Friday Finish - Flowering Snowball Quilt
Well, I finished my flowering snowball quilt! I really love the vintage feel to both this block and these sweet retro fabrics (purchased here). I think it's the perfect first quilt for Olivia's big girl bed! We set it up a few days ago, and she hasn't gotten out of bed once after I put her down. Amazing. I anticipated walking her back till midnight! I looked for the perfect (used) bed on the internet for six months before I finally found something Jenny Lind-ish. We had it painted professionally and I am thrilled with how it turned out.
I was SO inspired by Mary's gorgeous flowering snowball - if I hadn't seen hers this one never would have been. I would never have had the patience to hand quilt mine though, so I settled for some wavy lines to give it a good crinkle.
It's backed in a 100% cotton vintage sheeting that a friend of mine gifted me from her late mother-in-law's stash. It was absolutely perfect for this quilt. I bound it in yellow gingham, not only for the vintage feel but also to tone down the pink. The nursery had a lot of pink in it, but now that she's growing I want to keep things colorful but not so stereotypically girly.
My mother was so amazed at the curves on this block, I actually made her a video about how I did them, which I think I might put up on the blog. It's undergoing some changes right now, and I'd love to have a little tutorial section. Curves seem to scare a lot of people, but with a few little tips they can be not only doable, but actually fun, and it's very satisfying to conquer a new skill.
Olivia is thrilled with both the quilt, and the bed. I had a lot of that sheeting with the little yellow flowers leftover from backing the quilt, so I made a fitted sheet and some pillow cases too. I love matching stuff.
Thanks for stopping by!
Linking up with Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts... and Stacey at Slo Studio...
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