Being an Island Batik ambassador means I get to work with beautiful batiks and create fun projects to share with you.
This week we are showing the Winter collections from Island Batik and today the collection I used for my quilt is Alpine Ice.
Alpine Ice Snowflakes Quilt Tutorial
36″ x 50″
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 five 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.
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.
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Free PDF for the Alpine Snowflakes
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!
I used the same fabrics in my Swirly quilt, be sure and check it out.
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