Hi quilty friends! It’s Shelley from Cora’s Quilts and I’m back to share my second Gifty Galore 2015 project. Introducing … the First Snow Quilt! This quilt actually started life out as a sketched large-scale flower block. You can imagine my surprise when I drew her up in my quilting software and discovered that what she really wanted to be was a snowflake!
I love how quickly the large blocks come together to form an intricate snowflake … and the best part is that there are very few seams to match up! It finishes up at 40.5″ square, so it’s just the right size for a table topper, wall-hanging, or even a baby quilt! If you prefer a more traditional feel for your project, use soft prints – or, make it modern using bold solids! You could even use reds and whites to create a quilt with a Scandinavian Christmas feel.
Looking for a larger wintery project in blues and whites? Check out our Northern Lights pattern. Finishing at 64″ square, the pattern uses strip-pieced blocks to create a similar Nordic-Knitting-Inspired pattern.
You can find the First Snow pattern in the Fast, Fun, and Gifty book, or you can download the digital First Snow or digital Northern Lights patterns directly from Connecting Threads. You can view other patterns by Cora’s Quilts there too!
We would LOVE to see how your projects turn out. Head over to the new Gifty Galore Flickr page and post your project photos there for everyone to enjoy! Of course, we would also love to see your pictures on our Facebook wall. Please post any questions about this project below in the comments and we will gladly respond to you directly.