hot chocolate top finished!

Nine cups of hot chocolate are ready to serve! Anybody want to join me for a cup?

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It feels great to finish this up today. It's like Christmas in February!  

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I have slightly altered Kate Spain's pattern. I chose to put pieced steam on all blocks instead of embroidering some of them. 

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I had lots of fun making this, and spent most of my time considering fabric placement within each mug. The pattern calls for just a layer cake of Kate Spain's In From The Cold, but I used a fat eighth bundle so that I'd have a larger assortment of fabric to pull from and to allow for fussy cutting. You don't want to know how many times I cut the red cookies and aqua turtle doves above!

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It looks like I barely used that bundle! My leftovers might just make another nifty Christmas quilt next year.  The finished top measures 50" x 62", and you can find the free pattern here.

And now I can return to sewing with spring-y fabrics! I'll be back in just a few days with something new!

See what everybody else has finished this week at Crazy Mom Quilts.