Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 19

First Snow 01

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!

First Snow with Logo

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.

First Snow 02

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.

NL Both 08 with logo

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.


  1. Jacque - November 9, 2015

    Great block! Love the dark blue and white!

    • Shelley Cavanna - November 10, 2015

      Thanks so much Jacque!

  2. Sandy Poehler - November 10, 2015

    Would like the pattern for gifts galore 2015 how do I do that?

  3. Maree - November 26, 2015

    Really like the white snowflake on the blue. I lived in Seattle 1984 and 1985., currently living remote Western. Australia in the desert where no chance of snow


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