“Snowflake” QAL Progress

10 11 2015

I know several of you are working on the blocks for “Snowflake” designed by Faith Jones (who blogs at freshlemonsquilts.com) and publicized on Bernina’s blog, weallsew.com. Would you like to see some pictures of quilts in progress?

Marie chose just 3 fabrics:  white with blue polka dots for the background, medium blue tone-on-tone, and navy paisley print. The results are fabulous!

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Sana selected a dark gray for the background and various oranges and purples for the colors. Wow! What a striking quilt!

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My Christmas themed quilt with lime green and red is now ready quilt. I have a snowflake pantograph which will be just perfect . . . but first I have to piece a backing.

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Construction tip:  For the setting triangles all around the edge of the quilt, the instructions say to cut 8 7/8″ squares in half diagonally. However, this puts a bias edge all around the quilt, and bias is subject to stretching. Instead, I recommend cutting 13″ squares of the background fabric, and then cutting the squares on both diagonals. This will yield triangles whose hypotenuses (long sides) are on the straight of grain.

How about you? Are you quilting along? I’d love to show blog readers a picture of your quilt in progress, so send me a picture:  aby.quilts@gmail.com

Click here to link to Bernina’s blog which explains Step 3 of the “Snowflake” quilt, “Finishing Up.”

 

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17 02 2016
Blog Readers Share – February FQ Challenge | abyquilts

[…] making this quilt, Bibby learned a lot about color and achieved a different effect than Marie’s quilt, or Sana’s quilt, or my […]

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