Sunday, September 25, 2011

It’s a FINISH…

… and long before the snow flies too!  Nothing like hanging out on the front porch on a warm Autumn day…

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I love everything about this quilt…the colours, the textures and the big stitch hand quilting. The snowman block was taken from a Primitive Gathering Pattern Called ‘Cabin Friends’…you can find the pattern HERE.

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But the rest of the blocks I made using my GO! Fabric Cutter and the 1 1/2” Strip die…you can see the tutorial HERE.

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I started the quilt top well over a year ago…and then it sat in the cupboard waiting to get quilted!  You know how that goes…P1150581

I finally hand quilted it using the big stitches and perle cotton.   P1150586

   I might have to take this one down South with us this year…becauseP1150589

…I’ve never seen a snowman in the desert before!  And those desert nights can get cool…

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Hope you like it too…

Have a Sunny Sunday and Happy Quilting!~P

49 comments:

  1. If a snowman can be gorgeous, then it is!! Such pretty colors-great quilt.

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  2. I love the whole quilt, but using just one snowman block is brilliant.

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  3. Congratulations on your finish Paulette! It's a beautiful quilt and the snowman is the perfect touch. Can't wait to see what's coming next!

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  4. I love it! Hmmm, I think I might have that pattern.

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  5. Your quilt is so snuggly looking, I love it. Snowman block is a great unexpected pop.
    Yes, AZ can be cold in winter. Were you exposed to the "once every 100 years" freeze in 2010?

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  6. Congratulations Paulette! It's just beautiful! :0)

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  7. Lovely finish Paulette. That snowman looks very pleased to be travelling south.

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  8. This is gorgeous! I love the snowman block

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  9. Loverly, loverly. Very good job!!!! Yes, by all means take this with you to the desert. You'll be glad you did.

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  10. Lovely quilt Paulette. The Santa adds such a whimsical tough. And yes, you should take it down south, just to show your friends at your weekly quilt meeting. I know they will love it.

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  11. Just perfect! Congrats on the finish.

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  12. Turned out just adorable. Will you be washing it or just telling everyone to be real careful with it? Wondering how the big stitch washes ........

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  13. Absolutely a perfect quilt Paulette! Those fabrics and our favorite snowman - it doesn't get any better!

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  14. Beautiful, the color palette is so warm and pretty and I love the one Snowman block...he's soooo adorable.

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  15. It's beautiful and the snowman just makes it shine!

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  16. Congrats on your finish...I love it! Do you use #8 or #12 Perle cotton for your quilting?

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  17. I love the quilt and the surprise snowman right smack in the middle.

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  18. Love it! Great job Paulette. Perfect for the cooler nights.

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  19. Super cute - so unexpected to see a snowman peeking out!

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  20. Okay.

    That's it. I'm completely in love. You have managed to take my very favorite things (snowmen, plaids, harvest colors, piano key borders) and create the P.E.R.F.E.C.T. quilt!!!

    Would you mind sharing a few things with me? In case, you know, I'd want to....copy your cleverness? Would that be okay???

    Did you use wool for the snowman? Does that effect the ability to wash the quilt? Do you think it would be okay to mix cotton and flannel plaids? I have a mixture of both, but I'm wondering about shrinkage.

    Any sage advice?

    Love this one. You did a wonderful job!!!

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  21. Nicely done Paulette, I'm sure you will have lots of fun with Mr. Frosty in the years to come.

    Enjoy!

    Sandi in New Westminster B.C.

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  22. Your quilt is gorgeous! I love that snowman. So unexpected! Great quilt!

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  23. Congratulations..that is a very sweet quilt. I especially like the primitive quilting with the big stitches.Very pretty!

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  25. It turned out fantastic, Paulette! I've seen the original pattern through Primitive Gatherings, but theirs only makes a 25" square wall hanging. I'd love to make one of these, but much bigger. What size did yours turn out to be? It really turned out cute - LOVE it!

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  26. I am in love with your quilt! I think every hot spot should have a quilt like this one...well done!

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  27. nice work on your Snowman quilt!..lucky him getting to head south for the winter!!!

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  28. This is gorgeous Paulette!! You did an awesome job!!:) I also liked the pics of your hike- just beautiful- well worth the hike for that kind of view. And the wool that you dyed- my goodness- what can't you do!!:) Looks like you had a great weekend!!:)

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  29. What an awesome quilt! Enjoy the quilt.

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  30. Lovely finish Paulette. That snowman will love a trip south...love the big stitch quilting.
    Julia ♥

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  31. Very beautiful and I just love the snowman. You need to take it south to show all of your quilting friends down there. You make wonderful quilts and I always love seeing them.

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  32. That is the sweetest quilt and was worth waiting for!

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  33. I'm so glad you got this one finished - I just love it!!! Such a great quilt, and you're going to enjoy it come winter..... ;-)

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  34. Beautiful!! Of course, I love snowmen

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  35. What a very comfy and cozy quilt! Just love it! And with a snow friend too - can't go wrong. Definitely take him south!!

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  36. Heyy, get him out of the sun, quickly, else he'll melt. It's a gorgeous quilt, but wouldn't be if you have melted snowman all over it!

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  37. I love the quilt!! I have been watching your progress with interest and have been inspired to pick up the hand quilting again - I am a bit of a big stitch quilter as well. The design of the quilt is so simple (I mean that in a good way) but so effective and I just love the adorable little snowman peeking out. Well done - enjoy your quilt.

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  38. It's a winner, just look at all these comments!!! Love your snowman in plaid (and wowza, check out the new tiles!!).

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  39. Way too cute! Great job..... Snowmen smiles fit anywhere...

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  40. It will be perfect for the winter. I love the colours that you put together. Very scrappy. The snowman just gives it the finishing woomph!

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  41. Such a wonderful quilt. The lonely snowman looks so cute and happy :)

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  42. It is AWESOME - congrats on a great finish!!!

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  43. Paulette, its so gorgeous! I love the plaids and the snowman in the centre. I think he will enjoy a trip to warmer climes. Your hand quilting is perfect for this quilt.

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