Monday, December 30, 2013

Design Wall Monday--December 30, 2013

On my design surface today is what will become a mini quilt for my wooden stand.  I haven't any quilt for January and felt this snowman would be perfect.

This is from the Winter 2013 issue of Quilts and More magazine.  The pillow is 16" finished but with the snowman and first border set it is only 12", just right sized for my wooden stand.  If you are like me, choosing the fabrics is both the favorite and the hardest part of small projects!

Ugh.  The iPhone camera did not do much for this grouping, but there is actually no orange in the selections--it is reds, olive and sage greens, and some brown.

I save all the scraps of Steam a Seam when I do the occasional applique project, which come in so handy for the little pieces like those on the left.

The colors are better in this photo but still a bit off!  Originally I planned to use the bright blue as the background but decided I liked the lighter background better.  Since this photo I have buttonhole stitched around all the appliques.  Next, piecing time!  I'll use the same dot on the back.

See more Design Walls on http://www.patchworktimes.com/2013/12/30/design-wall-monday-december-30-2013/

13 comments:

Finn said...

Hi Annie, love the project! Snowmen are so friendly! Have a happy and safe New Years. Hugs, Finn

Vivian said...

Such a fun snowman for your quilt stand. I have a 12" stand and no little quilts--yet. I'll definitely keep yours in mind for a first project.
Happy New Year to you and your family, Annie.

Patrica said...

I think this project is super cute and I'm impressed that you have aproject going so soon after Christmas. I'm still putting things away and trying to recover form a holiday cold and all the festivities!

Joyful Quilter said...

Very cute, can't wait to see the finish...I have a metal stand and have never made any minis for it...maybe this year?

Janet O. said...

This will be perfect for your January little quilt. Very fun little guy. : )

julieQ said...

I totally agree; choosing the fabrics is the toughest part! Your snowman is perfect...I am leaving up the snowmen from Christmas all the way through January this year!

Shay said...

So cute! I think I need to do something like this for every month of the year...I love this idea !

Sue Daurio said...

That Snowman is just the cutest little thing!

Dawn said...

Great project and you did a fabulous job selecting the fabrics.

Marg said...

Very cute. I love the idea of having a different mini quilt for each month of the year, but my staying power on completing them is not good. My favourite part is choosing fabrics.

Ramona said...

Your snowman is going to be so cute! I really like your choice of fabrics, too.

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

What a darling little quilt he will make!!!

I see you survived Christmas and all the festivities!
I am feeling a little sluggish this morning…….(note to self….no chocolate today!)

Kate said...

Very cute.

Happy New Year!