Tuesday, August 26, 2014

My newest favorite finish.

Snowman Collector is my latest finish.  I just can't stop looking at it.  Prior to quilting, it looked really flat and two dimensional.  The quilting just added the perfect finishing touch. 

This project languished in my stash for years.  I bought the kit soon after buying my embroidery machine.  For whatever reasons, I never perfected the embroidery feature of the machine and decided not to buy a new machine with embroidery capabilities.  So, before letting mine go, I worked up this one and only kit.

I know pictures just can't capture the overall look but here goes. 


The snowmen are very cute.



I like working with small pieces so the 1 inch squares (using strip piecing) were fun and easy.

I quilted it using the same snow flake patter I used on the last quilt.  


On the back I used a piece from the new line: Snow Happens.  So darn cute.  I bound it with bias cuts of red ticking stripe.  Striped binding cut on the bias is the best! 

Here in upstate NY it won't be long before I can hang this!  I heard that we will see snow in September.  While that might be a wee bit early....October wouldn't surprise any of us.

Happy Stitching.

Pam


6 comments:

  1. Oh, that is absolutely darling, Pam!!! Do you embroider all of the snowmen by hand and then put it together? I really should learn how to quilt--maybe when I retire!!

    Hope you don't get snow any time soon :)

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  2. Such a gorgeous piece! I'm the same as Carol, I would love to learn how to quilt. Someday I'm sure :)
    Best wishes.

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  3. Adorable! I'm glad you finished it.

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  4. Oh that looks so fantastic! The red and white is such a classic.

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  5. Fabulous! Love the binding also. :)

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  6. Its really pretty. I love the colors.

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