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:

MB in MI said...

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

AnnieQuilts said...

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

Jackie said...

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!

Beth said...

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

Wonky Girl said...

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?

Terry said...

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

Elyte said...

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

Darlene said...

Woohoo - it's fabulous!!!!

gill said...

This is gorgeous! I love the snowman block

Synthia said...

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

Heartsdesire said...

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.

Brandie said...

Just perfect! Congrats on the finish.

Shakerwood said...

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 ........

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

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

Michelle said...

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

Deb said...

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

Barbara said...

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

Carol said...

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

mariebeers said...

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

Jan said...

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

Brooke said...

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!!!

Sandi said...

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.

Kathy said...

Spectacular work! Kathy

West Michigan Quilter said...

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

Logopaedchen/Kirsten said...

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

Debbie said...
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Debbie said...

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!

Lesley said...

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

Sue and Doug said...

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

Cindy said...

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!!:)

Karen said...

What an awesome quilt! Enjoy the quilt.

Julia said...

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

sandra said...

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.

Anna said...

That is the sweetest quilt and was worth waiting for!

Sarah Craig said...

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..... ;-)

Donna S. said...

Beautiful!! Of course, I love snowmen

Shari said...

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

Linda said...

LOVE LOVE it!!!

QuiltSue said...

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!

quiltercaroline said...

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.

Poppyprint said...

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

Melanie said...

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

Nanci said...

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!

Quilt Hollow said...

I'm absolutely smitten!!!

Jackie said...

that quilt is too cute!!!!!

May Britt said...

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

Allie said...

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

Patty said...

I love this quilt!

Karen said...

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.