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Good Fortune Snapdragon

My sister’s quilt is officially finished! I spent a couple of hours last night making and sewing on the binding and finally finished it before work this morning. It’s in the washing machine right now, but I did get chance to photograph it before I threw it in with the colour catchers (look! It’s not raining!)…

The back is just a solid light apple green I picked up on my last visit to the Fabric Guild– it might be a Klona of some kind. The binding is cut from Bitty Dot in Heron from Annie’s Farm Stand by Lakehouse. The top fabrics are a solid off-white also from the Fabric Guild and of course the Kate Spain Good Fortune jelly roll. The quilting is simple in the ditch around the squares as I didn’t have time for anything fancy. I think it works nicely though.

The pattern was doubled from the Two from One Jelly Roll Quilts book by Pam and Nicky Lintott. See my post from yesterday for my review of one of their most recent books.

That’s one of my finish-a-long targets done already! Lets see now if I can finish the dogs this weekend… Stop by tomorrow for a free paper piecing pattern.


A bit more Snapdragon progress…

Just a quick post today. I have been working on something else since my last post but I’m not able to show you yet as it’s for a secret swap. I’ve not been slacking- well not too much- honest! Anyway did you notice on my last post about making this quilt for my sister, actual real life Kate Spain left a comment? 😀 I hope I can do her fabric proud, it’s all going well for now though I’ve not decided on what would make a nice backing. Any suggestions?

So that’s all the 9 patch squares done and the bits for the snowball blocks are ready for the weekend.

I ordered some bag hardware from Hong Kong too as I’ve been working on something for the Purse Palooza. Rather than bore you with two posts about it I’m going to blog it when I’ve finished. I’ve also been working a bit on my dog quilt and I shall be slightly painting it once the quilting is done…. scary.

I’ll be back with some hedgehog photos tomorrow. I really need to clean his house out tonight so it might be fun to take some more photos now he’s a bit older.

A new project

My younger sister’s birthday is 16th July. I never know what to get her so I decided to make her a quilt! I asked her to choose from a couple of different jelly rolls as her favourite colours of purple, green and red were not easy to find altogether. I wanted to make something simple so the Snapdragon Quilt in the Two From One Jelly Roll book was perfect, though I’m doubling it to use a full Kate Spain Good Fortune jelly roll.

And so far I’ve made nine 9-blocks and I need a total of 36. I’ve only had about an hour to spare today because I’ve had a lot of chocolates to make for the Market Bosworth Festival this weekend and we have guests over on Friday for a few days so I’ve been cleaning the spare room. Back to work tomorrow!