We had quite a lot of snow over the weekend and I couldn’t resist the opportunity to take some quilty snow photos!
I made this baby quilt – using the Snuggly Bricks tutorial at Polka Dot Chair – at the beginning of last year but only recently got around to quilting it. It has been sitting finished in the cupboard for a while waiting for a photo shoot.
The following photo made me smile when I discovered that the lion’s head and body matched up across the seam – a happy “accident”. The giraffe wasn’t so lucky…
The cute giraffe backing fabric is sale fabric I picked up from my local Spotlight store for $3 a metre some time ago. The piece wasn’t quite large enough so I supplemented it with some Riley Blake chevron fabric from my stash. The binding was made using leftover backing fabric from my first ever quilt.
I had a bit of a chuckle when I read a blog post this week about making baby quilts with no baby in sight! That is something I seem to always be doing but who can resist a small and quick project every once in a while?
It has been another slow week of sewing with little progress on my many other projects.
I did manage however to finish the remaining blocks of my Interlock Quilt and added borders to my Simply Colorful II charm squares quilt. I have also (finally) made a decision on fabrics for this year’s Meadow Mystery Quilt Along. I wanted to only use fabrics from my stash so requested a sneak peak of the pattern. I’ve tried to follow Cheryl’s fabric selection requirements but had to swap my D and E fabrics because I didn’t had enough of the white “Doodles” fabric. I’m hoping it will look ok.
- Fabric A – Robert Kaufman Quilter’s Linen in grass
- Fabric B – Moda Chic Neutrals in eggplant
- Fabric C – Various fabrics in black including Cotton & Steel, Riley Blake and Zen Chic
- Fabric D – Doodles by Sue Beevers for Northcott
- Fabric E – Shot cotton in grey
This will be an “un-mystery” quilt-along for me this year.
Leaving you with more snow photos (click on the photo to see a larger image),
AND Linking up to Main Crush Monday @ Cooking Up Quilts, Let’s Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts and NTT @ My Quilt Infatuation.
9 thoughts on “Snow Photos”
I love the fabrics on this, they are so perfect for a baby quilt, super cute! It’s funny to see the snow, we’re in the middle of a heat wave here in New York. I love your work with the simply colorful charm squares, I have some of those but haven’t figured out what to do with them yet!
Impressive work as usual Deb, the Baby quilts are just lovely, as are the snow photos. Your fabrics for the Mystery Quilt challenge are very interesting, looking forward to the finished project. Hugs ….
I love the fabrics you chose for the Meadow Mystery. I think it will look great. The blacks look so good together I didn’t notice they were different fabrics from each other. This year I asked for the fabric requirements in advance only, so I could figure out the fabrics in advance but still experience the mystery.
Love your simple brick quilt in the snow. (the quilt, but not so much the snow… ours will come, in the meantime we are broiling….) Thanks for the link. I’m thinking about how easy it would be to make some of these quilts and do a little stash reducing… Good luck with your unmysterious mystery sew along.
Glad you could enjoy the snow and make those of us in the Northern hemisphere feel a little cooler! The mystery quilt fabrics look awesome together, I haven’t used much black fabric but I need to try it more.
Love the fabrics you chose for the mystery quilt. I think swapping your D&E will be okay since there is good contrast between all of the colors. The baby quilt turned out super cute and wow wee! You sure did get a good dusting of the white stuff.
What a great part of the world you live in Deb! and what an amazing photo shoot to display your gorgeous baby quilts! Iove your choice of fabrics for your Meadow Mystery Quilt-good luck and have fun…HUGS from Mum XX
Super cute baby quilt! Isn’t it fun when something lines up purely by accident?! Your snow pictures are beautiful. I love snow, just not the cold!
Those chevrons go so nicely with the giraffes. Cute!
Having a good supply of little baby quilts can never be a bad thing.