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Thread: Snails and Ladders Sofa Throw

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    Hi everyone; I just finished quilting this - the blocks are Jacob's Ladder and Snail Trails, hence the name. I saw this block combination somewhere on the internet ages ago and wanted to try it. The purple 30s fabric with little white motifs and the dark purple fabric was sent ot me a while ago by butterflywing and I wanted to do something special with it - it went perfectly (I think!) with the calico which I got in Holland. It's machine quilted - zig zag over the seams and swirls (like a snail's shell) on the border and in the open spaces of the calico snails.

    It's a throw for our little purple sofa which has suffered at the hand (or rather claws!) of the cat. The kitty in the picture is Pépite, our newest quilt inspector. :D
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    K3, this is lovely.........love the colors & so does kitty. You put it all together well.

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    Great quilt Kathryn, love the pattern and fabrics.
    Pepite could be saying "so is this mine now?"

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    Beautiful quilt. And your new quilt inspector is realy cute.

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    Nice quilt, and your new kitten is just adorable!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katrine
    Great quilt Kathryn, love the pattern and fabrics.
    Pepite could be saying "so is this mine now?"
    She thinks everything is hers - she's a tyrant! :lol: BUT she does sleep on the purple sofa so in a way, it IS hers! :D

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    I see someone who is going to love it!

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    Great quilt. I like the colors. And the feline is adorable!


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    I love the blok combination. Very pretty.

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    Looks great! Cute kitty too!

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    love the color combination. and your famous great work!

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    Wow! I love the way the snail trail looks for a border. I never would have thought of it. Looks great and the quilt inspector in training is such a cutie pie! There is nothing cuter than a kitten IMHO. :-)

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    kathryn, it's sooooooooooooo pretty! Are you sure that wasn't bound stateside?????????? Please???? I have a huge eggplant sectional sofa (yes, it's true, americans do like things bigger!) and it would look fantastic with it!

    Nice job.

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    Love it!
    Kitty cute too!

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    Wow that is Gorgeous!!! Love the colors! And the kitty is adorable

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esqmommy
    kathryn, it's sooooooooooooo pretty! Are you sure that wasn't bound stateside?????????? Please???? I have a huge eggplant sectional sofa (yes, it's true, americans do like things bigger!) and it would look fantastic with it!

    Nice job.
    Is your sofa a) eggplant (aubergine! :mrgreen: ) coloured or actually b) MADE of an eggplant? (aubergine?) :mrgreen: You know I'm kidding, I hope! :-D

    Thanks Esq and everyone for the kind words. :-D

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    Very pretty. Nice pattern and colors. :-D

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    That looks so great on your sofa!!! Love the pattern & the fabrics you used!!! And love your new little tyrant too! :)

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    K that is such a great throw! I love the color combinations! Right up my ally with the deep contrasts and the medium inbetween! You could make Bostons with the leftovers! LOL I love the look of that sofa!! It is the style I like. I love the love seat size too.

    What an adorable looking kitten!

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    You did a great job! Love the love seat too! :D

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    I like the pattern too. It's a beautiful quilt, great color combination.

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    Very nice... Love the combination of designs.. and you little inspector is darling.

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    Thanks everyone! And from this day forward, that sofa will be known as 'the love seat'! :-D

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    Almost as cool as my Doll Quilt that you sent (in Pics). I would never have thought of the two together. Thanks for the idea

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    Very pretty - great combo of the patterns. Absolutely love the littlest quilt inspector! Super cute!!!

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