Thursday, January 22, 2015

Flowering Snowball Quilt finish!

I finished my Flowering Snowball quilt this week! You may remember that I started hand quilting it and then changed my mind. I'm so glad I did. I'm really happy with the way it turned out.


You may also remember that I was struggling with the thread basting stitches getting caught up in the foot. Well, one of you geniuses suggested I remove the basting stitches as I prepared to quilt each section. That helped tremendously! Such a simple solution. Why didn't I think of it?

I really loved the straight lines in the background that I was hand quilting and was able to do it by machine with no problem. I did these straight lines with my free-motion foot (drew them with a disappearing marker first), sneaking along the seam between the lines. They turned out really well. I was worried about how straight they would be - but not too bad. And, really, I don't think my hand quilted lines would have been perfectly straight either.


Here's a full shot in the soft afternoon light. Such a great pattern!


You can learn more about the pattern, the templates and making the quilt in my earlier post!

16 comments:

  1. Perfectly straight lines are seriously overrated! I mean, once you wash and dry the quilting, everything gets wrinkly anyway! This is a really beautiful quilt Cindy! I love it!

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  2. I'm quilting a small quilt with the same backing fabric! a beautiful colourful flowering snowball!

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  3. Oh it is beautiful! I have mine taped to my wall...waiting to hand quilt....your beautiful machine quilting is tempting... :)

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  4. This is such a fabulous quilt. It is high on my bucket list - maybe this will be the year for me. Yours is wonderful!

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  5. I love this one! I am working on a pink Kaffe Fasset version for my grand daughter and am so enjoying seeing it come together.

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  6. Simply stunning. Love it all - pattern front and back fabric. Gorgeous.

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  7. It's beautiful! Love the colors and your quilting choice.

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  8. What a great finish, Cindy! It's just beautiful.

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  9. Mmmmmm and the backing is so great!

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  10. So beautiful! Beautiful fabrics!! What size are your blocks? I just started one of these with 8" blocks and acrylic templates. I've been considering the accu-quilt die because I can totally see myself making another one of these!

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  11. I love that background fabric! Do you recall where you got it? It would be perfect for a sundress for me. I have not ventured into regular quilting yet but have done smaller crazy quilt items which is my true love. I hope to make a large one for each child before I leave this earth! I came upon your blog from Pinterest and although I am not a quilter I love looking at them. A year or so back I ventured upon the Tokyo Quilt Show and the designs were amazing. I checked out this years and they weren't as fabulous but check back on either 2012,2013 or 2014 and you might see. I just Googled it.

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    1. In the comment when I said this years I meant 2015, not 2016

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