Tuesday, December 30, 2008

{ snowmen aren't just for christmas }


According to my friend, Rhonda, snowmen aren't just for Christmas. In fact, she doesn't bring out her snowman collection until after Christmas. So, here is a non-Christmas snowman quilt that I made over the last couple of days. It will hang on my wall until I get sick of looking at it or when spring arrives, whichever comes first. What about you? Do you think snowmen are Christmasy or just wintery?

Here's a close up of my machine quilting. I used variegated Aurifil thread. Around the star I used a 1/4" foot and the built in walking foot and for the loopty loops I used a darning foot with lowered feed dogs. My quilting is far from perfect, but I am happy with how it has improved over the past year.

Bend-the-Rules Sewing by Amy Karol (Paperback - Clarkson Potter)


  1. I think snowmen are wintery and not Christmas too and THIS snowman...adorable! Love that wall hanging!

  2. Your FMQ is fantastic! I'm just starting to learn and it's certainly not as easy as it looks.

    I love the snowman!

  3. your machine quilting is fantastic!

    i leave my snowmen stuff up until February than bring all the Valentines stuff out lol

  4. I do believe snowmen are year 'round--or in my house. I love them & don't have 2 alike.Your stippling's lovely. I'm taking an advanced quilting, all day course, in Jan., on my mega quilter. I'm so looking foreward to this "retreat">>>Santa has me all pre-paid--gotta luv that man!

  5. very cute Cin..I love snowmen too! And...right now, its very appropriate to have anything snowy out!

  6. I put my snowmen up after Christmas too - they are for Burrrr January.