Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Calming Chaos - My Snowflake Shimmer Finish

Snowflake Shimmer QAL


Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl ran a QAL for her Snowflake Shimmer quilt.  I did some 'fancy' fussy cutting for my square in square blocks. I also downsized the quilt - these square in square blocks are 2 1/2 '' unfinished and the overall quilt is 18 x 22 ''.


Perhaps not the best quilty metaphor here, but I think of this quilt as keeping all the craziness in the world in check - hence the quilt name Calming Chaos.  The gray surrounding each of the islands of chaos.

The quilting was a lot of fun.  I went with straight line quilting and echoed around the shapes.  I really liked the effect with the grid as lines intersected.

Snowflake Shimmer QAL

Snowflake Shimmer QAL




Thanks Yvonne for a fun QAL!

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I'll be linking up my finish here.  I'll also be linking up with Sew Cute Tuesdays, , Freemotion by the River,   WIP Wednesday's,  Let's Bee SocialMidweek Makers.  Fabric Frenzy FridayFinish it Up Friday and Finished or Not Friday.



Have a wonderful day! Patty

24 comments:

  1. Such a fun way to fussy cut those fabrics!?! What a pretty little mini - the quilting is just the icing on the cake!

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  2. I love this! The colors are great and the center squares...perfect! One of my favorites!

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  3. I love that you turned yours in to a mini, it's so cute! Fuzzy cutting all those little centers was worth it, it looks great.

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  4. Beautiful quilt, Patty! I did not notice before that you downsized the blocks. Good idea. I am doing straight line quilting on my shimmer quilt, too. The design seems to call for it. Your quilting really accents your gorgeous blocks ... :) Pat

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  5. This is beautiful. Love the quilting.

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  6. Your quilt is beautiful! And the quilting is perfect--I may "borrow" the idea. All of my blocks are laid out, but I haven't been able to get it put together yet. Seeing the finished quilts is giving me encouragement!

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  7. Wow. That fussy cutting is a wonderful effect. Love the colors and how it all came out. Great quilt.

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  8. I love how your quilt turned out. The fussy cut squares really add dimension to your quilt.

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  9. A beautiful finish Patty. Love the fine striped fabric in the flake - really adds an extra punch. And your quilting fits it perfectly - well done! Thanks for sharing this on Midweek Makers

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  10. Your fussy cutting that fabric really makes it shimmer! Well done!

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  11. What an amazing quilt!! The center fabric really does make the quilt shimmer. It's a great addition to the solids.

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  12. Very pretty mini! Those square in a square centers do look like chaos!

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous quilt! Congratulations.

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  14. Very interesting. Like the movement

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  15. It is so exciting to see how you successfully downsized the pattern, and I love the straight line quilting. Thank you so much for sewing along with me!

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  16. WThats such a fun way to add a little something to the quilting, the extra lines really make it pop and the whole effect is just gorgeous!

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  17. Islands of chaos...love it. I teach so I must live on the big island! In all seriousness though, I love this quilt. That shimmer design is gorgeous! It really is perfect for a snowflake! Love the effect!

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  18. Love it. Now I want to make a mini one.

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  19. Love your choice of fabrics and quilting ! Great job !

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