Thursday, December 27, 2012

Free pattern day ! Snowflake and Snowman quilts

Snowmen are often made as part of a family project in celebration of winter. Here are some *free* snowman and snowflake quilt patterns and tutorials! To go to a pattern: Scroll down the page until you see the quilt you like, then click on the words "CLICK for PDF download" (or the hyperlinked website name) in the title above the quilt. Note: Scientifically, all snowflakes are crystals with exactly 6 points.  However, some designers have taken artistic license in portraying these winter motifs.

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House in the Woods Pillow and Quilt, free patterns at Tilda's World (CLICK for Pillow PDF) + (CLICK for quilt PDF)


Happy Winter Snowmen quilt
, free pattern at Tilda's World (CLICK for PDF download)


Happy Winter Snowmen pillow, free pattern at Tilda's World (CLICK for PDF download


Jolly the Winter Snowman, free pattern by Cherry Guidry for We All Sew (CLICK  for tutorial)+(CLICK for PDF template)

Crystalline quilt, 75 x 75", free pattern at Art Gallery Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)

 Snow Crystal quilt, 62"  square, free pattern for Anthology Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)

Let It Snow mini quilt, ~15" square, free tutorial at Art Gallery Fabrics (CLICK for tutorial)


Snowflake block, free pattern by Lynne Goldsworthy as seen at Today's Quilter (CLICK for PDF download template)

Welcome Winter mini quilt, first in 5 x 7" frame, free pattern at Jen Daly Quilts (CLICK for tutorial)


Snowflake wall quilt or table topper, 30 x 30", free pattern at Art Gallery Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Winter Wonderland quilt, 66 x 73", free pattern at Henry Glass Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Winter Wonderland table runner, 73 x 30", free pattern at Henry Glass Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Pixelflake quilt, 66 x 66", free pattern by Stacey Day for the American Quilters Society (CLICK for PDF download)


Icy Windowpanes quilt, free pattern by Lucinda Walker for Hoffman Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)

Snowflake Quilt Along, free tutorial by We All Sew (Bernina) (CLICK for tutorial)


Don't Lose Your Mittens, 52 x 74", free quilt pattern by Maywood Studio (CLICK for PDF download)


Scandi snowflake table runner, 10 x 40", free pattern by Hilary Gooding for Makower UK (CLICK for PDF download

Snowflakes Wall Hanging, inspired by Karen Montgomery at All People Quilt (CLICK for tutorial)

Winter's Bounty table runner, 18 x 42", free pattern by Natalie Crabtree for Anthology Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download) 

Winter Snowfall table runner by Connie Kauffman, free pattern at Quilters Newsletter (CLICK for PDF download)


Spinning Snowflake table topper, ~19 x 44", free pattern by Reeze L. Hanson for Quilters World (CLICK for PDF download)


Snowman quilt tutorial by Patchwork Posse for Thermoweb (CLICK for tutorial; the matching Snowman Pillow tutorial is at Patchwork Posse)

Snuggle Snowmen, 44 x 64", a tutorial by Natalia Bonner and Kathleen Whiting at Piece n’ Quilt (CLICK for tutorial)


Snowman Snow Days, 69 x 81", by AE Nathan Co.  
 Here are the downloadable pattern files:  Page 1 and Page 2.

Snowman spell-it-out wall hanging, free pattern by Landauer Publishing (CLICK for PDF download)

 Snowman mini quilt, ~8.5 x 16", free pattern by Pat Sloan (CLICK for PDF download)


Snowman applique, free pattern at Shiny Happy World (CLICK for PDF download)


Frosty applique quilt, 38" square, free pattern by Toby Lischko for Hoffman Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Tweety's Snowflake by Wendy Butler Berns at Quilters Newsletter (CLICK for PDF download)


Call Me Frosty quilt, 49 x 61", free pattern including applique templates at Shannon Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)

Celebrate wall hanging, 30 x 36", free pattern by Pearl Louise Crush for The Quilter Magazine (CLICK for PDF download)


Snow table runner, 48 x 14", free pattern by Denise Russart at Just Quiltin' (CLICK for tutorial)

Snowman mug rug tutorial by Rachel at Not-so-Plain Jane (CLICK for tutorial)


Frosty Friends quilt, 55 x 65", free pattern at RJR Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Aunt Kate's Snowflake Quilt tutorial by Trish Poolson for Moda Bakeshop (CLICK for PDF download)


Blueberry Ice quilt, queen size, free pattern by Gerri Robinson as seen at McCalls Quilting (CLICK for PDF download)


Winter's Promise quilt, 92 x 92", free pattern at RJR Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download) (includes snowflake templates)


Snowfall quilt, 60 x 60", free pattern by Susan Emory for Michael Miller Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)


Blizzard Quilt, 61 x 61", free pattern by Susan Emory for Michael Miller Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download


Starry Night quilt, ~62" x 62", free pattern by Kathryn Gray for Timeless Treasures (CLICK for PDF download)


Iceberg Social quilt, free pattern at RJR Fabrics (CLICK for PDF pattern) + (CLICK for PDF templates)


Penguin Love Pillow, free pattern at RJR Fabrics (CLICK for PDF download)

Winter Snowflake Pillow, free tutorial at We All Sew (CLICK for tutorial)

Snowflake Block tutorial at Crazy Mom Quilts (CLICK for tutorial)


Snowflake placemats, free pattern at Pfaff (CLICK for PDF download)

Happy Winter Snowmen table decoration, free pattern at Tilda's World (CLICK for PDF download)


Image credits: This post was updated on January 20, 2023. All images are copyrighted by their owners. Please respect their generosity in sharing their free patterns, and the restrictions they have placed on the use of these designs. Complete information can be found at the designers' websites provided in the links.  Some of these are tutorials while others have downloadable patterns; we have tried to note which is which in the title above each photo.  If any links are broken, we'd love to know; email us at quiltinspiration {at} gmail {dot} com. 


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Imagine World Peace: Symbolism in Cloth

An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish.  Origami cranes became a symbol of world peace through the story of Sadako Sasaki, a young girl who was living in Hiroshima when the atomic bomb was dropped; Sadako attempted to make 1000 paper cranes before her death in 1955.  In 2011 we featured an origami crane quilt designed by Margaret Rolfe; here are five origami cranes in a lovely wall hanging.

Five Origami Cranes by Carol Smith at the 2012 River City Quilters' Guild show


Here we see four smaller pieced cranes surrounding a large center medallion; we love the color scheme, and the way in which Carol Smith connected the blocks with flying geese.  She writes: "A paper piecing class with Jerry Fujimoto at the Flying Needles Quilt Guild (Woodland, California) provided the opportunity for me to finally learn this technique." The detail of the crane block is shown below.

Close-up, Five Origami Cranes by Carol Smith


The quilt was machine pieced and machine quilted on an Innova longarm machine. To complement the theme, Carol quilted large and small cranes in the open areas between the blocks.

Close-up, Five Origami Cranes by Carol Smith


Peoples of all cultures continue to hope and pray for peace.  Creating symbols of peace in fabric, such as cranes, is a creative way to express this universal wish. 

Image credits:  Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration.
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