Let them eat cake

Do you remember this mini quilt top I showed you way back in March? It was a thank you gift I made for a wonderful online friend I met in Instagram-land - the lovely Sam (@paeoniasfz on Instagram) who so generously shared some of her super-rare fabric stash with me. She is also crazy talented and has one of the prettiest craft feeds on Instagram. I can finally show you the finished photos of the mini-quilt as she has now received it.

The pattern is block 1 of the Snapshots Quilt-along hosted by the Fat Quarter Shop, for the benefit of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, to help advance cures and means of prevention for catastrophic pediatric diseases. Please consider donating $5 to this cause if you download the pattern.

The fabrics I have used are as follows:
- Pink cherry floral: Bandana by Me and My Sister Designs for Moda
- White dots on mint: Hello Bear by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery Fabrics
- Little leaves and grey stripe (binding): Little Red Riding Hood by Tasha Noel for Riley Blake
- Mint stripe: Scrumptious by Bonnie & Camille for Moda

On a side note, Instagram has an amazing quilting and sewing community! I have made so many new 'friends', discovered some unbelievably beautiful feeds and get so much inspiration daily that it makes my head spin. So if you are not on Instagram yet - jump on it! You won't regret it, one word of warning though - I can promise that your to-do list will expand ten-fold in a very short space of time.


Currently there are lots of new fabric releases in the run up to the spring quilt market, so yet again I have way too many projects either on-the-go or in the planning stages. I have received an amazing parcel full of Lecien's latest lines, including the new Flower Sugar Spring 2015 (which has a grey colourway!!!). I am currently making the Sugar Candies mini designed by lovely Nadra from Ellis & Higgs using these - the fabric and the pattern are a match made in heaven! I have just finished the quilt top, quilting and binding next.

I am also making two cushions featuring Penny Rose Fabrics' gorgeous new Christmas line, Little Joys (designed by the lovely Elea Lutz who is not only super-talented but also such a sweetheart) - those following me on Instagram would have seen a sneaky pic of the first cushion. After that I have two more Lecien projects lined up, one with L's Modern 2015 Spring and the other with the sweet Retro 30s Child Smile 2015. Oh and I am pattern testing some fruit blocks for another Instagram friend (the lovely @frampuna) and taking part in a block swap featuring Bonnie & Camille fabrics . And trying to keep my house and kids clean(ish) and keep my family well fed with decent food. So my life is busy busy but it's a good 'busy'. I am having a ball in fact, and can't wait to share all of the above (and more!!) with you real soon.

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