Snowman Quilt

Yet another Christmas present I have yet to blog about.  I made this quilt for my mom, she loves to cuddle on the couch with a quilt and she's crazy about snowmen.  When I saw a sample of this quilt hanging in the 4 Seasons Quilt Shop I knew I had to make it.  Luckily I was able to get the last spot on the waiting list for the "quilt kit".
Snowman Quilt

All the flannel fabric I needed (except backing) was included in the kit along with the original pattern.  I thought buying the kit might make the quilt assembly/design a little easier and faster, but I was wrong.  There were very limited directions concerning how to coordinate colors with the scrap yardage included so I had to wing it. In addition, all of the snowmen faces and accessories had to be appliqued onto the quilt top.  I decided to ignore the directions for freezer paper applique and just wing it - needle turning all of the pieces by hand.  I used a lightweight bamboo/organic cotton batting, but with all of the flannel fabric the quilt surprisingly heavy.  For machine quilting, I stippled and free motion quilted similar to the shop sampler.
Close-Up of Applique

All in all I love the finished quilt (and Mom did too!).  I added black buttons for the eyes and backed the quilt in the light brown polka dot you see in hat brim.  It's about 48x60" - the perfect size for a lap quilt.


Anonymous said…
It is just perfect! Mom
Joan said…
That quilt is cute, cute, cute and you did a fantastic job on try your hand at paper piecing, since you mastered applique.
Unknown said…
Absolutely ADORABLE! Cutest quilt I've ever seen!