Snowflakes are Falling



Hi again! It's Natalia from Piece N Quilt. I am so excited about this new Christmas quilt. Even though I pieced and quilted the whole thing while it was 100 degrees outside, it still makes me excited for Christmas. Don't forget to stop by my blog and my online quilt shop where kits and Fruitcake materials are available.
 
1 Fruitcake Layer Cake
Kits are available @ Piece N Quilt

Start by cutting 168 - 4 1/2" squares.
Now take your 4 1/2" squares and draw a diagonal line across them. As shown in the image above.
Snowball all 42 of your layer cake squares. Sew across that diagonal line.
After you've sewn across that diagonal line you will trim the excess material away. As shown in the image above.
Now press the block. You should have 42 blocks that look like the above block.
From the white material you will cut 18 - 1"x width strips.
Now cut those strips into 4"x1" strips.
You will now create the point for your snowflakes.
As shown in the image above, cut a diagonal line.
Cut another diagonal line in the opposite direction to create a point.
Using our starch applique tutorial , applique the points onto the 42 layer cake blocks as shown in the image above.

Using the white grunge material, set your blocks using 1 1/2" sashing. Arrange the blocks 7 across by 6. Refer to the picture below.
Aadd a 3 1/2" strip off Avalanche grunge material to the top of your quilt.
Then add a 9" strip of the Fruitcake Sugar Cookies material to the top.
Now quilt, bind and enjoy all winter long.
I like to add coordinating pillowcases to my quilts. Use our pillow case tutorial on my blog to make these darling Christmas pillowcases.





1- 72 1/2"x74" Snowflakes are Falling quilt.















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30 comments:

traceyjay said...

I've been waiting to see this!

Magical, as always. :)

Qubie said...

What a great idea.

allsewnup said...

WOW Natalia!! It's splendid. Perfect for those chilly winter nights.

Carolyn

mascanlon said...

Lovely quilt Natalia. And I love the fact you had a top piece to most of your quilts.

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Beautiful! I love those fabrics!!

Jennifer said...

It's beautiful! The fabrics are great and the white is so striking!

Jennifer :)

Beth said...

Another great project by Natalia!

foodmathquilts said...

Very pretty!
I haven't made a snowball block before. However, I have a neat tip for anyone who does.

After you sew the diagonal line on the corner squares, sew a second seam 1/2" away. Then when you cut off your corners, you have pre-sewn half square triangles.
With this pattern you'd have enough to make a good sized pinwheel or zig-zag quilt (and wasn't there a tutorial for HST recently on the bakeshop?)

Megan said...

Natalia's tutorials always get me so excited about quilting! Love it!

KarrieLyne said...

Natalia, girl, you did it again! Amazing quilt! Truly amazing! :)

Madame Samm said...

Once upon a time in the land of heat, we could count on our Natalia to create another feat.
The fabric choice is calming
with a wintery delight, the snowflakes just shout " oh so bright". the end

Another serving of "coolness" Ü
blessings madame samm

Howells Fam said...

Natalia, it's darling! I love all of your quilts and I wish I had your talents!

teresamnj said...

This is so beautiful!

CaraQuilts said...

Very cute! I love the snowflakes!

Busy Little Quilter said...

I love this! My LQS had this fabric! You always do such a great job at desiging quilts.

harleywife said...

AND SHE DOES IT AGAIN !!!! this is so so nice ! LOVE it !

Ruby Blue Quilting Studio said...

I didn't know where the applique was in the quilt at first glance, but I knew it had to be there! Love it!

The Newbold's said...

You. Are. AMAZING!!! Thank you!!!!

Marisa said...

Beautiful!

Sue said...

This is beautiful! I just love it!

Luv 2 Kreate said...

BEAUTIFUL!

Vicki said...

it looks great!
Natalia, are the white pointy strips left raw-edge?

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

Vicki,
The pointy strips are raw edge appliqued with a blanket stitch to finish them nicely. :)

Bonny said...

Makes you wish for winter!
Your design is so lovely!
And your quilting - magnificent!

Connie said...

Wonderful quilt. Great job. Thanks for lovely design.

smorie said...

This turned out so pretty ...love your projects!

Quilting In The Rain said...

i just love it...i can tell you put in a lot of time. The colors are great, not your typical holiday blanket.

Karyli said...

Oh, that is so beautiful! I love browsing all of your quilts on your blog too.

Kerry said...

What a fantastic idea.

Miss Sews-it-all said...

This is such a fun, festive project! www.WeAllSew.com is planning on featuring a link to the Snowflakes are Falling quilt at our "Free Stuff" page beginning this Friday! Please let me know if you have any questions about being one of our featured projects. - Erika