Snowflake Avalanche

Aren’t the colors in this winter quilt refreshing? Do you see the white pinwheels within the blocks?  Seeing them now, with the whole thing on a design wall, gives me new ideas on how to quilt this.  I could have incorporated the pinwheels as wind mills with blowing snow.


Luann wanted snowflakes in the white squares that are on point.  Snowflakes are actually hexagon shaped, but it’s hard for me to get my brain stitching 6 sides within a 4-sided block.  So, I used the 8-sided snowflake design that was on the backing fabric, which is white on white, so it’s a little hard for you to see it in this picture.


Below you can see the snowflakes in the white squares and holly vines in the rest of the blocks.  Along the border, Luann wanted Snowmen to go along with the snowmen on the green border.

You can see the snowmen better on the back of the quilt (bottom and side).

I drew snow people playing together, with blowing snow.  Along the sides, I tried to make it look like the snow people were sliding down the quilt.  It was a cheerful and fun quilt to play with.

Author: cowtownquilts

Professional longarm quilter and thread artist in the Kansas City area.