q Snowflake Whimsy | Tourmaline & Thyme Quilts

What a day to release Snowflake Whimsy! It is still snowing outside and I am warming up by the fireplace. As soon as my fingers warm up, I will head downstairs to hopefully finish quilting Snowflake Whimsy. Then, I will have fun embellishing it with some metallic thread, beads and sequins. In my opinion, snowflakes should sparkle. This is the first of the Whimsy series and I am anxious to finish it and hang it on my wall.

This quilt was inspired by my snowy childhood on the Tug Hill Plateau. For those of you not familiar with the Tug Hill Plateau, it is located between the eastern shore of Lake Ontario and the Adirondack Mountains. With that geography, the plateau is the prime target of lake effect snow. In fact, it is known for the most snowfall east of the Rockies, an average of 200 inches per year. Needless to say, I had my fill of snow 🙂

Another inspiration for this quilt was Mackenzie-Childs, a home decor artisan from the Finger Lakes region of New York. They are known for their whimsical designs, which I always admired.

As I made this quilt, pictures and videos were posted on Facebook and Instagram. If enough interest is generated, it may be my first online class offered. So please let me know if you are interested in a class or workshop for this! Strip piecing and a 10-degree wedge ruler makes the wheel easy to assemble. Snowflakes are added using fusible web and freezer paper techniques, which also simplify the process.

I hope you are as happy with this quilt as I am! Snowflake Whimsy pattern is available in electronic download, paper copies and kits from our shop.

Happy Quilting!


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