Friday, May 12, 2017

Snowy Day Quilt Sampler Block Challenge

Recently my Snowy Day Quilt Sampler was used in the National Quilters Circle Block Challenge! Over 24,000 signed up for the challenge and over 17,000 joined the Facebook Group.
It was a lot of fun meeting and interacting with all of these wonderful quilters. Seeing all of the Beautiful fabric and color combinations, makes me want to make more and more quilts.
The National Quilters Circle did a great job getting all these wonderful quilters together to make this quilt. I am so happy I had the opportunity to be part of it. You can see the Block Challenge recap by clicking here. I list a few of my favorite quilts from the challenge! There were so many beautiful quilts to choose from!
You can get the Full length Snowy Day Quilt Sampler in my Craftsy pattern shop here!

I chose to go with straight 'organic' line quilting! It's quick, easy and I love the texture it give the quilt!
When you use cotton batting your quilt will shrink 3% when you wash and dry it. It will get all nice and crinkled and it has a wonderful texture.
I used Macramé fabric by Rashida Coleman-Hale of  Cotton+Steel in the quilt I made for the pattern!  I love this fabric so much, I am also using it in my NEW Happy Flower Garden Quilt. The pattern will be coming out June 1, 2017! Yay! Stay tuned for photos!

During the block challenge I made two quilt tops with the group! My first quilt top was made with a mixture of Up Parasol and Clementine fabric by Heather Bailey for Free Spirit Fabrics.

I loved how the blocks turned out! But there seemed to be a lot of pink. So I decided to add a pink border around each block. Then I added a scrappy teal/aqua sashing in between all of the blocks.

The second quilt I made during the challenge was made with a variety of Cotton +Steel fabrics. I love how they all go so well together, even though they are from different designers.
Sprinkle by Sarah Watts, Cookie Book by Kim Kight and Paper Bandana by Alexia Marcelle Abegg

 I tried to make this a little different than my other two quilts. I did a border in white around each of the blocks and then I did a navy Paper Bandana sashing with the Red Sprinkle cornerstones. I'm excited to finish this one. I bought some Kona Cotton in Baby pink for the backing fabric.

If you'd like to try to make your own Snowy Day Quilt Sampler, you can download the pattern for free in my Craftsy Pattern shop here!!!!

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Happy Quilting!


  1. Thank you for all you did with this challenge! it was a GREAT experience. The quilts are all so different & each and every one is fantastic. :-)

    1. Thank you for joining the challenge! It is amazing to see all of the different versions of the quilt. They all turned out so beautiful!

  2. It was quite an honor to have your pattern used, wasn't it. I enjoyed it so much. Your pattern directions were very clear and easy to follow. Andrea, you were so gracious with wuestions from the 17,000. Be sure your parents see all these comments. They must be so proud of you. I am in Michigan if you ever want to come for a visit. We are empty nesters. Got a guest room and a brand new sewing room.

    1. Yes, I was pretty excited when they had asked me to write a pattern for their challenge! I'm so happy you enjoyed the challenge!