I am super excited today to share another Short Cut Quilt
finish!!! You all now how much I love to make the Short Cut Quilt
s so when Fat Quarter Shop
asked if I wanted to make their latest Short Cut quilt called Fat Quarter Snowballs
, it was an absolute yes!!! And how fun is this quilt!!!
Snowballs goes together super fast and I actually up-sized the pattern a to make it even faster and Layer Cake friendly ;) You can find the free pattern right here
and as you can see, it calls for Fat Quarters that are cut into 6" squares. But like I said, I went ahead and used Layer Cake squares making my quilt finish at 66 1/2" x 76", so it's a great large lap size quilt. And I also used 2 background solids, instead of just 1 and alternated them on corners of the blocks and nixed the border. I know, I'm always changing things, tee hee hee :)
And you all know that I love to make quilts for my Alma Mater, SUU
, and Homecoming is coming up so it was time to make a new Red, White, and Black quilt. But I was super excited to use Low Volume instead of solid white!!! I am on a low volume kick as of lately, and I had tons of extra Layer Cake pieces in my scrap box from lots of different projects that worked perfect for this. I just love how the low volumes pop against those beautiful red and black solids. So fun!!!
When it came time to quilt it, I opted for a combination of 2 favorites, swirls and paisleys!!! And I did them more on a medium size scale and just love the awesome texture it gives the quilt :) And I just love seeing all of those wonderful curves on the quilting on all of the straight lines in the piecing, it's just so fun!!!
And this quilt was all scrap busting, even down to the binding that was leftover from a previous quilts backing, and the backing which is made from all black and white pieces leftover from 4 other backings. Gotta love using up some of those bigger scraps ;) And I just have to say, these little Happy Quilting labels
just make me smile every time I put them in a quilt, and especially in a quilt that I know will be given away. Why did I wait so long to start labeling my quilts :)
And that is my Snowballs
quilt!!! And I just have to say again how much I love, love, love those low volumes!!! And did you notice how the black and red solids come together in the background to look like little thread spools. Double Bonus!!! Thanks Fat Quarter Shop
for another great Short Cut Quilt
!!! And be sure to pop on over to the Jolly Jabber
for lots more Snowball quilts, a you tube video, and of course, lots of quilty inspiration!!!
Thanks for popping in today and I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!! I am thrilled that no one has to be taken anywhere for the next 2 days and I am just going to sew and sew all weekend ;)
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