Monday, August 3, 2015

Snowballs in Summer

I was recently asked to make a quilt using a reproduction line from P & B Textiles. I LOVE that they are branching out to more reproductions.  
 This particular line is called Friendship Ring by Evonne Cook with pinks,pinkish reds,  chocolates, with a touch of cheddar.  I started with strips.

 And made nine patches alternating with a snowball block.
 I saw a vintage quilt and fashioned mine similar to it. I'm very happy with it! For the snowball blocks I did use a few of my own light colored prints.
 The cheddary one in the center is part of the friendship line.


The nine patch blocks are made with 2 1/2" strips and finish at 6". For the snowball blocks I used 2 7/8" squares and added them to the corner of a 6 1/2" square, finishing at 6".
Instead of assembling my quilt in long rows I make it in 4 sections, which makes it easier to put together (imho, anyway!)

Look for the reproduction fabric lines from P and B, called Washington Street Studio,  including this wonderful line!!


25 comments:

  1. Beautiful, Lori. It really does have a vintage feel. Love the color combo.
    The simple, traditional designs always have the greatest appeal to me.

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  2. Your quilt looks soooo old......a huge success with beautiful fabric!

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  3. Love these kind of colours and fabrics !
    I saw your progress on IG but I didn't realized that the quilt was so big !
    I simply LOVE it and thank you for the tuto !;)
    Hugs !

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  4. Those are the perfect snowballs for summer. Love the colors and designs in the line. You did a great job playing with these new fabrics.

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  5. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Perfect!

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  6. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Perfect!

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  7. Lori es preciosa!!!
    me encanta la bola de nieve
    y los colores que elegiste
    ¡¡¡me gusta!!!
    buena semana

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  8. Nicely done Lori! I love the overall impression of the quilt, the checks/plaids are always a favorite with small prints. It has a simple and humble impression. I will watch out for this fabric while shopping.

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  9. Just lovely. I made a quilt similar to this for a charity quilt and loved the way it turned out. Two simple blocks that t let the fabric shine.

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  10. This was a wonderful pairing of pattern and fabric! It looks like they were made for each other!

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  11. This has always been one of my favorite settings because it gives the illusion of a sort of double wedding ring effect!
    Made one of these for my sister out of Christmas prints and she loves it too. Thanks for the inspiration and I love the beautiful fabric line you got to use :-)

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  12. A very nice collection of prints and colors, I hope my LQS brings this line in. Great pattern to show all the prints.

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  13. Great fabric and love what you've done with them.

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  14. very nice....lovely quilt and fabrics!

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  15. I just finished looking, folding and ironing my stash. I have some material that closely resembles yours and just finished a small version. I added pinwheels on corners from triangles from snowballs and a piano border. Just need to add the border. Supper is calling. Thanks for the idea!

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  16. This is lovely! It really has your humble, antique style [tho beautifully made, of course].

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  17. It's so beautiful and inviting! Good job!

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  18. Those are really wonderful fabrics, haven't seen them around here yet. You used them in a great way, love your top.

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  19. How lucky that you get to pet those pretty new fabrics! Are they in stores yet? I would like to see some of them in person, they look great and I love what you made with them!

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  20. You've done a great job - again! - of really capturing the antique feel. It looks like a good line of reproduction fabrics. I love how your top looks.

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  21. VERY cute top!! What'd you do with the scraps??? HINT HINT HINT!!! ;-)

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  22. That top looks great! Love it! I haven't had a chance to look at those pillow case dress patterns yet but it is on my mind--well, back on my mind!

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  23. I am glad to see that P&B will have a reproduction fabric line. You chose well for a pattern to work with the fabrics.

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  24. I LoVe how you recaptured this vintage quilt using pinks and browns! Stunning!
    Hugs Marg.

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