Monday, May 16, 2022

Arkansas Snowflake Block ReMix - Sneak Peek #2

It's time for Sneak Peek #2 of my Arkansas Snowflake Block.   

I am really liking the version that I came up with last week for Sneak Peek #1.  If you missed it, here is the link

As I thought about what to try next, I thought I would play with some curves.  I added some orange-peel-esque arcs to the outer corners of the block and a simple applique dot in the center.  Ya know, just in case the center point doesn't turn out perfect, it can be covered up :) 

When I imaged that into the four-block layout, it was just too much!  So back to the drawing board - literally and figuratively.  I decided to pull in the "points" of the snowflake so it would be so dominate and give a bit more background to show. 

So this is where the fun begins! As I'm designing, I always like to layout the block into a quilt-like arrangement just to see what secondary patterns emerge.  Sometimes the secondary patterns will then drive the direction the block design is going.  What do you think?  Is it too much?  I'm concerned that the arcs have become the focal point.  I played with the color a bit and I'm still not totally smitten with it.  Maybe a border would help. 

And yes, even though it is May, I'm already starting to think fall ... because it will probably take me all summer to get some fall quilts made ... so I grabbed a bundle of fall / autumn fat quarters for this month's fabric pull.  

If your fall fabric stash is looking a bit low, I can help you out.  I have several fat quarter bundles available in my Etsy shop.   

12 Fat Quarter Bundle of Fall / Autumn Fabrics

I truly love the opportunity to play and experiment with different blocks as part of the REMIX challenge.  The fun begins as I start to re-work this block.  Be sure to stay tuned for the big reveal next week. 

Each Monday, the participating designers are sharing about the challenge on their Instagram feeds.  Some of us are adding other social media too.   If you don't already follow me on Instagram, I'm @masterpiecequilting 

Here is the list of Instagram handles of the participating designers.  Each of us are sharing the second peeks at our designs this week.   










An easy way to find the posts is using the following hashtags.  Just type them into the search box and the posts will show up. 













I can't wait to see how everyone is re-mixing this block and I hope you will take a look too! Be sure to follow each of the designers so you don't miss their posts during this fun challenge.

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