Starry Night Block 2 | Snowflake

Snowflake Block 2 in the Free 2016 BOM quilt series Starry Night Block of the month

Hello, Hello My Fairfield Friends!

Heather here from The Sewing Loft back again to share this months new block in the Starry Night Quilt Sampler. Today’s block is a cool snowflake block that measures 9″ when finished.

To get started you will need a few basic sewing supplies and materials. To make it easy, I have created a printable download that you can get here. These additional tools will be helpful in creating your quilt. standard sewing machine iron/ironing board rotary cuter, quilting ruler and self healing mat are helpful *Note the white fabric is mixed in throughout the quilt blocks and also used as the borders & sashing. Backing fabric is not included on the supply list. The Starry Night Quilt finishes 45″ x 54″. The first block we are creating is called a 9 patch. Not only is the 9 patch quilt block a very basic block but it can help your build your skills in so many ways. It allows you to practice your stitching lines, seam alignment and nesting. This is one of those blocks you want to master! In the Starry Night Quilt, we are taking the standard 9 patch a step further by mixing things up with an extra color stripe in each section. Let’s take a look.

Remember, I’ll be stopping by to share a new block each month and a few extra tips to help you create this lap size quilt that finishes 45″ x 54″. PDF for Printing 

Starry Night Sampler Quilt Layout

If you are just joining us, be sure to click here for the material list and first block. Don’t worry about being behind, you can jump in at anytime.

Today’s block is a cool snowflake block that measures 9″ when finished. While it has simple straight lines, seam placement will be key. Let’s take a look and get started.

 

Snowflake Art

Cutting Instructions:

  • Cut 1 Charcoal Net 3 3/4″ square
  • Cut 1 Ocean Polka Dot 5 3/4″ square *sub cut into 4 triangles
  • Cut 2 Charcoal Dress Stripe 5 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ *cut on bias
  • Cut 2 Turquoise Dress Stripe 5 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ *cut on bias

Additional Notes:

-Stripe blocks have been cut on bias for print direction only. Feel free to adjust back to straight grain based on your fabric.

-Sub cut large polka dot square into 4 triangles.

Free 2016 BOM quilt series Starry Night Block of the month

Sewing Assembly: 

  1. Following color key, place a triangle right sides together to the rectangle and stitch using 1/4″ seam allowance. Press open and repeat to the other side. Free 2016 BOM quilt series Starry Night Block of the month
  2. Repeat step 1 to create 2 finished units.
  3. With remaining pieces, stitch center square right sides together with 1/4″ seam allowance to the rectangle. Press and repeat to opposite side.
  4. Snowflake Block 2 in the Free 2016 BOM quilt series Starry Night Block of the monthUsing 1/4″ seam allowance, join each unit together to create the finished block. Press seams and trim block to a 9 1/2″ square. This will leave you 1/4′ seam allowance all around for joining to other blocks at the end.Snowflake Block 2 in the Free 2016 BOM quilt series Starry Night Block of the month

Remember, you will need 1 finished Snowflake block to complete the Starry Night Quilt Sampler.

For those of you that are seasoned quilters this block will be a breeze but if this is your first block of the month series have no fear, I’m here to help you through it. To help you achieve success with each block, I’ve put together a few of my favorite sewing tips here.

Well, that’s it for now. Don’t forget that I’ll be back next month with a next block in the Starry Night Quilt Block of the Month series. In the meantime, be sure to come find me on social media and share a few pictures of your finished block using #StarryNightQuilt as a tag, I want to see how your blocks are coming along!

17 thoughts on “Starry Night Block 2 | Snowflake”

  1. Ann says:

    Hi there…. I was just wondering why I cannot seem to find a “printer friendly” version link or a link to a PDF download for block # 2 ??

    Am I missing something? Any help or reply would be most appreciated. Looking forward to completing this amazing BOM. Thanks Heather!

    Regards, Ann

    1. Niki Meiners says:

      Ann,
      We did not anticipate everyone wanting individual blocks in pdf. We are actively working to create new files for you. Thank you for your patients.

    2. So glad you are stitching along Ann! Can’t wait to see your finished blocks. Be sure to share a few pictures when you are done.
      My Best-
      Heather

    3. Robin Dann says:

      Yes, this has been addressed and updated. Thank you for letting us know that the wrong file had been linked.

      Here is the Link to the Full PDF!

      This has been addressed and updated.
      Here is the link to the PDF.
      https://www.fairfieldworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Snowflake.pdf

      Happy sewing!

  2. Delilah T says:

    I would like to know why I could not print the January pattern you posted with the Aurifil Design Team 2016. Can you send it to me in a PDF ?

    1. Hello Delilah,
      I’m not sure why you are experiencing issues with printing my BOM on the Aurifil blog. Here is a direct link. Once you have it open you should be able to select File; Print and send it to your printer.
      https://auribuzz.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/aurifil-designer-block-pat1v21.pdf
      Looking forward to seeing your finished block!
      ~Heather

  3. Judy says:

    your PDF file only has page 1. What a shame I have to waste so much of this expensive printer ink. I could have spent the money on batting, which I need at the moment.

    1. Niki Meiners says:

      Judy,
      I am not sure I understand your complaint. The pattern is intended to be a single sheet to be cost effective for printing.

      1. Robin Dann says:

        Yes, this has been addressed and updated. Thank you for letting us know that the wrong file had been linked.

        Here is the Link to the Full PDF!

        This has been addressed and updated. Thank you for letting us know that the wrong file had been linked.
        Here is the link to the PDF.
        https://www.fairfieldworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Snowflake.pdf

        Happy sewing!

    2. Robin Dann says:

      Yes, this has been addressed and updated. Thank you for letting us know that the wrong file had been linked.

      Here is the Link to the Full PDF!

      This has been addressed and updated. Thank you for letting us know that the wrong file had been linked.
      Here is the link to the PDF.
      https://www.fairfieldworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Snowflake.pdf

      Happy sewing!

  4. Sacha says:

    will the snowflake block of the month be put into a proper pdf because all i am getting is one page and if there is going to be so much agravation on printing this pattern then there is no point in continuing with this BOM quilt.

    1. Robin Dann says:

      Yes, this has been addressed and updated. Thank you for letting us know that the wrong file had been linked.

      Here is the Link to the Full PDF!

      Yes, this has been addressed and updated. thank you for letting us know that the wrong file had been linked.
      Here is the link to the PDF.
      https://www.fairfieldworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Snowflake.pdf

      Happy sewing!

  5. when is block 3 coming

  6. WHEN DOES THE BLOCK 3 COME OUT DID I MISS IT?

    1. Niki Meiners says:

      Hi, I sent you an email with the links to 3, 4, 5, and 6.

      Niki

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