Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Snapshots QAL - Up, Up, and Away

Well, it's the 15th which means it's a Snapshots QAL  day!!!  I was so excited for this month's block!!   July's block is called Up, Up, and Away and it is simply adorable!!!

So I have often wondered what it would be like to ride in a hot air balloon.  I cab't decide if I would be afraid of the height factor, or if I would love the feeling of floating along the skyline.   It is one of those bucket list things for sure.  Have any of you ridden in a hot air balloon??  Did you love it or would you pass the next time around?? 

If you sewing along or want to join in on the fun,  you can download the block pattern right here and then don't forget to donate the $5.00 for the pattern to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital ;)  I just love thinking about how many families are helped each month with these little blocks ;)

This block was a lot of fun to make with lots of flying geese.  I haven't made them the way the pattern shows in a while, always fun to go back and try new things.   And if you are worried about trying new things, never fear, Kimberly made putting this block together super easy with this fabulous You Tube video that walks you through it step by step!!!  

Be sure to  share all of your Snapshots progress on social media with #fqssnapshots and check out these fabulous bloggers for some Up, Up, and Away inspiration :)  

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
Melissa Corry of Happy Quilting
Thelma Childers of Cupcakes N' Daisies
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

Thanks for popping in today ;)  Have a Happy Quilting Day!!
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  1. Gorgeous block and love your fabric combo!

  2. Love your block! I have been up in a hot air balloon. It was a great experience and I would do it again in a heartbeat.

  3. I do not like heights, but I have been in an air ballon and loved it.
    It's so peaceful and the sites were wonderful. I would also do it again in a heartbeat.

  4. My first experience in a hot air balloon was in a tethered one, a really good option for me as I was almost shaking with the idea of going UP THERE but did it to take my kids. I LOVED it, and had no fear at all! The pilot related that he had the same first experience; deciding he wanted lots more of that joy, ended up a pilot. He thought it might be the quietness of ballooning that made him fearless despite his usual discomfort with heights.
    I later had the bliss of a full balloon flight, and was gifted with a second by a son who knew how much I wanted to go again. I am eagerly looking forward to my next, someday.

  5. yours is awsome! i just got mine done and posted!!!! LOVE this block. I should do a collage of all the blocks being done!

  6. I have been in a hot air balloon! We went to the elementary school to watch them launch, ended up being asked if we could help one get set up for launch, and then the people scheduled to ride never showed up so they asked if any of us would like to go, and my husband volunteered me right away. Thank goodness he did, I LOVED IT! So peaceful, getting to see our town from above. It was fantastic, and if you get a chance I highly recommend it. We have a Balloon Festival here in Walla Walla, WA and they are changing it this year to be in October instead of May, so here's hoping for great weather!


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