Quiltmaker staff chose Scott Flanagan’s Snowflake Star for the November/December 2018 issue’s “Creative Spark” quilt. The original quilt design has those opulent batiks, which have life and movement, creating a breathtaking winterscape of snowflakes from the design’s two star quilt blocks. The staff decided to play in Electric Quilt by adding pops of yellow to the original cool, wintery blue palette. The yellow combines beautifully with blue, and some strategic placement creates such different effects!
Option 1: Add a bit of sparkle to the main star quilt blocks by placing yellow in the V units.
Option 2: Show off the “hidden” star quilt blocks by replacing white background fabric with the dazzling yellow.
Option 3: Accentuate the diagonals using yellow, and have the setting pieces direct your eye right to the center of the quilt.
Option 4: And for a completely different direction, check out the color option that associate editor Erin Russek sewed for this quilt pattern. She says, “The stars really pop in this design when you use bright colors and a simple gray background.”
You can get more than one quilt design from a quilt pattern—all it takes is a little “creative spark”!
Be bold and get creative with your quilt design!