The last of the snow in our yard melted just this past weekend (we had a big pile at the end of the driveway that just wouldn't go away), so to celebrate, I made this block.
It's "H-9, Snowflake Melt", an advanced-level block. It wasn't really too hard. Maybe it's the size of the diamonds that made it advanced. I paper pieced most of the block and then used the raw-edge machine buttonhole-stitch applique method for the diamonds. They were the smallest pieces that I've attempted this method with so far, but I worked carefully and am happy with the result. This would have looked horrendous if I had tried needle turn.
Although all the snow has melted, that doesn't mean that there is no chance for any more this spring...April often surprises us in this part of PA...
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