Sunday, November 22, 2015

Still Working On It And Probably Will Be For Awhile

I've finished big stitch hand quilting on all of the "flower" parts of my super-sized Flowering Snowball quilt. 


And now it's time to work on the "snowballs". 


I couldn't decide what to quilt in the snowball sections. I originally thought I would add some simple circles. After all...more complex quilting designs don't show up very well with big stitches. But then I thought maybe a flower would be nice in the snowball sections. I almost, almost went with the one on the right...


...but finally decided to go with a vintage template from a box of old quilting things my daughter found long ago at a garage sale. 



The flower may not show up all that well with the big stitching but I think it will give me just the right amount of poofiness in those areas after the quilt is washed. 

(Speaking of snowballs...I awoke to eight inches of snow yesterday morning.)

I'm joining the other Slow Sunday stitchers at Kathy's Quilts for a virtual sewing bee. 

12 comments:

SandraC said...

I love your big stitch quilting....and I love all your cherry fabrics! Cherry trees are very sentimental to my family.

Monica said...

I love all your fabrics in this, Cathy! I think the flower template will be very good too -- it is nice when some of the details require you to look a little closer. I hope you had a productive day!

Julierose said...

Oh yes I love the flowers--perfect in big stitch--Your big quilts are just so gorgeous...hugs, Julierose

The Cozy Quilter said...

The flower is perfect for this quilt! You can call them cherry blossoms!

audrey said...

Love that quilting design you ended up with. It's a great choice.:)

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

That is a larger version of one of the shapes I am using on Baltimore Garden. Love that old stencil what a find!!!!! I have templates cut out for a flowering snowball but that is as far as I got. Love your scrappy version.

Donna said...

I think the flower in red stitches was an awesome idea. Words great.

gayle said...

Mmmm... pie...
This quilt is possibly the most cheerful one I've ever seen!

Dasha said...

The flower you chose is perfect for those snowballs. 8" of snow overnight? Holy Cow! Were you buried?

VivJM said...

I love your big stitch quilting!
I think the flower is just right :-)

Ann said...

I agree with you and love the red stitches.

Cath said...

I love it and I think that you did well stitching it in red!