Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Snowbound

Last year, I downloaded the free block of the month series Tisket A Tasket from the wonderful
http://www.bunnyhilldesigns.com/ and made my quilt in time for our guild's quilt show last May. (If you would like to check out that quilt, go to the April 24, 2010, post.) Anne Sutton, the designer, has another series of blocks for this year called Snowbound. I have been saving each month's pattern and thinking of starting the quilt. I had some blue and white dotted batik that I thought I would use for the background but wasn't really satisfied with it. Today, I went with four of my quilting friends on a fun, all day shop hop. Leslie, Linda and Janet are terrific gals to be with and there was a good lunch at a great restaurant called the French something (senior moment - it will come to me) , some great shops and everyone bought something - some more than others!! I bought this piece of beautiful bluegreen batik that looks like a lovely snowstorm.
There are a couple of ways I can go with this - in the top picture there are some Christmas fabrics that I have in a charm pack and also some yardage. Actually, very little fabric is needed for the blocks. I plan on using some fusible batting similar to warm and white for the snowmen. The layout of the quilt calls for irish chain blocks between the appliqued ones. Have not decided on whether to do that or not. Actually, the blocks are so sweet and simple they should not take long to do. Isn't it fun to plan something new? I so love picking out the fabrics and colors.
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6 comments:

Pokey said...

Oh, oh, another great project by you! Your fabrics are sure to make this a winner. Don't forget to share as you go....
Hugs, pokey

Leslie said...

Oh dear, am I the one that bought more than others? I could not resist that batik fabric kit in teals and greens. lol It was a great time and a great lunch with dessert. Your bread pudding was to die for. I am glad that we walked around town a bit after lunch.

Miri said...

This looks adorable! I started Tisket a Tasket but haven't finished!

Love your posies quilt! Its simply gorgeous!

Bonny said...

I loved your tisket and tasket better than anyones! So colorful and gorgeous. Can't wait to see your snowmen!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Another fun project! Your posie quilt is wonderful and thanks for sharing, Carolyn :)

Karen said...

Lots of nice fabric Carol. I can tell already this is going to be a wonderful quilt!