Hello Blog Friends,
I've been away from the blog for a few day, spending my time getting ready for a big rummage sale this weekend. There is sets of dishes, scrapbooking, stamping and sewing stuff, housewares, a kitchen hutch, and lots and lots of misc. It took quite a bit of time for set up and pricing.
I thought I'd share a quilt I made for my oldest daughter, Kristy, for her birthday in 2012. She had recently been divorced, and was alone for her January birthday last year. When I saw the sewn sample of this quilt, it reminded me of her, as she loves snowmen, and one of her favorite color combinations is blue and brown.
I purchased the fabric and pattern as a kit from Piece by Piece Quilt Shop in Appleton. It is made of flannels from the "I Love Snow Collection" by Henry Glass. Finished size is 56" x 68". It was made using a panel that required some fussy-cutting. I had enough fabric left over to make a matching pillow. You can see a close up of the fabrics in the photo of the pillow.
I used a cross-hatch quilting pattern on the quilt, since I wanted it to remain soft and cuddly (Kristy is a blankie girl in the winter). I used one of the fancy stitches on my machine for some of the quilting (in the borders and in the corners.) I chose a stitch that reminded me of a snowflake.
I had fun making this quilt. I got to work with my favorite fabric...flannel!