Monday, May 24, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Spring 2010


I have been looking forward to the Quilt Festival for a while now. I have been waiting to show off my newest finished quilt until this week because it is my new favorite!

I used the fabric line "Amelia" from Timeless Treasures. This fabric is a couple of years old but when I first saw it, I knew I needed it. So I bought up enough to make a quilt, although I had no idea what pattern I wanted to use it for. After a few years of going back and forth on designs, I finally settled on a simple snowball quilt. I wanted something that showed off the fabric as much as possible, and the snowball block seemed to work best.Each center block is 7.5" square with 2.5" square corner brown squares. I added a 1" brown border and a 5" leaf border to finish it off. I used the remaining scraps to bind the quilt. I love scrappy bindings! Overall it is a perfect snuggle quilt for the couch.

For the backing I used what I had left over of the prints and brown fabric. For the quilting, I did an all over stippling with loops in a teal green thread. A little different from the normal stippling which made the quilting a little more interesting. It took me a few years to finally decide what to make with this fabric but I'm so glad that I waited. I love how this turned out! It is definitely my newest favorite quilt!

If you'd like to make a snowball quilt, here is a great tutorial that can help.

If you haven't already, go check out Amy's blog and see all of the other quilts that have been entered into the quilt festival!

15 comments:

Rebekah said...

This is so pretty Cami! I think the snowball pattern is the perfect way to display these fabrics. Beautiful job!

I just noticed the picture of your brother on your sidebar. I'm so sorry for your loss. I know it's been a while, but I hope that you're doing okay.

Chardell said...

I love it. I was thinking of doing a snowball for our challenge...I really like how yours turned out.

Chardell said...

p.s. Anna wants to know why this quilt isn't at our house. I told her it was at your house and she said, "Well, I guess today we need to go there."

She loves you so much. And she loves your quilt.

Angie Padilla said...

Lovely way to showcase fabrics. So cute.

Marie said...

Very nice quilt good color combination

Crafty Christina said...

I love the color combo. Brown and blue is one of my favorites together. It's fantastic!

Mamaw said...

Oooohhhhhh, so, so pretty. Good job, Cam!

A Garden of Threads said...

Wonderful color combination, I love it. Thanks for sharing:)

quiltilicious said...

Lovely quilt - love the colours

Deidra said...

Hi Cami! I love your snowballs. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my ric rac quilt. Visit again soon!

Susan Michele said...

I absolutely love, love blue and brown combos!

SewCalGal said...

Lovely snowball quilt. Great colors and fabrics.

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Eileen said...

lovely colors, great design and think the spotted border is perfect with the snowballs!!

Miri said...

Terrific snowball quilt!

Michelle said...

Lovely! The black background really sets off the teal in the blocks beautifully.