Winter is almost over, and I'd love to show you the Snowflake quilt that I made before it's too late! I know everyone is longing for springtime, and I'm ready to put all of the snowmen and snowflake quilts away.
My Instagram feed was flooded with snowflake quilts being made in a quilt along last fall, and I really wanted to make one for myself. The pattern is Snowflake designed by Modern Handcraft. There are options to make it totally scrappy, with four different background colors, or with one solid background. I thought black would be stunning, and I do think it is. My snowflake is not white, though. I used a very light blue fabric that has a pearly frosted look.
Half square triangles are an important element in constructing the quilt top. I used my Creative Grids 4-in-1 Triangle Quilt Ruler to get the job done.
This is definitely not a traditional kind of quilt pattern. It divides the quilt into equal size rectangle units which are made with combinations of half-square triangles, squares, and rectangles. All you have to do is follow the diagrams and keep the rectangles numbered - very easy to construct! See some of my rectangular chunks below.
I quilted the snowflake on my longarm with an edge-to-edge snowflake design, of course! And the backing on the quilt is a colorful snowflake pattern that I couldn't resist.
This quilt was made with the intention of hanging it on the wall for the winter season. It is decorating my basement "studio" behind my longarm. I do love it, but it is time to put it away until next season.
Spring is almost here, and a new spring quilt is almost complete to display in this one's place. I'm ready for something more colorful. I'll share it with you soon!
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This is me...
I LOVE to quilt, and every day I must sew for my sanity!