“Snowflake” Finished!

13 11 2015

IMG_3710I’m so happy to show you pictures of my finished “Snowflake” quilt. As you know, I participated in the Quilt Along sponsored by Bernina and designed by Faith Jones who blogs at freshlemonsquilts.com. This QAL was a lot of fun; the blocks were easy to assemble, and the setting makes the quilt interesting to view. If you need a quick quilt gift this winter, I highly recommend this pattern!

For quilt backing, I rummaged in my box of Christmas fabrics and found a Christmas tree print purchased from JoAnn’s Fabric and Craft Store a couple of years ago. Alas, and alack, it was too short and too narrow. So I pieced a row of trees to add length and sewed bands of a polka dot print to both sides to gain width. Now the back is almost as interesting as the front of the quilt.

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IMG_3712Selecting a quilting design was easy! In keeping with the name of the quilt, I chose “Winter White,” a snowflake pantograph designed by Dave Hudson. Normally I use the same color quilting thread as the background, but in this case I took a walk on the wild side. White thread would be invisible on the white background, and thus the snowflakes would not be readily seen. My next thread color choice was gray, but then I thought of lime green. Wow! What fun to have green tinged snowflakes dancing across the quilt top! A lime green binding finishes the quilt nicely. This quilt is a gift for my nephew and his new bride.

Click here for Faith’s “Snowflake” Quilt Along Page. Once there, you’ll see links to the three steps of the quilt.

 

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13 11 2015
Carol Kunkel

Very nice. It does invoke thoughts of snowflakes!! And, I was at a demonstration recently where they said that lime green is the new neutral. How interesting and fabulous it worked as your quilting thread.

13 11 2015
Jennifer Johnston

I love it Aby! What a wonderful gift! I especially like the back, the trees add such a nice touch!

13 11 2015
Kim

Love it !

13 11 2015
farmquilter

Love the quilt…everything about it is fabulous!! I love fun backs and your trees are perfect for this one!! Your walk on the wild side definitely paid off – love the panto you chose and the green thread is great!!!

14 11 2015
DebM

You are inspiring me! Love the lime green quilting thread!!

24 12 2015
Merry Christmas! 2015 | abyquilts

[…] and blog reader, Amanda, asked for detailed directions for strip pieced trees. She saw them on my “Snowflake” blog post. The back of “Snowflake” is pictured […]

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

[…] In October 2015 I invited you all to participate in Bernina’s “Snowflake” quilt along. The quilt was designed by Faith Jones who blogs at Fresh Lemons Quilts. Bibby recently sent a picture of her quilt top. She commented that she thinks her quilt would look more cohesive if she had chosen similar shades of orange. She had a lot of orange scraps and used a range from sienna to marigold. She thinks it is not as effective because the oranges are too different. Also she thinks it is better to have one color dominate; the teals and oranges are of similar intensity which makes it harder to see the snowflake pattern. By making this quilt, Bibby learned a lot about color and achieved a different effect than Marie’s quilt, or Sana’s quilt, or my quilt. […]

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