Thursday, 28 March 2013

Eight-point snowflake

I have a lot of catching up to do, starting with a Ringo Pie block for Anna.  She wanted snowflake blocks with linen background and lots of white.  I used Eight Point Snowflake from 163 Patterns, I also found a free pattern here  which is constructed in the same way.
 The centre star is pieced first and then the border pieces are added with Y seams.  It is a precision piecing exercise.
 I had another block due for a friend and I fancied seeing the same block in other colours and this is what I came up with.
 More of a Spring snowflake and as we have been forecast chilly weather here until the end of April it feels most apt!

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14 comments:

  1. what a difference using different fabrics makes, I don't know which one is my favourite, like them both

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  2. Pretty Kerry and terrific piecing. I love both but I like the soft neutrals in the first one best!

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  3. Really lovely blocks and it's even better that it came from the Kansas City Star newspaper in 1953! I've got the 163 Pattens too ~ what a lovely book and so inspirational too. I was at a mini quilt show last weekend and a vendor selling Japanese books told us that this author's books are going to be translated to English!

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  4. Would love to do this but I think I might epp as I don't fancy those y seams ;-)

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  5. I would rather see these snowflakes than the ones that have fallen every day this week up here!

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  6. What beautifully constructed blocks, both in accuracy and colour choices.

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  7. You always make the most wonderful blocks. Both colourways are lovely but I just love the low volume one.

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  8. Both are beautiful and I love that book! Such a great resource!

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  9. thank you Kerry, the block is amazing!!!

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  10. Both blocks are beautiful. The colors of the first block remind me of Japanese quilting.

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  11. Love both blocks! I need to get that print{ that I mentioned on flickr}. Maybe after all the crazy time this week and next week then I can just "shop". I really found blue and yellow are great contrast colors to each other and the brown in the background really bring the colors forward...:) love all the floral prints.. :)

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  12. It's interesting to see how choice of fabrics/colors change the whole impression of a block! These two look so different, but both are equally beautiful!

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