Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Snapshots Sew Along - Month 7 - Up, Up and Away

Are you ready for a new Snapshots block?  It's that time again!!  The months are just flying by, we're over half way there.

This month's block is Up, Up and Away, my latest favorite.

I used Daysail fabric, but chose different prints than what is listed in the pattern.  My puppy block has a lot of navy blue, and that was the only block with navy blue, so for some balance I went heavy on the navy for this block.  This block is a breeze (get it balloon, breeze, lol) to piece, really.  Start to finish I think it only took me two hours.  The background is the traditional white, but I took this picture on a rainy day so it looks more tan.

I also pieced the camera block that goes on the back of the quilt.  It's in the backing pattern that is currently available.

I love this block so much I'm thinking of adding it to the front in place of one of the other blocks, (hint, meow).  I went with some navy fabric for this block too, but it's all Daysail.

I am thrilled that the FQS has already surpassed it's initial goal of raising $10,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and its new goal of $20,000. The last time I checked the amount raised was over $28,000. Great job, give yourself a pat on the back!  As a reminder, the monthly patterns are a free download, a donation is up to you, the suggested donation is $5.  Here is a link to the pattern, instructional video, donation page, and everything else you need to know.  (click here)  The backing and finishing directions are also available now.

Here are a few more folks participating in the sew along, be sure to check out their hot air balloons.

Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms
Bonnie Olaveson of Cotton Way
Pat Sloan of The Voice of Quilting
Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet
Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life
Pam Viera-McGinnis of Pam Kitty Morning
Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs
Stephanie Kendron of The Modern Sewciety
Natalia Bonner of Piece N Quilt
Greg Jones of Grey Dogwood Studios
Jessie Fincham of Messy Jesse

And finally, be sure to also check out instagram, #fqssnapshots for some great blocks and inspiration.


  1. Love your balloon and the camera but you can't leave the cat out it's the best block (okay, I might be biased because I love cats) and it won't fit because one block is vertical the other horizontal. But I would love to add the camera block to the front too and if I find a solution I'll let you know:-)

  2. Looking good!! I printed mine out but I'm a block behind. Need to make my ice cream one yet.


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