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Summer snowball quilt

by Clare Mansell
Summer snowball quilt

Summer snowball quilt
Of all the times and places to complete my first snowball quilt, I pick Cyprus at the end of June… Oh the irony!

summer snowball quilt in pink

This is my seventh completed quilt this year, a baby quilt for a friend, I love making quilts this size, despite the fact I procrastinated a little in the heat, it was still very quick to make.

Pink summer snowball quilt

The fabric is mostly from Fabric Rehab, I bought them all as a bundle and added some off cuts from Amy Butler’s Coriander, the colours look a little more mellow in real life. I am not a lover of pink, but this quilt has converted me!

I have a batch of yellow and green snowball squares just waiting to be made up into a second quilt of this size, but I’m waiting for an excuse to make one… Baby boy anyone?

In the meantime, I’m beginning to think I  might need to embark on a big project making a Cyprus quilt, like my Canada quilt that kept me busy during the long Albertan winter. Strangely summer in the Med is turning out to be almost as restrictive as winter in North America, once the novelty of sunbathing in 40c has worn off!

Footnote (18/2/15) – This quilt has turned out to be one of my most successful gifts. It is still loved and regularly used by the friend I gifted it to and can regularly be seen cropping up in photos on her blog!

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sophie June 29, 2010 - 1:32 pm

Very impressive…just the thought of snowballs in summer…refreshing!
Yes make a Cyprus quilt with all the beautiful Med colours…waiting to see it!

Ninny June 29, 2010 - 4:53 pm

It may be a snowball quilt, but it looks so summery! Very pretty…would make awesome throw pillows!


~Kim at Golden Pines~ June 29, 2010 - 5:53 pm

I also think the quilt looks a bit like summer and is really lovely and y ou can tell what a great job you did in making it! I really love the color–In fact I’m wearing a shirt in that color today here at work! 🙂

Jennifer June 30, 2010 - 12:01 am

i love this simple design. you inspired me!

bellaboo July 2, 2010 - 3:25 pm

I have never seen a snowball quilt before..I am very impressed! Thankyou for popping over with a comment.I must try and catch up with reading blogs and commenting.
We have a heatwave here..well by English standards…I long for some rain now!

Bellaboo :0)

Helen September 23, 2010 - 8:39 am

I have returned to look at your snowball quilt all summer. I have collected a selection of bold flower prints on black and wanted to show off the motifs so thought this pattern would do just this.
What size is the quilt and how big did you cut the big squares and the little corner pieces?

Little Island In The Med September 24, 2010 - 5:49 pm

Hi Helen, I tried to email you direct, but access is blocked on your account. The quilt is 37.5 inches square, I worried it might be too small, then I saw the baby on it and it was plenty big enough. There is a really great tutorial here…


which I used and following it, I did 8 inch and 2 3/4 inch squares. Let me know if you finish it and put photos online, I’d love to see the results…


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