Friday, January 27, 2017

a Snowflake quilt top

a Snowflake quilt top

Today I enjoyed some quality time with my sewing machine at last!  Sure there are stacks of fabrics and random supplies to organize, and I can't find my favorite rotary cutter, but I've located enough essentials to get back at it.

a Snowflake quilt top

Yay, a snowflake quilt top!  Wintry Mint combined with silver and gold Netorious metallics make a perfect gender neutral baby quilt, don't you think?  I have a solid mint sleeper I loved for Rora that she just recently outgrew.  The color is my current crush.  And it pairs gorgeously with peach, my last crush, too! 

a Snowflake quilt top

I pieced two Penny Sampler snowflake blocks from some of my favorite mint fabrics, such as that Calico Days text print and Blueberry Park Sprouting Row.  Hopefully I've cultivated a serene quality with the quilt's restrained color scheme, while keeping things interesting with diverse fabrics and subtle changes in tone.

On to quilting!  Hmm... do you think metallic thread is a good idea?

35 comments:

  1. Mint, not a usual go to color for me, but the neutrals and metallics make it stunning.... special quilt!

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  2. Love the colors, and the way you have alternated the gold and silver.

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  3. That's really pretty. I don't think I would use metallic thread for a baby's quilt because I would worry about it catching a baby's finger or toe.

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    1. Thanks! I have decided I'll avoid actual metallic thread. As people have pointed it out, it may be scratchy or shred easily. Glad to have the help!

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  4. Beautiful piecing and color selection!

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  5. Very pretty! How about quilting in antique gold and/or silver gray? Whatever you choose will be spectacular!

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  6. The quilt you have in your banner is my most favorite quilt of all. Have followed your blog for many years and love love love to see it over and over again.

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    1. Oh, good, because I love using that header once every year. It's a nice way to start the year =)

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  7. A happy Friday with sunshine and sewing, sounds wonderful. And a finished top even better. A very pretty top too!
    Enjoy your weekend Rachel ;)

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  8. I love it!! Glad you got to have a fun sew day!! Forget about the piles of laundry, fabric, etc!!

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  9. Ahhhh green and gold makes me think of my alma mater :::sigh:::
    God, our Father, hear our voices
    Listen to our cry;
    Bless the College of our fathers,
    Let her never die.
    William & Mary loved of old
    Hark upon the gale,
    Hear the thunder of our chorus
    Alma Mater - Hail.
    ....oh.mint.silver.gold...
    This is a really wonderful quilt top Rachel. Amazing fabrics.
    yes, metallic thread would be so cool. This is a nice crush. Keep it going

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  10. Love mint and it is a beautiful quilt. I would not use metallic thread on a baby quilt. the metallic part of the thread can shred and that would be good for a baby. Metallic thread can also be scratchy on baby skin.

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  11. I'm a beginning quilter and afraid to try metallic thread, but found a Gutterman gold that shines like metallic.

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  12. I love this quilt, the mint is a great color (one of my absolute favorites) and I love the combination with the silver and gold fabrics. I don't have any experience with metallic thread because until now I never dared to use them on a quilt, so I can't make any suggestion.
    By the way: I am counting the days until February 1st when I can go on with the Penny Sampler, lol.

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    1. I just finished prepping the February editions last night! It's almost time =)

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  13. Perfect design and fabrics you've used in this sweet quilt!

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  14. I love metallic thread but I found it difficult to use for quilting. I lengthened the stitch and sewed slowly that drove me a little crazy! Love the colors of your quilt!

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  15. Gorgeous! Mint and peach are two of my favorites! Go metallic!!!

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  16. I love mint with gold and mustard and paired with olive =) Anyway, metalic thread? I find it ususally scratchy so I would maybe refrain from using it in a baby quilt. Then again it might depend on the brand you might be using. =)
    Lovely quilt top by the way

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    1. Oh, good point! I think it would make the quilt scratchy. Yikes!

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  17. So soft and calming! Maybe just a touch of metallic thread, here and there? Might be too much of a good thing to use on the whole quilt. Your call, of course!

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    1. I hadn't thought of it that way. It is calm now but with metallic thread may not be... Good point.

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  18. So refreshing and sweet ~ ~ it truly nourishes my spirit. May it do the same for you and your precious little one.

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  19. Beautiful! Love the colors! What size is it?

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    1. Each block is about 10" finished, so it's a 40"-ish baby quilt. Thanks!

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  20. Oh my goodness this is beautiful!

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  21. Simply beautiful, I love the colour combinations. x

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  22. Very pretty!! I luv shiny so the metallic fabrics really appeal to my inner Magpie!🐦

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  23. Great color combo. I haven't made this block before. I like the slender shape of it. Sort of a star/snowflake/flower effect. Pretty

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  24. This is a stunning-lovely-stunning quilt. Lovely. Stunning.

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  25. Do you have a pattern available - for the quilt, or just the block?

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