Today is day 3 of the Four Seasons Blog Hop. Are you ready to see some beautiful quilting projects made by the Island Batik Ambassador? If its a blog hop…..there are has to be giveaways!
36″ x 50″
This week we are showing the Winter collections from Island Batik and today the collection I used for my quilt is Alpine Ice.
This is a beautiful collection that seems to change colors in my photos. I first made a quilt for Fall Quilt Market using the darker fabrics in this collection which I considered blacks but are actually very dark blues. There are also brighter blues in the Alpine Ice collection.
Just before Christmas we got our first snowfall and it was perfect for taking photos of my quilt. I had a lot of fun designing this quilt and will be making it in a larger size in different batiks soon and will share it soon.
Alpine Snowflakes Block Tutorial
Block size – 15 ½” unfinished
For each block you will need:
- 4 – cream 5 ½” squares
- 24 – 3″ print squares (4 will be used for the snowflake corners)
- Mark a diagonal line on a 3″ print square.
- place it on the corner of the cream block and stitch on the line.
- Fold back the 3″ print and trim.
- Make 4 per block.
- Sew 5 4-patch blocks
- Use the following diagram to layout the rows.
- Sew the rows together.
Make 6 blocks
Making the quilt: – sew the blocks together.
I used my AccuQuilt GO! and the GO! Holiday Medley Snowflake to add a little sparkle to my quilt. I added Heat n Bond Lite to my batik fabric before running it through the die. You could cut the snowflakes by hand but trust me……it is a lot faster with the AccuQuilt GO! die!
Cut out 6 Snowflakes – cut as follows:
- 2 complete snowflakes
- 6 half snowflakes
- 4 quarter snowflakes
Carefully peel off the backing paper and attach the snowflakes to the background sections as shown. Applique as desired, I prefer to do a free-motion wiggle stitch on the raw-edge applique.
Add I used my vintage 15-91 Singer for all of my piecing, free-motion applique and quilting.
Download the Alpine Snowflake quilt tutorial
It is always fun to share a photo of the back of a quilt, the little trees in this print made a perfect backing for my Alpine Snowflakes quilt.
We recently redid our guest room and I wanted to show you the quilt on a bed, at 36″ x 50″ it makes a nice bed runner. This may look like a pretty stark room right now but…..come Spring…..it will be a blast of color!
How about a giveaway! I didn’t use the brighter blues in the Alpine Ice collection so I have 6 fat quarters for a lucky person and a pdf of my Swirly quilt pattern!
Congrats to Diannia, my winner!
The blog hop continues through February 1st with all kinds of beautiful projects and giveaways so be sure and visit all of the ambassadors.
Please leave a comment to be entered in my giveaway – what are your favorite colors to quilt with? I would also love to know how you follow my blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
January 10 – Alpine Ice
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