Diamond Snow

K8OrlandoJuly 22, 2012

You know I like to name all my quilts. This one is called Diamond Snow, after that beautiful snow that falls so softly it doesn't break up or pack down too hard; when the light hits it there's a reflection that sparkles like diamonds. I surrounded it with a border of Northern Lights, including a 1" border of pieced metallic fabrics. I haven't quilted it yet, but I'm planning to do something that looks a little like falling snowflakes - a sort of a meander with little asterisk marks for snow.

Kate

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quiltingfox

Kate I love your border of pieced metallic fabrics - that is so pretty and love the colors! It's a beautiful quilt. Your quilts are always an inspiration to me, one day I want to quilt as good as you.

Best to you,
Sandra

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 2:27PM
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littlehelen_gw

It's lovely Kate...an appropriate name!

(I hope it's all snow you'll ever see in Florida!)
V.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 2:32PM
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magothyrivergirl

Very pretty Kate! If you select a white thread with a beautiful sheen for the quilting, the snowflakes will sparkle. Experiment with some poly threads. I used Glide.
That is how I quilted the Sno Globe Quilt snow flake.
Just like nature, no two snowflakes are alike:)

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 2:32PM
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K8Orlando

I haven't tried Glide. I used IsaCord (IsoCord?) on the silk painting quilt and loved it. High sheen; easy to fm quilt

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 8:16PM
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msmeow

Very nice, Kate! I love the metallic border, too. That's a nice quilt to hang in the heat of summer to make you think of snow.

Donna

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 8:19PM
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quiltnhen

Really pretty. It's kind of like a poem with your description!

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 9:41PM
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loisflan

That's really a beautiful quilt, Kate. It almost makes me shiver looking at it - just like a cold, clear Minnesota winter night. Please post again after you've quilted it.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 11:58PM
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bev2009

Your story makes the quilt come alive! It's very pretty and once again I learn something. I didn't even know there was metallic fabric. LOL

    Bookmark   July 23, 2012 at 8:12AM
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K8Orlando

I first saw the metallics at a quilt show in Jacksonville. Then our guild had a speaker a couple months ago who uses it a lot and she was selling some fq after her talk. You have to iron it to a fusible interfacing before using, but that makes it easy to sew. I've used it for piping on a mini quilt but this is the first I've used it in a larger space.

For my 60th birthday next winter, we're going to Fairbanks Alaska just to watch the northern lights. DH Jim and I both grew up in the northern midwest and miss seeing the Lights. Next year is "solar max" when the aurora should be most frequent and most intense! We've all seen the pictures from this year and if it's like that or even more, then we'll get quite a show!!! My brother and dear sister in law are coming with us. We're VERY excited about this trip!!! The vacation isn't until February next year, but as soon as we get back, I'll be sending them this quilt. (Sssshhhh! Don't tell!) Until then I may hang it on the wall, but I won't really be using it.

Kate

    Bookmark   July 23, 2012 at 10:26AM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Kate, I love the name of your quilt and also the quilt itself. I've gotten to where I really like various sized blocks in a quilt.

What a wonderful time and gorgeous sights you have to look forward to for your next birthday. Hope you will blog it for us with pictures.

SharonG/FL-IN

    Bookmark   July 23, 2012 at 2:07PM
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vasu_texas

Kate, I love everything about this quilt, the blue and white, the sparkling borders and the name too.
Vasu

    Bookmark   July 24, 2012 at 10:08AM
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