Snowflakes are for Winter

I have designed several quilts using a snowflake motif in various blocks. They've appeared in my past block a day calendars and I've published one or two in Quilt Magazine over the years. According to the experts, there are no two snowflakes exactly alike. Yikes! We are talking bazillions and bazillions of them throughout the world and through the thousands of years we've been counting!

Here is a lovely print from Benartex's Nordic Holiday (2017). These are lovely motifs designed by Amanda Murphy. I used this collection to make several small quilts.

Snowflake print from Nordic Holiday by Amanda Murphy

The first quilt I made was a large Lone Star (click that link above and you can see some of the steps). No y-seams. I captured that awesome print in the center and tips of the star. So beautiful!

Big Block Lone Star: 29" block; 41" x 41" quilt

Then I played around with the reindeer, trying to capture them in the center of a hexagon block. There are snowflakes dancing with these reindeer!

Then I decided to make a workshop sample for my Double Hexie Star class. I was able to squeeze four blocks from the fabrics. Here is one block with that awesome snowflake print in the center. This is a LARGE block - 16" high by 18" wide.

Double Hexie Star Block #1

I centered one of the reindeer in this block. Yes, more snowflakes!

Double Hexie Star Block #2

And here's my four block quilt. I think I squeezed the very life out of the fabrics that Benartex sent. When you fall in love with a group of fabrics, sometimes you have to use them ALL up!

Double Hexie Star quilt

I will be sharing some of my snowflake designs as they appeared in my calendars. For now, I'm all out of this Nordic Holiday fabric, but it sure was fun to play with it!

It's not snowing here in Virginia yet, but I'm sure it's coming!


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    1. Always love to fussy cut a special motif in the center of hexagons. These are some of my favorites!


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