Snowflake Shimmer in Blue - Michael Miller Cotton Couture in Bright White, Sky, and Blue
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Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along {Linkup #1}

Welcome to the Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along Fabric Selection Linkup! I have really enjoyed getting to see the fabric everyone has shared so far, and today you can link up a blog post, Instagram photo, or email me to be included in the linkup which makes you eligible to win one of four awesome prizes from fabulous sponsors AurifilMeadow Mist Designs, Sew Fresh Quilts, and Quilting Jetgirl.

Snowflake Shimmer in Blue - Michael Miller Cotton Couture in Bright White, Sky, and Blue

Snowflake Shimmer in Blue – Michael Miller Cotton Couture in Bright White, Sky, and Blue

I am going to be working on the blue colorway of the Snowflake Shimmer quilt using Michael Miller Cotton Couture solids in Bright White, Sky, and Blue.

I went digging in my Aurifil thread stash, and am trying to decide between two different thread colors for the quilting: 50wt 5005 (Bright Turquoise) and 5006 (Light Turquoise). The 5006 blends in almost perfectly with the Cotton Couture Sky. Do you normally think about your quilting thread color this far in advance?

To link up your blog post or Instagram photo, click on the blue “Add your link” button below. If you have any questions or difficulties linking up, you can let me know and I will help as best I can OR you can email me a photo of your fabric selection and I will enter you into the giveaway.

Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along Schedule

Friday, July 1stSnowflake Shimmer Quilt Along Opens (Fabric Selection)
Friday, July 22nd – Snowflake Shimmer QAL Linkup #1 <– You Are Here
Friday, July 29th – Snowflake Shimmer QAL (Fabric Preparation Post)
Friday, August 5th – Snowflake Shimmer QAL Linkup #2
Friday August 12th – Snowflake Shimmer QAL (Piecing Instructions #1)
Friday August 19th – Snowflake Shimmer QAL Linkup #3
Friday August 26th – Snowflake Shimmer QAL (Piecing Instructions #2)
Friday September 2nd – Snowflake Simmer QAL Linkup #4
Friday September 9th – Snowflake Shimmer QAL (Finishing Details)

Friday September 23rd – October 7th – Snowflake Shimmer QAL Linkup #5 (Final Linkup for Finished Quilts)

9 thoughts on “Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along {Linkup #1}

  1. Michele says:

    Oooooh!! These look great and I’ll bet in real life they look amazing!!!

  2. I personally like the thread that stands out.

  3. Ooh love those colors! I can’t wait to see it. I’m watching even though I’m not able to participate. Wish I could, though. Just too darn busy!

  4. Lovely colors! They will really make the most of this design. I’m smiling at the idea of choosing a thread this early on. I’m more of a “Oh yeah, I’ve got to quilt this thing what should I use?” kinda girl. I too like the thread that contrasts better.

  5. Yvonne, I’m not going to link up a fabric pull right now, but I plan to make your Snowflake Shimmer quilt as a baby quilt. Jess@Quilty Habit is going to share her modified directions with me. I’m leaning toward following your example quilt in the grey colorway. Looking forward to your next post about this project. Take care, Mary.

  6. Shannon says:

    Tough choice, Yvonne! And, yes, I do start thinking about my thread options early on too 🙂 I’m with Dave on this one, I think the 5005 will be a fun detail.

  7. Thanks for the advice on my fabric selections. Let the fun begin!

  8. Lara B. says:

    Yvonne, your color combo is so pretty and fresh that I’m tempted to ditch mine and copy yours, LOL.

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)