Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Snowball Night

Over at Sew Many Ways, Karen is hosting a quilt-along to make snowball blocks. You can see the button on my side bar if you want to join in.  I said I would join in a good week or so ago, and then couldn't decide which fabric to use.  I was going to buy some charm packs to make 5' squares. But I couldn't decide which charm packs to use and then which fabric to use for the corners. Basically I was stuck in a loop.  I was beginning to think that everyone would have finished before I even started. Yesterday I finally decided I should use what I have in my stash. I found a lot of oranges, pinks and yellows. 

I thought these would look good on a dark background, which would make the colours pop. I am hoping it will look like jewels once it is all together.  I am using 5" squares with 2" squares for the corners. I have completed 11 10 so far. One looks crap, so have to bin it.  Now I am wishing I had started on 10" squares, much more room for error.  I'm not sure how big I am going to make the project, with my attention span being about 5 minutes, it might end up a placemat or a couple of pot holders.

As usual, at this stage I am having second thoughts, but I am going to soldier on, and I think once I have completed a lot more blocks it will look a lot better.  I have just been using random fabric to get an idea of what it is going to look like and have not been at all methodical about it. Maybe I should!


  1. Aargh blogger. It moved my photos, grrrrrrrrr.

  2. I'm so glad I;m not the only idiot using 5 inch squares. I love you for treading this scary path with me !

    And I think your squares already pop! Congratulations on starting. (I might be making placemats along with you )


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