Sunday, December 11, 2011

The final snowmen and more hand quilting


As I was stashing away some Christmas gifts today I realized that I had snowmen quilty things in yet another room.  This little pillow was made many years ago for my youngest son's bedroom. I believe the snowman pattern came from a Thimbleberries Christmas book.  Now he has a perfect winter home in our tiny guest room.

 And here is the quilt on the bed in the same room.  This is about the only bedroom that always has a quilt on the bed, which I change often.  Sorry you can't really see the quilt, I'll have to get a better picture. :)

 Snowman Country is quilted, embellished and bound and now hanging in the guest room awaiting the arrival of the youngest son.  I wonder if he will remember making those snowmen on the bed when he was in elementary school.  They were projects we made during Christmas craft day in 2nd and 3rd grade.  One year we made the pillows, the next the little beanie baby to match.  I cut and sewed all the fleece snowmen and had the kids stuff and sew the opening closed.  I also cut all the noses and black circles and scarves and they then just had to glue on the faces and buttons and tie on the scarf.  I did this for 3 classes, so about 60 kids.  Hard to believe now but I really miss those days!!!

I know I've shown this one before but I can't resist showing it once again.  I love hand quilting this during the holidays, not a Christmas quilt but it says Christmas to me.  I'm starting to move around the edges but still a long way to go.  Maybe a finish by next year!

7 comments:

Julierose said...

I love that Snowman pillow--you do such nice work...I am chugging along on my two log cabins--it's true, I am craz-eee...Julierose

Cardygirl said...

Lovely to see all the christmassy things...love the story of the snow men.

Janet said...

I'll never tire of looking at how your hand quilting is going, looking stunning again! Love the snowmen around the house,the ones on the bed will bring back memories for your son.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Such cute snowmen! I like the way you keep finding more and more around the house! Your quilts are so beautiful!

Dawn said...

Great projects. Nice to see you also have some memory projects with the kiddos ;-) yes, I miss those days too.

Beautiful hand quilting, thank you for sharing.

Carrie P. said...

Oh, I enjoyed seeing all those projects. That is so sweet that you still have those snowmen. Cute!

Feed Dog said...

Seeing and remembering all the Christmas things makes me sad to be missing you guys for the holidays this year--but that makes the Chrimbo deco you've given me over the years extra special. The snowflake pillow Youngest Brother made on the sofa, and the elves from you are hiding from Lirg on the mantel!