Dry spell is over, new quilt pattern for download

I’ve had a bit of a dry spell recently when it comes to quilting. The creativity is there, the time to execute isn’t.

But since I made a New Year’s resolution to finish two quilts for every one I started, I’ve been able to finish two quilts already this year. Just a few days into January I put the final stitches in the binding of my sister’s wedding quilt. I’ll share photos of that one once she sees it.

snowball quilt pattern, nine patch, quilt pattern, PDF

Then last weekend I put the final stitches in my Winter Blues quilt. It is the smaller version of the king sized version that is one of the five I really want to finish this year. I finished this one first because I wanted to practice the quilting stitch before I tried it out on the one for my bed.

snowball quilt pattern, nine patch, quilt pattern, PDF

Plus the fabric line I found was just amazing and I couldn’t resist making a smaller version from it. I used a jellyroll and coordinating yardage to make it. I love how the quilt looks with all the fabrics in the line, but the jellyroll wasn’t cut true, which became a problem when I put on the borders.

Let’s just say that I broke all the rules I tell my quilting students when it comes to pressing fabric in order to manipulate the fabric to make it square again.

The pattern for the lap-sized version is available at for download. Click here to download it.

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