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!


Gretchen Weaver said...

You obviously have your sewing mojo back! They're all lovely in their different colorways. Happy stitching!

Kathy E. said...

You are a go getter, for sure! I love this design on the darker background. I have a pretty good eye, but not sharp enough to catch a boo boo on this one! Bravo!

Cheryl said...

This version is so fantastic! I love this quilt and the Star Rays quilts (both of them). Thank you so much for being a part of the hop!!

Kate said...

That deep green really sets off the colors in the blocks. I couldn't find your "alternate design choice". Your version is beautifully done. I am jealous you managed to finish three projects, I did good to just get one done in time for the blog hop! You must have mad time management skills.

Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty said...

Eep! The contrast between the Grunge and white is sooo good! Best wishes on getting the project wrapped up. : )

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