Friday, August 3, 2012

Snowflake Applique Pattern by Kathy Grimm

This snowflake applique pattern was inspired by an old quilt found in the article located here. This pattern may also be turned into a floral wreath pattern by adding small buds to the tips of the design. I've pictured this on the pattern drafted above. Remember to add a seam allowance to the pattern of 1/8 inch before cutting into your fabric.

Origin of the Pattern's Name: The snowflake is often a traditional seasonal image/motif used around the Christmas period, especially in Europe and the United States, representing the traditional White Christmas. During this period it is quite popular to make paper snowflakes by folding a piece of paper several times, cutting out a pattern with scissors and then unfolding it. Snowflakes have also been incorporated into many 20th century American Quilts by a wide variety of people who celebrate winter holidays or who just enjoy the infinite design potential in snowflake motifs.

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