Snowflake Quilt Pattern Release Day
The Snowflake quilt pattern is now available in my shop!
We finished the pattern up earlier than scheduled so we thought it might be fun to get it into your hands a week sooner. Snowflake is now available as a PDF download or if you prefer the printed version you can find it as a pre-sale. The printed patterns arrive on Thursday this week and I will ship them out asap.
Snowflake is my take on a modern and minimal winter quilt. There are two ways to assemble this quilt. You can follow along with the larger block assembly style on the 1-color or 4-color version or stay simple with the square and HST scrappy version.
This one is a blast to make, there are a total of 20 blocks and the majority are different so you are constantly sewing something new. So far I have made the 1-color / 4-color and a few different scrappy versions.
Included in the pattern is a coloring sheet that you can print out as many times as you like to plan out your design ideas, a cutting diagram to assist you in cutting your fabrics and printable cutting tags to organize your cut pieces to make prepping each block a breeze.
I love how simple the 1-color version can be, I chose to make a simple black and white quilt and my friend Kaitlyn at Knot and Thread Design used her magical quilting skills to do an amazing quilting over the entire quilt. This one is created using a larger block style - instead of all squares and HST I have cutting instructions that minimize the cutting and sewing allowing you a faster finish and less seams. A solid or a very small print works best with this design since the fabric is cut into several different sizes on the backing. You can also make the snowflake on this version scrappy if you want to be a bit more creative with your fabrics.
The 4-color version is my take on a classic color block design. Show off your four favorite colors - a holiday palette, an ombré using four shades of a favorite color or four fun prints. This version is also a larger block style - so you will have less cutting and sewing in constructing your quilt.
For this example I chose four of my favorite Kona shades that best reflected my Christmas decor. I use a really bright palette with white so I think this is going to stand out nicely this December. If you like the look of the four different sections but want a more scrappy look - plan out your design by choosing an assortment of scrappy fabrics in each color and make it a scrappy colorblock look! Follow the scrappy sewing instructions along with the coloring page to plan out which blocks will need to be in the correct colorway.
This is the version that is perfect for those beginning quilters since it has basic squares and HST, along with those who love a super scrappy look and want to combine all of your favorite fabrics!
I love this quilt because there are so many ways to create something special. You can stick with the 13 FQ the pattern calls for or add more to have a bigger mix of prints. I have made this version with an all white snowflake, but am working on a quilt with a scrappy background and snowflake. For that quilt I am using fabrics right from my stash and just having fun with picking colors that blend together well - can’t wait to share how that one is coming along!
This scrappy version is a white bella solids snowflake with a super scrappy assortment of V & Co. Ombré Confetti Metallic. I cut strips from about 26 FQ to achieve this look - using just half of each fabric until I had enough squares. I love how the confetti is heavier on the darker end of the fabric so it almost looks like a blizzard behind the snowflake.
Snowflake Sew Along
Starting on October 7th - December 9th I will be hosting a Snowflake Sew Along and you are invited! It will be a nice paced sew along, with a finished quilt just in time for you to enjoy over the holidays or wrap up as a gift!
This sew along is newsletter based - if you would like to participate and receive all of the info just submit your email below. I will send a weekly newsletter that includes info for that weeks assignment that will include helpful images and video links as needed. I am going to be making a 4-color quilt and also a scrappy quilt so I will have demos on both versions for cutting and piecing.
There will also be some exciting prizes up for grabs over on Instagram. More info about Sponsors will be coming to you in the next week as the sew along begins.
You can find more info about the sew along here in this previous post.
The fabric requirements are listed below. I also have links to several shops carrying Snowflake pattern bundles curated by their staff - you can find a link to these bundles in the menu under Snowflake SAL.
Can’t wait to see what fabric everyone chooses! More info coming soon for the sew along and I will share my next super scrappy version here soon.
Thanks for stopping by friends, Nicole.