Snowflake Block 2 | Starry Night Quilt

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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.

Come join the fun and Increase your skill set with a block of the Month sewing series on The Sewing Loft.

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.

 

It's time for the next block in the Starry Night Quilt Sampler. Come join the fun and Increase your skill set with a block of the Month sewing series on The Sewing Loft.

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.

It's time for the next block in the Starry Night Quilt Sampler. Come join the fun and Increase your skill set with a block of the Month sewing series on The Sewing Loft.

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.

It's time for the next block in the Starry Night Quilt Sampler. Come join the fun and Increase your skill set with a block of the Month sewing series on The Sewing Loft.

Be sure to nest your seams to prevent bulk and issues during the quilting process.

Nest your seams to keep your block flat. The Sewing Loft

Spray Starch will help prevent the bias from shifting.

Do you use spray starch when you sew? Learn about the Pros and Cons on The Sewing Loft

A square quilting ruler will help keep your corners square during the final trimming of this block.

The Quilting Ruler is an essential tool in your sewing room. Learn how this piece of plexi can increase productivity on your projects. The Sewing Loft.

Hop on over here for the full instructions for the Snowflake 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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Comments

  1. is there something wrong I could not get the cutting requirement for the star

    • The cutting requirements are included in the full post. You just need to hop on over to Fairfield to see them. We even created a downloadable print out for those who like to see it on paper.
      ~Heather

  2. Heather, Can you please direct me to the block pattern PDF. I am unable to find the link to download. The ‘hop on over for the full instructions” does not link. thanks so much

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