Friday, December 11, 2015


I love this quilt.  For Thanksgiving we traveled to the Smoky Mountains and I don't often take photos of my quilts on location, but this time I did.  For those who've been there, this was along the Cades Cove loop. 

Every once in a while, a quilt block comes along that is fun to make and I whip through them.  This was one of them.  

I used this gold print from Art Gallery Fabrics, I think it's from April Rhodes, Arizona collection, for the binding.
I quilted it in this cross hatch pattern, which takes forever, but looks very cool when it's done.  My lines are about 1.5 inches apart.  I used the pattern of the snowball blocks as my guide, so I didn't have to mark anything.  (Yay!)
backing came from my stash.  Feathers and woodgrain.  

Size:  64in X 75 in (after washing)
batting:  warm and white cotton batting.
fabric:  mostly stash, those feather are from Martha Negley and are pretty old, but a favorite!  


  1. I especially love the yellow and teal block in the corner you've shown above. All the fabrics really work well together. This is beautiful!

  2. Yep, that's totally fantastic! Makes me want to jump in and make that block =)

  3. nettie, what are you doing with this one?! it's SO fantastic! so many great fabrics.

    and i have been to cades cove! very pretty spot for a shoot. it just fits right in with that TN mountain vibe. =)

  4. This is a great quilt! I've seen the pattern before and not really been "grabbed" by it, but your version makes me want to stitch one up for myself, right away! I love the low-volume background and your colour choices for all of the cheerios. So lovely!

  5. absolutely love it! it's like an antique, each piece has a story to tell since it's from your scraps. love that you stiff have the bicycle from HR.


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