Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Some Kaffe Snowballs, and some Thimbleberries Snowballs, too!

   Sometimes you just feel like using your favorite fabrics, and then you want to see what the pattern will look like in other fabrics. For these little quilts, I started the one on the right with Kaffe Fassett fabrics.

   For the next one, I used Thimbleberries fabrics, although it is really hard to find light-colored prints in the fabric shops around here! Finally, I did one in some of the bright floral fabrics I had collected overthe years: blue pansies, orange hibiscus, purple sweet peas, blue AND purple tulips, yellow daffodils, red and pink cosmos...this quilt features a garden full of flowers!

   The pattern is a simple snowball...the trick to using all the different fabrics is to do the corners in just 2 other contrasting fabrics. If you sew an extra seem on each corner a quarter inch from the snowball seam, you will get many half-square triangles to piece together for a boarder. If you look closely, you can see the direction of the border triangles changes at the center of each side to quiet the diagonal motion of those triangles and bring the focus back to the floral fabrics.
Have a try...it's really fun!

1 comment:

  1. Love your snowball quilts-- my "to do" list has "snowball quilt" on it! :-) hard to choose a favorite, but I think it would be the bright floral one!! SO pretty!