This little quilt has been sooo patient! It has traveled around for a couple of holidays with family, packed into bed while resting…and finally today it gets to be shared! Â Please take note- I appologize that the binding is not done. Â I just ran out of time, but it will, I promise it will!
I don’t know about you, but around here it is still freezy. Â There is a ton of snow on the ground and from freezing and thawing there is this layer of ice on top of it now. Â No fun.
But, I do love a good snow fall. Â This little 9 patch quilt is all about the snowfall.
Materials Needed for the Snowflake Hexagon Quilt:
- hexagon templates– You can pick and choose the sizes you go with. Â I used a large 5″ template with the smaller 2″ template. Â Clickety click here for a few sizes and to print.
- 9 patch mini quilt background –tutorial here
- thread and needle
1) Â Design and sew up your 9 patch background. Â Have this set aside and ready for those snowflakes
Play around with placement of the hexi’s. Â You can vary the shape of the snowflake easily. Â It’s like cutting your own out of paper…it’s kind of fun! Â After you are pleased with how they look, pin them to the background quilt.
3) Â Hand or machine sew your hexagons down to the background quilt
4) Â Do a little bit of quilting around the shapes. Â For this little quilt, I used thread received from Wholeport. Â It came in a package of 39. Â They are the perfect size and such a great variety of colors that one fit just right. Â After putting out a question on facebook, I went with the more teal color. Thanks for your help deciding!
5) Â Bind your quilt and sew a hanging sleeve if you plan on displaying it on the wall.
Are you hooked on hand work? Â Check out some more tutorials here-
Are you going to sew this with traditional colors of blue and white or are you going to go with something totally new and fun?