an original. i think

I have a very large snowman collection. So large that once the Christmas decorations go away, the snowman come out for January. I did some furniture re-arranging before Christmas and as a result, ended up with an empty space on the wall. A big empty space.


Well, that just won't do! I spent some time going through some quilting magazines to see if I could find something that I could whip up quickly and get on the wall and nothing. Than I had an idea of something. I started pulling some scraps and began cutting. And in the end, I ended up with nothing close to what I had originally planned(isn't that always the way? lol). 


It's not very big, about 45 by 50ish. The snowflakes are what I was supposed to put on Mom's Christmas present.

I couldn't be happier with it. So simple; just randomly sized strips sewn together. I than measured the wall space and decided how big the border should be and cut the strips shorter. I love the borders on just the two sides. I just have to decide now if I want to bind it in white of the snowflake border print; I'm leaning toward the print as I am simply in love with it.

quilted with Flurry

This is also my first quiltie finish of 2012. I would say I'm off to a pretty good start.

5 comments:

  1. Great job! Very Cool and wintery for a nice backdrop for your snowmen:)

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  2. Great idea! I have been shopping for more snowmen and snow related decor items since the house looks pretty boring between New Year's and Valentine's Day. I really like that you were able to use those snowflakes that you decided against putting on your mom's quilt.

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  3. Congratulations for the first finish of 2012! Are the snowflakes wool or cotton? Did you fuse them on or? I love this!

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  4. I like it, too for it's elegant simplicity.

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