It is that time of year again. People are getting ready for winter and the winter holidays. Every winter I make snowflakes.
Here is a how to post I did a while back. http://timquilts.com/2013/12/01/how-to-make-a-snowflake-2/
I have had so many people viewing the snowflake posts that I have done that I am planning to make a set of patterns. I made a new one last night
and I will be making more soon.
I did a bit more piecing. I have had some questions about how the blocks go together and how I did the design.
First I had the idea in my head. It is based on a quilt that I made a few years ago. It was a vintage top that I hand quilted.
Old quilts are great inspiration for new designs.
I made a mock-up on the computer…from there I made a few changes in my head
After I decided how I would make it I cut templates from template plastic. I bought 10 half yards of fabric. 5 light and 5 dark, I am cutting 2 inch strips of 5 fabrics and sewing them together into sets (light and dark)
Here is a light set with the templates set to trace
I trace the template with a sharpie
and I cut them all out with scissors ( I only use a rotary cutter for straight lines)
here is the layout with both the dark and the light sets cut
then sew them together
I finished 8 so far…here are a few possible layouts. The color in the first 2 is about right, I am not sure what I did on the next 2 (click pictures to enlarge)
Teddy is learning how to get even more attention. His new trick is to get in my chair. I sit in this chair when I hand quilt so he sees me there a lot. It is also where I sit when I am at the computer.
Now it is also where Teddy sits when he thinks he needs some extra attention….which of course he always gets….I think he wants to make sure I don’t forget who is in charge :)
Back to work…..I need to get the pattern made for the snowflake quilt
Finish piecing the batik quilt
Finish repair on the sunflower quilt
Finish hand quilting these
and several more…..I never have to worry about running out of projects