Snowflake Quilt X2 – Behind the Seamshttps://www.kaylinmurraydesigns.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/IMG_7155-1024x768.png 1024 768 admin admin https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/5ba15d0b6c7f012425a020c91de9ce99?s=96&d=mm&r=g
Sometime in September of this year I spotted Modern Handcraft’s Snowflake Quilt on her Instagram feed and IMMEDIATELY fell in love. I had never done a sew along before sew I decided to jump in head first and joined the quilt along!!
AND I WON THE FIRST WEEK PRIZE!! 😃
After I had all of the fabric cut and SEW many Half Square Triangles made the quilt basically sewed itself! (But seriously, the blocks are SEW easy to make they came together FAST!) Here are some of the shots from the weeks of the sewalong:
I actually finished in the first couple of weeks and was able to get my quilt to the quilter before the holiday rush!! (I use Cosmic Quilting for my professional long arming services, if you are in Southern California check her out!!)
🥁🥁🥁 DRUM ROLL PLEASE 🥁🥁🥁
I decided to have it quilted in the same way Modern Handcraft had her 1 color version quilted. I think the geometric design gives the quilt a wintery, but modern feel.
I do have one warning for you. After you make the first quilt, you will come up with 1,000,000 other versions you want to make. Before I was even 100% done with the first version I had already ordered my fabric for my second version!
After seeing all of the different combinations people were making during the sewalong I knew I NEEDED to make a Buffalo Check version of the quilt! I have to give credit for this idea to @shelbelled on Instagram! As soon as I saw her version I knew I needed to make my own!
While I liked the idea of the buffalo check I thought the pattern I was seeing on Instagram was a little too small. I decided to do a little bit of quilty math and make my buffalo check background just a TAD bigger.
The first day I got most everything cut and pieced, I just missed a few blocks. The second day I pieced 7/10 columns together using Suzy Quilt’s chain piecing method. The last day I was able to finish piecing the top and basted it and started quilting!
Within a week of finishing my first version, I had already finished the top of my second one! I decided to quilt this version myself! I first stitched in the ditched around the snowflake (my hope was to have it stand out from the background as much as possible) and then I outlined it every two inches, until I hit an edge! My goal was to empathize the snowflake as much as possible.
🥁🥁🥁 DRUM ROLL PLEASE 🥁🥁🥁
I LOVE how they look together on my couch! They are SEW nice to cuddle under! 😃
Here is the quilt round up: