I wanted to make it a theme that was "Winter", not just Christmas. I want to be able to put it on our bed and use it from the first of the cold weather till it warms up again in the spring. So I went with a "Snow" theme. I even put its name in applique in the center.
After I appliqued it on by machine, I used silver glitter fabric paint to make snow flakes all around it.
Each of my blocks are different sizes, the "Let it Snow" block is 16" X 12", and there are 2 of them, whereas my snowman block is 12" X 12". I made 4 of these. There are 2 on each side. The eyes are painted on with dimensional black fabric paint.
I also made 4 Cardinals sitting on a pine tree limb. These are 10" X 12". The pine needles were put on by small slivers of green flannel fabric then I zig zagged across them on my machine using an invisible thread to hold them in place, being careful not to distort them. The bird was also machine appliqued and the eye was but on with dimensional fabric paint. There are a total of 2 of these on my quilt.
I also put on houses with snow on the roofs. These are large 14" X 17" blocks. I made them larger to put stars on top. I made a total of 4 of these.
Because of the blocks all different sizes, I also made filler blocks. Some have appliqued snowflakes, stars, a Snowman's head, Penguins, Mittens, some are just plain blocks,strips, some are HST's, etc. Why I even have a couple 9 patch blocks.
This ended up a lot larger than planned. For some reason I just kept adding and adding. But in the end, I feel it turned out OK. When all my blocks were made I added a 3" plaid boarder all around.
I used a regular cotton batting but I used fleece for the backing. Because of the thickness and how heavy the whole thing was, I decided not to quilt it but to tie it at the corners of each of my blocks. I used a heavier yarn and also a variegated color so it would blend in with my quilt colors all over. Then I put a dark green binding on.
I am sorry that it is not a good picture. Being flannel and with a fleece backing, then so large and heavy, it just does not lay flat and perfect like other quilts. The total size is 104" X 120". It may not be the prettiest, or win any prizes but let me tell you, I really had fun putting this one together. It was like a puzzle all the way. Now that it is finished, it has become my husbands favorite. It sure does keep us warm all night long.
OK, back to quilting. I have so many things that I want to make before Christmas.
Before I do, I also want to let everyone know that I am also going to be in another blog hop starting November 22nd. "Holiday Lane"
This is the last one of the year, so I know you don't want to miss out on it. ALSO, there are going to be GREAT giveaways. Why, I myself am having one that you will not want to miss. So mark your calendars
Till then.....HAPPY QUILTING EVERYONE!!
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