If you’re looking for Christmas quilt patterns to cosy up with, we’ve got the perfect frosty project for you! Lynne Goldsworthy designed this intricate snowflake quilt block featuring an in-the-round arrows design.
We can’t think of a better excuse to have fun with foundation paper piecing. You’re sure to get eye-catching effects from the smallest of fabric scraps in your stash. This impressive design would make lovely festive cushions, table décor for the holiday season or whip up a batch for a flurry of snowflakes to create an heirloom Christmas quilt.
Read on to find out how to make a snowflake quilt block, and download our free snowflake quilt block template.
If you’ve never tried foundation paper piecing before, you might find it helpful to have a practise first! Check out our Beginner’s Guide.
How to sew a snowflake quilt block
You will need:
- Print fabric one (1) fat quarter
- White fabric ½yd
- Download our free Snowflake Quilt Block Pattern (PDF)
- Print out four (4) copies of Template A
- Print out four (4) copies of Template B
12½in square (12in once pieced into project)
- Seam allowances are ¼in throughout, unless otherwise noted.
- Press seams open, unless otherwise instructed.
- Templates include seam allowances, where necessary.
- RST = right sides together.
- Wash and press all of your fabrics well before cutting.
- Shorten your stitch length to 1.5 for foundation paper piecing.
- HST = half square triangle.
We’ve used Wyndham Fabrics’ Mimosa fabric (Leaves and Berries in Charcoal)
Step by step: snowflake quilt block
This snowflake block was first known as the Millie block, and was part of Lynne’s Vintage Sweethearts Block of the Month series for Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine. Lynne’s ‘Remix’ twist on this design (pictured below) was featured in issue 22 of Love Patchwork & Quilting (available through their app for Newstand and Google Play) and is available in Lynne’s The Ultimate Quilt Block Collection via Zinio. See more of Lynne’s work on her blog lilysquilts.blogspot.co.uk