Monday, June 8, 2015

Flowering Snowball is Quilted!


Flowering Snowball  90" x 99"

I've been trying to quilt all my recent quilt tops myself, 
but this one was just too big for me to handle.



Thanks to the talented Sharon and her long-arm machine, this one is DONE!




I love the stitching she did--fresh, yet traditional--just the look I wanted.




I made the top last summer, in a quilt-along with Molly Flanders blog.




I used up most of my retro look fabrics,
and threw in a few large prints to add variety.




In the end, I just had to add more contrast.  
Luckily, I found this Anna Maria Horner fabric on sale for the back.
Voila!

You can see more Flowering Snowball quilts from 
last summer's quilt-along here.




44 comments:

Christine Feldstein said...

Voila... another beauty! Traditional though fresh and original with your very personal touch, bravo!! Great idea the contrasting backing.

Quilteuse Forever said...

Et voilà, encore un de fini !
What a wonderful quilt once more. Either wonky or traditional, all your quilts show so much happiness and elegance!

Ann said...

Gorgeous! I just recently finished one too. It's a great block isn't it? Love your fabric selection!

Julie Fukuda said...

Lovely finish. It reminds me of my "summer snow" another take on snowball design using scrappy nine-patches.

apiecefullife said...

Another great quilt! And I think the backing goes so well.

Marit said...

Just gorgeous! The fabric and colors makes it a very happy quilt. I have tried a few of these beautiful blocks myself. It takes dedication to make a quilt this size! I think this is a perfect, romantic summer quilt. And possibly a good "library" of your favorite fabrics, too... Lovely quilting. We all need a bit of help now and then.
; )

Terry said...

A great feeling of sunshine and picnics. Just right for houses under the table. Love it.

Rachaeldaisy said...

WooHoo, another gorgeous finish!! The quilting is such a perfect choice, it's so complimentary to the flowering snowballs pattern, it's lovely to see the stitches on the gorgeous backing too. You'll have happy dreams sleeping under this quilt!

Sujata Shah said...

Gorgeous finish LeeAnn! Your fabrics are beautiful. This quilt is elegant and fresh and modern! Woohoo... Does this mean a start of a new quilt?

Barb said...

what a wonderful summer quilt! bright and fun. I love to study all the fun fabrics you used.
Your quilter did an amazing job - the texture is great!
Congratulations on this wonderful finish - wee

dq said...

Your flowering snowball is absolutely stunning! Your retro looking fabrics just make it so beatiful! Thanks for letting me post a picture on the stashbee. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

smazoochie said...

A fun bunch of fabrics -- aren't scrap quilts the best! -- and beautifully pieced together. The quilting really sets it off.
Turn the AC colder & enjoy!

the girlfriend gap said...

Yum-Yum.... wish I had one : ) I missed out on that sew along but i'm putting it on my someday wish list. Janita

Lori said...

Between the wonderful fabric and piecing and Sharon's quilting, it turned out amazing! Congratulations!!

Tonya Ricucci said...

fabulous. love the quilting and what a great backing! congrats!!!!

Brenda said...

Love it! Love the pattern, the great mix of colours and the quilting. great finish!

em's scrapbag said...

I absolutely love this quilt!

Annemieke said...

So nice to see all the old fabrics! I like the pattern and the quilt with the quilting turned out very nice. Fun Back!
Groetjes
Annemieke

sophie said...

Beautiful! And the quilting design is a perfect match for the block.

Victoria said...

This quilt is so lovely and automatically makes one feel happy looking at it. A quilt that I imagine will be well loved and deeply cherished for generations!

Karen said...

This is so wonderful!! I don't know why this pattern speaks to me so, but I know it's in my someday future.

MadHappyCrafter said...

I love it! both front and back and the fabrics you chose. Your quilter understood and enhanced what you were trying to do - and it looks gorgeous on the back as well as the front. So nice how she picked up the design on the back too, with her choice of quilting.

trudys_person said...

I love it! Beautiful fabrics, pattern, workmanship, quilting! Must feel great to have it done ...

O'Quilts said...

Wonderful

Pam @ Quilting Fun said...

Love it! Bright and cheerful. The fabrics are beautiful. And the quilting is perfect for the blocks. Awesome job!

Bernapatch said...

Superbe, bravo!

Patchwork and Play said...

THE nicest flowering snowball I have seen! I love the scrappiness of your quilt! The quilting is absolutely perfect and that voile must be so soft! Congratulations on a wonderful finish!

Carla said...

Oh me,oh my! This is stunning! The quilting design adds a contemporary element to the vintage look, I think. I love everything about it!!

TakeMeThereTotes said...

I love your finished quilt! Very nice and a nice quilting job as well.
I made two smaller versions of these in May. I love this pattern in so many ways. I hand quilted mine. It is my favorite pattern at the moment. Quick and easy and really makes a dramatic statement by just making a few changes.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I checked out the Flickr page and your quilt is my favorite, hands down! The quilting looks great too--congrats on a wonderful finish!

Monica said...

Wow, it's a monster! I admit I had doubts when you were making so many blocks for this, but you have proved me wrong. It's amazing, so fresh and bright. I love that mix of solid white and white prints. Congratulations! Great job.

audrey said...

I think your flowering snowball is my absolute favorite out of all that I've seen! The finish is perfect for it too.:) Great job on getting another finish in!

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

This is just beautiful - bright and fun, crisp, perfect summer feel. Congratulations on another gorgeous finish! Your longarm quilter looks to have done a great job.

Tonya Alexander said...

Beautiful with a capital "B"! Love the backing too.

meli B said...

The quilting is so well matched to your pattern. Beautiful finish.

Diane said...

I love everything about this, and the quilting is really special! I even love the backing. :)

Lara B. said...

Popping over from Christine's Quilt Stories and wow am I glad I did. This is the prettiest Flowering Snowball I've ever seen. Love the scrappy mix of fabrics and also the quilting is perfect!

Rose Marie said...

Gorgeous quilt .... what a beauty!

Shasta Matova said...

Wow - this is a gorgeous quilt. So cheerful and fresh.

Judith said...

Gorgeous quilt! Well done, and beautiful quilting in it too. I jus saw your pic on FB at Willemkes, I spend a week with her in Noroy recently. Thats how I found you, love your blog, Save travels back home.

Jill said...

Love this quilt. A flowering snowball has been on my list to make. Now I am really motivated.

Ann said...

What a lovely quilt you've made with this pattern. Great fabric choices and wonderful quilting. You'll enjoy it for years.

Supergoof said...

i love it!!!

Carolyn said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the pattern and the scrap fabrics. You are right, the quilting is perfect. What a lot of work on that quilt. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Carolyn