Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Glistening Frost

It's Day 3 of our Winter Quilts series!  Here's a fun and creative way to construct a quilt with a snow and ice theme.  You can use straight and bias strips to applique graceful, elegant snowflake designs.

Glistening Frost, 55 x 72", by Susan Varanka at Susan's Quilt Creations

Susan's Glistening Frost pattern features beautiful Celtic style symmetrical designs with a twist. Depict any season or theme that you wish. Included are directions for stamping to create your own fabric and enhance your theme as shown in the light border.

We really liked the versatility of this quilt design because it can be sewn in such a  variety of colorways and fabrics for so many different rooms in your home. For example, think of decorating an infant's room, in soft, winter colors of icy sage green and lilac snowflakes, surrounded by a glittery yellow maize border, in Michael Miller's "Fairy Frost" fabrics.

Or, you could join three or four blocks in a straight row, with an emerald or aqua green background decorated with snowflakes in fuchsia or red Bali fabrics. These complementary colors would make a stunning holiday table runner. In addition, a beautiful wall hanging could be created for a contemporary family room or dining room by using midnight black background fabric, appliqued with  metallic silver or metallic gold snowflakes.

What are some color combinations and fabric types for this snowflake quilt that you might create for your own home?  Use your imagination and let us know in the comments below ! We'd love to hear your ideas and inspiration.


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