After stitching-in-the-ditch to stabilize the snowman quilt, I thought it would be nice to meander snowflakes all over the quilt around the snowmen. I looked for some help. I found Leah Day’s “icicle lights” which I like (freemotionquilting.blogspot.com )
but decided I wanted something larger and a variety of shapes and sizes. Then I had the idea to use my embroidery machine for quilting. I have seen others do this and my embroidery machine does not get used enough. I have several snowflake designs. I made a fat quarter size quilt sandwich to test designs. I knew they had to be open and not dense. Here are a few I tried. A couple were too dense.
I picked 3 I really like ( a variety of sizes and types) and started on the actual quilt.
You can see them better on the back.
This photo is from the front. I still want to do many more of all 3 kinds.