Back in March, I got a phone call from Hamels Quilt Store that I needed to come in asap that day. When I got to the store, Pauline, the owner, handed me a box and specific instructions.
The box held a very special quilt. It was designed for Hamels for a feature of them in an upcoming Quilt Sampler . The catch? I had 6 hours to quilt the quilt and return it. It needed bound that evening and popped into the mail first thing in the morning.
I adore this quilt. It's all soft and cuddly flannels. And the snowmen-who doesn't love snowmen?
Pauline wanted the quilting simple and no quilting on any of the appliques.
I went with a large snowflake in all the 9-patch blocks and a free-hand meandering star in the border.
Around the snowmen, I did a tight stipple to anchor the shapes down.
You can find the more pictures and the pattern details in the current issue of Quilt Sampler on shelves now.
Congrats again Pauline and staff.
And thank you for the privilege of quilting your special quilt.