Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Even more snowmen

It has been a struggle to upload photos to this post for the last 2-3 days, but fortunate now it looks like it works... I hope the connection 'behaves' until the post is done!!! Fingers crossed!!!
I have had so much fun creating these projects - love the whimsical snowmen!
I've been playing with the fabrics to create these blocks - lots of fun! :)
Yet another table runner! :)




Close-up of the block.


For the backing I have used some of the fabrics that I didn't find very interesting for the tops.


A pair of placemats...


Another pair, here the snowmen are on dark red (currant) background...


What's the life without mug rugs?! :))






Christmas card holder


He's too cute, isn't he?! So darling! :)
I have used Superior's King Tut cotton thread - brown variegated - for the quilting. I've tried not to quilt over the snowmen, I think they look much better without being 'tangled' in quilting thread - lol!


I added decorative snowman button on each side to hold the hanging loop (??) better... Don't know if this solution is the best one, but... I wanted to use buttons, and those are the only ones I had that is suitable... I used the same buttons to decorate the wall quilt I made using the same fabrics.


This is all for now... Believe it or not; I still have one table runner and two table toppers to finish. When I purchased the Moda Marbles for the binding, the web shop was sold out for one of the fabrics and is expected to the shop at the end of the month.
While making these projects, I tried to focus on the snowmen stripes. I did well; there's not one single snowman left! :) What was left of the fabrics, I have cut into 2.5 inch squares and strips. Not bad - huh?! :)

It's 7 o'clock evening here; I'm off to work on a new project! :)


13 comments:

merlockdl said...

I just love all of these snowmen you're building!! Must really be cold on Mauritius these days, lol.

Hilde said...

Du har sydd mye forskjellig og flott av stoffene du fant.

ria vogelzang said...

I just love your snowmen!!
Do you know they promised us (here in Holland) snow for the end of november......?????!!!!
Wow!!!! Have to get my snowboats and other gear ready...... ;)))
(Snow is always so special!)

Sigrun said...

Fantastisk mye flott du har fått ut av dette stoffet. artig blokk du har brukt på løperen.

Anne-Kristine / Hjertesøm said...

Så flink du har vært Astrid :-) Jeg er imponert over hvor mye du har fått ut av diise søte snømennene.
Likte spesielt godt spisebrikkene dine...og mugrugsene. Har enda ikke prøvd meg på sånne selv, men kanskje tiden er inne snart. Må være et fint prosjekt til å få øvd meg på frihåndsquilting :-)

Trines hobby said...

Spennende blokkmønster på løperen din! Jeg er imponert over alt du har fått ut av snømann-stoffet ditt:) Krusmatter har jeg aldri laget, kanskje det er på tide??
Dårlig med blogging hos meg, jeg skal delta på messe i helga, skal blogge noen av mine ting på fredag (da rekker ikke noen å stjele ideene haha)
Klem fra Trine

Kjerstis løse tråder said...

Dette er jo fantastiske saker! Det ene vakrere enn det andre, og nydelig quilting, deilige farger, elsker masse rødt.) Herlige snømenn!

Karen said...

I am still loving everything you are doing with this fabric. So many different projects and they all look great!

Elzaan said...

You are on a roll Astrid! And your projects are so cute!

PJs Lapperier. said...

Härliga projekt du sytt!
Christma card holder är min absoluta favorit. Tygerna är så läckra.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Just beautiful...I tried to get some more of that snowman fabric and they didn't have left at the place I bought it...it just sold so quickly it was so popular...Good Work there..I love it xo

Linda Groesmeyer said...

Kirstin har lært mig hvordan jeg skal lægge kommentar ind, så nu vil jeg da også lægge en lille til dig
Dine små nissemænd er altså helt bedårende, dejlige stoffer du har valgt kan simpel hen bare lide hvad jeg ser. Knus

QuiltSue said...

The runners, etc are all fabulous. I specially love the snowman on the red background.