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...

11 comments

  1. Oh my goodness, this is beautiful! I really like the soft colors and the vintage look to the prints. I'm adding this block to my quilting bucket list!

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  2. Stunning finish! Love how it turned out!

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  3. Its a beautiful quilt. My favorite picture is Olivia snuggling in her bed -- so cute!!

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  4. This quilt is wonderful and the bed looks great too. Your little girl is very lucky :)

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  5. So pretty - you have done a wonderful ob. And your little girl just loves her new quilt!

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  6. Wow!....I would not get out of bed either. and the wavy quilting is perfect.

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  7. This is sooooo beautiful! I love those vintage inspired fabrics, and the flowering snowball quilt is definitely on my to-do list. That is so sweet that your daughter loves it as well. Thanks so much for linking up with TGIFF!

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  8. Would you possibly believe that I have a lot of these same fabrics in my stash? I've been using them to make hexies when I need a Grab-n-Go project. I figure it will be a long term project at this pace.

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    I like that your snowball pattern uses such a large swath of fabric, and can really show these lovelies off at their best. I hope you sweetie keeps staying in bed with her beautiful quilt.
    Julie

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  9. It's a wonderful girly girl quilt! I love your fabric choices and the wavy line finish. Bravo!

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