Sunday, February 22, 2015

Frosty border

Those of you who are buried under feet of snow probably aren’t very interested in snowflakes right now, but I’ve been thinking of how to pair my snowflake blocks with other pieced elements.

Lara over at Buzzin Bumble posted about some very pretty mini Delectable Mountain blocks a few weeks ago, and shared a free tutorial and paper foundations.  At first glance it doesn’t seem that this block could be paper pieced  but Lara uses a very clever technique to make it work.  The paper foundation can even be printed double-sided so that you have guide lines and sewing lines on both sides of your paper.  No more guessing where to place your fabric!

Here’s my sample block. It is 2 1/2” x 4 1/2” to finish at 2” x 4”.

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Here’s one way I’m thinking of using more of them with snowflakes.

runner border idea

The problems begin when I try to figure out how to find the time to fit in another project…  Oh well, what’s one more project on the list of planned quilts?

15 comments:

  1. I wanted to use my snowflakes for a tablerunner - this border makes the pretty snowflakes even more stunning!

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  2. I think of you as a designer as well as a quilter...great pattern layout.

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  3. Love it! Hopefully I am all settled in by tomorrow night to my new space (waiting on shelves but the slat board is up!) and can sew. Maybe a snowflake - I have the papers all cut out on top of the fabric ready to go!

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  4. I like the combination with the snowflakes. That's a great pairing.

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  5. This is a wonderful setting for your pretty flake designs!

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  6. Wow! I love the pieced border look. My list of "potential projects" keeps growing.

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  7. That border is gorgeous around your snowflakes! Very striking! ---"Love"

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  8. Fabulous border for your snowflakes! Love this in blue and white.

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  9. Well. Now you've gone and done it Joanne. I HAVE to make that before next Christmas! It's like your snowflakes and my mountains were meant to be - They look amazing together!

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  10. Wow, the border looks wonderful around your snowflakes! It is really striking!

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  11. They work really well with your snowflake blocks. Another project - there's always room for one more.

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  12. Wow, now that looks great!! Stunning in the blue!

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  13. I agree with Lara, on both comments!! I do happen to have 4 snowflakes happily NOT melting on my design wall!, one of which has still not grown up into the tea cosy it is supposed to become. I love the way the delectable mountains look with these. Maybe I will put it on my second quarter FAL list...

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