Thursday, April 2, 2015

Flowering Snowball

If you search Pinterest for Flowering Snowball quilts you get a lot of inspiration.  However my inspiration for my Flowering Snowball came from a fellow blogger and friend, Nicole at Sister's Choice Quilts. (click here)



Based on Nicole's experience I'm using the same template set made by Baycreek Quilting Products.  There are several sizes, 8, 9, 10, and 12 inch finished blocks. I'm making the 10" size. I am very happy with these templates, they create perfect pieces which creates perfect blocks.  Baycreek has several templates, I'm so happy with this set I plan to try some of their other acrylic templates.




And like Nicole, I'm using  Kaffe Fassett fabric.  This roll is the perfect size to make 10" blocks.  I have two Kaffe Fassett books and love most every quilt I see made with that fabric, but this is the first quilt I've made using that designer's fabric.  I've tried to shop for Kaffe Fassett fabric to make specific patterns but I seem to get overwhelmed by the prints, their various sizes, and all the colors,  and just walk away with none. This roll was a gift from a friend and it's just what I need to get going on my first Kaffe Fassett project .




Cutting the pieces was very easy using the templates.





Sewing the pieces is just as easy.  I'm eager to fill my design wall with this wonderful fabric.


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13 comments:

  1. I"m like you, K Fassett fabric overwhelms me to the point that I've never used any. I do think it is beautiful but it has to be done "right!" I think you posted a picture a long time ago of a Dear Jane quilt done in ONE K Fassett fabric with a white background. I think about that quilt a lot! It was stunning! Your Flowering Snowball will be beautiful!

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  2. I've thought of making this quilt many times, but haven't gotten around to it, yours is fabulous. I have quite a collection of Kaffe fabrics, and they kind of scare me...so pretty to look at, so difficult to cut! :) I can't wait to see your finished quit!

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  3. Once you go Kaffe, you never go back :) - gorgeous!

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  4. I loved Nicole's quilt when she did hers and yours is going to be gorgeous as well. I can't wait to see this one finished!

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  5. That looks amazing! You are right... this fabric is perfect for this design!

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  6. Looking good! I had so much fun making these blocks. And all the templates I have purchased from Baycreek have been excellent.

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  7. Wow! That is going to be gorgeous!

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  8. This is a very interesting pattern and worth checking out. Love that you are trying different fabrics and looking good....nice to try things out of our box bet it is going to be a very lively top.

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  9. I also find the Kaffe fabrics intimidating en masse! I have used single prints, often as a border but never more than one! Your flowering snowball is going to be lovely!

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  10. Love your block! Those colors are gorgeous :)

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  11. I also shy away from the bright bold prints, but I like what I'm seeing here. You may just change my mind.

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  12. This is going to be beautiful!!

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