Welcome to Block 8 of our Celebrate Christmas Quilt-Along, Old Snowflake, has been designed by Melissa Dunworth. Our friends at Fort Worth Fabric Studio have a fabulous 40% off Super Deal for you to enjoy too.
How does the quilt-along work? Over a 12-week period, 36 fabulously talented designers will be making 12″ blocks that you can make. You can pick and choose which blocks you want to make. Sash them, add borders, baste it, quilt it, and have it ready to give-away or keep for yourself this Christmas. Or you might want to use some of the blocks for a mini quilt, a table runner, bags, whatever you like.
Make new quilting friends, meet our featured designers, take advantage of our Super Deal bargains, and most of all just have some fun!
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Featured Designer: Melissa Dunworth
What is your quilting style?
I like to take traditional quilting elements and put my own modern spin on them. The quilt below is called Fancy Flocks and was designed for a friend’s baby. I took flying geese (traditional) and used them to make faux chevrons.
How did you get started quilting and/or designing?
My mom has quilted my entire life and when my niece was born 10 years ago I decided to make her a baby quilt. It was a very simple rail patch quilt in pinks and purples and she loved it to death – after that I was hooked!
Do you have a favourite quilt?
My favourite quilt is probably the Trip to Trinidad quilt that I made about 5 years ago. It is all in batiks and the pattern I followed made it super simple! I think this is my favourite because the colors make me so happy. It also reminds me of Tahiti which is where I trace my maternal roots to.
Quick and fun questions:
- Favourite colour: Blue
- What part of the quilting process do you like the most? Designing
- What part of the quilting process do you dislike the most? Pressing
- Chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, or: Vanilla
- Favourite super hero or comic book character: She-ra
- Most exciting place you’ve travelled: Tahiti
- Favourite quote or mantra: "Every man dies, not every man really lives." Braveheart – William Wallace
Block 8 – Melissa’s Old Snowflake
Here’s Melissa’s Old Snowflake block. Isn’t it adorable. I just love that striped fabric. There are a few other colour variations on Melissa’s site too. The block includes paper-piecing for the corner units, but don’t worry if you’ve never done PP before, Melissa explains how in her tutorial. Head over to Melissa’s blog for the tutorial to complete her block.
Share Your Photos
Upload your completed blocks to our Flickr group for a chance to win some adorable buttons from Button Mad – Incomparable Buttons. One winner for each of our quilt-along blocks will be randomly chosen. You have two weeks to complete Melissa’s Old Snowflake block to be eligible to win.
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