Snowflake Applique Template
Yeah! Snow Days! Or maybe I should say Cold Days. Whatever you call it, school was cancelled for two days this week due to the frigid temps. We teachers get just as excited as the students when we get that phone call from school. In the spirit of snow, I wanted to share my snowflake applique template.
Back to quilting. As I have mentioned, I made a wall hanging for every month of the year. This wall hanging was for January using snowflake fabric.
However after a couple years of looking at it hanging on our front door, I decided it was too plain. For some reason, I came up with the idea to applique snowflakes on it.
I made the snowflakes using the old fashioned method of folding a piece of paper into squares, and cutting out small diamonds and triangles.
It is hard to see, but I used fusible applique and a very small zig zag stitch. By appliqueing it after the quilt was done, it self-quilted itself at the same time. This is one of my favorite methods for applique as it does double duty and helps the applique pieces stand out.
Here is a PDF file of these snowflake appliques. The full snowflake fits in a 6" block, with appropriate setting and corner triangles of approximately one half and one quarter that size.