A little bit of a tutorial. I have a winter themed quilt that I have been pondering what should I quilt on it. And after months of it being on hold yesterday I decided to quilt snowflakes on it.
But how was I going to do this ...hmmmm.
As a child we all learned how to make paper snowflakes and I thought why not.
Sew I measured my space that I wanted to cover and cut a square of paper just a bit smaller these are about 12"
Note ...... I used a light paper with a wax backing you could use frezzer paper as well.
|in half or quarters|
fold in half
and fold again
|First side,triangle fold|
next fold the out side edge in, turn over and do the other side to reduce the bulk at the center point, to create a triangle
|folded in on both sides|
Next I stapled the triangle in a couple spots to prevent shifting when cutting.
Draw and cut or just cut and see what happens
|free form cutting|
remeber to add somethng to the center of your snowflake
open and see what you have created
| thick soft edges for easy quilting...|
sharpe edges are great just stitch slower
Center the snowflake wax side down using the creases to help you center it on you seams with in the block. Press in place.
|ready to stitch|
|at the machine|
Your lines do not have to be purfect , as a snowflake melts it changes . Remember to have fun making your snowflakes.
Enjoy the Snow