Thursday, January 11, 2018

Last minute redesign...

One of the long time quilts on my UFO list is Snowmen A to ZZZZ.  This is a Crabapple Hill Studios pattern.  (I love their patterns!)  I'm not sure when I started it but I know I took a break for a couple of years sometime around Noel.  In fact, my mom actually worked on a couple of the blocks for me.  (She's making the same quilt, but finished stitching her blocks a long. long. long time ago.)  I picked it back up several months ago and was very excited when I finished stitching the last block shortly before Christmas!  Yeah!  I didn't have either the inner or outer border fabrics yet, but since it was the holidays, it was the perfect time to buy them.  After much deliberation, I picked this Black Metallic Snowflake from Holiday Flourish by Peggy Toole for the outer border.

Holiday Flourish Black Metallic Ornate Snowflakes
If you look closely, you'll notice that a few of the snowflakes have red in them.  It's not a lot, just a touch really.  But seeing that had me rethinking my quilt.  I stitched all of my blocks using black perle cotton on a cream background like in this Wreath block.


Because of the border fabric, I've now decided to go back and add accents to some of the blocks with red thread.  So far I've only done the one block, but I like the pop it gives it.


The inner border is also a mottled red so I think it will it all together nicely.  Hopefully it won't take too long to make changes to these blocks.  I'd love to have this one done before next Christmas!


"Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else." 
1 Thessalonians 5:15


1 comment:

  1. I love this! I have always admired this quilt, I know I would love the embroidery part. :-)

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