Snowflake Quilt Along ~ Week 2

Snowflake Quilt Along ~ Week 2 : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Welcome to Week 2 of the Snowflake Quilt Along! I hope everyone enjoyed creating their blocks. I saw a few popping up here and there on blogs and Instagram. Looking good! If you are just joining in, you can find links to all the posts as they go live on my Snowflake Quilt Along page.

In this week’s post over at BERNINA’s We All Sew blog, I’m talking all about quilt top assembly. My top tip would be to check and double check the direction of your blocks once you lay them all out. I can’t wait to see everyone’s quilts! Happy sewing. 🙂

Snowflake Quilt Along ~ We All Sew

Snowflake Quilt : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Today I am very excited to share my newest quilt pattern and quilt along, Snowflake! Thank you for all your kind words as I provided sneak peeks of this quilt coming together here on my blog as well as on Instagram. When I designed this quilt, I wanted a pattern that was simple enough for relatively new quilters, but looked a bit more complicated. I played around with block layout and negative space and fell in love with this Snowflake design.

Snowflake Quilt : Fresh Lemons Quilts

The directions to make this quilt will be posted over at BERNINA’s We All Sew blog today through Wednesday. Obviously, you probably won’t be making this quilt in 3 days! ** I just found out it will now be posted over 3 weeks, on each Monday. **

But the directions will be waiting for you to create at your own pace. The schedule is as follows:

Week 1 – Cutting and Piecing
Week 2 – Quilt Top Assembly
Week 3 – Finishing your Quilt

Snowflake Quilt : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I hope you enjoy making your own Snowflake quilt as much as I did making mine!

Quilting a Snowflake

Snowflake Quilt : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I dedicated a lot of quality time to my Snowflake quilt yesterday. I can’t wait to share it with you all! I quilted the entire thing from the moment the kids got on the school bus until lunch. As soon as I lay a quilt down on the carpet, my dog appears out of no where and lays on it. I call him my Quality Control Tester.

Snowflake Quilt : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I made some scrappy binding after lunch and then kicked my feet up on the couch by the big window and stitched it on. I love how Fall looks outside. The sky is just so distinct this time of year and the trees behind my house are changing colors. This is my absolute favorite season.

Snowflake Quilt : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Time to put some finishing touches up on the pattern and get it ready to share over at BERNINA – soon!

Snowflake in October

Snowflake Quilt Progress : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Things have been very busy here over the last week. I’ve completed my Snowflake quilt top! These blocks went together quite quickly. I think I spent one morning cutting and then one day piecing. However, once I had all the blocks laid out, I decided that some of my fabric choices weren’t the best suited for the design. Basically anything too “busy” and with too much contrast really took away the focus. So I ended up remaking about 8 blocks (which is always a bit of a downer when you think you are done!).

Snowflake Quilt Progress : Fresh Lemons Quilts

It only took a morning to sew the blocks together to form the quilt top. We were on the go a lot the weekend, so it was nice to spend Monday relaxing and stitching away.

Snowflake Quilt Progress : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Today I’m planning on basting and getting started on my quilting! I can’t wait to share this pattern with you all soon. As I mentioned last week, I’ll be posting directions as a 3 week quilt along over at BERNINA’s We All Sew blog. If you want to be notified of when the posts are going up, you can always subscribe to my email notifications here.

Not Your Mama's Bee : Fresh Lemons Quilts

In quilting bee updates, my kids had off school last Thursday and Friday so we took advantage and whipped up their October blocks for Not Your Mama’s Bee. (Yes, my son keeps me on my toes. 🙂 ) These blocks are for Katie of Swim Bike Quilt’s daughter. She requested 9 patch plus blocks using fabric with dots. The squares are cut at 5″ x 5″. We were all assigned a color so that her quilt will have a great variety. This month I decided not to tackle sewing with both kids at the same time. It was much less stressful going with a one-on-one plan. Lessons learned every month!