Monday, November 7, 2011

More Snowmen

Boy have I been busy lately! And the best of all; I have several finishes! :)
For those of you who have read my previous posts (here and here), know how obsessed I've been with the snowmen! :) The fabrics were leftovers from a wall quilt I made earlier and they were too cute to be hidden in the cabinet!
I ran out of fabric for the binding as well as quilting thread for some of my projects and had to order from the US. Usually the shipping takes 10-14 days, but with our two public holidays last week the parcels were delayed. I was very happy when the fabric as well as the quilting thread came Thursday last week! I bet you have guessed already what I've been up to since last Thursday?! :)
Since I had several fabrics, but not much of each - less than 1/2 yards - it wasn't always easy to put the fabrics together. I wanted to incorporate all of the adorable snowmen stripes in various projects and I think I managed very well; there's nothing left of the snowmen stripes! :)
The snowmen stripes are in different background colors; here's the snowmen on dark brown, mottled background with snowflakes and primitive trees. I ran out of the mottled cream fabric and had to substitute with 'cocoa' Moda Marbles. If you click on the photo, you should be able to see the letters; 'we can build a snowman' - black letters on dark green background.
Here's the table topper - I just loooove the colors!

Close-up of the center piece.

The corner...

Small table runner using the same fabrics.

Close-up of the cute snowmen.

Table runner, using the lighter brown snowmen stripe.
This runner is similar to the one is this post; it is slightly longer and wider and I have used a different brown for the border.

Aren't they cute?!

Another table runner; snowmen on dark red (currant) mottled background (snowflakes and primitive trees).

Close-up of the snowmen on the dark red (currant).

Just to make some interest to the backing...

I have a few more finishes, but I'll have to stop here... The Internet connection is slower than syrup, photos do not load properly etc.. I have lost my patience!


Dirt Lover said...

Astrid, you are soooooo good at putting colors together! I just love seeing your pictures. Knowing they take forever for you to put up makes them all the more special! Wonderful as usual. Keep up the great work!

Trines hobby said...

Så mye fint du har laget, snømannstoffet ditt er kjmpefint!
Klem fra Trine

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Astrid...these snowmen are very cute...I bought a kit earlier this year with some snowmen in part of the fabric...they look very similar to your one...I'm thinking we have some very similar tastes in some fabric LOL...I remember the house one you had too...Happy Stitching...Dzintra

PJs Lapperier. said...

Fina snögubbelöpare du sytt.
Det inspirerar verkligen till att sy något julbetonat.
Här är det babyteppen som är på gång..kusinbarnbarn har kommit till Världen.
kram och ha det så bra!

Eva Helgeneset said...

Du har jammen vært flittig!

Gudveig HN said...

Masse flott du har sydd - snømenn er koselige å ha til jul!

Bev C said...

Hello Astrid,

The snowman material really sets of your runners. Christmas will be wonderful with those on display.
Happy days.