Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Holiday fabrics

I was asked if I would like to be a 'social sewer' for Blank Quilting. My answer-Yes please!  Then would I like a snowman theme or a more traditional theme with nativity scene.  Those of you who follow my blog can guess which one I took right!!!  My answer-Snowmen please!

So Blank Quilting provided me with this bundle of beautiful snowman theme fabrics. OMG I just love them!!!  They are from their A Time To Wonder line by Gina Linn.
 Beautiful blues, beautiful reds, snowmen and snow globes.

 And a fun tree and woodland creatures panel also!

I got right to work trimming the panel.  It had the little snow globes as a top and bottom border.  I cut those apart into little blocks thinking I was going to do something with them in a border for the panel like you see above.  Then I pulled some solids from my stash to sash it with.  Hmmm I just wasn't grabbed by the look of my red and green solid with it.  It sat over night on my design wall and the next day I knew I had to do something different.  Sooooo... 

Into the stash I dug and came up with the perfect solid blue to go with it and I was off and running in a different direction with the border.  Off to EQ8 I went and designed this quilt.  Happy am I that I left the red and green hang on the design wall over night!  I love this final wall hanging.  And the fact that it is all done in time to enjoy it this season. 


Hook swirl on the center panel, then straight lines and swirls in the solid blue. The snowflake fabric received U turn quilting and to finish it off  piano key quilting in the border.

But wait I am not done using the blue fabrics yet.  Remember the snow globe blocks, well I had to use them as they are so darn cute!  So I sashed them in solid white and sat down to make this table runner.  I wanted the snow globes facing out to each side, so no matter which side of the table you sat on you would see them right side up.


I needed a little something to put some cookies in to gift a friend as she had a total knee replacement recently and isn't able to get around and do her baking. So I made this little basket.  Easy peasy to follow using Christina's free pattern. 

 I was running out of time but I really wanted to whip up something with the red snow globe fabric too.  And since I have never made one of the microwave bowl cozies I thought I would quickly make myself one. And a matching hexie hot pad.

Thank you Blank Quilting for asking me to do this and providing me with the cute fabric, it was so much fun to dream up what to make!

Are you still making Christmas gifts or something for yourself?  Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday season!

17 comments:

  1. You really nailed these! The solid blue with the panel really makes it pop. It’s beautiful! And your table runner is so cute, too. Great finishes!

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  2. What cute fabric and projects, Vicki! The blue borders were perfect for your panel, and I love the table runner, too! I've never tried any of those bowl cozies - did you use a tutorial for yours?

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  3. Hi Vicki,
    Oh, that blue is just PERFECT for the panel. It brought out the blue in background out more and lets the tree shine. Your cozy is so darn cute - I love those snow globes, and the basket filled with cookies is so nice and thoughtful of you. I am planning on getting EQ8 - do you have an affiliate link? Merry Christmas, friend. I hope you get to enjoy your time with friends and family. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  4. You and snowmen? I would have never guessed :-p
    Love that basket!!!

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  5. Good call on the blue border change, it looks great! No Christmas sewing this year. But I am going shopping for some Christmas fabric so I can give it a go sometime next year!

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  6. So many lovely things you have done, it is fun to see that the blue color goes well in Christmas time! Wish you a Merry Christmas!

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  7. Oh my goodness, you have been buzzing with activity again! You did a great job, the quilts are so fun! Merry Christmas, my friend!

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  8. So cute! Blue was the way to go with the hanging...and your runner...super pretty! I really didn't have holiday sewing this year. It wasn't in the cards!

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  9. I can see why you fell in love with that panel! It's just darling :) What a great idea to put gift cookies in a little fabric basket! That makes such a fun hostess gift to reuse year after year. Clever!

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  10. Very productive!!! The snow globe fabric is adorable. Great quilting, too! Fun!!!

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  11. Those snowman fabrics scream Vicki :) Love the panel and the snow globes with the lovely blue fabrics! Let it not be said that you have let any fabrics go to waste. I love all the little creations you were able to put together using those fabrics.

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  12. Blank Quilting is sure lucky to have found you! What fabulous projects you did! And in the blink of an eye as per usual. Excellent choice to use blue; sometimes it's good to let things percolate right?

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  13. Wow you did so much. I love the snowman fabric, so you. You chose the perfect border for the panel and I can't believe you made another runner, it's gorgeous. You are so clever.

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  14. Those are all amazing!!! What fun - so what exactly is a social sewer? did you have to stitch with friends? I like what you did!

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  15. These were the perfect fabrics for you. I love seeing what you did with them. Beautiful quilt and runner.

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  16. Cute projects! Hope you had a Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!

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