Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Four Season Blog Hop- Autumn’s Grace

FOUR SEASONS
First I have to say Sorry to Island Batik for NOT reading the name of the fabric collection…. as I was planning my quilt actually in November I think, I picked fabrics I liked and went along with my plan for a WINTER quilt, NOT a fall quilt. Well, I guess I was just in my own happy little batik world, that I didn’t pay attention, but I still LOVE the end result!
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Here’s a picture of the Autumn’s Grace Collection, it’s just YUMMY!
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As I said earlier, I had a pattern in mind, this cute snowman quilt I got from Annie’s
and with these bright colors, maybe that WAS my original plan to just do it in batiks with this collection, but as I started planning and cutting more, I realized that I had enough of just the blues to make the quilt, so that’s how the plan changed Winking smile
Oh and Thanks to Island Batik for sending me the white for the snowmen!!
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Here’s all the pieces cut out and ready and snowmen fused down! (Hey I did use the orange for the carrot noses!! does that count?)
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The alternate star blocks are these wonky star blocks, fun to make but more work, but worth it!
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Then I planned my layout
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and sewed it together and quilted it and added binding!
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I quilted a swirl all over it, but avoided the snowmen, the swirl made me think of cold wind! brrr!
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it’s hard to see but I found a cut snowflake stitch on my sewing machine that I used for stitching down the binding!
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I also machine embroidered this label, it was a free mitten design I had, but it’s way too dense and doesn’t look great, okay for a label I guess, but that’s why I try out free files for labels, it’s not a big deal, but I can then delete the files if I don’t like them….
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Here's the quilt hanging on the wall in our family room!

I wish I could have made something else out of all the other fabrics, but January has been super busy! But I LOVE the snowman quilt!!

Island Batik is doing a giveaway on their blog here

And Annie’s is giving away a PDF version of this cute snowman quilt pattern



Here's the schedule of the blog hop in case you missed some

Jan 8 - Blue Moon Collection
Jan 9 - Mountains Majesty
Jan 10 - Alpine Ice
Jan 11 - Alpine Jingle
Jan 15 - Elementz
Jan 16- Southern Blooms
Jan 17- Morning Sunshine
Jan 18 - Season's Shades
Jan 22 - Paisley Dot
Jan 23- Sunflower Serenade
Jan 24 - City Culture 2
Jan 29 - Pumpkin Patch
Jan 30 - Autumn's Grace
Jan 31 - Plum Delicious
Feb 1 - Northern Woods

50 comments:

tubakk said...

What a beautiful snowman quilt. And remember, we're from Scandinavia, and here we often have full winter already in October. So this is great.

Lisa Marie said...

I think you used perfect colors for your quilt, so so cute! I tend to like aquas and bright blues so a version with those colors is something I would consider.

Linda Williamson said...

I would probably do them in Christmas reds and greens. Thanks for sharing, I love your quilt. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful snowman quilt Bea! What a fun design.

Vicki in MN said...

You know I love me some snowmen, so it is a great quilt!

Allison said...

Love those snowmen! I have a lot of blue winter decorations so I would probably make the quilt in shades of blue with the snowmen still in white.

Joyce Carter said...

Bea, your quilt is as cute as can be. I love it. I really love the blues in this quilt so I would use them with the white snowmen. Thanks for the chance.

Lori said...

oh how adorable and gorgeous. I would so make this quilt with blue batiks also.
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works4me said...

Very cute wall hanging. I can see the snowmen in shimmery fabrics - a shiny white for the snowman and an assortment of shimmery blues for the backgrounds. Then the stars can be all sorts of bright shimmery fabrics on the assorted blues.

Thanks for the chance to win.

Barb said...

Your quilt is just adorable and the fabrics are just perfect.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I love snowmen year round. I love both versions so I would make 2 minis so I could have both :)

GranChris said...

The blues are nice. That way they can stay up a long time maybe till March.

Marlene @ KISSed Quilts . com said...

love it!!

Deb B. said...

I really like your quilt since I am partial to snowmen. It looks easy enough that I think I would actually make one, so thank you for the pattern giveaway opportunity.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Great quilt. I would use lighter blues if I made this quilt. I'm a 'bright' fabric person.

Michelle Roberts said...

Beautiful quilt, love the blues 💕

JANET said...

I like the blues used in the quilt, but greys, or reds would be nice, too. Cute quilt!

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Blues, definitely. There's something about winter and the color blue. Karen
kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

Sewgirl said...

Oh that turned out so cute. Great Job! I like your blue and white version. Nice to hang over the winter too. A torquoise/teal version would be pretty. Thanks for sharing the giveaway!

Pamela said...

That is a super cute quilt! Love it!

VA said...

Blue is just right for this quilt--and it's beautiful! And we had our first big snowfall in October, so the snowman theme is fitting for autumn.

Jayne said...

I think your variety of blue shades looks great. Why change it!

LJ said...

Great quilt and I do love that you used the blues - very wintery. :) Sorry, I don't think the orange carrot noses will count for autumn. I love the blues and that's perfect for snowmen.

tac73 said...

I love the colors you used in the quilt as it is.

teachpany said...

Very cute! Love the colors you picked, but cute in brights, too. Fun!

Audrey said...

Your snowman quilt is so cute. I love those noses. The colours you chose give the quilt a very wintery feel. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

Audrey said...

I was so taken by your quilt that I forgot I was going to answer your question. I would make this design in blues as well and after seeing your version I think I would be picking grayer blues that I normally do. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kathy H said...

I love these snowmen. And such beautiful fabric.

rosemaryschild said...

I love the color choices on your quilt! I would have to use the blues, orange & yellows & creams! Thank you, Susan

Lee said...

I would do a blue version - great pattern!!

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Ha! What a happy accident. I for one am happy you didn't read the name of the collection. Love this quilt!

Barb said...

After seeing your quilt, I think I would do it in blues also--so pretty! Thanks for the idea and for a chance to win.
barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

Cecilia said...

I thought at first that I would prefer the bright colors, but after seeing your quilt, I may have to make one with blues, too. I'm glad you made a mistake!

Farm Quilter said...

I have made snowmen in the autumn!! The winter of 2015-2016, we were skiing before Halloween and finished on July 4 in the Sierra Nevada Mountains! I would choose the colors you used...reminds me of a moonlit winter night!

Carla said...

Your snowment are too cute!

OhioLori said...

Your snowmen are sooooo Cool!! Love this Quilt!! :) I would make it in the same colorway you used..Wintery Blues, White & some Grays. Beautiful job!! Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too :)

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Gorgeous snowman quilt!! I’d make mine the same, blue and white. I think your label with the mitten is cute. This is a perfect quilt for my Mom.

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anna brown said...

I like both the bright and the darker colors you used ty for the diffrent color ways. ..I think a fall snow man would be pretty... happyness04431@yahoo.com

Nancy said...

I love the snowman. I'd use dark blues, white, black, Grey's.

Judy said...

Blue and white for snow quilts. I collect items with snowman themes!

Beth said...

My initial thought was to use more traditional red, navy, and white for my quilt, but I really like the more subdued colors you used...so now I'm torn! I might make two--a trad quilt for me, and a more gracious, subdued quilt for my friend Kim, whose lovely home would do it justice.

Anita said...

Your quilt is lovely, and I would probably use the same colors as you if I were to make a snowman quilt!

Deb M said...

I would use the colors that you did...those orange noses really pop!
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mumbird3 said...

Love the fabric for the carrot nose!!! It is perfect!!! Blues and whites make the perfect snowmen for me!!! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

Dale said...

I like your colors. If I made your quilt, I would also use the blues and whites. Very pretty, and cute too.
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Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Love your quilt!

Unknown said...

Love your quilt, and yes, the blues are perfect for it. I would also make it in blue, but black might also be good -- thinking of a night sky. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

Inge Lise said...

Så sød - ville elske at sy den i blå og hvide farver. Næsen er bare helt perfekt i gulerodsfarven. Du har valgt helt perfekt stof.

Brenda / SBD Embroidery and Quilting said...

Love the snowman! The blues are perfect for it. And I love this pattern. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

VickiT said...

Love your snowman quilt Bea. I think it looks good in the colors you had to use. I think if I were to make it, the colors I'd use would be a mid-dark blue for the background, white for the snowmen, and metallic silver and gold for all the stars.