Thursday, December 16, 2010

{ winter wonderland }

Hello,

This week I finally finished this Winter Wonderland quilt that I started in the spring of 2008. I'm so happy to have it hanging up on the wall in time for Christmas!

-Cindy

5 comments:

  1. Hi Cindy
    I bought the Winter Wonderland pattern for a girlfriend for Christmas 2008 along with some beautiful variegated red thread from Italy. We were going to do it as a block of the month. Our reasoning was to do the largest and most daunting block first....and that's where we stand. I'm ashamed to report that we haven't advanced beyond the first block...sigh...Seeing your quilt completed is inspiration. Maybe we'll pick it up again soon...lol....
    Darc
    xxoo

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  2. Hi Darcey,

    Thanks for your comment! I really want to encourage you to keep working on your quilt because it'll feel so good once you finish it. I found it helped to do all of my cutting at once. I first cut out all of my embroidery blocks and then cut out all of the pieces for the quilt blocks and kept them in individually marked sandwich bags. I took the embroidery with me wherever I went and got that finished "fairly" quickly. For me the worst part was piecing together the quilt blocks. I let it drag on wayyyyy too long!

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  3. hi Cindy.
    I cut all my embroidery blocks first, too. I've got all my red collected, but haven't cut those yet. I do lots of 'zip loc' projects, too. When my kids were growing up, I would embroider and applique blocks while I was waiting to pick them up at school. I would hurry through my work at home so I could arrive at the school half an hour before the kids got out. Now, when I look at those quilts, I remember the happy days when they were just little. Sigh.
    Keep up the beautiful stitching!
    Merry Christmas.
    Darc
    xxoo

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  4. Oh my gosh, I just found your blog and I love this quilt! You did a wonderful job. Could you give me some information on the pattern?

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  5. Liz, thank you! The pattern is from Crabapple Hill Studios and it's called Winter Wonderland. Here's the link: http://www.crabapplehillstudio.com/items/408_winter_wonderland.aspx

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