Showing posts with label Snowball block. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Snowball block. Show all posts

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Snowball Block Quilt - Late in Summer

Hi there, I wanted to take a moment to share a completed snowball block quilt with you. It is the first quilt I made for myself rather than gifting it to friends and their kids.

Snowball block quilt Puppilalla Design green blue
























It is a very basic design of snowball blocks alternating with simple fabric squares. I had fallen in love with the Bloomsbury Gardens Quilt by Rita from Red Pepper Quilts and decided to make a bed sized version for myself.




snowball block quilt Puppilalla Design green blue


Colour wise, I wanted something reminiscent of late hot summer days near greenish dark ponds, overhung with willows and whispering reeds full of whirring dragonflies, where the willows swallow up the wind and time seems slow as molasses. Therefore, I settled for olive greens and summer sky blues with a bit grey and gold sprinkled in between. 




snowball block quilt Puppilalla Design green blue
























The decision to add some fabrics of Joel Dewberry’s 'Modern Meadow' collection came somewhat later because I felt the quilt needed some graphic elements. It felt too tone-in-tone and somehow lacking in tension. While the 'Modern Meadow' fabrics did not exactly match my colour scheme, they enhanced the quilt a lot by adding texture. I did agonize over the question whether or not to include the red bits but now I am glad I did. 




Late in Summer modern Snowball block quilt Puppilalla Design green blue
























It fascinates me to look at the back of completed quilt tops.




Late in Summer modern Snowball block quilt Puppilalla Design green blue
























I used an olive green embroidery floss to big - stich around the inner border once.




Late in Summer modern Snowball block quilt Puppilalla Design green blue























For the backing I choose a lovely soft fabric called 'Mind the Moose' by Soft Cactus.




snowball block quilt Puppilalla Design green blue


























I very much like my LATE IN SUMMER snowball block quilt and look forward to it adorning my bedroom for years to come.

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