When I first started embroidering blocks for my Winter Wonderland quilt, I knew I would be using a blue floss. The first block I worked on was the Snow Angel just because it was my favorite block.
I used what I guess would be called a "counrtry" blue, and before I finished the block I realized that it wouldn't be the right color for my quilt. I ended up using cobalt blue and was much happier with the end results.
|A few years ago, Country Fabrics in Brainerd had a small quilt challenge. It was the perfect opportunity to use my "test" block from Winter Wonderland. I framed the block with little snowball blocks and a snowflake border.|
|Little stars and crystals in the outer border and finished with a stripe binding.|
Store customers voted on the quilts and I won a shop gift certificate!
|Completed 2010--measures 21.5" x 24.5"|
This is one of my favorite little quilts even if it did start out as a "mistake"!
|Another wintry piece I've made is The First Snow designed by Pam Curo of Cottontales.|
Pam has a quilt shop, Piecemaker's, that she runs with her parents Ed and Mary in Hackensack
(about 30 minutes north of my home).
They vend at a lot of the big quilt shows, so you may have met them!
|Love that chubby little chickadee!|
Made with wool felt--measures 14" across.
I belonged to an applique group at Piecemaker's when Pam designed this mat.
We were the test group and the first to make this cute little mat.