Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Snowflakes and Snow



Because it snowed a lot over a week ago it triggered (inspired is not the right word to insert here) me to work on a UFO and make more snowflakes. 

Actually these are called SPOKES and I learned to make them a few years ago when it was the block of the month at Block Lotto.   But they will be SNOWFLAKES made out of snowflake fabrics against a gray sky in the quilt I have in mind.  I might have enough snowflakes now to finish up a top. Or not. I need to take count. 


And here's a whole lot of snowflakes. 


This is a picture of a ruler in the snow on our deck on Dec. 4 which melted a few days later, thank goodness.  My husband loves to take pics of winter weather and garden produce. So I'll give him credit for this pic. Where he got the pink ruler is beyond me. 

11 comments:

Dorothy Finley said...

I did this block in 2013 as a class. For the class it was called "Snow Flakes". Very easy, very fast, very open to "improv" cutting. I did all of my "flakes" in blues---background was W O W that had white "painted balls" of different sizes on the fabric. I Love this quilt

sophie said...

I have been looking back through past Lotto blocks on blocklotto.com and thinking about repeating some of them next year. This one is on my list--nice to see it made in snowflake fabrics. It will be a great quilt! FYI, I called it spokes because snowflakes have six points.

Quilter Kathy said...

Those are some of my favourite blocks to sew... and they are fabulous as snowflakes!

gayle said...

(I like that the ruler in the snow has 'hazard' printed right on it!)
Those snowflakes look like fun! Just what I needed - another cool idea to play with...

cityquilter grace said...

whatever you call them, they are very nice indeed....

Monica said...

Your husband probably bought it specifically for snow -- the pink shows up well!

We have less snow, but it's not going to melt. Chilly days ahead! I think I will leave the pieced snowflakes to you, even if they are cute!

audrey said...

Love the pink ruler in the snow! And even though you were 'triggered' to make the snowflakes, they look awesome.:)

em's scrapbag said...

Your snowflake blocks look great! It is softly snowing here now. We in no way have the snow you have but one can hope.

Renee said...

What a fun quilt! The snow looks c-o-l-d. (We do not get much snow here, but have a winter storm blowing in this afternoon. Brrr!)

Ariane said...

These blocks will make a fun quilt!

Kaja said...

Your snow shot made me smile - it might be the only way I get to see snow this year. The snowflakes look fab - I might give these a go.