Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Flowering Snowball Top is Done! Plus a Pin Trick.

Phew!  I've been working on this all summer, that is, during the little snatches of sewing time I've had.
Many thanks to Mary at Molly Flanders Makerie for giving us the pattern and quilt along!

This quilt top is a nice big queen size--99" x 99"--the biggest one I've ever made.  
That's 121 9" blocks.

I made each block a different color.

I love the combinations of prints where the blocks intersect.  

I wanted it to have a retro look.  
I used 1930's reproduction fabrics from my stash and several Denyse Schmidt fabrics.  
I added a few larger contemporary prints for variety.  

I completely enjoyed sewing the curves and matching up the seams.  
Not always my style, but it's fun to pay attention to precision sometimes.  
The curves and matching seams required the use of pins. 

Here's a trick I learned from a friend many years ago.
Place your pins pointing northwest as you sew.  

Then you can sew right up to the seams you're matching and 
easily pull out the pin from under the pressure foot.  

There are many more beautiful Flowering Snowball quilts over at Molly Flanders blog.
Click here to see the round up!

If you want to see more about my process, click here.

I ordered my templates here.