Friday, June 22, 2018

Snowballs Short Cut Quilt!!!

I am super excited today to share another Short Cut Quilt finish!!!  You all now how much I love to make the Short Cut Quilts 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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10 comments:

  1. I really like your version of this quilt. I had been thinking as I sewed it that it would make a good three color quilt to show off the way the blocks create eye play. Love your fabrics ... <3 Pat

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    1. I always love taking these designs and adding a new twist. And this one was perfect for a 3 color quilt ;)

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  2. Love this! It would make a great picnic quilt.

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    1. It so would. Makes me want to pack it up and totally go for a picnic :)

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  3. Beautiful! Love how you used two different background fabrics for this - looks awesome!

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    1. I think it really made it pop. And I love the little spools it makes :)

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    1. Right ;) I found that at our local Ace Hardware on clearance. I just bought the rest of the bolt!!

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  5. Yes, I love how the black and red look like spools! That was the first thing I saw! :-) And I love that you made it with a layer cake size of squares: I'm going to have to try that one. :-) Happy Thursday!! Hugs, H

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    1. Layer cake squares made it get a whole lot larger a whole lot faster, tee hee hee ;)

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Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa