58 x 78
I used a 2014 Block Lotto block called Spokes to make the "Snowflakes". I had a variety of snowflake themed scraps left over from making my daughter a nine patch/snowball quilt years ago. I also had a variety of different gray solid pieces left over from a few other quilts. I thought they might look like a cloudy sky background for snowflakes.
I first quilted it on my DSM with a serpentine stitch in white (snow) at various intervals. I then hand quilted a few lines in white perle #8. I left a tie each time I left off with a thread in the lines. I also hand quilted and tied each snowflake.
I thought the ties kind of looked like snow. I also had a few spots in the machine quilting where there were skipped stitches. I'm not sure if that was my machine or me (I tend to think me) so at those spots I hand quilted in some snowflakes so the places where the skipped stitches were would not snag.
I hand quilted in circles around the snowball. No marks...just eyeballed it.
I pieced together some batting.
I had enough of some light green snowflake fabric in my stash to use.
The binding is scrappy - made of snowflake fabric scraps.
And the label says:
"A Snowball's Chance
Despite the odds I believe some snowballs could survive a trip through hell.
I believe in miracles too."
This will be a gift for someone who needs to know that miracles do happen.