Sunday, December 20, 2015

Scrappy Snowmen

 My Winter Break started yesterday, so I decided to start a new project. I made the Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Quilt over Thanksgiving Break and I fell in love with the snowman label. I actually thought it was sad it was on the back where no one could see it. I decided to make an entire Scrappy Snowman Quilt. It is 16 snowman blocks that are 8 inches square. Here is the Instagram link https://www.instagram.com/p/wEdbAKMM5Y/?taken-by=beelori1
 Of course, I made an extra block for the label. I am  going to embroider all the details on my snowmen this afternoon for Slow Sunday Stitching while watching football. See what everyone is relaxing with here
As a teacher, I receive lots of small goodies for Christmas--chocolates, gift cards, mugs, ornaments, etc. This year, two of my fifth grade boys carved me this bear candle holder. They even included the tea candles! It is signed and dated on the bottom. I love it and it looks perfect on our gas stove in the family room that is decorated rustic style with antique guns and other manly gear.
 I have a couple of other finishes that I have not shared. Here is my last Snapshots Mini Quilt Walk in the Park--I am a huge fan of picnics and pink wine, so I am in love with it. I think it is hysterical how big the wine glass is in comparison to the picnic basket--the priorities are clear. :0)
 I made this flame goodie pouch for my favorite custodian. He loves Nascar and the New England Patriots. Since we live in Broncos country, I could not find any Patriots fabric. I decided to use some cool racing flame fabric from my stash.
I lined it with checkered flag fabric from my stash and filled it with his favorite Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. He was stoked and already nibbling when I gave it to him. 
We are scheduled to deliver 70+ lap quilts to the nursing home on Wednesday. Santa helped us deliver 25 lap quilts last Sunday to the smaller nursing home. It was so fabulous to see all the amazing quilts appreciated! The quilt above went to grateful gentleman named Kurt.

We have some icky weather scheduled for most of this week, so I am going to sew and read my vacation days away!



22 comments:

  1. Lovely snowmen. I'd like to try those soon.

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  2. Can't wait to see your snowman finish!

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  3. Those snowmen are adorable! I am glad to see you gave them a bigger spotlight. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

    Enjoy your break!!

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  4. Just love that snowman pattern--so cute...what fun hugs, Julierose

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  5. Those snowmen are adorable!! :0)

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  6. I like snowmen because you can decorate with them through February. I agree that it was a block that deserved to be on the front of a quilt. So cute. Enjoy your break.

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  7. That scrappy snowman quilt is adorable! The block is way too cute to just be a label--great idea to make them into a top-- love it!

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  8. Your snowmen are so cute! Enjoy stitching on them, and enjoy your break! Merry Christmas!

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  9. I hope you enjoy every minute of your break. Love those little snowmen. Just too cute.

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  10. Awe..adorable snowmen.
    For many years I worked in Nursing homes. So often the residents are neglected and forgotten by family. Many blessing to you and the other quilters that took the time to make them all feel special.

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  11. Very cute...could you share the link for the snowman block?...You could make a hundred or one!..love your pictures...

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  12. Love the snowmen. All your projects are adorable. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  13. The snowmen are very cute. That was a nice bag you gave the custodian.

    Enjoy your holidays, Tanya.

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  14. I Love those Santa blocks! Great idea to make the background a light teal!

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  15. Wow that's a lot of lapquilts - great work! I love the snowmen - seems like a perfect project for slow stitching over Christmas

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  16. I just assumed the wine was in the foreground, and the basket in the background. But either way, the priority is the same!

    I love your snowmen, and I agree, they deserve their own quilt. They will be fun for Sunday. :D

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  17. What a great gift from the boys to make for you. Those snowmen are adorable.

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  18. These are all so lovely, but I really love that snowman quilt! So cute! :)

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  19. It was a wonderful idea to make an entire quilt from those snowmen. I can't wait to see your embroidery detail added. The candle holder from your students is such a meaningful gift; I love that they took the time to make it for you. And that picnic mini quilt - adorable!!! Thanks for sharing all your great projects on MCM; I hope you enjoy your break and get lots of relaxation time!

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  20. Love the look of your snowmen quilt. I think I will have to track down that pattern. Can't wait to see your finish for that one.
    How special to have your students make their own gift. I am impressed.
    It is great to hear that all the wonderful quilts are being appreciated.

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  21. Your Scrappy Snowman quilt is going to be so cute! And what a thoughtful gift from those two boys. I love that little bear! Enjoy your time off, stitching and reading. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  22. Adorable little snowmen! And whomever is getting those Reese's is one lucky person!

    Thanks for linking up to Building Blocks Tuesday!

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