Monday, June 14, 2010

Snowball Night -Week 3-I'm on fire (not literally)

Karen over at Sew Many Ways is hosting a Snowball Quilt Along and it's not too late to join in the fun. If you click the icon below it will take you to all the posts about the Quilt Along including a post that has links to all the particpants blogs. (I'm on there too - I feel almost famous!)  So if you're here as the result of that post-  Welcome!  If you're easily shocked perhaps you'd better only read the Snowball  posts.  Sometimes I have a mild potty mouth. And a minor case of insanity and randomness.





The beauty of this quilt along is that Karen is not a Princess about how many blocks you have to finish in a week or when you have to report back about your progress. We all know sometimes life gets in the way of what we would rather be doing,  like when your  kids are throwing up for days at a time to rival Linda Blair in "The Exorcist".

This is my week 3 report for Snowball Night. (Randomly,  I want some of those chocolate marshmallow snowballs now- I'm highly suggestible - and the shops here are shut. For crying out loud nobody mention vodka...)  It's  ironic that our Northern Hemisphere bloggy friends are making a snowball quilt in summer and here where it never snows it's cold enough this winter  that it probably actually could. It's very considerate  that our weather is helping us fit in with the theme. Thank you Winter.

This week, I was determined to do better than the 9 blocks I did last week....


I managed 24 blocks. 48 blocks down. Whooooooooo Hoooooooooo!  I've decided to do this quilt in a 12 x 14 block configuration which will equal too many blocks for me to tally up right this minute because my maths is bad. Let's just say I have a lot more blocks left to do....It's all good.  I'm not working  to a particular time frame here. I'm loosely envisaging this will be finished in time for our summer. I love that I can fit this in around other quilty projects.

I'm really looking forward to getting round to all the participants blogs this week to see what other people have been doing. And from previous posts I'm seeing so much lovely variation in people's fabric choices that I'm starting to get really excited about seeing the finished quilts at the end.


P.S. I went all Virgo on myself and worked out the maths , I couldn't help it - 120 blocks to go...and I have to find another hushabye charm pack.

16 comments:

Mistea said...

Those sure are pretty snowballs. Whenever I see snowballs mentioned in Blogland I think marshmellow and chocolate - everything in patchwork seems to have food associations!

Look forward to seeing the next 120. Well done on the maths.

JKP said...

Ooh. I love these colors. I can't wait to see it all together.

Fonville Farm said...

Love the snowballs! I can't wait to see it all finished! I just love your blog, you are sooooo funny!
Robin :)

P. said...

Looking good! Love that fabric.

AnnieO said...

Those are gorgeous. and working in small batches is just as satisfying--9 in a week is still 9 done!

You're a Virgo? No wonder I get you so much, my DH is a Virgo!

Brenda said...

Love your blocks and I am so impressed that you're just sewing right along with all the stuff going on at your house - you go, girl! (And watch that mild potty mouth - hahahaha)

Michelle said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely! What wonderful colors. :-)

Audra said...

You seriously make me wish for just an instant that I quilted...

These are lovely blocks and I can't wait to see the finished product. Until then I will be trying to make it to the post office to mail your package. I am a junk friend...

Alisa said...

Those colors are lovely! Thanks for working so hard on my quilt. It will be well loved.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

It is going to be very pretty! (and learn to turn that Virgo off.)

Jenny said...

Wow - I really think it is going to be a beautiful quilt!!!!

Lisa said...

I love the fabrics you are using for this one!

Lisa said...

I love the fabrics you are using for this one!

Lisa said...

I love the fabrics you are using for this one!

Baa-Me Kniits said...

That is going to be a lovely quilt! I am a libran so I can relate to your virgoness :-)

Jenn said...

Belated comment - just catching up on unread posts! I wanted to say that I REALLY like these fabrics - it's going to be a gorgeous quilt when you get it together!