Monday, June 30, 2014

snow in summer

there should be a picture of Snow in Summer here... 
sigh... 
there is not a single blossom left on our plants...

remember Awesome! ?!?
i do love this quilt ... it is Awesome!!!

well...
i had some extra yardage (long story for another post) of the fabric that i am using to stitch Snow Days by Meg Hawkey of Crab-apple Hill
and came up with the brilliant idea of making a winter version of Awesome!
which is what it is actually supposed to be...

so ... the same pattern as Awesome!
Over the River by Meg Hawkey of Crab-apple Hill 
but
uh huh - there's that but 
different...

blues and purples - i lurve me some purple instead of neutrals...
variegated blue and purple DMC #4240 Mid Summer Night floss instead of #310 Black...
and any other kind of pieced blocks that are not the original pattern...

the embroidery is done...
 fabric is Stonehenge Glacier Blue 
 that's LuLu in the backseat
the flamingos are practically covered with snow!!!

and i've started on the pieced blocks...
Awesome! has falling leaves
and i thought that maybe a winter OTR ought to have falling snowflakes...

seriously?!?
after paper-piecing four snowflakes for Auntia's tea towel quilt i thought i would never never ever make another paper-pieced snowflake ...
but then i found this pattern...
by Paper Panache
and ordered it
secretly hoping that it would be out of stock or lost in the mail
it arrived safely...

sigh...

 i took it to Kinkos to make some copies and give it a try...
so...
what do you think?!?


“Layer upon layer of soft-packed snowflakes settled in near silence, forming a quilt of feathery ice crystals.”
Rebecca Nichols Alonzo, The Devil in Pew Number Seven 

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

Awesome is really scrumptious......I do remember it indeed! Awesome winter will be beautiful too......we had a few little teeny bits of snow fall here yesterday but they melted before hitting the ground, it has been perishing cold.....this is supposed to be Sunny Australia.

MamaT said...

LOVE your embroidery! Good grief, girl! Where have you been?!! I've missed you!

Thimbleanna said...

Oh wow -- look at all that embroidery that you've done. It's going to be a beautiful quilt!!!

Mama Spark said...

Your embroidery is always amazing! I can't wait to see it finished! I think those snowflakes are going to be so crazy great!!!