Thursday, September 29, 2016

Snowflake Shimmer QAL - Finished!!

Back in July, Yvonne who blogs at Quilting Jet Girl launched a quilt along for her gorgeous Snowflake Shimmer pattern.  I just had to jump on that one - the design is just so beautiful!

I'm so happy to have finished this one in time for the final link-up!  And bonus - I absolutely love it!


I chose three Kona solids to make my Snowflake Shimmer:  Charcoal for the background, Ash for the middle stars and White for the snowflake.

For the quilting, I was inspired by Yvonne who quilted hers pretty densely.  I went with some dot to dot designs in the snowflake, pebbles in the stars and a large stipple in the background.



For the backing, I chose to use a inexpensive sheet in a beautiful lavender colour.  I just love how the quilting shows up on the back.


I used matching Aurifil thread on the top and bobbin so although the thread blends in very nicely on the top, you can see all the details on the back.

The finished quilt measures about 72 1/2" x 88 1/2".  I really, really, really want to keep this one just for me, but I've already gotten comments from my sweetie that it would look perfect in the living room at the island house on the new grey couch.  He's right - it would look awesome there.


I will be linking up with everyone else participating in the QAL over at Quilting Jet Girl.

And this was project number 4 on my Q3 2016 FAL list so I'll be linking up there too.

And I will be sharing this finish over at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday and at Celtic Thistle Stitches for TGIFF.

18 comments:

  1. I really like how the dark Charcoal lets the snowflake pattern and stars pop! The quilting looks great and I love how solid backings let quilting shine. Thank you so much for quilting along with me and I am so glad you love your finished quilt. :)

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  2. What a great quilt! I like the pattern you use for quilting, it adds a great texture!
    Cheers,
    Emese

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  3. The charcoal makes the design pop so much, I love quilts that use darker backgrounds. It's also so muh more practical for everyday usage ;-) Your quilting is perfect, girl!!

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  4. Your finished quilt is marvelous! I can picture it in the island house - someone has just gotten up to fetch the freshly brewed coffee, and let the quilt fall to couch as they moved. It is lying in a lovely heap, the gray and lavender, the bubbles and rays, putting on a lovely show. Ahh, quilts in use! You and your sweetie will enjoy this one, for sure!

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  5. C'est très chic. Je n'aurais jamais pensé mettre un tissu lavande en dessous, c'est très audacieux. Et les deux couleurs de fils donnent l'impression que le tissu a deux teintes de mauve. Super réussi ton piquage.

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  6. Love your version Izzy. Can just see it on top of a bed with the Snowflake Shimmering.

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  7. Very lovely. The quilting is especially nice.

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  8. Beautiful finish, I love the quilting.

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  9. Oooooh Eeeee! That quilting is great. I love what you did with the dot-to-dot quilting and all those pebbles. Your quilting choices really make each different section stand out.

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  10. It's stunning! Congratulations on your finish, and thank you, on behalf of the 2016 global FAL hosts, for taking part!

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  11. I love your quilting on this, looks great! Love that charcoal background!

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  12. Yeah for Kona!! Your colour choices are awesome. And the quilting is amazing.

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  13. Your quilting is awesome and the color palette works so well!

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