Saturday, March 31, 2012

March Finish - 12 in '12 Challenge

welcome to the March installment of the 12 Quilts in ’12 Challenge! I’m hosting here on my blog, but be sure to check out the finishes of my co-hosts, safieh and liz! We hope you will join in!

i'm really excited about this month's finish! almost two years ago i decided M and i needed a quilt for our bed. this coincided with my joining several virtual bees on flickr. one of the bees i joined was the fresh modern bee 2. my month to have blocks made for me was june (2010!), and so i picked some fabrics and ran the color scheme by M for his approval. i decided on shades of lime green, and picked a simple string block as my pattern. i also whipped up a demo block to show my fellow bees what i wanted.

demo 2

i got back approximately 24 lovely, lovely blocks . . . which then sat, untouched, until 2012. when safieh proposed co-hosting this challenge to me and i agreed, i knew that this quilt would have to be my march finish so that it could serve as an anniversary present to M for our fourth wedding anniversary.

i had to make eight more blocks to get the quilt to the size i wanted, but i was able to get them made, piece a backing, and get it to the longarmer on march 12th. erin got it quilted and back to me on march 23, and i spent this week sewing on the binding.

M arrived home from working on a job out of state on the night of March 29, our anniversary, to find this:
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so, what have YOU finished this month? link up below and you just might win this prize, a fat quarter bundle of some of my favorite text fabrics (i'm also adding in a little handmade something, but it's a surprise):
photo

Giveaway details:
■Blog about your finished project or post a picture of it to flickr
■Link up to your project here
■Any project you finished this month is eligible, but please link to only one blog post/flickr picture (it’s okay if you blogged about multiple finishes, we love that!)
■Entries for this giveaway will be open until Friday, April 6, 2012 at noon
■The dedicated folks who enter all 12 times will be entered to win a grand prize next January!

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14 comments:

LethargicLass said...

love the greens in your quilt... I linked up to some napkins I made for a swap...

Kelly said...

i love green and string blocks! it's a lovely quilt. i finished two quilts this month, which is good, since i didn't finish one last month. :)

Blue.Ridge.Girl said...

Love your yummy lime green string quilt! Beautiful fabrics in there :o)

smazoochie said...

Made it by the skin of my teeth!

smazoochie said...

p.s. I love your greens, t00!

sarah said...

3 down. can i keep up this torrid pace for the grand prize??

Liz said...

Sorry I posted so late! Just got the room put back together. Hope this counts for a finish. Love your green quilt.

Fiodhna said...

This was the second quilting project that I ever started. Back in 2004! Thanks for the push. Glad you got your green quilt back in time!

Miss Beau Jangles said...

Only just found this so missed the first few :( but glad to be here now!

Paskiaq said...

Love that green string quilt! :) I linked to a few small projects (bibs and a zippy pouch)

Spontaneous Threads said...

The quilt is gorgeous. I linked up a pincushion I made for a swap.

Jacey said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I'm so glad you finished in time. Leave it to Ozzie to think the quilt is just for him!

Melissa said...

Love the greens! I made a bag for my daughter and a zippered pound in March. Nothing so far in April but need to finish the maxi skirt for my daughter I started.

Amy said...

Hello - I think your green quilt is amazing and I would have loved being part of that bee!! I completed a few things in March and am happy about that! I love text prints - fingers crossed for me!!