Thursday, April 29, 2010

A Little Folks Snowball Quilt Top

It's taken me awhile to get finished, haven't had much stitching or blogging time lately, but here it is, a finished quilt top.
Little Folks Snowball Quilt on my design wall

I am totally hooked on the lovely Anna Maria Horner's voile Little Folks fabrics. They are so floaty and buttery and wonderful, I can't get enough of them.
Though the voiles were no trouble to applique they are a little more slippery compared to regular cotton so my applique pins would fall out from time to time. Apart from that they applique beautifully (I used the needleturn method here).
Very happy with the applique design, I came up with this one as I was looking out my kitchen window where we have some beautiful fern trees. They look a little ferny I think.
I took a photo of the quilt top in the sun, I adore the stained glass window effect.
 I will definately be making another quilt in these divine voiles (er yes, I may have bought some more after saying I was only buying the full set in fat quarters, slightly addicted to these voiles, oh dear!) xo

57 comments:

zarina said...

It is a beautiful quilt. Thank you for your comment about using voile. I have considered purchasing it but not yet. I could not find a voile that I like the look of it.

Make Do & Mend said...

Love your quilt! I just finished my Little Folks top yesterday too ( www.makedoandmendquilts.blogspot.com), it is addictive isn't it?! Now I want to make a snowballs one!

Catherine said...

This is just beatutiful! Little folks is so colourful and vibrant. Love the stained glass look too!!

Lizzie said...

That's amazing Cathy, I love those colours.
Lizzie
xxx

Lynne said...

That is absolutely beautiful -I can't wait to see it quilted and bound too - absolutely gorgeous.

Quilts on Bastings said...

Another beautiful quilt Cathy - I love your combination of piecing and applique. We missed you at AQC today!

Nedra said...

Beautiful job! I love how you combined the applique blocks with the snowballs. I don't think I've ever seen that before. My favorie picture of all was the one in the sun, where you got the stained glass effect.

Quiltefia said...

Hi!! I realy love your work!! Beautiful!! Anne:-)

Jackie said...

Wow, just totally beautiful!! I love it. The colors, the applique, really everything. Job well done!

sewpam63 said...

Gorgeous, Cathy!!! LOVE that little bit of fern-y applique. : ) And, the stained glass effect is b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!!!

Maree: said...

Your Quilt is Just Beautiful..a lot of work with the making of the Stained Glass effect..well worth it Cathy...
cheers

Stephanie said...

Spectacular! Absolutely love the idea of putting larger applique blocks in with the snowballs. Clever.

alobsiger said...

::sigh:: So beautiful! Cathy, it's briliant! Your applique designs are so pretty -- such graceful curves. I really love the little color "frames" around the applique blocks too. Gorgeous!

Janet said...

It's turned out gorgeous, the colours, the applique and the fabrics are all such inspired choices. I'm sure I'll gush over it some more when you get it quilted.

YankeeQuilter said...

love the pieced backing on the applique...the colors on those fabrics are great. all around fun!

Carla said...

Another stunner! Be sure and send a picture of this to Anna Maria....she's gonna love it!

shellysquilts said...

This quilt is fabulous! Well done!

Karen said...

Oh my! A beauty for sure. I do like the stained glass effect.

erica said...

Stunning!

paulette said...

Stunning..love the vibrant colours!! Well done!
Paulette

Claudia said...

Gorgeous and inspired. I could look at this quilt all day!

Jenny said...

beautiful beyond measure. your quilts just keep getting better and better...

Dee said...

you amaze me with how you pick out your colors and fabrics and turn them into such beautiful and inspiring quilts!

brava!

izzy inspired said...

your quilt is stunning cathy...completely gorgeous in every way. I LOVE the applique designs and their placement is perfection!!

Summer :) said...

Oh I just love it! :) It makes me want to go out and get the whole collection! :) I also love it when you show the sun peaking thru the quilt top! :) Great job! I love the applique part...Beautiful! :)

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

I love your quilt. It's just so happy!

Stephanie said...

Oh I just love it~ I never thought of putting the applique smack into the quilt but I love it. How did you do your design wall? It looks like you tacked up the flanned. Do you keep it here all the time for looking at your quilt? Did you blog about it already? I just love this. Kaffe taught us to do the design wall for everything and I have never done that. I think it would be good to do with my dear jane quilt as well as the kaffe snowball one I am working on now! Great job, Steph

Sarah said...

Beautiful! Such a happy quilt. The applique is lovely!

Shelley said...

That "stained-glass" photo is breathtaking! I love the addition of the applique blocks - it really makes the whole thing extra special.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

oh my gosh, so so incredible. I love what you did with this and I love mixing up scale and designs. the version in the light with the stained glass effect is so amazing. I like to do that too. I so wish I could keep that look in a quilt sometimes.

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

Oh wow, Cathy! It's absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the stained glass look too!

wonderful...

Sam said...

I love this quilt sooo much!

Ann Marie said...

I really love this quilt. I am also quite smitten with the picture of it in process where you laid out all the squares that would become diamonds!

Chookyblue...... said...

nice bright quilt.......love your design......

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Your quilt is beautiful - a lovely design. Just beautiful ...

I too have restocked my Little Folks Voile fabrics, they truly are buttery soft and lovely to work with.

ritax

wishes, true and kind said...

Oh, I love so many of your quilts, but this may be a new favorite for me. I love everything about it -- the fabric, the snowballs, the appliqué! Just spectacular!

imquilternity said...

Wow...Cathy, that turned out so beautiful! I like it both ways too! The stained glass effect is wonderful but it would add a lot more work to this quilt to do something like that. You have a great color sense!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Looks so lovely!!!!! Nice job on that applique!

Lurline said...

Love your Post, Cathy! Must get back to have a good long read!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Cristin said...

stinkin' gorgeous!!! well done :-)

jean said...

Hi Cathy

Just love your quilt the colours are so sumptious. I love thast fabric range.

Lynda said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Danielle said...

Stunning quilt Cathy!

Marit said...

just fantastic!!! The way you combine the applique and the blocks makes this quilt so special - lovely!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Gorgeous fabrics and a beautiful quilt! I love the applique blocks..they're fun!

Anna Maria said...

Incredibly beautiful!!! xo, Anna

Cardygirl said...

Absolutely gorgeous Cathy...you must be thrilled!

Karen said...

Wonderful Cathy!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a masterpiece! It is amazing. Those voiles are beautiful fabrics.

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Kim D. said...

Beautiful!! Love your applique with the snowballs, it's different and fun with all the colorful fabrics.

Kelly said...

I love the ferns Cathy, Its a fantastic design!

Leeann said...

Who thought snowballs could look so good!

angela said...

Gorgeous quilt! And I love those fern leaves!

Randi said...

The applique really makes this snowball quilt stand out Awesome. Thanks for sharing!

Robyn said...

Cathy, this is absolutely stunning!!
Love the colours and the Stained Glass effect too...
Sounds like you really enjoyed this quilt!
Beautiful!

Helen in Switzerland said...

Hi Cathy,
I love your blog and have been reading it for a while. Would it be OK if I put a link from my blog onto yours? Just thought i'd ask - politely!
best wishes, Helen