Friday, June 22, 2018

Fat Quarter Snowballs Quilt

 Welcome! Every now and then I get an email from the Fat Quarter Shop seeking volunteers for their sew alongs--the spots fill quickly, so I usually miss out, but I was able to snag a spot for their Fat Quarters Snowballs Quilt--it is part of their Shortcut Quilt Series. You can find the free pattern here:
The snowball blocks are cut at six inches and the blocks on point are a little smaller, so the blocks really lend themselves to larger prints. I selected a fat quarter bundle called Puppy Love by Riley Blake. It has adorable puppies, bones, tennis balls, and other dog related prints and I picked a blue solid for my background. You can purchase the Puppy Love bundle here:
I added in some greens from my stash and a couple of white background prints for a scrappier look. I followed the pattern exactly and the quilt measures 50" x 55.5"--it would be really easy to enlarge this quilt or make it smaller. I think it will be a lovely baby quilt.
Since I plan on gifting it as a baby quilt, I used a luscious red tufted minky backing. I used my built in wavy stitch which is 9 millimeters wide and 32 millimeters long and quilted in the middle of the blocks and in the ditch. I recommend using your walking foot and if you are using minky you must over pin!
I usually hand sew my binding down, but I thought if I used my wavy stitch to sew it down it would finish off the quilting nicely. I cut this binding a little wider at 2.75" and I love how it came out!

Thank you Fat Quarter Shop for the opportunity to make this awesome quilt!


  1. I was so looking forward to your reveal. Great fabric choices and I love the wavy machine binding.

  2. Super cute!! Some little person will love this one.

  3. Love the red on the back. Great idea to bind with the same stitch pattern. This is a very nice finish!

  4. Great result.
    Love the soft backing and the way you stitched down the binding works really well!

  5. I love it! How clever to finish the binding with the Serpentine stitch,too! Love how it came out!

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