Let It Snow is completely done! This was a BOM kit that I inherited from my sister. She had all the kits and had never even opened any of them. I had used the pattern several years ago and made one in blues fro myself, so I could keep it up past Christmas. I was itching to start another embroidery project in February and it made sense to make something I had everything for. Although, the embroidery is in red and green the quilt itself does not scream Christmas.
I have been frantically hand quilting it before it was too hot to sit under. It is hand stitched with perle cotton #8 in big, chunky, primitive stitches. I did use ecru, so the stitching shows up fairly well.
I sewed the hanger in place last night. Whooo hoo!
This is my latest creation Fire Truck Fun! I have had the pattern for years and had never really had the opportunity/need to make it until now. One of my coworkers is having a baby boy due in September and her husband is a Department of Forestry fireman. I realize that they don't use traditional fire trucks, but I could not resist making this for them.
I had to buy some white with black spots for the Dalmatians. The pattern called for more reds while I was getting the Dalmatian fabric I found the fireman and fire truck fabric I used in the border. It had gray, so I decided to pull that into the design instead of all the reds.
I just machine appliqued everything with a blanket stitch on my Pfaff. I also quilted it on the diagonal with my Pfaff. I had a red with yellow dots in my stash I was hoping to use for the back, but it was too dull of a red. I improvised with a blue from my stash and the left over border print.
Thanks to Kelly over at http://myquiltinfatuation.blogspot.com/ I have become better at naming and labeling my quilts.
I am thrilled with how it turned out. I washed it this morning and took these pictures. I did use the Pellon batting I bought at Joann's on sale a couple of weeks ago and I am pretty happy with how it crinkled up. It does not seem as heavy as Warm and Natural, but for two dollars less a yard, I think it will be just fine!
I received this fun mini quilt in yesterday's mail. It was made for me by Sam Kay Designs. She and I were partners for a fat quarter swap.
We definitely have similar tastes as we both sent the exact same April Showers fat quarters. She also included a yummy Trader Joes's candy bar and a Frixon pen I have wanted to try. My hubby is camping this weekend which means I only have to feed myself and not do any major cooking--sounds like bagels and quilting is on the agenda! I will be participating in tonight's Friday Night with Friends quilting up a storm and drinking some wine check out this link to see what others are up to!http://stitchingcubbyhole.blogspot.com/2014/06/fnwf.html