It's a finish!
54 x 72
I'm calling it Holey Moley because after I put the top together I lamented that the white on white Snowball blocks made it look like the quilt had big holes in it.
I usually don't use a design wall or floor or bed and just sew blocks together randomly -- just like grandma used to do. Let the scraps fall as they may! In 2017 when I made light cornered Snowballs I must have had a lot of light/neutral scraps. Now that the quilt is all finished it doesn't look so "holey", thank goodness.
This was a Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC) project started in 2017. I used scraps from the 3.5 inch scrap bin to make the Snowballs. In 2017 I used whatever was in the scrap bin in the RSC color of the month to make Snowballs with light corners. This year I made Snowballs with dark corners. I fully intended at the end of this year to just mix up all the Snowballs and sew them together alternating dark and light corners. But somewhere along the line this year I decided to make nine patch blocks instead.
I pieced together about eight batting scraps. Then I couldn't figure out the color of thread to use or how to quilt it. I tried a couple of different things and ended up with skipped stitches and a seam ripper and cuss words. I love hand quilting but most of the time I don't consider machine quilting on my DSM a lot of fun. Finally I changed to a microtex needle after trying a topstitch and quilting needle. That fixed the skipped stitches. I decided on gray thread since that seemed to blend and I had enough of it on hand. And I decided I would just relax, take it easy and breathe and try to have a little fun and not be so uptight. It's a comfort quilt...it just needs to be comforting.
I made the Snowballs stand out by doing a liberated- wonky- free motion quilted- figure eight around the Snowballs. And that was kind of fun. Snowballs, after all, aren't all the same perfectly round shape.
I used a nice soft eggplant colored sheet for the back and I had just enough of that gray solid to use for binding.
I finished Holey Moley last night and funny thing...when I woke up this morning it was snowing. The snow is perfect for making snowballs. I may have to go out later and build a snowman - my exercise for the day.