Snowflake - 5 September 12 2020

Are you ready?!  It’s time to make the snowflake appear! 

Starting with Row 1 and working vertically, join Blocks 1,2,3 and 4 together.  Press following the arrows (in my case it was down).   Leave the label at the top of the row on (Block 1), but the other tags can be taken off. 

Continue to join the vertical rows together – Blocks 5, 6, 7 and 8.  Press (in my case it is up).

Continue joining the blocks in vertical rows. 

Start joining the vertical rows together – 1-4 sewn to 5-8; 9-12 to 13 – 16 then add 17 – 20; now join the right half to the left half. 

DONE!  Stand back and admire!  Great work. 

Backing – If you are piecing a backing, you will need 3.5m cut into 2 pieces (each approx. 70 x 42”)

Trim off the selvage with the writing on one of those pieces and then trim off the selvage without the writing from the second piece.  Those are the edges to be sewn together. 

Wide backing is 108” wide and this quilt requires 1.75m of wide back.  This allows an additional 10” for the long arm quilter if you are using those services. 

Binding - .5m – cut into 7 2 ½” strips.  Join together using a diagonal seam and press those seams open.  Fold strip in half with wrong sides together and press.  Binding can be applied to either the front and then hand stitched on the back, or apply to the back and bring around to the front and stitch by machine. 

This is your last week - Congratulations! Hopefully you've had fun.

Your Snowflake quilt is almost complete. Please send me a picture of your completed quilt top by September 30th for a chance to win one of two gift certificates - $50 or $25.