Snowball Party Quilt – some other versions

You can read all about the Snowball Party quilt pattern in this previous blog post.

You can purchase the pattern here in my shop.

Today I have some other versions of the quilt pattern to show you.

Snowball quilt pattern

This baby size quilt was sewn as part of a new fabric release. Kristy from Quiet Play has a new fabric line, called Create, with Riley Blake Fabrics.

woman holding a quilt flimsy

It’s such a bright, happy rainbow line and it was a joy to sew with.

rainbow fabric

Riley Blake sent me a F8 bundle of Create. There are 30 fabrics in the line, but the baby size quilt only has 24 snowball pairs. So I trimmed my bundle down to my favourite, brightest prints and used them in the quilt.

Create fabric by Kristy Lea

For the background fabric I used another Riley Blake staple, Bee Backgrounds by Lori Holt, Cross Stitch in Brown (you can also find it in a lovely light grey on Etsy).

pink fabric with a printed bee in a quilt block

The Snowball Party quilt pattern gives you the option of using scrappy accents in your snowball blocks, or a single fabric. I went with the scrappy option and also cut my accents from the F8s I had selected.

When it came time to decide which accent colour went with each snowball colour, I tried to keep them within one step on the colour wheel. So yellow with green, green with blue, orange with red, that sort of thing. I did swap some out when I thought I needed more contrast, but I also kinda like when they blend in a bit.

rainbow Snowball Party quilt

When I’d completed my blocks I laid them out in a rough colour order, progressing down the quilt.

rainbow Snowball Party quilt

I have the perfect red hippo fabric to use for the backing. I’m sure the resulting quilt will make a great addition to a nursery.

And now I have two beautiful tester’s versions to show you.

First up is Cynthia’s dreamy baby quilt, made from a collection of 30s/40s repro scraps she had on hand. She focussed on the purple fabrics and teamed them with an olive green solid for the accents. I think the single accent fabric does a great job of tying all the different prints together. Some of the purples are red based, others are blue based, but the single accent fabric allows them to work really well together without feeling chaotic.

Purple Snowball Party baby quilt

This quilt is very sweet and the purple/green combo reminds me of Spring flowers in meadows. (Cynthia left the borders off this one as it’s destined for a charity with a smaller size requirement than the pattern. It still looks great without the border.)

Secondly, Julie has made a bright baby quilt from 8 FQs. She has also gone with a single accent fabric, but has very cleverly fussy cut them to match the stripes. She decided to split up her snowball pairs and went with a diagonal layout instead. It makes for a very fun, playful quilt!

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing some other versions of the Snowball Party quilt pattern. There’s a lot of fun to be had playing with fabrics, accents and block layout.

If you’d like to make one for yourself, you can find the Snowball Party quilt pattern here in my shop.

Happy sewing!

snowball quilt pattern in rainbow fabrics

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