Sunday, June 15, 2014

Flowering Snowball



I intended to spend the rest of the year quilting flimsies and finishing other projects.  

Then Mary posted this Flowering Snowball Quilt Along, and I just couldn't stop thinking about it.



I thought it'd be a great opportunity to use my retro ditsies that have been on the shelf for years.  
That's finishing something.  Right?

I ordered the templates here.  My blocks are 9" finished.  

So far, I've only cut them, and I'm having a wonderful time.

So there's my summer project.



And here's my summer companion, with her new haircut.  






  


23 comments:

Sharon said...

What a great looking quilt. I love your fabric choices, and the big stitch quilting done on the sample is right up your alley. Give your summer partner and scratch from me, he's so cute.

Brenda said...

cool. makes me want to dig into my fabrics and try that block.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Go Nifty! I love your fabric choices. I'm joining in the QAL too. How cute is your lovely companion, such a sweet smile.

Mary said...

Ohhhhh! Your snowball is definitely flowering! I love it! This pattern is perfect with those prints! And your companion is adorable!

Karen said...

Perfect fabrics for the blocks.

audrey said...

Look at you speeding ahead! I look at your fabrics and just sigh in envy. I have obviously been shopping in the wrong stores the last several years.:)

Janet Ann said...

Love your fabric choices! Looking forward to seeing all put together. And how cute is your quilty companion!! What breed of dog?

Nat Palaskas said...

Gorgeous blocks and it's going to be a beautiful quilt! Love it!

Marit said...

This looks lovely (and a bit scary, too, with all the curved seams ; ) )
Now I am so tempted to have a go....

Give your cute companion a good scratch behind the ears from me. She is the sweetest!

Sharon Eshlaman said...

I couldn't resist joining the quilt along! I love this pattern and can't wait to begin.

Helen said...

Awww, love your pup AND your project. A summerful of fun!!!

Barb said...

how fun! your fabrics will make a great version of this quilt. Curved piecing? you're brave! I love your pups brown nose, what a sweet girl!

Sujata Shah said...

I am drooling over your fabric choices. What a perfect project for summer. I am tempted!
I just read Barb's comment about your pup.. I am naming her chocolate
:)

jillisaksonquilts.com said...

Love it! You always choose just the right fabrics for your quilts!

Carla said...

Oh, my stars! Yours is the first that I have seen with so many blocks side by side and I am in Love! I so do not need to begin another quilt but yours is so tempting!!

fiberchick said...

Well we all benefit visually when you get obsessed with a new project! Love your fabrics and your sweet pup's milk chocolate nose:)

Annemieke said...

It looks already very bright and happy with those fabrics. I just saw this pattern (as a top in the quiltshop) with the white in the middle and the colored fabrics as petals. It looked like flowers. But I like your version, it has a little less white this way. You have a very cute dog. It seems to me she (or he) is happy to be your companion.
Groetjes
Annemieke

meli B said...

Perfect project for the retros. Yes it is finishing things. You have to use up those fabrics somehow!

Ailsa (Cape Pincushion) said...

What a lovely design, no wonder you had to make it!

Karen H said...

Lovely quilt! And your dog is adorable. :)

Victoria said...

Yup, I agree... the quilt is lovely and pretty as can be, and your pup is an adorable heart melter! What a sweet, sweet smile she has!

Jan said...

I know all too well about 'good intentions'!! Sometimes you just have to jump in ~ looks like a perfect summer project!

SarahZ said...

That's what happened to me, tooo.just couldn't stop thinking about it! Your fabrics are soooo perfect for this block! It will be a beautiful vintage-y treasure, for sure!