Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Let It Snow

When the snowflake pattern by Modern Handcraft started showing up in my social feed, I knew it was a quilt I wanted to make.  It was pieced awhile ago but just recently did the quilting and finally the binding.

I rarely make quilts from patterns preferring to play with my own designs.  I did do some basic quilt math on this one - make it a bit smaller to work with the smaller stash of Moda Sweetwater white snowflake fabric I had in my stash.  My version is 40" x 48" which makes a nice wall hanging or a small throw.

I did a spiral with my walking foot starting in what would be the center of the snowflake.  I still may go back and FMQ the rest of the spiral in the center instead of leaving that unquilted circle.

It took a bit of extra time, but I pieced the binding so the snowflake would flow out to the edges!

You can find the pattern here on the Modern Handcraft shop or here at Fat Quarter Shop (affiliate link)  

P.S. We don't get very much snow here in NC - although sometimes we do actually get a LOT of snow or sometimes the snow we do get makes a big mess.   The photo below - taken during a 2014 storm - exploded on social media.  My guess is you've seen it - it became a meme, my favorite being the one with the monster from Ghostbusters added to the image.  (See it here)

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. THat is an AWESOME quilt!!! I really like the two color look that you did!! it will be perfect for winter.... even if you don't get snow often ;-)

  2. I really love the spiral quilting and how you color matched the binding to finish it. It's the kind of snowflake I like best (on a quilt and not on the ground, haha)!

  3. Love the blue you chose as the background.

  4. What a gorgeous quilt. Great colors too. You did an excellent job on piecing the binding.

  5. Lovely quilt! I really love the circular quilting too.

  6. Well done. I had planned to sew along, but life got in the way. It's still on my to-do list.

  7. Patty that is one beautiful quilt! Love spiral quilting. 🎄

  8. I'm not much of a pattern-maker either, preferring the challenge of creating myself, but your Snowflake quilt turned out pretty! I admire you for taking the time to rework the math to make it suit the size you wanted, and for the time it took to match the binding along the edge. Perfect! Your spiral quilting is nice. Maybe a quilted snowflake needs to go in that open starting space.


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