Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Flowering Snowball Quilt

I shared a glimpse of my Flowering Snowball Quilt and several of you asked for more info. I'm back today with more pictures and the scoop on just how to make it!


I started with several pieces of Emmy Grace by Bari J for Art Gallery fabrics. It became my color inspiration of greens, blues, pinks, gold and grays. Then as usual, for variety I added lots of coordinating prints from my stash {and because, really, I have to use some of this stash!}.


The pattern is from Mary at Molly Flanders Makerie. You can find the full schedule of posts here. I chose to buy templates and got them from Custom Plastic on etsy. If they're not listed, you can just send Rodney a message and he will list them for you.


The only change I made to Mary's instructions was the pressing of the seam allowances. For half the blocks I pressed the seams toward the print fabric and for the other half I pressed toward the white fabric. I alternated the two blocks in the quilt so the seams were easier to match up. And it seemed to work perfectly...


I'm so enamored with the circles that form when you put the blocks together!


Up next is quilting this one and I'm seriously considering hand quilting it - very simply - just echoing the pattern. 


You can see more Flowering Snowball quilts on flickr or Instagram using the hashtag #floweringsnowballalong

Linking up to Molly Flanders Flowering Snowball Along!

15 comments:

  1. What a bright, fresh quilt. Love this pattern as well.

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  2. This is just beautiful. I'm considering hand quilting mine as well!

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  3. Love everything about this! Great job.

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  4. I love this version! The circles are my favourite part too! I saw another which had been machine quilted with the centres tied. It looked very effective!

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  5. Beautiful! Your colors are so fresh.

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  6. Thanks for the info! I am repeating myself, but this is beautiful!

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  7. Wow! Those circles are just fabulous. I really love the colors you chose - gorgeous!

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  8. Oh my goodness! Gorgeous! I love this in the Emma Grace collection. It is so lovely! Thank you for sharing your quilt :)

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  9. It's gorgeous Cindy and I think hand quilting would be a nice finish :)
    Amanda

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  10. I love your fabrics. Hand quilting will just be the perfect touch for the quilt. I love the secondary design that appears. I only got as far as ordering my templates. I haven't even gotten them into my sewing studio. They are still on my kitchen counter with other mail. I do need to make my to do list and get busy, busy, busy. This summer was busy with unplanned travels that were wonderful. I spent two weeks at my daughter's primarily with my grandsons. Then on a whim, I joined a quilt tour to England. Now, I'm going back to my daughter's for 3 weeks toward the end of this month. It's difficult to get hand piecing projects ready to take with me and I cannot lug my machine on trips. Of course, I'd rather spend time with the grandsons any time.

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  11. So beautiful! I wanted to join this one and never made it. I will definitely be doing one delayed. This is stunning and hand quilting would be a perfect finish.

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  12. This is just so stunning, Cindy. I'm in awe over the curves and the fabric colours and choices are just magical together. I'm sure the hand quilting will lift it to an entirely new level.

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  13. This is just gorgeous Cindy! I ordered my templates the last time you posted about Rodney's etsy shop - can't wait to use them.

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  14. Oh, my goodness! This is another winner, Cindy! I wish that I had time to start this quilt...love your color pallet so much! What size is your quilt top?

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  15. Wonderful colors! Love this quilt top.:)

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Thanks so much for taking time to comment!