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Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along {Piecing Instructions #2}

Welcome back to the Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along! This week we are piecing the quilt top!

Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along

I timed myself as I went through the quilt making process, and it took me 3 hours to piece the quilt top. I know we all work at different paces, but I thought that I would try to give you some kind of expectation of the work involved for each step of this process.

Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Top Assembly

Step 1

Following the Quilt Assembly Diagram, arrange the quilt top on a design wall.

Step 2

Sew the blocks together into rows. Press seams open.

Step 3

Sew the rows together. Press seams open. Quilt top should measure 72 ½ʺ x 88 ½ʺ.

Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Assembly Diagram

Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Assembly Diagram

Tips and Tricks

  1. Beyond just using pins to match seams and points of the square in a square blocks when you can (this helps a lot!), I recommend:
  2. First piece and assemble the 11 rows of the quilt. Fold each row into quarters by first folding in half and pressing. Then fold each end of the row to meet the middle press and press again. Use pins to align the quarter marks as you sew the rows together.

Linkup #3 Winners

There were a total of 29 people who linked up with their progress for linkup #3 (1-22 via the link up and 24-29 via email). The giveaway winners are: 

  1. Lisa (14) who won a 10 small spool bundle from Aurifil, 
  2. Patty (1) who won a pattern from Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs, 
  3. Barbara (26) who won a pattern from Lorna @Sew Fresh Quilts, 
  4. and Laura (25) who won a pattern from Quilting Jetgirl. 

Emails have been sent to the winners; congratulations!

Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along Schedule

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

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

6 thoughts on “Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along {Piecing Instructions #2}

  1. Ruth says:

    Loving the tips and tricks – will be putting this one to good use!

  2. Lisa says:

    Thanks Yvonne: I’m very excited to have won the thread! I’m also excited to see how the quilt comes together. It is very clever and I wouldn’t have imagined it coming together in rows like this.

  3. bobbi dougherty says:

    yay! Thank you so much for Lornas Pattern, I love it! Congratulations to all the winners!

  4. quiltgranny says:

    Hi Yvonne. I’m commenting here on your most recent post about blogging and proper etiquette because for some reason, the comment form at the bottom of that post kept taking me to a “page not found” page. Just wanted to say that from a new bloggers perspective there are so many blogs out there to read now, that I cannot imagine what it was like before, when there were more, trying to keep up. I do comment on as many posts as possible and am always thrilled when a well known blogger responds to a post I’ve put out there.

  5. Kathleen Alldredge says:

    I was given the fabric kit as a christmas gift an now wonder how to get the pattern without having to purchase it. Any help?

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