Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Flowering Snowball

I am participating in Molly Flanders Flowering Snowball-Along.  I have admired this pattern since I first saw it on her blog on June 20, 2011 so I was excited to join in!

First the material pull, mostly from my stash. Lots of oldies as well as a few new fabrics; Bonnie and Camille, American Jane, PBJ by Basic Grey, Glenna Haley, Sweetwater, Riley Blake to name a few!
For the "petals" I used an old Robert Kaufman neutral and Kona Snow.
I cut four "blades" of each print and really tried to put them into a scrappy pattern, but I just could not do it! So I made "two squares" where the blades met.

I am still calling this a WIP because I just found a mistake in the middle of the quilt!  I know I'm going to have to fix it. grrrr.

I really enjoyed this pattern. The curves were very gentle and easy to sew.  This is the largest block I have made (12" finished).  It made the piecing go so fast!

Thank you Mary at Molly Flanders for sponsoring this fun quilt-a-long!
Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced!

Here is the quilt top with the mistake all fixed!


  1. Amazing!!! Looks so beautiful, makes me want to try this curvy thing!

  2. Your Flowering Snowball looks fantastic! Nice primary colors mix.
    I am making the Flowering Snowball as well...I am making the 9"in. Block and I still have quite a way to go...

  3. This is looking very pretty! I guess the "mistake" you are referring to are the yellow/green segments... I kinda like it like this!

  4. Squares at the intersections - interesting. Adds more to the pattern.

  5. Really really beautiful quilt. I love the colors against the white background.

  6. I love your primary color scheme and your retro prints. Beautiful!

  7. What a sweet color combo!! So pretty!

  8. I love this, Susan! The colors and fabrics are so cheery! Thanks for sharing your quilt with everyone ;)