Friday, August 4, 2023

Abby and Katie--Quilt Top Finish

 I'm back again to talk about my new favorite book, Just Two Charm Packs by Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs.  Today I am sharing my Abbie & Katie quilt top finish.  For this fun quilt I decided to go Christmas in July.  

I paired two charm packs of Cheer & Merriment by Fancy That Design House for Moda, Moda Grunge in Red and Keepsake Calico White Irregular Dots on White.  I love a snowy cozy Christmas and the white background fabric was perfect to help add even more snowy Christmas fun!

The picture above is like a blizzard of quilt pieces.  This quilt was super fun to put together.  There is sewing, then slicing and sewing back together and sewing some more.  

I'll admit it looks a bit complicated, but Cheryl does an amazing job of breaking each step down leaving you with a quilt that will leave others in awe.

Make sure you hop over to Meadow Mist Designs to check out all the versions of the quilts from the book.  Cheryl even has information on how you can win a copy for yourself.  I have thoroughly enjoyed making three different patterns from the book.  I can't wait to make more!

You can read more about my two versions of Star Rays here and Snapdragon Cove here.  

In other fun Meadow Mist Designs news, Cheryl officially kicked off her annual Mystery Quilt last month.  I was super happy to be a pattern tester for the Malted Mystery Quilt.

I may be a little bias, but I can assure you that she has hit it out of the park again.  Be sure to check out the Malted Mystery fabric requirements and cutting instructions available now!

And like a quilt flapping in the wind, I wave goodbye for now.  Now that things are slowing down some, I hope to focus on quilting some of the piles of quilt tops I have laying around.  Of course that is always my hope.  I will definitely be sharing all of my progress here with you. 

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Snapdragon Cove-Quilt Top Finish

 I'm back again and I'm still loving on Cheryl at Meadow Mist Design's newest book release, Just Two Charm Packs.  

I have more charm packs than one quilter should, and this book is the answer.  When Cheryl reached out to me about the hop for the book, she asked if I would be interested in making a quilt.  That was a no brainer, yes.  But once I cracked it open, I couldn't decide on just one.  So, I did the only logical thing and made a total of four quilts tops.  

When I saw Cheryl's version in the book, I fell in love with the colors.  The dark background called to me.  For my version I used Moda Grunge Basics in Christmas Green and a layer cake of Gingham Cottage by Heather Peterson for Riley Blake.  Wait, layer cake, not charm pack?  Yes, that is correct.  With a few simple cuts I whacked the 10" squares down to 5" squares.  Bang for your buck, I now have the equivalent of two charm packs left that I can make another quilt!

I've said it before and I'll say it again, with just a bit of quilty math on your part, all of these patterns can easily be made using 10" squares and even mini charms (2.5" squares).  That's really like getting tripple the pattern power.

Confession, if you look close enough, you can see that I made a mistake.  When you are working on a quilt, and you realize you don't have enough of one thing and too much of might not be looking hard enough at your pattern.  Me?  I chose to make more pieces and proceed.  The mistake isn't as readily apparent because I was consistentd in my mistake.  If you spot my mistake, I think I can make it even less noticeable when I quilt it.  No seam rippers on this one.

I'm super tempted to make a second version of this quilt but switch up the green and white.  I just love this pattern!

If you would like to see the previous two quilts that I made from Just Two Charm Packs, you can read about my Star Ray quilts here.  And please stop by tomorrow to see the last quilt I squeezed in before the hop started.  In the mean time...get on over to Chery's and read more about the other quilts featured today!

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