Hello Friends! Happy Monday. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! My little family had a wonderful time with friends. And I have to say it was good for me to unplug for a few days — that’s why my blog wasn’t updated for most of the week last week. But now that we are in the leftover turkey mode, I am back to work mode!
I had shared with you about having another featured project besides my Christmas Wreath runner project that is featured in UK’s Popular Patchwork December 2014 issue. Click here to read more about the runner.
I am happy to share with you another Christmas project Yuletide Snowflakes.
Many of us simply adore star blocks. And this particular block reminds me of a snowflake, thus the name Yuletide Snowflakes for the name of my quilt.
And I just had to use Lynette Anderson’s Starry Night fabrics to make a star quilt for the holiday season. The Starry Night fabric line is current, and is released by RJR Fabrics. I love adding a bit of blue in the traditional green/red mix because that way the quilt can be used throughout the winter season.
Here are a couple more pictures of the quilt. I always love that Lynette Anderson’s fabrics lend themselves to a scrappy look without much effort.
I quilted allover swirl and Jester’s Hat to give a nice texture to the quilt. The nice thing about quilting allover motifs is that once you are familiar with the stitching paths of individual motifs, you can easily customize you own quilting by combining motifs! Quilting is done using Aurifil Mako 50 cotton thread over Hobbs Tuscany silk batting!
Before I leave, I thought I would give you a run down on projects I have done using the Starry Night fabrics besides Yuletide Snowflakes. Click on project names for more information on individual projects. I have two more Starry Night projects to share – so stay tuned.
1. Stars Aligned in Australian Quilters Companion (Issue 68)
2. Santa’s Sleigh
I hope you have enjoyed Yuletide Snowflakes. Speaking of snowflakes – we are expecting rain and sleet tonight and tomorrow. Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a lovely week, and HAPPY DECEMBER!!
Click here for information to purchase/subscribe to Popular Patchwork.
Click here for information on my online machine quilting class that covers free-motion quilting swirl and Jester’s Hat motifs.
Click here and here for my virtual trunk show on star quilts.
Click here and here for my virtual trunk show on Christmas projects.
My 2014 lineup to date — click on project names for more information on individual projects.
American Patchwork & Quilting (Calendar 2015): Get Happy
American Patchwork & Quilting (Calendar 2015): Migration
Annie’s Row Quilt Book (March 2014): Stardom
Annie’s Dazzling Diamond Quilts Book (May 2014): Solar Star
Australian Quilters Companion (Issue 68): Stars Aligned
Australian Quilters Companion (Issue 70): Pocketful of Daisies Welcome Banner
Fons & Porter Table Toppers Book (September 2014): Silver Maple
Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts (Summer 2014): Teething Rings
Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting (January/February 2014): Hurry Home
Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts (Winter 2014): Hoppity Hop
Generation Q (May/June 2014): Hole in the Wall
McCall’s Quick Quilts (August/September 2014): Owl Be Your Friend
McCall’s Quilting (January/February 2014): Spiral Squared
McCall’s Quilting (July/August 2014): Bird Watching
Popular Patchwork, UK (April 2014): Mending Fences
Popular Patchwork, UK (September 2014): A Mother’s Love
Popular Patchwork, UK (December 2014): Christmas Wreath Runner
Popular Patchwork, UK (December 2014): Yuletide Snowflakes
Quilt Trends (Winter 2014): Enchanted Forest
Quilt Trends (Winter 2014): Urban Stars
Quilter’s World (Spring 2014): Urban Oasis
Quilter’s World (Summer 2014): Starry Repetitions
Landauer Publishing’s Recreating Antique Quilts (October 2014)
The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Farm Crossing
The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Boxing Day
The Quilter (April/May 2014): All Squared Up
The Quilter (April/May 2014): Tulip Trail
The Quilter (June/July 2014): Garden View
The Quilter (August/September 2014): Song of Praise
Free to use designs / PDF download:
January: Midori’s Place using Gramercy by Benartex
January: View on Lexington using Gramercy by Benartex
January: Everything’s Coming Up Rosey using English Rosey by Benartex
February: Verde (Quilt) by Quilting Treasures
February: Verde (Banner/Runner) by Quilting Treasures
March: Hot Topic by Quilting Treasures
March: Poseidon’s Adventure using Neptune’s Dream by Benartex
March: My Cozy Sweater using Palm Springs by Benartex
March: Wild Kingdom using Sew Rousseau by Benartex
April: Fun with Frosty (Quilt & Runner) by Quilting Treasures
April: The First Thanksgiving (Quilt & Runner & Placemat) by Quilting Treasures
May: Party Poppers using Paintbox/Shadows by Benartex
May: Sprinkled Sweets using Paintbox/Shadows by Benartex
May: Dino Craze using 10,000 B.C. by Benartex
June: Monster Mash by Quilting Treasures
June: Santa’s Sleigh using Starry Night by RJR Fabrics
June: Learning is Fun by Quilting Treasures
August: Lovey Buggy using Luv Bugs by Benartex
August: Hot Little Dish (Wallhanging/Table Topper & Runner & Placemat) by Quilting Treasures
August: Sweet Hearts using Luv Bugs by Benartex
August: Pagoda Paradise using Little Harajuku by Benartex
October: At the Pond using Leap Frog by Benartex
October: Expressions of Faith (Sofa Quilt) by Quilting Treasures
October: Expressions of Faith (Tablerunner) by Quilting Treasures
October: Expressions of Faith (Infant Quilts) by Quilting Treasures
November: Sunshine using Sunny Days/Sunny Bonnet Susie by Benartex