Welcome to Day 4 of Christmas Is In My Heart Blog Hop! I am so excited to show you what I made, but first, a big THANK YOU goes out to Marian from Seams To Be Sew for organizing and hosting this hop. Be sure to visit her site every day for her daily free pattern.
And another heart-felt THANK YOU goes to the Fat Quarter Shop for their daily giveaway. Be sure you enter to win at Marian's blog, Seams To Be Sew.
I love snowmen! They really do melt my heart. They are all different, as individual as the snowflakes of which they're made. So for my contribution I decided to make a quilt showing just how different they are, but cut from the same cloth, so to speak. I call my quilt "A Flurry of Snowmen."
I drew the snowmen first onto a giant sheet of wrapping paper, then traced them with a water-soluble marking pen onto a single piece of white fabric backed with Warm & Natural batting. I cut away the excess batting and fabric and centered the design onto a single cut of turquoise dotted fabric. With turquoise-colored thread, I machine-stitched around each snowman's outline and their border outline. I then used fusible web to adhere their accessories using a raw-edge applique technique..
It was so much fun seeing each snowman's personality "come to life" as he or she received their hats, mittens and scarves. I was running out of time to get this posted, so they don't have all the embellishments I want to give them, like buttons on their chests.
Marian wanted a heart incorporated into our designs for this hop, so front and center Mrs. Snowman wears a heart. The lone snowflake falling down is made up of heart and teardrop shapes. (I believe the snowflake was the hardest part of the quilt!)
I think my favorite has to the little guy holding a frothy cup of Starbucks. I accomplished that with a little computer-aided wizardry. Which snowman is your favorite?
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I hope you all have a wonderful holiday!