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:

Anonymous said...

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

WoolenSails said...

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

Debbie

Jeanette said...

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

Christine M said...

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

kiwikid said...

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!

marina said...

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?

Deb R said...

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

Flickenstichlerin said...

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

Michelle Ridgway said...

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

Cheryll said...

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

KERYN B said...

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!

helbel19 said...

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.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

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

Joy McD said...

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

sunny said...

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

Cheryl said...

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

KatieQ said...

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

KaHolly said...

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

Chrissie said...

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

Terry said...

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

Sue SA said...

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!

Helen said...

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

Sheila said...

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

Clare said...

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.

Noela said...

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.....

Jane Galley said...

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

Karen S said...

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?

Elyte said...

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

Lin said...

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

Neabear said...

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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