It may technically be spring but here in Wyoming we are having a bit of snow so my embroidery snowmen are perfect!
Whimsical! Whimsical snowmen! With hearts and birds! Love it! All of the embroidered blocks were found on line at emblibrary.com. Aren't they great?! Once I figured out how many great designs I could find that I loved, I pulled out graph paper and first determined the size of the finished quilt and what part of that would be the inner panel. I decided upon a 4" grid so the finished embroidery blocks would be 8" and the flannel squares finished at 4". Then I marked on the graph paper where to put the snowmen and the center heart block and placed the squares around the embroidery. That was my pattern! Aren't these guys incredibly cute?? They were stitched on my Bernina 770.
So now the quilting! This is our new second quilt for the top of our bed during winter; it's designed for warmth and snuggling. So I used up the rest of my bamboo batting using just one layer along with a fun variegated 50 weight Aurifil thread for the quilting. The first step was to stitch around the snowman blocks and around the larger elements in the blocks as though they were appliqué. This quilt will be utilitarian and everything laid flat so I broke the rules and did not stitch around all the 4" blocks. Now! Let's just pull everything out of the hat that says winter, combine it with simple loops and go with it!
A winter scarf!!
Holly and Berries!
Groups of Stars!
I did something fun in the inner border and went all the way around with words I thought of with winter, snowmen and even Christmas. Here are a few. They were not marked; I just went for it.
The outside checkerboard border went back to using a variety of motifs but I stitched a vine and had them come off of the vine. I just love the warmth and joy this quilt brings!
I hope you enjoyed my Embroidery Snowmen!
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