Welcome to the Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along Final Linkup. This has been a wonderful experience for me. Thank you so much for quilting along with me; I have loved watching all the different versions come together! 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 seven awesome prizes from fabulous sponsors Aurifil, Meadow Mist Designs, Sew Fresh Quilts, Fat Quarter Shop, Oliso, Buzzin Bumble, and Quilting Jetgirl. You don’t have to have a finished quilt to linkup; just show progress from last time to be eligible to win the giveaway. Note that this link up will be open through midnight Eastern on Friday, October 7th.
And I am thrilled to be able to share my finished Snowflake Shimmer in Blue quilt today, too! I had the quilt top done for a while and debated back and forth between whether to quilt it the same way I had quilted the gray version. Ultimately, I knew that I wanted to try something new, so I went for lots of quilting density in the background!
I also densely quilted the secondary stars with back and forth vertical lines, and I opted for a loose dot to dot quilting motif for the white on point squares. My idea was to let the snowflake pattern puff up a bit more than anything else around it, and I am really pleased with the results.
In fact, just look how the design shows on the back of the quilt!
I used 50wt Aurifil 5005 (Bright Turquoise) for the quilting, and I probably used a little over a large spool of thread (nearly 0.9 miles of thread) for the quilting. Those background loops went through thread! The color blended well on the top and also give the Michael Miller Cotton Couture Bright White a nice glow of color on the back.
The earlier photos were all taken at a local park where my city waters to keep some green space. In general, though, the area where I live in Southern California is continuing to suffer through a really hard drought. I thought I’d share this photograph which is what the land all around us looks like. In an effort to save water, most people have stopped watering their yards and what once use to be grass looks like the above. And while California is known for it’s tawny mountains in the summer, the reason our mountains are tawny these days is because there is no vegetation left alive.
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.