August 8, 2019

First Snow Quilt Along

The most requested Woodberry Way quilt along is here! We will be sewing First Snow quilt tops in plenty of time for quilting before the holidays. Even those of us who don't get snow where we live can enjoy beautiful snowflakes come Christmas!

You can sign up for the First Snow Quilt Along here, that way you'll get the email updates. There's also a link to the pattern if you still need it. 

As you probably know by now, this pattern has two versions, plus a mini! At the pattern release in 2016, I sewed variation A, shown above. I did mine in solids with a stripey binding and it lives on the end of my bed in winter. I love it so much! I think this one would be so cute in prints too, with a dark background, or as a 4th of July quilt! You can find paper patterns for First Snow A here.

Julia of Red Rainboots Handmade (maker of the darling barn quilts) sewed and photographed Variation B for me. Isn't it so gorgeous! She used a mix of fat quarters from my stash and Moda Bella Ruby Ice background. Most people love to sew this variation, and I'm going to make it this time around too. You can get a paper pattern for First Snow Variation B here

Here's my fabric pull this time around, with fat quarters from my stash and Peaches and Cream background from Riley Blake Confetti Cottons. I am excited to start cutting!!

If you want, you can also buy a PDF copy of First Snow A and B together! Both variations have 20" blocks and finish with a 66" x 88" quilt, perfect for a Twin bed or large throw. The blocks are all traditionally pieced with corner triangles and half square triangles. There are lots of pieces, but they go together smoothly in quadrants. I would not consider it tricky!

There's also a First Snow Mini Pattern if you don't have time to commit to a large quilt right now. It comes with both block variations and finishes at 12". I've seen some pretty cute pillows and table runners made from this one!


Sept 16- 2 blocks
Sept 30- 2 blocks
Oct 7- 2 blocks
Oct 14- 2 blocks
Oct 21- sashing and borders
Oct 28- catch up week
Nov 4- wrap up

Kaitlyn of Knot and Thread Design will be our designated longarmer for this one, she will be offering 20% off all edge to edge quilting for First Snow tops! Woo hoo! You have until Jan. 31st to get them to her for the discount. 

We will have some great prizes this time around from Starlit Quilts, Riley Blake, One Sweet Bee Designs, Five on Sunny, and myself. Longarm gift cards, notions, fabric's going to be fun!

You are entered to win weekly prizes by posting your progress with the hashtag #firstsnowquilt. 

Some fun news is that Jewel's Fabric Stash in Bountiful, Utah will be carrying kits! When I visited their shop this summer and told them about the sew along, they asked if I would choose a kit from their shop and I had such a fun time meeting with them and looking through their fabric selection. I can't wait to see their shop sample!

Lastly I just want to show you some of my favorites from the last few years. This will help you get thinking what kind you want to make! You can see even more at #firstsnowquilt on Instagram.

I'm crazy about this ombre version by @corinna_maycreations!

A pink and navy cutie from Hello Melly Designs. 

I love this gorgeous custom quilting by Natalia Bonner on @thelmacupcake's sweet quilt. 

Carola's (@idaroellchen) aqua version is so beautiful on this bed!

This magical pink version by @shashalaruequilts and quilted by @ladybellefabric is what convinced me on the pink background for mine this time.

 I think it would also look great with a navy or dark green background like this one by @pinsandpens. 

I hope you can join us! I am really excited to make this one again, and can't wait to see all of yours!

Here's a Pinterest pin to lead you back to this post, and make sure to check in on my Instagram for updates!


  1. Where do we post our progress? I'm thinking Instagram, 'cuz of the #!?!? I'm not on Instagram, and not all that computer savvy. Can a computer illiterate navigate Instagram (if that's the place)??

  2. What level difficulty would you rate this? Is it for a beginner or someone with very rusty skills?

  3. I love the fabrics on your Chamomile quilt. It looks old fashioned and that's my favorite.

  4. Hi Allison! THis quilt has been on my bucket list for ages. I think I bought the pattern back in 2017! May I ask how many months this QAL will last? I'm not very good at the QAL's that move at a rapid pace. I'll probably participate as long as I can. I usually start losing my mojo halfway through. But at LEAST I'll get it started. Once I get it started, I'll get it finished eventually! :)

  5. Just ordered First Snow Plan B pattern. I love the soft pink in shasha's quilt. Do you know the brand & name for that shade of pink?

  6. These kits, especially the more elaborate ones, come fully equipped with all of the supplies a sewer could possibly need. basic sewing kit