Thursday, December 13, 2012

CIRCLES OF SIMPLY COLOR

At least a year ago, I purchased a pattern from Prairie Grass Patterns. Last month I decided to start making it . I printed off the template and got to work. I soon discovered that my template was far too big so I e-mailed April to ask about it. She suggested I might have had my printer set wrong and therefore printed off the wrong size. She was right of course.
 Having already purchased a Simply Color layer cake, I wanted to use it without any waste, so I asked hubby to make me a new template. After a few calculations, it was peddle to the floor!





My stack of snowballs grew pretty quick and I started to see the pattern come together.



I made 12 blocks consisting of 8 snowballs each. The quilt measures approximately 50 x 65



Once again my daughter and I went out in search of interesting places to take a few pictures. I love this old shed.
This particular photo shoot cost me a medium French Vanilla AND a box of doughnuts!



Across the road there are two old rail cars so we went there too.






This is such a pretty line of fabric. I'm glad I used it for this quilt. I'm thinking this pattern elevates the humble snowball to a whole new level.



Thanks for stopping by again. Happy stitching to you!



39 comments:

Dolores said...

It's beautiful and so are the settings. You got off pretty cheap on the photo shoot. ;-)

Hilachas said...

I'm thinking your quilt elevates the Snowball to a new level also. Beautiful! Love the photos too.

Deborah said...

This is beautiful! I love your photo shoots! Yay for your sweet daughter!

Natasha said...

Beautiful job!

Carla Langendoen said...
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Carla said...

That's a great quilt! And I love the photos too! (Sorry, that deleted comment was me signed in on the wrong account :)!

Karen said...

Beautiful...and excellent photography choices too...

Kelsey said...

Wow!! Awesome quilt!!!! Beautiful pictures too!

Peg said...

What a lovely way to show off those snowball blocks - and what a perfect place for your picture!

mle said...

How lovely Carla!!! You are so talented. This quilt is very fun and happy!

Jenny Wren said...

Snowballs are the best! Love your version!

Books_Bound said...

Looks beautiful! What a great pattern for showing off Simply Color!

How do you hang up your quilts on buildings and things like that? Giant pins?

Heather D. said...

Wow, it's lovely! A completely new layout for snowball blocks.

Little Island Quilting said...

Just gorgeous. Love the setting you've used for the snowball block.

Dhia Peach said...

two thumbs up for the shed! its awesome with the colors of the quilt!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I adore this quilt! You've just made picking a design for my (not-yet-started) Christmas quilt that much harder!

lalinsocal.com said...

Nicely done!

vintage grey said...

So beautiful Carla!! And, I just love where you took your photos!! ;) xo Heather

Beth said...

What a fantastic quilt!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Carla, your quilt is so beautiful and your photos fantastic! I haven't seen this pattern before (?) and it's really wonderful! x Teje

quiltmania said...

You are going to have to negotiate a little on the price of your helper! LOL. The quilt looks fabulous!

Heidi Staples said...

Carla, this is such a lovely, modern take on a snowball quilt. I absolutely love it!

Kelly said...

It is so pretty and the pics were worth the donuts ;-)

Celtic Thistle said...

Fabulous quilt Carla and great photos too!

Patti said...

So gorgeous, and your "location" shots are fantastic!

anne said...

And... you did it again! Beeyootifull !!

Anita said...

Love how your quilt came out! The fabrics and layout are great :)

Bea GarcĂ­a said...

This is such a "happy" quilt! Love the pics, too!

Renate said...

You have just provided me with two wonderful ideas; one for using up my scrap squares to create my own circle of colour and another for watching for those interesting locales for photographing quilts. Wonderful post!!!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Gorgeous quilt!! I love the pattern and fantastic photos :)

Debbie said...

Very fun pattern! I love the photo shoot too - worth every sip & bite!

Gramma Quilter said...

So lovely Carla. I have always been a fan of snow ball. It was one of the first patterns i did. I think you are right, this pattern and fabric brings the humble snowball into the day of "modern". Hope your holiday preps are going smoothly!

Livin' Blue Quilter said...

I love the snowball quilt and the photography is beautiful!

Lynne said...

Very cool pattern, nice twist on the snowball block. I love how it came together. I really like that fabric line too!

Jannette said...

I have 2 charm packs of Simply Color (I keep wanting to put a "U" in Color...!) That fabric is perfect for this pattern! I'll be keeping my eyes open for it.

Megan said...

What a great pattern - it's amazing how a simple snowball block can look so elegant. Awesome job on the photo shoot - y'all did a great job scouting out creative locations.

Heidi Grohs said...

Love it! Trying to decide what to do with my charm pack I am hoarding!

Carla said...

Oh, how I love photographing my quilts, as well! I just love the rail car....we could get into some serious fun hanging out together....two Carlas!!

Keitha @ Booilley said...

I LOOOOOVE this! Such a great pattern! I must try!