Note From Alanda Craft: Barbara has been busy making snappy quilts and these ones are just beautiful. I love the vibrant colours and this patchwork quilt pattern is really lovely. Thank you so much for sharing your latest quilts with us Barbara.
Just thought I would drop you a note to tell you my progress. I’ve gotten really good at jelly roll quilts and have made a LOT to give to friends.
We were in New Mexico in late March and ran across a little quilt shop in Taos on the way to a cantina for lunch. I could have spent hours in there! I came away with three patterns/packages of fat quarters. I had no clue what I was going to do with them.
When we got home, I took them to the quilt shop and talked to Crystal. I told her I was TERRIBLE at cutting, I mean really, really bad. And that I’d heard that she was excellent at it. I also saw a quilt hanging up in the shop that had an interesting block pattern that MAYBE I might be ready to try.
Crystal walked me through it and I decided to give it a shot. It’s called “Snappy”. It has 20 blocks with 5 pieces in each block, each one being different in size and shape. This was fun to do and pretty fast and easy for a beginner like me. Finally, there are 2 borders, an inner and an outer border.
These three are all really big! Adding the 2 inch and 6.5 inch borders really increases the size.
- Here is the first one. It has kitties in it:
- The patterned pieces all have a nice sheen to them. I even chose the two border fabrics because they are shiny, too. I just can’t get it to show up in pictures. The colors are brighter than they appear. I call this one my peacock quilt and it’s for a friend in San Diego. I saw the package in the shop and immediately thought of Letty
- The green border is off – color, too. It actually matches the little leaves and swirls in the pattern.