From the designer, my daughter, Haley: Growing up in Vermont, my favorite sign of spring was snowdrop flowers popping out from under the snow. I always found the dichotomy between their delicate looks and their hearty resistance to the bitter cold of the Northeastern winters particularly striking. This quilt is inspired by these blooms, blossoming in the dark and cold, against all odds.
We each have our own journey through life, full of many experiences that teach us and fill us with wonder. As you work through this quilt, we hope you find this journey just as inspirational as we did. You will use 8 different tools as you work your way through this project. Sections of the quilt are assembled several times during construction so that the final assembly is a breeze. This is the pattern only.
This tool creates a fundamental unit that is sure to add sparkle to your quilt block designs. Although the ruler shape is similar to the V Block, the final unit has two seamlines radiating from a single corner, so the center triangle in the finished unit resembles a beam of light shining out of that corner. Accurate construction has always been challenging until now. With the Corner Beam tool, all the shapes are cut slightly over sized and once sewn, trimmed to extremely precise units with seams perfectly placed for a crisp sharp point every time. Brighten up your blocks by adding Corner Beam to your toolbox today!
Combining Corner Beam Units with Uneven Chain Units creates the illusion of a quilt made on point. Adding an accent fabric and a properly placed dark fabric helps to create a wonderful beaded effect on this quilt. This is a great project to use some of your fat quarters for the lap and queen size quilts. Make it scrappy or make it “planned scrappy”; either way the effect will be dazzling.
Designed by Sarah Furrer.