Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Finish


I am very happy to show my finished mini version of the Snowflake Shimmer Quilt, made during the Snowflake Shimmer quilt along hosted by Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl.  The quilt along is just finishing up, but you can find out more information and the instructions on her blog right here.


Yvonne has a beautiful style to her quilts with strong geometric shapes and often times plenty of negative space for some great quilting. I was really excited to take part in her first quilt along, but did not have the time to make the full quilt so I scaled down the original lap sized design by 4X for a super fun mini that now lives on my sewing room wall :)

I picked fabrics that I loved; deep turquoise, yellow, and a black and white cross-hatch. (I must admit that the turquoise has been especially difficult to capture properly in a photograph, the picture of the square in a square blocks below is probably the best color-wise.)

When the square in a square blocks are scaled down, they finished at 2" square so I paper pieced them for accuracy. I could not find square in a square templates that I liked so I made my own and then decided to share them with everyone. You can find my free square in a square templates in ten (10) sizes from 2" up to 6 ½" (in ½" increments) in my Craftsy shop.


The quilt came together quickly and easily thanks to Yvonne's wonderful directions. I took a couple of weeks to figure out how I wanted to quilt the mini quilt and finally decided on quilting some cross-hatching through the centers of each of the square in a square blocks.

I used a yellow 50wt Auriful thread (color 2110) to quilt with, it blends in really well with the yellow fabric and compliments the turquoise nicely. Usually I tend to quilt my quilts more, but after I finished this amount of quilting, I really felt like it was the right amount. I think that any more might have started to detract from the design.

Thank you so much Yvonne for sharing your design talent with us and hosting this wonderful quilt along!!








19 comments:

  1. I really like how your quilting adds visual interest and connects the center to the corners. Thank you so much for quilting long with me for the QAL; it has been such a treat for me to see all the versions being made. :)

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  2. This is beautiful, and those simple colours show off Yvonne' design so well!

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  3. Great design in any size! Love your mini version!

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  4. Nice version. I am with you on the Blue and Yellow fabric choices. The completed piece looks just lovely.

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  5. I love your color choices! It turned out just lovely! :)

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  6. Love your quilt. I was going to follow along also, but didn't know how to make smaller. Your colors and quilting are super.

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  7. It looks beautiful, Cheryl. Well done.

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  8. I enjoy the colors, they are so soothing. Beautiful finish.

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  9. I love the colours you picked and the simple quilting enhances the design so well!! That is a great finish, Cheryl!

    -Soma

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  10. Really like the smaller size too and the quilting. Still pondering how to quilt mine...

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  11. Your mini is great! I may have to use your quilting idea on my big one.

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  12. Congrats on a very pretty mini!

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  13. I love the Carolyn Friedlander fabric in the centre, it really stands out. Great quilting too

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  14. Your colour choices really make this quilt stands out. The snowflakes are shimmering in the blue sky. LOL

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  15. I think you did just the right amount of quilting. It's a great mini.

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  16. visiting from crazy mum quilts. This is great.

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  17. Love it! The quilting is perfect.

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  18. Your quilting adds a nice visual element. And great idea to scale it down to be able to participate. Congratulations on the finish! Hope you enjoy it a lot when in your sewing room.

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  19. I love that you scaled the quilt down, it makes a great mini. Paper piecing those small blocks was a great idea.

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