Sunday, January 22, 2023

Shades of Blue Blog Hop


Hello!  Today is the first day of the Shades of Blue Blog Hop hosted by Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks. Thank you, Carla, for putting this fabulous hop together.  Carla wanted us to create something with a little blue in it.  Who could resist such a fun challenge?  

One of  my resolutions for this year is to use up my fabric stash and complete unfinished UFO's.  Several years ago I followed Lori Holt's Instagram tutorial on how to make darling tiny snowmen.  I made a bunch, but they were so small, only about 6" x 6", that I decided not to make an entire quilt out of them.  Long story short, they got put away.  When I was rummaging through my stash looking for blue fabric scraps, I happened upon them again.  Their background was blue ... hmmm.

Ta Da!!  A lightbulb exploded in my brain.

Why not make something with these adorable little guys for the blog hop?  I thought of all the items I could create using some cute snowmen, and finally decided on a pillow.  

I sewed the 4 snowmen together, then added a 2" border.

A yard of white pompom trim represented snowballs and added a bit of whimsy.  

To make the backing, I used 2 squares of fabric the same size as my pillow top and folded the squares in half.  With the rights sides together and folded edges meeting in the middle, I sewed the raw edges, complete with trim, around the pillow.  When done, I turned the fabric inside out, releasing the pompoms to the outside and an easy access for the pillow form.

Snowmen aren't just for Christmas.  January is one of our coldest months and, although it doesn't snow here, I think these little guys are brrr-rific!

I'm so glad you stopped by to see what has been chillin' in my sewing room.  But don't stop now!  There's plenty more to see at these sites:

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Thursday, January 26th