Tuesday, May 20, 2014

A small finish!

I have had this quilt pieced for a few months and finally got around to quilting and binding it. That seems to be my life lately...but school will be out in another 4 weeks and summer can officially begin! MORE TIME for quilting!

I had bought a few mini charm packs of Soho Chic for Moda by Sandy Gervais. I really love the colors but didn't have a plan in mind. I came across a quilt made with combining a snowball block and a nine patch and setting it on point. So I sketched it out and did some math and the results are in!
I used Kona natural for the snowball blocks. For the corners of the snowball block I found a matching deep orchid color. 
(I don't remember what cotton but I know it wasn't a Kona.) 
Since I only had so many squares to work with, the quilt isn't too big so I needed to find some yardage of Soho Chic to add some borders. This can be a little tricky because this line had come out a bit ago. 
Searching the internet, I came across Old South Fabrics which had some of the floral and leaf linen (binding fabric). They had only been on the internet for 5 months when I found them. Their service was great and they regularly sell Moda at $9.20 a yard.  
I am not getting anything for promoting them, I just was impressed with their price and service.

The backing is an old print by Jinny Beyer (1999) from my stash,  pieced together with a bit of fabrics from the front.  
I quilted a tic tac toe pattern through the 9-patch blocks, some octagon shapes in the snowballs with 1/4" spacing and straight lines in the borders using an deep orchid thread. 
Even my DH commented that he loved the colors in this quilt which, quite frankly, took me by surprise! 
Finished size: 36 1/2" square 
Another finish, albeit a smaller one, feels real good! 
Now to get to the sandwiching and quilting of the baby quilt that is hanging on my design wall and continue the wedding quilt piecing....


  1. Dawn, It looks so cute hanging on your little fence. I have always loved the snowball and the nine patch together. Yea for you to have this finished! I admire your machine quilting ability. Thanks for sharing. I found a quilt shop a while back that I thought had great prices and great service

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  2. A great little quilt finish, Dawn! I like the colors too, and always like the snowball design. I love the contrast of the border print. Finishing is always a great sense of accomplishment, no matter the size or type of the project.

  3. Lovely๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—


Sweet sentiments