Saturday, May 6, 2017

Snowflake Shimmer

I finished my Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along top a bit ago, but took a little longer to decide on free-motion designs and complete the quilting. The quilt along and pattern was offered for free from Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl. I made some modifications so I would have a checkerboard background and a toddler bed-size finish.
You can see the difference quilting made by comparing with my previous post.
The fabrics are a gray Kaufman Kona, a silver on white Fairy Frost by Michael Miller, Act It Out in Pink by Sara Jane for Michael Miller, and a gray flower print from Bella by Lotta Jansdotter.
In the stars, I did some dot-to-dot ruler work, which I filled in with a different design in each pink star.
In the gray squares, I quilted a combination of swirls, pebbles, and paisleys. Using a combination of designs makes the quilting less tedious and provides more options to avoid getting stuck in awkward spaces.
I marked out lines using a water soluble pen in the white sections before filling in the columns with ribbon candy.
That's one more project I can tick off the list. Honestly it won't make a dent in the UFO pile, but my daughter will be happy she can actually use it now.
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  1. So beautiful Afton. 'Love those colors and fabrics. Your quilting is excellent, as always :)

  2. I really like the way you broke up the space in the checkerboard blocks with the quilting. Quilting really does add such life to a project!

  3. I hear ya about the 'not making a dent in the UFO pile'. I think I have given up on the thought of ever getting things all finished but I still try a little here and there to whittle away. I really like your quilt and the quilting is all very fun!

  4. This is so pretty! I love the pink and grey, but your quilting takes it over the top! Great idea on the checker board too!

  5. Sweet, love your colors!

  6. Wow, the quilting really does make a huge difference!! It is a beautiful quilt, and I am sure your daughter will appreciate it being a quilt, rather than just a flimsy, as the Australians say. You are really going to town here!

  7. I like the combination of the grey and pink, it looks so sweet! Quilting brings a quilt to life, and you have used so many fun motifs. It looks great!

  8. I really enjoyed studying your quilting here! Beautiful! I have a quilt top for my daughter that I'm trying to decide how to quilt. Decisions, decision! Your design modification and colors all add up to a really unique and beautiful quilt.

  9. I really love how you took the snowflake pattern and put a twist on it, beautiful!