Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Flowering Snowball Quilt 2

A Finished Quilt (and lots of photos!)
Flowering Snowball Quilt - A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

Today - this last day of November - I am sharing with you the finished Flowering Snowball 2 quilt. November has been exceptionally good to me. I have spent the last few weeks travelling with my husband; a trip to the United States that involved the running of a marathon (my husband!), endlessly wandering the streets of New York City and of course yarn and fabric shopping at fabulous stores like Purl Soho, The Brooklyn General Store and Knitty City. It was a wonderful trip but as always there is no place quite like home and although it has taken a week or so for the jet lag to wear off, I have basted, quilted, and attached the binding to this quilt in between fighting off sleep and the temptation to nap at random times of the day.

Flowering Snowball Quilt - A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Flowering Snowball Quilt - A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Flowering Snowball Quilt - A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

I have loved making this quilt! From choosing fabrics - especially working with low volume fabrics - to piecing the small Flowering Snowball blocks, even though I initially feared that I would not be able to neatly and consistently sew these tightly curved blocks. And truly, once you have made a handful of these blocks you soon find your sewing rhythm and with confidence sew all 80 of the required blocks! 

Flowering Snowball Quilt - A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Flowering Snowball Quilt - A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Flowering Snowball Quilt - A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

The quilt was finished with my usual backing fabric and binding treatment: backing fabric is Newsprint from the Story collection by Carrie Bloomston and binding fabric is a narrow black/white stripe by Timeless Treasures (available at Fabric Bubb at the moment). Quilted with straight - edge to edge - horizontal and vertical lines spaced 1 inch apart using Aurifil 40wt thread.

Flowering Snowball Quilt - A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Flowering Snowball Quilt - A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

QUILT STATS
The finished quilt measures 48 inches x 60 inches.
A total of 80 Flowering Snowball Blocks.
(10 rows of 8 blocks).
Each finished block measures 6 inches x 6 inches.
720 patchwork pieces.
That tiny black center square measures 1/2" x 1/2".
Cotton batting ~
a low loft batting perfect for use with low volume and bright white fabrics.
See Work in Progress blog post here: 

Flowering Snowball Quilt - A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Flowering Snowball 2 Quilt
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This quilt was sold prior to publishing this blog post.

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Flowering Snowball Quilt - A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

Thank you for stopping by!
Rita

Flowering Snowball Quilt - A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016
Flowering Snowball Quilt - A Finished Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2016

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13 comments:

  1. You dazzle us on this first day of December. Well done, Rita.

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  2. Beautiful quilt and the backing is perfect too.

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  3. I really enjoy seeing your quilts, Rita. Thank You for sharing and keep up the good work!

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  4. Thanks for sharing your quilts with us! What an interesting quilt pattern!

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  5. Rita, if you see this... What is the low volume fabric with the cursive alphabet letters?? Gorgeous... I can't find it anywhere on etsy... Is it old?

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  6. You always manage to show me how to use fabrics I might otherwise not! Happy December! Hope it doesn't get too hot for you.

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  7. Oooh - I really love this one!

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  8. Gorgeous quilt! You have such beautiful fabrics!

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  9. This quilt is a beauty.
    Well done, Rita. I know you put a lot of love into this one.

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  10. Another beautiful quilt, and this one is particularly impressive! You inspire, as always. Thanks for sharing.

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