Currently I am working on this new quilt for an upcoming event.
This one might prove to be lots of fun.
Here is another quilt, made by Linda that was finished last week.
The quilt lay flat and smooth. A peachy pink thread was used on the top
and backing. Linda decided she wanted a panto for the top.
Susan Brubaker Knapp,over at Blue Moon River, is the creator of the
original piece of this snowflake. I fell in love with it on her website and
she was gracious enough to give me permission to create my own.
Everyone is proably sick of the snow and cold so I will make this
description short and sweet. The background is a batik fabric.
The snowflakes are stitched in a white cotton thread.
Stabilizer is used under the batik fabric and then all the stitching
is completed. In this case, the snowflakes and the wind shapes.
I used 4 different colored thread for the wind . At the quilting
stage, I added a layer of batting and the backing. Then I quilted
around the snowflakes and the wind shapes, using a thread that
matched the Batik colored fabric.
For the wind, I used a darker blue thread and covered only
certain areas so that the whole wind area would pop up
and come forward a little.
And then it is bound or the edges folded over. I tried that but managed
to cut it with the rotary cutter, so on to plan B. Now it needs to be
For my next project, I am going to try carrots. Sounds real exciting,
doesn’t it? Well, we will see.
Don’t forget to check out Freshly Pieced and here is my UFO for the
Here are the pieces for my Metro Twist, a pattern by
Jenny Pedigo, over at Sew Kind of Wonderful.
These modern quilts are really fast to make and I can try
out Jenny’s quilt designs too. Have a great week.
7 thoughts on “Short and sweet”
Your snowflakes and wind piece is very beautiful. Even thought I’m quite tired of the snow and the cold (I live in Canada), it caught my attention right away in the link party. That says a lot!
I find the snowflakes very delicate and the wind “arabesques” are beautifully done with the many threads. The wind is there but doesn’t take overtake the snowflakes. What will you do with it? I’m curious about that.
Beautiful effect with the wind and snowflakes – love how it moves!
Your snowflakes are beautiful. Great job! I have some of that great flower fabric from your WIP in my stash too.
Great snowflakes and yes, a new quilt is always fun!
You’re right, I am sick of snow and it’s snowing like crazy yet again as I look out the window. However, those snowflakes are really lovely. Here’s to spring!
If the snow falling outside was as beautiful as your flakes I wouldn’t mind winter all year round. Great work!
Beautiful stitching! (I love winter and snow – and don’t mind the cold much. 😉