Monday, December 12, 2011

Frosty Snowmen

We've had snow on the ground for a long time.
Usually around here it snows and then
melts.  It's just been too cold to have it go away.

The snow and cold weather have been a good
motivator for me to finish up my snowman quilt.

"Frosty Snowmen"
56" x 56"
Designer: Ann Sutton, Bunny Hill

My quilting group, The Quilting Buddies,
used this free pattern from 2009 as a block of the month
challenge this past year.

It was fun to do as a group and is always a delight to 
see how each person interprets the personalities of the snowmen.

I used white wool for the snowmen and a limited palete
for the the rest of the design.
Some buttons and embroidery added the finishing touches.

On the back, I used the leftovers of the three main fabrics that I 
used in every block.
Always a good way to use up what's left.

I machine quilted it myself and used The Bottom Line
thread by Libby Lehman.
It's as thin as a hair and worked great.
I could do a lot of quilting and it didn't
make the quilt stiff.
It's a 60 wt.
thread and being polyester, no lint.
I would definitely  use it again.
It's good to try new things once in a while.

I love doing a project in month to month segments,but
then I always reach a point where I'm ready to get this
thing done and move on.
It's done and I'm already on to something new.

I'm thinking maybe my Florida daughter might need
a reminder of snow and snowmen so I'll see if
she has a place for it under her beach umbrella.

Until Next Time-


  1. just love it kyle!! you need to give us quilting lessons so we can all quilt our own!! :-)

  2. That came out so beautifully! And perhaps if you send snow, you can get sunshine and warmth back?

  3. It looks great, Kyle. Kate will love it!