Thursday, April 2, 2015

Snowball Sewalong....

I'm continuing to work on a Snowball Sewalong hosted by Terry .  It was going to be  a way to use up scraps but I had some matching fabrics (fat eight size) so decided to use them and add stitcheries using similar colours...

It still gives a scrappy style look but in coordinated colours....

I have made a nice pile of 9 patch blocks now...


The little pile of 2 1/2" blocks is for the corners of the snowballs....

I am doing Michelles alphabet bears in the snowballs so this part is going to take a bit longer


 I couldn't resist putting a few of them together....


... and this give a little bit of an idea of how they will come together.  I like the link the snowballs are creating with the 9 patches...


... so I am 4 letters down!  only 22 more to go!!! But at least the 9 patches are done....

I love it... thanks Terry for getting this going

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Hubz has a small workshop area and noticed something he didn't put there the other day....


He has obviously been entertaining friends I don't know about!!!  This snake skin was about a metre long .... I may be wrong but think it is from a carpet python, non venomous but can bite if annoyed too much .... I'm not a snake fan so have been walking carefully around that area 



Righto, Gotto Go.... better go and sort a few more alphabet bears out...

Wishing you all a wonderful Easter holiday ... hope everyone can take a break from the frenetic pace of life and have some time doing something you love...

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30 comments:

  1. Hi Fiona oh your blocks are looking fantastic,love the colours you have chosen,OMG you wouldnt see me for dust if i thought there was a snake hanging around.xx

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  2. Those blocks look beautiful in the setting.
    I hope you and your family have a Blessed Easter.

    Debbie

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  3. Love your blocks & in my colours too. :). Happy Easter. Hugs, xx

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  4. Those fabrics are lovely Fiona. This quilt is going to be gorgeous.

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  5. The blocks are beautiful Fiona...I would not be going anywhere near your Hubz workshop area if there is any kind of snake around there!!! Have a happy Easter!

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  6. your blocks are coming together beautifully...
    Don't think I would be within a mile of that snakeskin! too creepy. then again it could make a nice handbag?

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  7. This will be a gorgeous quilt, 22 blocks to go, I'm sure you will get them stitched in no time!

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  8. Dear Fiona,
    very pretty snowball project, looks so nice with the letters stitched in the snowballs.
    First seeing the snake skin I could not believe my eyes. Bow, scary isn't it?
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  9. LOVE them! Yikes! I am not a fan of the old "Joe Blake's" Hope he was just passing through xx

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  10. A HaPPy & SaFe EasTeR to you & your family too Fiona.
    EnJoY... & be sure to keep away from those snakes...lol xox

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  11. And a wonderful Easter to you and yours dear friend. Watch out for those snakes, especially the one eyed trouser snake - they sneak up on you when you least expect them!

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  12. Love your blocks and they do look great with the stitcheries...... I'm not a fan of snakes either so it would make me very nervous there...... good luck.

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  13. I do like your new project...I had to laugh at keryns comment ....LOL XX

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  14. That is going to be one gorgeous quilt - love the colors and the way you are combining them with stitcheries... hmmm... snakes - ugh! xxx

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  15. YUK to the snake skin! Your quilt is going to be awesome. You're quite ambitious with all those stitcheries,

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  16. Your snowball/nine patch blocks are looking fantastic Fiona. Not a snake fan either

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  17. Using the stitched blocked for the snowballs is an inspired idea. They look wonderful.

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  18. What a marvelous idea, Fiona! I feel so inspired.

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  19. Love the colours for your blocks and the bears are super cute. I saw the bears in one of your previous posts and couldn't resist so ordered a set from Michelle, they arrived very quickly but I've yet to start, you have given inspiration. I'm not too bad with spiders but snakes Noooooo thanks, have a great Easter xcx

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  20. That snakeskin would totally freak me out! LOL I love your snowball and nine-patch blocks...the stitcheries look wonderful too! :0)

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  21. Wonderful idea to add the stitchery, as I love this pattern but not blank snowballs. So glad you just found the shedded skin...not the snake in the shed!

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  22. Your quilt is looking gorgeous, not sure about the snake skin, a bit scary. Happy Easter Fiona.

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  23. I just love your nine patch blocks with your little stitchery blocks , perfect ! I had plans on doing this SAL but too many other irons in the fire . Happy Easter . Hugs Sheila

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  24. Happy Easter. My sister gave me the `Bear Hug Stitcheries Alphabet` pattern as part of my birthday gift. Seeing yours with Terry`s SAL looks so lovely I think I will snowball mine too. Thankyou for showing your lovely work. Happy Stitching.

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  25. Wow, your alphabet bears look at home among the colours you have used. Will be gorgeous when finished. I am not fond of snakes either even non venomous ones. hugs.....

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  26. Love the colours you've used for this one, it's going to be a beautiful quilt. Let's hope the owner of the skin has toddled of somewhere else now he's got a new coat

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  27. This is a great way to combine the blocks and the bears. Beautiful result. The colours are great.
    Hope the visitor only came in to shed the skin. I suppose if it is a friendly one maybe it can stay?

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  28. Lovely combination of snowballs and stitcheries. It's rabbit season, no snakes please. Have a very Happy Easter.

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  29. I love the colours you have chosen and it is coming together beautifully. We get western whipsnakes in the garden - just have to make a lot of noise when walking round! xx

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  30. I love how your quilt is coming along. Where do you find the Alphabet bears pattern? That is so cute! I would love to find the patter for that. I think I would have run away if I found that weird looking visitor in my garage! Eek!

    Linnea

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