Wednesday, January 30, 2013

More Snowmen . . .

It's a shame I didn't finish these last Friday, when it was snowing like crazy and only 28 degrees outside!  I finished them both today, Wednesday, while it was windy and 76 degrees.   They both fit the WISP category as I started them at the same time seven, maybe eight years ago.  My favorite quilt store offered the pattern and kits and a table topper of the month club.  I bought the pattern for each month and most of the kits.  My original idea was to make one for myself and then use my stash to make another as a gift . . .  I didn't get very far!  I had the snowman and star blocks completed except for stitching around the stars and adding the eyes, nose and scarf for the snowman.  The center was supposed to be a hourglass block, but I remembered the snowflakes from a different project and did those instead.  So glad they are done!    I came upon a bag of little pincushions, mostly cut out, just needed assembly.  I made two of the square with ric rac, the flower one was an experiment, and well, it didn't go exactly as planned!  I think I have too many petals, I think they are a bit long and I rather like the plain pink side versus the "right" side.  I sent one pincushion along with a couple of charm packs to Texas as a bit of encouragement to a new quilter.  I hope she enjoys quilting as much as I do !    Happy Quilting!!!

1 comment:

  1. You give me hope! So impressed you're using up so much of your older stash. I always love your snowman themed projects. The pincushions are cute too!