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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Cameos and NTT

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday, friends!  I've been sewing up a storm this week and finished this quilt for my mother in law, who loves Fig Tree fabrics, and who snuggles on the couch with a quilt practically every night.  She also has my Strawberry Season quilt, but it's good to have a backup when one is in the wash!

With the blog tour for my book and a new Stash Statement quilt shown every Monday, I found it difficult to squeeze in a third blog post this week, so I didn't get a chance to show a process photo of this one.  It's made with the gorgeous Hazel and Plum collection, and these fabrics are going to look just perfect in their home.

This is just a snowball quilt, but instead of starting with squares, I cut my snowballs 4.5" x 8.5", and cut the corner squares at 2".  I had a fat eighth bundle of this collection, and I was able to get three complete snowballs from each print, with minimal waste.  The oval snowball shape, with these softer colors remind me of vintage cameo brooches, so I'm calling this one Cameos.

Since I used every bit of the fat eighth bundle, there were no scraps for the backing, but that's okay.  This apple green polkadot fabric matches well, and I added a stripe of this cool woodgrain fabric by Juliana Horner (Anna Maria's daughter!).  The warm maroon-brown color is so unique.  I actually bought the fabric for a different project last year, but since it's such a difficult color to find (and it was on sale), I decided to buy the rest of the bolt.  I'm glad I did, because it is the perfect complement for these Hazel and Plum fabrics.

I decided to bind the quilt in the same woodgrain print to create a rich, dark frame.  This quilt is already on its way to my mother in law, and I know she is going to love it!

Before we get to the party, I owe you winners for the copies of my brand new book!  The US winner of a hard copy of the book is comment number 80, Deb E., and the international winner of the digital copy of the book is comment number 138, quiltmom anna.  Congratulations, ladies!  I'll be contacting you very soon.  If you didn't win, you can find it in my Etsy shop by clicking on the picture of my book at the top of the left sidebar.  It's the perfect book for using up your scrap fabric!


Last week's party rocked (as usual).  This pretty little mini is by Melanie at A Bit of Scrap Stuff-

Check out this awesome, happy Pineapple Salad quilt by Sally at Q-Bits-

And finally, this fun School of Fish quilt top is by Tanya Quilts in CO-

Okay y'all!  I know you have amazing stuff happening in your sewing space this week, and I can't wait to see it.  Time to link up!

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  1. Oh, that quilt is lovely. The woodgrain fabric is really unique; I like it!

  2. Thank you for sharing your process for making this beautiful quilt! I have a couple of fat eight bundles and now I have a precious pattern to use!! Thank you so much!

  3. Wow, the colors in that quilt are gorgeous! I especially love the play of the fabrics on the back.

  4. Beautiful finish, Kelly! Congratulations!

  5. I have a quilt on the sofa that I use every night. I like the elongated snowball. It's a great finish.

  6. I have a fat-eighth bundle that I have been looking for a pattern for. Cameos is perfect! Thanks so much for sharing!Your version is lovely! Can't wait to get started!


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