Thursday, January 12, 2012

Blooming Snowball

Wouldn't 'blooming snowball' make an excellent beverage name? I don't know what it would be made of, but I would order that all the time if it was really a drink. Not ALL the time, I'm not an alkie, I usually get iced tea, but if I felt like a drink I'd totally have that, not that I want a drink that often. But there tequila in a blooming snowball? Because then I don't want it.

Sorry. I had to pause and think of what I'm supposed to show you. It's my next quilt block. We were introduced to curves this week, of which I was not a lick afraid. The pattern itself was quite simple, and I've sewn a gajillion curves with bag gussets and the top of my wavy tote and all that jazz, so I wasn't intimidated at all. I think the parts cut on the bias did get stretched a bit, and that's why this one doesn't lie completely flat right now in that top part:

I don't think you can get the full impact of this block unless you have several of them made up and joined together--it would probably make the niftiest pattern of interlocking petals. I actually like this one better set on point (tilt your head about 45 degrees to see) - I like the big white curvy cross that it forms.

This block, according to the directions, was going to finish at 12 inches. My other blocks are all 12 1/2 inches. I played with the pattern a tiny bit to get the extra space, which might be another reason it's a little bit off. But it's good enough.

OK, must trot. I want to squeeze in a little reading time before bed. Have a good Friday!


  1. Okay, I don't really drink but I would so order a blooming snowball if it existed. :D It sounds sweet and salty (because of the word snow?) at the same time. Haha!

    Also, that looks so pretty! And cherry print? Always a winner in my book :)

  2. Do you know all the blocks you've been making has made me decide to do blocks this year? I haven't made any yet but I will. Maybe I'll do curves too. Ha! You're right. Bag makers do not fear curves.

  3. I like the block... especially at 45 degrees.

  4. I am loving all the blocks you are putting up for this quilt. I can't wait to see it finished. Love the cherry fabric.

  5. Och, that's not too crinkled up! I think it would probably show itself more in a collection though



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