Vintage Snowflake Quilt Top

Yesterday I posted a link to my post about making snowflakes


Today I got a vintage quilt top in the mail.  I don’t know the pattern source so I can’t say what the age is or the name of the pattern.  It was made like a snowflake by folding and cutting, and it looks like a snowflake so that Is what I am calling it.

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The borders were made by folding and cutting as well.  The same way you would make a chain of paper dolls

paper doll

The corners don’t join correctly  but I think I will let that go

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Here are some more pictures of the top and the quilt inspector (click pictures to enlarge)

This will make a great winter quilt some day…of course hand quilted

Happy Quilting


26 thoughts on “Vintage Snowflake Quilt Top

  1. CallieCat52 says:

    It looks like Wedgewood – Jasperware.

  2. Sara says:

    That is such a neat quilt! At first I was thinking about the Hawaiian designs, but then I bet they don’t normally do snowflake quilts in Hawaii! 🙂

    • timquilts says:

      Hawaiian quilts are made like snowflakes too….but they have one really huge one in the center….and breadfruit and pineapples in the design….Some day I will make a Northern version of a Hawaiian and put a giant snowflake in the center

  3. Jeanette says:

    You will make this one Shine ! Teddy likes it, too !

  4. Sharon in Galesburg MI says:

    I love the quilt, but I love the Inspector more 🙂

  5. myrosesindecember says:

    I agree completely that the quilt has the look of Jasperware, or the ceilings in some of the really old estates in England, with just a hint of Hawaiian technique thrown in. Then colors could not be more perfect for a snowflake quilt. They are the colors of snow on a winter’s eve. I see only one corner that seems to be “off” a little – the lower left,. If it bothers you, you could always cut a little piece tom tuck in there – perhaps part of a snowflake, or a wee silhouette of Teddy! He stands out beautifully against this gorgeous quilt. Do you have a plan yet for the quilting? You certainly can find the treasures.

  6. Sharon Snow says:

    Did you draw out the design and applique it?

  7. Dorothy says:

    Wow, I love the colors and who wouldn’t want this quilt top. Thank you for sharing another great older quilt.

  8. linda schiffer says:

    We got the new issue of Quilter’s Newsletter today – what a hoot it was to see the article about you! 🙂 Felt like running into someone you know in a strange country. 🙂

    🙂 Linda

  9. Kristen says:

    Isn’t this is the schnitte tradition — at least the design if not the technique? Did it come from anywhere near that region in PA?

    • timquilts says:

      thats what I was thinking…..but the seller is from Kansas
      Pepper Cory (quilt expert friend) thinks it is from India like the Ralli Quilts

      I dont know much about them….but havent seen this color in one before….but I am no expert on them so that could sure be it

      • Kristen says:

        Ah, hmm…yes, that does strike a distant bell. The color, though — you’re right. Pretty rare all around.

  10. marilee botos says:

    Love, love, love this quilt!

  11. Very lovely quilt top and I know your quilting will greatly enhance it, with Teddy supervising, of course.

  12. valerie says:

    Love the quilt–can’t wait to see what you do with it. I also saw the very nice article about you in QN–well done. Too bad there was a photo of the Quilt Inspector 😉 .

  13. Lindsay says:

    I was pleased to see the article about you in Quilters’ Newsletter. You kept your snowflake designs a secret this time.

  14. Francie says:

    HOLY MOLY!!!! I go away for a bit and come back to “SNOWFLAKES”.
    Oh my gosh I love them…and that quilt is fabulous. I have made my own snowflake quilt (each one different)…but I never tire of seeing ones that are new (to me) . I can hardly wait to see that one quilted!! BTW, doesn’t Teddy look fabulous next to it…blue and white…can’t go wrong.
    And I never tire of seeing YOUR special snowflakes as well.


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