Falling Snow Quilt is finally here. You can buy it in my Etsy shop. What can I say but this quilt is another favorite. It has been in my head for a long time. It is no secret that I love Christmas quilts. But what about after Christmas? I really like having quilts throughout the house but after Christmas-I have just one or two.
This got me thinking about winter. The Mid-West has long winters and while many are ready to switch to spring after New Years, it just doesn’t feel that way here. It is quite cold until April and often May. There is snow well into spring and I still want a warm quilt.
Lets talk about this gorgeous two-color quilt. I wanted a saturated jewel tone quilt to contrast with grey and drab of a long winter. I chose PURE Solids Zambia Stone and White Linen by Art Gallery Fabrics. I have used Art Gallery fabrics over and over for my solids because their colors are so saturated. I also love how soft the fabric is. This was the exact jewel tone I had in my mind.
So lets talk about the texture of this quilt. Lin Sew n’ Quilts did the most amazing quilting. I wanted intricate snowflakes and I also wanted some wind. She was able to find this panto and then adjust it so that a snowflake was centered on each snowflake. This was also the first time I had used clear monofilament thread. I didn’t want white thread to contrast with the green and I didn’t want green thread to contrast with the white snowflakes. Lin came up with clear thread as a solution to my problem. The texture is still amazing and really allows the pattern to shine. I am fairly certain that I will be trying this again. It is simply stunning.
This pattern also comes in a Modern Version with each snowflake as a different color. It is perfect to use left over FQ or showcase a few from a line.
This texture was once again by Lin Sews n Quilts. This was the perfect panto design because it had snow blowing in the wind. The snow flakes are a similar shape to my block so it was a perfect match. The quilting gives the quilt such movement. It really helped give the snow that falling effect I wanted.
The corners add a special bit of interest that take the pattern up a notch. I see these corners matching, contrasting or even being scrappy. The stripe binding is another favorite element of mine. I actually keep stripes on hand and make binding just to have ready. I always love a good stripe binding! This one is really fun because it has the double ticking. So good!
For this quilt version I decided to use Cozy and Joyful by Maureen Cracknell for Art Gallery. I loved it this line so much that I bought two fat quarter bundles. It is simply perfect. The calm Christmas colors are playful and whimsical. There are detailed florals and toy nut crackers along with bold patterns.
For the backings of both quilts I chose Shannon Fabrics Cuddle Luxe Minky Embossed Snowflake. It could not have been more meant to be! It has the plush texture of their traditional Cuddle Luxe but also an Embossed Snowflake. It just just gorgeous! I absolutely love the warmth and texture this backing adds.
The quilting really shows up on the backing even with the embossed snowflake. The embossed snowflakes were not lost in the quilting though. I am SO happy I used Shannon Fabric Cuddle Luxe Embossed.
I love taking quilt pics during the autumn and winter. The colors are just stunning. This quilt went really well with the flaming red trees. Love it.
Even from a distance this quilt really stands out. I don’t think you can ask more from a quilt pattern than that!