Thursday, November 15, 2012

Seasonal and Tropical

I saw this pattern and thought about my sister Chris.  Not that she collects snowmen, but the words are significant.  My mom's favorite singer while we were growing up was Andy Williams.  The Christmas season at our house was Andy on the stereo over and over and over again.  I have probably heard this song 1000 times, so in honor of mom and Andy, I made two little wallhangings.  They were both made of mom's old towels, gram's black buttons, and orange wool noses.  So Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

And I just finished this quilt top tonight.  These are P3Design's free appliqué patterns from last summer.  I loved appliquéing and embellishing them with embroidery.  I wasn't sure how I wanted to finish them into a quilt, but I decided on this rather formal setting with lots of bright batiks.  It is different from the pattern, but I really like it.  I will probably hand quilt this one, echoing the applique and maybe quilting the leaf design into the border.

The houses and words are coming along, but more houses and trees are needed for the neighborhood, so I'm back to collecting scraps...    


  1. Love, love, LOVE the snowman quilt! I was just listening to Andy Williams yesterday ("It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year").

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)

    1. Thanks Teresa, I love it too. That's why I made two. My sister has one and the other is hanging in our home.