Snowball Quilt

Snowball Quilt Waxahatchi #3

Originally uploaded by Q_uilted T_hrifted

Antique Quilt top purchased in Waxahatchi, Texas.

It is too cold to even make a snowball. Not just too cold today. It’s been too cold the entire month. I heard a few years back of people using a spray bottle to make the snow wet enough to stick. If this weather continues that may have to be the method we use.

You can NOT go through winter in Minnesota without building a snowfamily and/or snowfort and/or snowballs. A good snowball in the face is the best. That’s when the snow melts and the water trickles under your turtleneck and down your neck and on to your back. Winter is not complete until you have experienced this at least once a season!!!

I L-O-V-E winter. That is why I live here. I am so excited to get the coldest month of the year behind us! ONE MORE DAY!!!


This quilt top was such a great find. Sometimes you see the same fabrics appear in numerous quilts but this one has such unique ones. It makes it very special.

Here is one for Jude. She is creating a new quilt called COMA this year and doing a lot of study with dots.


I like fabrics that are directional with lines. The first here is sewn together kitty wompus (sp?) the second is planned and forms an X

snowball-blueTwo more pleasing blocks. The colors are spectacular! red-stripes1

This quilt has a lot of stripe and plaid fabrics ! It’s great.


I have to say this is just about my MOST FAVORITE-EST fabric ever…..Safety Pins!!!

In my retirement I will have plenty of tops to quilt to keep me busy!


3 Responses to “Snowball Quilt”

  1. julochka Says:

    i just saw this quilt on flickr and followed the link…it’s AMAZING! i’m a brand new quilter and am finding the historical nature of it so interesting!

  2. quiltedthrifted Says:

    Thanks julochka for the comment. I can’t even begin to say how much I enjoy quilting. I love the creative aspect of it. I also like the community of quilters on Flickr. I like making scrap quilts of all kinds. If you ever need some fabric scraps in a certain color just say the word. I have such a stash!

  3. Snowball Quilt Waxahatchi #3 | Quiltedthrifted's Weblog Says:

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