Tuesday, June 17, 2014

flowering snowball {in progress}

As soon as Mary (Molly Flanders) announced Flowering Snowball quilt along I knew I had to join in. I've been admiring Mary's amazing work for such a long time and seeing her gorgeous flowering snowball quilt top made me want to drop everything and start one of my own.


And so I did. I finished these eight blocks last night. I must admit I was quite intimidated by all the curves at first and I approached my first block with some trepidation :)


But, these blocks are fun, and not a nightmare at all !!! I'm not pinning my curves, I only pin when joining the final two long seams to make sure the middle square is not off.


I'm using this stack of pastel pretties for the quilt. I was very tempted to go bright and scrappy but I'm already making a bright and scrappy wedding ring quilt. I'm hoping this quilt will have that sort of vintage feel once finished. Fingers crossed :)


In case you'd like to join in the fun Mary has posted  templates on her blog. I made my templates out of freezer paper. They are not as durable as some other options could be, but I love the fact that they stick to my fabric. It makes cutting precise blocks a lot easier. At least for me.

Each block is 12" finished, so I'm thinking I'll make a 5 x 5 layout which should make for a nicely sized throw quilt. 

Talk to you soon. Svetlana

30 comments:

  1. Svetlanko, jdu ti pochvalit tvuj kosik/basket a ty uz mas novy post z krasnym quiltem! Kosik je paradni, urcite hodne prakticky a Tvoje mamka dela nadherne veci! No, mate sikovnost v rodine :) A nova deka se rysuje krasne!!! Mej se moc krasne a at se dari! :) Pa, Jola

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  2. Thank you for sharing! On my to do list for 2014!

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  3. What a beautiful looking pattern! Your fabric selections are great and it'll look so warm and cozy once it's done :) Cindy

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  4. It is absolutely fab! I want to drop everything and start my own, lol.

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  5. Ooooh, another lovely to add to my bucket list! I love the fabrics you've chosen and your curves are perfect! Jxo

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  6. That looks lovely - it definitely has a vintage feel to it. Thanks for the link to the templates. I'll pop over and take a look now :)

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  7. Very pretty ang looking vintage to me! Can't wait to try this quilt out too! ;)

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  8. Woot! Looks great, Svetlana! I am meeting with friends tomorrow and I am teaching them....the flowering snowball! Yay!

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  9. What a pleasing combination of fabrics, and your piecing (as with everything else) is awesome. Can't wait to see the finished project!

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  10. you are getting on well with this, it looks good, I printed off the templates yesterday but that is as far as I have got.

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  11. I love how yours is going! This is one that I would really like to try but it is going to have to just be added to the list!

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  12. Absolutely stunning. You've wowed me again.

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  13. Wow, it's really beautiful!!

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  14. I am flashed ! So beautiful! I Need to make some flowering snowballs too, so lovely!!!

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  15. I like your fabric choices. I'm going scrappy with mine, just made a few blocks this morning. I'll have to try the no-pin thing.

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  16. Gorgeous - I'm off to follow the link x

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  17. so lovely and I too, have printed off the templates!

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  18. Thanks for shring. I love the idea! And i so love your choice of fabrics!

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  19. Holy gorgeous! I wish I could spend all the time I want sewing and making beautiful things like this!

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  20. Oooh, pretty! Another cushion then? ;o)

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  21. Your seams look perfect! This is going to be such a gorgeous quilt!

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  22. It is already soft and vintage looking. Wow!

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  23. Well done for mastering those curves and getting your seams to match perfectly. Wonderful fabric choices :)

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  24. Loving how your quilt is turning out! Very soft colors, definitely has that vintage feel.

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  25. Just found your blog and really love the look of it. I love this pattern and your fabrics are just divine. Are they any particular range or just part of your stash?

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  26. This is gorgeous. Just stumbled across it on Pinterest. Really love your fabric selection.

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