2015 finish-along: Q2 goals


Well… Q1 was a complete wash. I managed to get ZERO of my proposed finishes done. What can I say? Sometimes things just don’t go at all as planned. So I’m carrying many of my proposed finishes over to Q2, and adding a few new ones.

Most of these are gifts, so pardon the lack of pictures. I’m trying my best to keep them a secret from my clever friends ;)

I made myself a little cheat sheet to keep me on track. (And to remind me I have plenty to do without starting more new projects!).


Once again, this list is long and I don’t expect to finish all of them. But hey, one can dream! Here are the details:

  1. high tea quilt – top finished, need to finish back, quilt and bind
  2. orange peel quilt – peels done, need to assemble top and finish
  3. baby “L” quilt – have fabric and pattern
  4. jelly roll wedding quilt – pieces cut, need to assemble and finish
  5. charity quilt –top finished, need to finish back, quilt and bind
  6. 8-bit blanket – pieces cut, need to assemble and finish
  7. washi bag – panels done, need to assemble
  8. improv quilt – top almost done, need to make back, quilt and bind
  9. baby “M” quilt – pieces cut, need to assemble and finish
  10. birthday beauty set – have fabric and patterns
  11. pantone quilt – pieces cut, need to assemble and finish (and soon!)

Fingers crossed, I’ll do better than I did in Q1… Then again, I really can’t do any worse!

I’ll be sharing my projects as I finish them. And in the meantime, hop on over to On the Windy Side to check out everyone’s proposed finishes. You can also follow along on Instagram by searching #fal2015.

have a great week!


what shade are you? blog hop & giveaway

You guys, I’m so pumped for today’s post! I was asked by RJR Fabrics if I’d like to be part of their What Shade Are You blog hop, featuring Cotton Supreme Solids, and of course I jumped at the chance!

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Solids are my first love, so I was excited to get in on the fun.

I knew I wanted to do something simple, graphic and bold. I’ve had an idea in my head for a while, and this seemed like the perfect time to try it. So, with my pattern in mind, it was time to choose my fabrics! After browsing the beautiful range of colors, I decided on this palette of lovely jewel tones.

cotton supreme solids

colors from top to bottom: goldilocks, turks & caicos, night, purple haze, rhododendron, chili pepper, black, on the rocks

So, here it is!

cotton supreme solids quilt

The quilt is a combination of squares, HSTs and 4-patches. The finished size is 63″ x 84″, perfect for curling up on the couch with a big glass of wine cup of hot tea. I’m a big fan of bright colors and high contrast, but this pattern would look great in any palette. I may have to try it with prints too!

For the back, I took all my leftover bits and did a little improv panel to break up the black. I kind of LOVE IT.

cotton supreme solids quilt

I bound the quilt with Netorious in black from Cotton + Steel. Yum! I kept the quilting simple and stuck to the grid. I used a lovely grey Aurifil 50wt that blends beautifully with the different colors. It’s already so soft, I suspect this is going to be deliciously cozy after a wash and fluff.

cotton supreme solids quilt

This was my first time working with Cotton Supreme Solids, and I have to say I’m completely smitten! The fabric is super soft with a nice drape, and it sews up like a dream! They definitely give other premium solids a run for their money. And if you like working with Cotton + Steel fabrics, you’ll love these!

If you use a lot of solids, I’d recommend picking up a color card for easy reference and to take the guesswork out of online ordering.

cotton supreme solids card

Ready to give Cotton Supreme Solids a try? RJR Fabrics has generously provided a fat quarter bundle of my color palette to give away to one lucky winner! (The lighter blue is missing from pic but will be included in the bundle).

rjr fabrics cotton supreme solids


To enter the giveaway:

  • Leave a comment letting me know what you would make with these.
  • Earn a second entry by following me on Instagram (I’m @muchoxoxo). Just leave a separate comment that you follow (include your IG name).

*Only two entries per person please.

*The giveaway is open to the US and Canada. Sorry, no PO Boxes.

*The giveaway will remain open until Wednesday, April 15th at 9pm PST. One winner will be chosen at random and announced here, as well as being notified via email, by Thursday, April 16th.

Congratulations to RUTH R. for being the lucky winner!!! I hope you enjoy working with these fabrics as much as I did :)

Be sure to visit the RJR facebook page to check out the other participants’ projects. There’s some great stuff, and a new post goes up every Friday.

cotton supreme solids quilt

I think there might be a little nap in the sun in my future.

have a great weekend!