January is a good month to enjoy quilts
especially here in Colorado.
Everyone needs one or two to snuggle under to stay toasty warm
on those cold January nights.
Here are a few of my favorites.
A Kansas Troubles Quilters' pattern
I love using only two colors in a pattern
Each block had 17 buttons to sew on.
That's 153 buttons!
I had to buy a large jar of mother of pearl buttons
off of Ebay to have enough.
I'm glad I had the label on the back to remind me
of the story of this quilt.
"Wear Warm Clothes"
This pattern is from Country Threads.
It is one of my favorites.
I taught it several times as a class and
it was fun to see how everyone had fun with this collage type quilt.
I especially like the red long johns.
My label is directly behind that part of the quilt, if you
get my drift.
Flap door label
" Winter Wonderland"
This pattern "Snowbound" is from "Red Wagon".
It really was the first pattern I used that pushed me into the
folk art style.
Plaids and stripes were just making there way into the quilting scene.
Roberta Horton introduced us to the concept of
I was hooked.
Maybe because there are many times I do
feel "casually off-grain".
The quilt is done with hand applique
and hand quilted.
Always glad I've added a label.
" Merry Christmas"
The pattern is in Kim Diehl's book Simple Seasons.
Even though I titled this quilt Merry Christmas,
the snowmen seem more appropriate for January.
I made this for the Stashbuster's class I teach.
I used lots of different and favorite fabrics, but
didn't use up much.
I machined appliqued these pieces and used white
wool for the snowmen.
They're just so cute.
I machine quilted it.
The backing fabric was in my stash and
was perfect combo with the top.
We've had several days of below zero temps.
The evenings find the 3 of us, Ed, me and the cat, cozy
under a pile quilts chasing away the chill.
The perfect solution for a cold January night.
Until Next Time-Stay Warm,