged between 2.5 - 2" strips.  I looked for some jelly roll patterns and had way more than enough to enlarge and tweak the Fat Quarter Shop Jelly Roll Jam pattern.

Enjoying an afternoon with #misskate  from my @southernfabric winnings.

I have to say that with all the stress in my life right now...these colors and the awesome pattern just clicked with me.

Yep #misskate  is perfect in every way

It was 8 weeks ago that I won these lovely fabrics 

I haven't had a moment to sew in 17's been pure tourcher. Thank goodness for #misskate

And this from start to finish helped me get through life...oh so much life.
Crashed car.
New to me car shopping (it is actually a truck).
Too much travel.
Way too much travel.

Getting in a quick work out with spary basting a #misskate  quilt from my @southernfabric winnings

I basted and quilted.

Binding, binding, binding.  This is number 3 just this month. It's helping me get over this sudden ear ache.

Even used a tiny binding (from the 2" strips) 

I guess it's more than okay...
Cat approved quilt.  I had to stop binding as I couldn't move the quilt anymore.  Super helpful cat. #misskate
as it's cat approved.

And it was instantly claimed by my stepdaughter.
Someone is getting her first quilt...finally.  #misskate

It's the proud mama moment as it's her first of mine.  She says it's fine for her's just hers, hers, hers.

Ahhh gotta love when everything just zips together.

Thanks again to Southern Fabric.  I was so pleased by the fastest shipping.  And I'm sure to order something that I hope will go together just as fast!


  1. I love your quilt, and nothing better then using free fabric!

  2. I hope no one was hurt in the crash! A new truck sounds fun and that's a pretty quilt! :)

  3. This quilt is beautiful, and it is wonderful when they are claimed and loved. Quilting has helped me through some rough times too. It is so therapeutic.

  4. Gotta love a satisfied quilt customer! Hope life settles down for you

  5. What a great feeling - to have something claimed straight away! All the hard work was worth it. I love how you added the stripe of gray, it gives the eye a place to rest amidst all the other lovely colors. Those fabrics must have been so inspirational for you to be so quick into putting them together. Great finish! xoxo

  6. It's a lovely quilt and it feels so rewarding to have it loved straight away. It sounds like it was just the trick for a difficult time. I love Southern fabric scrap bags. Such good value and great selection of scraps.


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