Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Winter snowballs

Aqua, Teal, and Red Snowball Quilt, Cluck Cluck Sew

I made this quilt and pattern a couple of months ago for the November issue of Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine.

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I wanted something that felt a bit Christmas-y without using red and green…so I used different shades of aqua and teal with a few grays thrown in for variety. 

This backing and binding fabric are from Joann’s, by Patty Young.  I love a bold backing to match a simple quilt front and this print is beautiful! 

Snowball quilt, Cluck Cluck Sew

In case you forgot there are only 21 days until Christmas…21 days!!! 

Aqua and Red, Cluck Cluck Sew

I’m so excited…my kids are such fun ages to make cookies and crafts and buy presents for.  They are thrilled with anything and it is so.much.fun.  Remind me I said that in 3 weeks will you?  Thanks.  ;)

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36 comments:

Angela Atkins said...

Well, I LIKE this snowball quilt. I usually don't--the white contrast bothers me or something. Now I need to go look at others and see how this is different. Maybe the octagons? It's beautiful and can't wait for that issue to be available here!

Heather said...

I miss those times with the children now that mine are grown. I am hoping that soon I can start baking and crafting with my grandchildren but I am enjoying sewing a few gifts for them this year. Love the snowball quilt.

Carsla Peyton said...

Well done! The colors are lovely for all year around! I look forward to your future posts ; D

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handmadeby EvaRose said...

Love the aqua and red combo, very fresh and can take you into spring with the poppies on the reverse.

I like the way you broke it up with white too. Thank you for sharing

Di~ said...

OK, I love this quilt, the colors, everything! and yes, I do so remember when my girls loved all the fun Christmas stuff…now they don't live by me and they are all grown up, if I do it, I do it alone! :l

Cath said...

These are my Christmas colours this year and I would love that quilt to adorn my couch.

Kellie said...

Oh I love that quilt… those are my colors!!!! I'll have to look for that mag next time I'm at Joanns

knitnkwilt said...

That quilt is stunning. The fabric for the back is so perfect--the big flower about the same size as the red snowballs. I like the idea of Christmasy without being in your face.

margaret said...

your colours give it a real winter look, very nice.The aqua is so cool looking

DeborahGun said...

I love this quilt. The backing fabric is amazing too - wish I lived near a Joanns!

Luanne Pang said...

Beautiful quilt! Someday I will try making for my family.

Penny said...

This is gorgeous, I love the aqua instead of a more traditional green. Fresher!


Penny

Carie said...

I love that aqua and red combination, it's like Christmas but with icing - just gorgeous!

Liane Weber said...

This quilt is great! I love that color combo, it's accessible to non-Christmas celebrators, and also year-round quiltmaking!

Diane-crewe said...

LOVE the quilt .. front and back .. and the magazine xx well done x

Denise Briese said...

I love that quilt...Tried to find the issue. Is it only available in UK? I work about 80 hours a week and have totally missed it!. WIll it be in your shop?

Auntie Pami said...

I do like that magazine and will have to watch B&N for it. I'm sure going to miss all the hoopla with the holidays since we just moved to Arizona, maybe next year.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Beautiful quilt!! I love the colors and the backing is stunning

withajoyfulheart said...

Totally loving the colours you chose. Very soft yet with a pop contrasted with the white. Awesome.

Nancy Reinke said...

A very cheery quilt. I really like your choice of colors and patterns. And that backing is a perfect addition. Love this.

Conni said...

wow, I love it!! great colours, and cute pattern

~Diana said...

I've made my daughter a log cabin quilt out of red/aqua...love that combo! Your quilt looks great. Good luck with your sanity! :) At least the time between TD/Christmas is shorter...less time to "lose" it. :)
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Rhadonda Sedgwick said...

This is AWESOME! Love it. Will you eventually release the pattern in your store too?

Judith Blinkenberg said...

It is different than the other snowball quilts which makes it unique and I really like this. And its not a pattern that is in the U.S. I love your Christmas fabric, much nicer than green and red. Thanks for sharing!

Michelle Jensen said...

That print is super super cute and I didn't know Carina designed fabric at Joanns. Nice. I will have to check it out sometime :) Very Very cute Quilt Allison! I'll be your friend too, lol.

Angela Smith said...

What a beautiful quilt, I'm going to run out and try and buy this magazine for the pattern. Love your colours. Enjoy your children they grow up sooooo fast! Make good memories!

Allison said...

Denise you can find it at Barnes and Nobles in a little while....it comes out a few weeks later than in the UK so you'll still be able to find it at Joann's or Barnes and Noble in a couple of weeks. -Allison

Becky said...

Such a cute pattern and beautiful quilt! I am currently working on a quilt in those colors for our master bedroom. So fun!

Manualidades said...

Fantastica la manta. No sé donde compras las telas pero estoy enamorada de ellas, son preciosas y me gusta mucho como las convinas.
Un abrazo.

cass said...

It's beautiful, i love the colour combination you've used, Christmassy but can also be used all year round

sophie said...

love this quilt!! I just subscribed to the magazine:) and yes Xmas with small kids is a lot of fun! My kids are small too and it is a season I love so much!:)

pippi said...

Magnifique, félicitations!

Jan Templin said...

Allison,
I really like the colors of this quilt. I went in search of the poppy backing fabric and even contact Carina Gardner. She was kind enough to personally respond that the poppy backing fabric is actually that of Patty Young, Modkids, line done exclusively for JoAnn fabrics. It is the Rendezvous line. I just wanted to share that I really enjoy your quilt projects and to share the info I found out about the fabric.

Kellie said...

Allison…. Happy New Year! Do you have any clue where I can purchase issue 2 of this mag? I just got my first issue and it's issue 3… I would really like to get the issue you worked on. I'm having a problem finding it.

entropyalwayswinsblog.com said...

LOVE the quilt and poppy fabric backing. :)

entropyalwayswinsblog.com said...

LOVE the quilt and poppy fabric backing. :)

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