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Thread: Paula Nadelstern snowflakes

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    Paula Nadelstern snowflakes

    Hi Everyone -

    I want to tackle a snowflake from Paula Nadelstern's snowflake book. It's so scary that I am wondering if there might be a couple of other people who want to do this together - a snowflake support group?



    Lainey

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    I'm in! I just ordered the book so don't get too far ahead.
    Since I gain weight reading cookbooks, why can't I lose weight watching a fitness program?

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    I just looked this book up on amazon, it looks challenging. Are they paper-pieced?

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    Patti and Micha -

    I have been studying these snowflakes online and just got the book. It looks like astrophysics, but I don't care, I want to do it. It seems to be very elaborate piecing? I have to read the book tonight.

    OK, so:

    STEP ONE: Read the book.

    We may need serious support just to get through it, but let's see how it goes.

    Lainey

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    Many of her patterns need serious support to get through them and people do!

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    I ordered the book. I'll let you know after I get it if I'll join you or this will go in the "eye candy only" portion of my quilting book library.
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    Well, I read about twenty pages of Paula's snowflake book last night. It is clearly and very well written, so I feel optimistic that I will be able to understand her instructions. She has a nice, useful supply list - I will need a few things but not anything that unusual other than two protractors and some specialty graph paper.

    I stare and stare at her photos of the snowflakes - they are quite unbelievable to me.

    She says in the intro that she was choosing between a more generalized book or a true how-to - and she chose the how-to. I'm so grateful to her for making this choice.

    So...I'm happy with things so far!

    Lainey

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    The snowflakes look amazing. One looked like it used a "lacey" fabric. Have you started collecting fabrics yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retiree View Post
    The snowflakes look amazing. One looked like it used a "lacey" fabric. Have you started collecting fabrics yet?
    I think I have a dark blue background with tiny stars that would work, and two lighter bluesy types that might get to go in the flake(s) - but I haven't read all the requirements for selecting fabrics.

    But I mean how does she get some of those fuzzy tentacle things that look exactly like snowflake photos?

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    I have ordered the book. I'm up for the challenge. I want to try at least...one... maybe more, we'll see.

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