Sunday, February 22, 2009
Kaffe Fassett Snowball For Friendship Quilters Guild
My guild, Friendship Quilters of San Diego, had a philanthropy day in January in which we put together a snowball blocks using Kaffe Fassett charm packs. Then Lee and Jean, the Philanthropy chairs for the guild, decided to set the blocks into a black sashed settings with tiny corner stones and a black border.
I volunteered to quilt without any idea of how to quilt it. I got some ideas from the pros on MQ Resource. I used Superior Rainbows thread #814 Gypsy (RED-MAGENTA-ORANGE-DK.RED) plus Superior So Fine black thread in the bobbin and in the border.
I didn' want the border thread to detract from the snowballs; I just wanted it to ruffle the 1-2-3s design in the border. I quilted a feathery flower in each block with the feathers peaking out a bit so the color shows in the black sashings and so the sashing is stabilitzed. I considered SIDing all the rows but it idn't work with my continueous feather flower.
The guild plans to use the quilt in the auction coming up in April. I hope it makes a ton of money for the guild.
My life has changed in the last couple of years - some bumps, I retired from quilting, and then I moved to Texas. I'm anxious to see what new adventures await me in the next phase of my life.
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