Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Snowball Quilt Along

It turns out I can't baste those baby quilts until I make some room on my work table.  Namely this little project I've been puttering with in the evenings.  Penny posted her gorgeous snowball blocks on Instagram the other day and announced a quilt along.  I think she has the happiest scraps ever!

Sewing for sanity! American Jane & Essex snowball blocks and Junior Mints. I'm feeling better already. : D Yeah, those will do. Dinner break.

One particular night, I was feeling antsy and unsettled and I needed something to keep my mind and hands busy.  These snowball blocks were perfect to sit down and play with.  I had a stack of leftover charms from several older American Jane collections.

A healthy to-be-trimmed pile.  The lime and navy is such a happy color combo!

Sandy's fabrics are magic.  They hit just the right note of vintage charm.  I think normally I would have chosen an off-white for the solid, but one of the things I loved about Penny's blocks was the vibrant green-blue solid she was using.  It tied all of her scraps together and it felt very fresh.  

I decided to push myself to pick a color, something that would compliment each print. There was a mix of granny smith green, persimmon orange, sunshine yellow, vintage blue, and a smidge of fire engine red.  I chose Essex in navy because it looked great next to each of the main colors in the fabric.

Snowball Quilt Along:  Penny's blog post | flickr group | #snowballqal
American Jane by Sandy Klop

PS- I am not paper piecing these, so mine look a little different than Penny's.


  1. I've always had snowball on my list of things to make and love yours with navy.

  2. Navy does go with everything! Cute snowballs:)



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