I’m sure everyone has heard ALL about the snow that hit large spans of the US — well, at least the East Coast (and apparently that’s the part of the country that matters most when you’re watching national news) — recently.
Well, the snow did not hit Texas.
Nevertheless, we have snowmen here!
Finally, a proper introduction to my quilt “See Mom, I *Can* Make Snowmen in Texas!”
This quilt is so named because I’ve loved snowmen now for several years, and my Mom has always given me grief for loving them when I had never seen one, let alone make one, in real life since I was born and raised here in Texas. (I have since lived in Indiana for 3 years, so I can now truthfully claim that I have made an actual real snowman!) I fell in love with the quilt pattern Snowmen In The Woods and decided to make myself some snowmen, even if I do live in Texas!
One of the few completely naked snowmen…
The paper-pieced trees took me forever, and I agonized over every scarf and mitten choice. I was determined though! My goal was to finish this quilt in time for my guild’s quilt show, and I did just that!
OH NO! He dropped a mitten!
It did not receive any awards at the quilt show, but I didn’t expect one for this quilt. It was in the biggest category. It did receive good marks and some great comments though, so I was definitely happy.
One of the things that makes me happiest with this quilt are the scarves. I thought I’d add just one scarf to one snowman. I kept auditioning “just one scarf” with several different fabrics, and was continuously unsatisfied. It finally dawned on me that I needed *more* than just one scarf. Duh. So now I have several scarves!
I am also completely happy with my Mom’s quilting. LOVE the snowflakes! The thread is a shiny silvery-white thread, but not metallic. It has great shine for this quilt.
The snowmens’ eyes are machine-embroidered on, and the buttons are fabric. The back of the quilt is a super-cozy green holiday flannel found on a clearance shelf. The quilt measures 63″ x 78″.
Elena has claimed this quilt for her bed this Christmas season, and has happily slept under it every night. And that certainly makes *me* feel warm and cozy.
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