“Snowflake” Quilt Along

19 10 2015

Are you up for a Quilt Along? I’ve been thinking it is about time to again challenge my blog readers with a Quilt Along. If 10 or 15 of us commit to making a quilt, show our fabric choices, and keep tabs on our progress, we’re likely to actually finish our quilts. Accountability is a good thing! Although I haven’t had time to design a mystery, or series quilt, or block of the week/month, I have found a Quilt Along we could participate in.

Faith Jones blogs at Fresh Lemons Quilts (freshlemonsquilts.com). A talented modern quilter, she has created an easy but striking design for a Quilt Along on the Bernina blog. Click here to travel to Faith’s blog; you’ll see a diagram of her quilt. If you look on her blog posts for Oct. 7,  13, and 16 you can see her progress. The three part Quilt Along, hosted by Bernina, will begin soon. Interested?

Faith selected white as a background fabric and two colors: red and teal. How about bright red and lime green? In analyzing Faith’s diagram, I see that the blocks are “Four Patches” (easily strip-pieced) with an “elbow” of fabric on two sides. You can see the steps for making the block in the photo below.

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Easy peasy! You can do this! Think about the friends and family who would love to receive a quilt from you this holiday season. You could make a sofa quilt for adults either in Christmas colors or colors that match their décor. You could use ball team or school colors for teens. You could use bright colors for the younger set. How about going totally scrappy in the “Four Patches” with a constant dark “elbow of color;” a “Piano Key” scrappy border would tie the quilt together.

The QAL will begin soon, so finish up your current projects and comment below about what colors you could use for your “Snowflake” quilt.

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7 responses

19 10 2015
Mary Ed Williams

Isn’t that pattern Patience’s Corner with a four-patch? That was the first quilt I made, back when there were no rotary cutters or rulers (shudder).

19 10 2015
Jennifer Johnston

You’re killing me Aby!!! Would love to jump in on this!!! But ….must finish my snowball quilt. Will.not.give.in.to.temptation.

23 10 2015
Jennifer Johnston

Courtney and gals are just starting a new quilt, too!!!! But I’m resisting and sticking with my snowballs. Still waiting for my highlight fabric from JoAnn to arrive.

19 10 2015
lynndon3

I, too, would be interested in making this quilt. I really like it, but may change the color layout a little. hmmm. I think it will be fun, thanks!!
Lynn

19 10 2015
lynndon3

Oh I forgot to tell you what colors….maybe the same as hers or maybe light blue and red….endless possibilities. Thanks again, Lynn

19 10 2015
melissa

Im interested : )
Have no idea what colours I will use….

19 10 2015
Brenda E.

Would love to have more WIPs but I do have to finish two quilts before the end of Nov. when B.H. mystery launches. Love to see your progress!

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