Thursday, August 28, 2014

I"m making progress...

...on the flowering snowballs quilt!
As of last night I have 29 blocks done and enough cut to make 42.  I'm using templates for a 10" finished block.  I really like the way they're laid out right now, creating a light and dark pattern.  This one block has soooooo many design possibilities that it has me wanting to make more than one of these quilts.  I haven't decided on a finished size for this quilt yet but 60" x 70" seems like a good size.  But I think I'd rather finish it at 70" by 90" so it could fit at least on a full size bed.
I would HIGHLY recommend this pattern to anyone wanting to learn curved piecing.  It is incredibly beginner friendly and easy to piece together.  .As an added bonus, they go together quickly.
If you'd like to give this blocks a go, you can find the templates I used HERE
Just scroll down the page until you find the Flowering Snowball. 
They come in 8", 9" 10", and 12".

Monday, August 25, 2014

Holy Flowering Snowballs!

I caved...and started a flowering snowball quilt. 

Not being one for joining quilt-alongs, I usually find it easy to not join in.  I prefer to march to the beat of my own drum most of the time.  But I just couldn't resist this one.   
Here are the fabrics I'll be using...blues, aquas, and teals...color that remind me of the ocean.
While the quilt-along is over as of today, I don't care. 
I'm starting anyways.  I say better late than never...right?
To learn more about this quilt_along, visit Molly Flanders Makery.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

I finished something!

I know...once again I've been MIA for almost two months.  I've been busy relaxing and enjoying the warm sunny (and humid) weather of south Florida.  Little to no quilting has been going on. 

But I did manage to make a small quilt sample last night for a paper piecing class I'll be teaching next week to some guild members.  It is called Rays of Hope and the pattern is by Carol Doak.

  You can find the free pattern HERE along with several other free patterns from Carol.