Snowalong


The Snowalong Sew-along has ended, but the block patterns are still available to purchase in my Craftsy and Payhip shops.  Please share pictures of your snowflakes.  I'd love to see them, whenever they get made!


Button 7Welcome to the Snowalong Sew-along, where all snowflakes have six-fold symmetry!  I’d love to have you join in to sew up a snowstorm!

Each 9” paper-pieced snowflake block design offers at least 3 variations,  depending on which color you use for which patch.  I’m not going to make all the permutations, but I’d love to see them made up so I’m going to share a pattern weekly, free for a limited time, and have a linky party every week.  Link up and show us what the flurries look like in your sewing room!!  If you sew snowflake blocks from a different pattern, share those too!  Can we manage a blizzard?


This will be a very relaxed party.  You don't need to officially sign up anywhere. Download the patterns and make one block or make many, it’s up to you!  If you miss a week, join us the next week.  Pop in and pop out again, we’re really very informal here.  If you don’t have a blog but want to participate, you can join the Snowalong Sew-along Facebook group and share there.

And just because I’m so excited about sewing snowflakes I learned to make a blog button just for this sew along!  Feel free to grab the code from the box at the bottom of this page to add the button to your sidebar if you wish.

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So here’s the Snowalong schedule, starting September 29, 2014. 

September 29– Snowflake 1 pattern available for free 
September 30 -  freezer paper piecing tutorial

October 6   -     Snowflake 1 and 2 patterns both available for free, 1st linky party opens
October 7 -        Project idea
October 8 -        How to make a pillow

October 13 –    Snowflakes 2 and 3 patterns both available for free, 2nd linky party opens

October 20 -     Snowflakes 3 and 4 patterns both available for free, 3rd linky party opens

October 27 –   Snowflakes 4 and 5 patterns both available for free, 4th linky party opens

November 3 –  Snowflakes 5 and 6 patterns both available for free

November 10 – Snowflake 6 pattern still available for free

Thanks for playing in the snow with me!

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33 comments:

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    1. I will do this also. I do enjoy paper piecing. I find it easier sometimes that just the regular quilting patterns.


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  2. I love snowflakes and would love to play along. I am new to blogging so I may need some help as to how a link works. I'll check back on the 29th and hopefully it will be explained.

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  3. Yes, I agree how do we do this?

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  4. I love snowflakes, quilted ones anyway and would love to join you...thanks. Is there anything we need to be prepared for these beautiful snowflakes?

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    1. I plan on about 1/8 yard of white per snowflake, and 1 yard of background fabric for every 5 blocks. You can figure amounts depending on how many snowflakes you plan to make. Other than that, maybe a cup of hot beverage to ward off the chill?

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  5. This looks like great fun! Count me in.
    Deborah in MN

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  6. Count me in. I too am new to the blogging world,please explain

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    1. Hi Peggy. If you come back to this page on Monday, you'll be able to click on September 29 in the list above, and it will take you to the blog post for that day. In that post I will explain how to go get the free download. To join the linky party the next week, you'd write a post on your own blog. I'll have instructions that week about how to link for those of you who are new to it. It's easy, no computer code knowledge required.
      I'm also thinking of starting a Facebook group so those of you without blogs who came this way via Facebook could share your pictures that way.

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    2. Please start a Facebook group for this. I will use that and am keen.

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    3. Please start the fb group. I'd love to join up as well...another Canadian Quilter wants to play. I love anything winter, Christmas and just fun.

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  7. Love them and definitely want to try if I can figure out how to get into the Snowalong Monday

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  8. All you need to do to "get in" is come back here on Monday and click on September 29 to go to the relevant blog post. Participating is really just sewing as many or as few blocks as you like and sharing pictures. Sharing pictures is even optional, but it makes it more fun!

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  9. Count me in, I'm new to blogging, I came along from FB, but I'll check back on Monday and see what I can do. I love snowflakes and fun.

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  10. Joyce Penney SchroederSeptember 27, 2014 at 6:24 PM

    I am so excited! Saw this on FB, can't wait to see what they look like! Have been wanting to do a snowflake quilt for a while ... these ought to be such fun. Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

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  11. this is so so wonderful, I am not sure how to join you but would love to.
    Please message me so I can join in from Canada. clparadis5@live.ca or on facebook. I will comment. Thank you thank you

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  12. I love snowflakes and paper piecing!

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  13. I would like to try. Can you tell me where are we going to get the patterns from?

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    1. Welcome! I've just added a clarification to this page. The link to the pattern download will be in a Monday blog post every week. Click on the date in the schedule to go to that day's post.

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  14. I love paper piecing. Looking forward to working on some snowflakes!

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  15. HI.I'm new at this stuff ,I been learning PP,and I will love to join in.So on Monday you come back to this page and you will give the instructions or do i have to go to another page..Love the facebk idea instead of blogs,.

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    1. Welcome Dee. You can come back to this page every week to easily find that week's post. Just click on the date in the schedule and it will take you to the right place.

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    2. Thanks..LOVE that you have share this with us...

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  16. Signed up for your blog by email so for sure won't miss a snowflake! Thanks so much, love to paperpiece!

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  17. I would love to join in. The snowflakes look like fun.

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  18. So... I FINALLY finished my first snowflake - although I love the colors I chose, I messed up piecing the final flake together - AND it measures 8" x 8.75" - WHOOPS!
    Waiting to get approved on the Facebook Page so I can share my lovely mishap-mishap-of-a-flake with all of you guys - we can all laugh together

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