Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Fabric Choices - Snowflake Shimmer QAL

As soon as I saw Yvonne @quiltingjetgirl's new quilt and quilt-a-long, I quickly began thinking about which colors I would use to make it myself. It's queen size, but I'm going to figure out a baby quilt size based on her instructions.

I'm using the top left deep purple (Kona Regal) for the background (you know I love my saturated - and purple - backgrounds!). I'm going to make the diamonds scrappy in blues and purples - some that almost blend with the background. Mostly because I'm obsessed with cobalt blue right now, and the purples seem to work with it juuuust right. 

The stars will be light gray for a nice contrast. Or, I might end up switching the scrappy and the gray placement. I still have time to decide!

It will be a happy, scrappy, cool-colored baby quilt for some special baby out there (or wall - baby quilts can double as wall-hangings, yes?). :) I'm already contemplating the quilting - I'm thinking of some lovely echoes in those diamonds. I love how Yvonne quilted hers to life!

The Snowflake Shimmer QAL runs through September 23. I hope you'll join us! It's wintery without being WINTERY, you know? There's nothing wrong with wintery of course, but I just happen to be one of those quilters who rarely sews seasonal items. Plus, the quilt features a lovely modern layout. Yvonne is so kind, helpful, and thorough in her directions and patterns. I can't recommend her enough (I might be a little biased because she's my good friend, but hey, it's all true!). :)

Linking up to Snowflake Shimmer QAL Linkup #1.


  1. Great plan! I shrunk the instructions down to 25% and am making a mini Snowflake Shimmer.

    1. I would be interested in Cheryl's or Jess' shrunk down instructions. I don't want to make another large quilt right now, but I really like this pattern. I'd be very interested in making a baby or mini quilt. Take care, Mary.

  2. I'm so glad that you said that the quilt is wintery without being WINTERY! That was completely my goal; something pretty modern that doesn't hit you over the head as holiday / winter but would be something that might even get used year 'round. And you *know* I am loving the colors you pulled! It will be fun to see how your version comes together.

  3. Oooo i love this!! And happy to see you back to embracing your signature colors :)

  4. I am officially joining this quilt along by sewing vicariously through you! It's going to be super pretty.

  5. Oh! Lovely fabric choices! This is going to be a beautiful quilt.
    Quilt Alongs are so incredible. I just love this one, Yvonne is just like you, inspiring and creative
    I am hoping to spend most of my day in my sewing office today.


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