This week I decided I wanted to make a snowflake mini quilt. Why? Because this is what is outside my window today.
I love looking up to the sky and seeing the snow falling.
I was wondering if I could make snowflakes out of fabric the same way I make snowflakes out of paper.
Here is a collection of some snowflakes my family has made through the years. I used them as my inspiration.
Have you ever made folded snowflakes? They are pretty simple and fun to make.
This is how I did it with fabric. I started out with a six inch square of solid white cotton. First, I folded it in half diagonally and pressed it.
Then again in half and pressed it again.
And last time, in half again. And pressed again.
Using a very sharp pair of scissors, cut some bits out of the triangle, making sure to keep most of the folds in tack.
There are some really good examples of cool snowflakes online, but remember, the more intricate you make it, the harder it is to applique.
Here is one I made.
This is what it looks like unfolded.
I appliquéd it on, leaving all the raw edges. I like the effect it gave.
Then I quilted it with parallel horizontal lines.
These are some of the other snowflakes.
Here is the final product. (Yes, it is not spaced evenly. But I am not perfect!)
The next snowflake mini quilt I made, I used white strips of fabric.
I started with 1 1/2 inch wide strips and folded the sides in so they overlapped, and pressed them. This also works with bias tape.
Then I cut and organized them into the snowflake shapes. I glued them down with a school glue stick, then free motion quilted on them to secure them in place.
I quilted it in a swirly meandering pattern, like falling snow!
I love the way this one turned out!
This is a Snowflake Hexie Mini Quilt I made a few years ago. It is pretty simple.
The hexies were made by English Paper Piecing. Then appliqued on by hand.
I then quilted around each hexagon.
I hope these snowflakes gives you a little inspiration to make your own snowflake quilt! At the least, cut a snowflake out of paper and be a kid for a minute!
Have fun quilting!