It’s time for to stitch up another block in the 2016 Block of the Month Sew Along. The Snowflake block is the next in our Starry Night Sampler Quilt.
I love how the simplicity of this block design allows the fabric to shine through! Even though this block is very simple to stitch together it’s the cutting that counts.
I choose to cut my stripe fabrics on the bias and let the direction of the stripes be vertical. Depending on how you choose to cut your fabric will determine how your block looks.
Snowflake Block quick tips-
Cutting counts on this block. If using a stripe fabric for the outer corners you will need to cut these rectangles on the bias.
Be sure to nest your seams to prevent bulk and issues during the quilting process.
Spray Starch will help prevent the bias from shifting.
A square quilting ruler will help keep your corners square during the final trimming of this block.
Remember, the Starry Night Quilt Sampler was designed to showcase traditional quilt blocks with a modern twist and I am so excited to see your quilt blocks come together. I’m super curious about your fabric selections so don’t forget to share them on social media using the #StarryNightQuilt for everyone to see!
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