My Flowering Snowball quilt is complete! I loved making every piece of this quilt and am thinking of another one, maybe all in pinks. I saw the idea on the blog, Molly Flanders where Mary showed you how to make templates. I decided I wanted to use acrylic and went that route instead. It made it very easy to cut them out and the piecing was not bad at all as the curves are rather gentle. The blocks are 10" finished in size.
It took me a while to machine quilt it because I did't know what I wanted to do. So finally I bit the bullet and just went for it. I did not mark anything because sometimes (for me) it makes it harder, not easier to do. I don't care that the zig zags are not all exactly the same but overall they feel like they are perfect.
In the colored sections I did a flower like design that fills it out well. I like my quilts quilted with no big open spots. I changed threads lots of times to make them disappear as much as possible.
On the outside edges I changed the design because I was afraid if I did the zig zag it might distort it and make it all rippley. It's not perfect but that doesn't bother me.
Another blogger Audrey from Quilty Folk started a sew along last fall. The idea is to make a circle block every day for a year reflecting your mood that day. The circle does not need to be perfect or even a circle. Check Audrey's blog to see what others are doing, there are some great ideas to be found. I started out pretty good and then got caught up in my Zelda quilt and lost some steam. I finished up a few last night to make this into a top and will try and get it quilted this week. My husband has named it "Hamburger Bun".
I used some vintage fabrics and as you can see they are all machine appliqued down.
some of them fade into the background.....
one was a precious fabric that is almost gone!
a pieced block I had laying around gathering dust...
and a few that were fussy cut. I did use the same template for all that I drew free hand but turned it upside down and wrong side out to make them all a little different. This would also make a fun I-Spy quilt. I can't say these blocks reflected my mood more like what scrap was nearby at the time!
|Cameron and Jaxon 7 months old|
I thought you might enjoy seeing how big Cameron and Jaxon are now. This was taken at Easter and they even participated in the Easter egg hunt.
They are on the move now, so mom and dad have started a new adventure!