Sunday, January 25, 2015

In the Meadow We Can Build A Snowman (or bunches of them)!

Two years ago I got the kit for Lisa Bongean's Mini Warm Winter Blessings. After returning from my Winter Retreat earlier this month where we worked on two wool projects I asked myself why I hadn't stitched up this kit yet. So I have worked on it most evenings of late.
The blocks finish up at 4"x5 1/2".
I just need to sew the rows together, add the two borders and this will be ready to baste and quilt!

I ordered this kit when I attended Winter Retreat in January of 2013 with Lisa Bongean. It was my first experience with Wool applique and I learned from the master. Our project was actually two blocks from the larger version of Warm Winter Blessings, but I realized I wouldn't have anywhere to display a quilt that size, so after making those blocks I stopped and waited for the motivation to make the mini version.

This is one of the larger blocks I had made. I'm turning it into a pillow.

                         Continuing with the snowman theme, I made a new little ornament.
This is a free paper pieced pattern from Carol Doak's website that I reduced. DD#1 sent me this cool winter tree ornament and I made the snowman to go with it. I may make another one and face it in the opposite direction. You can click the photos to get a better view.





I don't have another snowman, but what about a snow-lamb?
My winter Lamb for All Seasons is ready for the wool to be stitched down. I am trying to decide how to embellish it a little more. If this is your first visit, this is based on Lisa Bongean's free pattern Old Glory Gatherings. This is the sixth lamb I have made for this series.

If you missed my last post I want to make sure you get the word. This beautiful snowflake pattern from last year's Row By Row Experience is now available on the designer's Etsy and Craftsy pages, as a  digital download for only $3.50.

Okay, let's get down to the winners of the drawing.
Karen Beigh (Log Cabin Quilter blog) is the happy winner of the 12 banner patterns.
Nancy Ratliff (Tattered Garden Quilting blog) is the runner up and will receive 3 other Buttermilk Basin patterns.
Congrats to the two of you, and thank you to Miss Stacy from Buttermilk Basin for contributing the banner patterns for this giveaway!!

This time around I got more "no reply" comments than ever before. If you find your profile name below then your profile settings do not allow anyone to respond to you when you leave comments on their blogs. You can change the settings and if you want help, let me know (making sure your email address is included) and I will link you to some good instructions.
Quilting by the Lake
Gale C.
Beth Barron
Sue in Oregon
Rhonda Knutsen
Lorraine
Lana Cadwallader
Melissa Horne
Quilter Kim
Candee
Elley Z
Sonja Mclane

Until next time,
Janet O.

35 comments:

  1. Janet I am in snowman heaven! I love them all! Oh the sheep is pretty awesome too.

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  2. Janet, we are both up late! What a very pretty snowman quilt! I love Lisa's designs! Your snowy landscape of your home in your header beacons me. I better get to sleep because I work tomorrow.

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  3. Love seeing your snowmen! You did a beautiful job with the applique. And of course, your sheep always make me smile, especially with those winter fabrics! Well done!

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  4. Congrats to the lucky winners...
    I'm more of a morning person, but not as early as you ladies are still up at!

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  5. Love your wonderful snowmen! That tiny paper pieced one is amazing❤️

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  6. I am happy to have won! Lots of stitching in my future.

    The winter lamb is so very cute. Have you done all the seasons now? I made the snowman quilt last winter and it is on display now. I did the larger version.

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  7. Love the snowmen....all three sizes of them!

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  8. Snowmen in all shapes and sizes... what could be better? Yours are all adorable, love the snowlamb too! :) Your setting fabrics are perfectly complimentary too, well done!

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  9. I love snowmen, especially Lisa's ... yours is fabulous! I've never worked with wool, but I'm thinking that Lisa's snowman project would have been a fabulous one to start on ... especially if given the opportunity to learn from the master. ;-)

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  10. Your snowmen are adorable! Love the little paper pieced snowman too. I'm going to print that pattern off and give it a try. :0)

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  11. Congrats to your winners ... they have many happy, fun weeks of stitching ahead! Your piece is quite darling -- and you *know* I adore that little lamb!! :)

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  12. I love your snowmen! I missed out on that miniquilt, but I guess there is always something cute coming down the road. Congratulations to the winners.

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  13. Lots of wonderful snowy projects going on there... love the snow lamb!
    Brrrr... it's feeling cold all of a sudden :)

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  14. I love the snowman quilt and your other snowman - or sheep projects!

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  15. Thanks Janet I am so happy to be one of the winners of these great patterns.
    I see wool stitching in my future.
    I just love all of your little snow men. Especially the little snow lamb as I am partial to sheep.

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  16. You must be a fast stitcher to get all those cute snowmen done in just a few weeks! Very cute! Love your little snow sheep too!

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  17. Love your wooly snowmen! P.G. has some great kits...

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  18. Mine is waiting for me, too! Fabrics are all ready.
    So, this is very motivating! Thanks! :)
    Best wishes!

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  19. Congratulations to the lucky pattern winners!!! Janet, how cute that your lamb is wearing a wool stocking cap!!! I ordered the snowflake row by row from Annette of Quilted Sunshine and got a nice email thanking me. Told her where I saw it, too. Your daughters tree is a perfect match for your little snowman ornament. Love all things snowman!!!

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  20. I am happy for the Lucky winners. I really didn't NEED any of these prizes. You made cute snowmen. YES, a Winter Lamb would be Perfect! Quilted Snowmen are the kind I like best. Warmer this week in my area, YEA!

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  21. Very cute snowmen! I like wool work too but haven't touched it in months. It's been hot and windy here, not survivable weather for snowmen :)

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  22. A super cute winter theme. Glad you got those project out to work on. Love the fabrics that are the background of your winter sheep. Lovely work as usual.

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  23. I'm so glad you made your wooly & quilty snowmen with a blue background! I see them sometimes with red and it just doesn't seem like the right fit color-wise! I see the Carol Doak snowman was originally 3" so now I wanna know how MUCH you shrunk it? What a lot of cold/beautiful eye candy you've shared with us. Anymore sheep planned for your quilt series?

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  24. I love all your little snow peeps and the winter lamb is darling!! Like Mother like daughter - two mini monsters!! :-)) Congrats to the winners, you lucky duckies!!

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  25. I really love that Warm Winter Blessings! I finished mine in time to hang it this year for the winter. Oh that Lisa! Doesn't she come up with wonderful stuff? Glad you liked those kitties on my blog. They gave me a laugh too!

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  26. Oh my gosh - I LOVE your snowmen!!!! And you did a beautiful job my friend :) It really does help to learn from the best, doesn't it? That's one thing I love about our guild, we bring in a national teacher every year, and I have learned so much from them! Your ornaments are of course drool-worthy! Now you need to make some even teensy-tinier ornaments to put on your little ornament tree .... yes, I'm the evil twin sister hahahaha!!!!

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  27. Your snowmen are adorable! I have admired this pattern/design for a long time.

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  28. Wonderful snowmen! I really like that you used the primitive snow men background fabrics, too!

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  29. what a winter wonderland of projects. I love the new snowman quilt - all the little details are absolutely the cutest. How nice to have a matching pillow too.
    sweet ornament pattern. What great prints in the winter sheep piece.

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  30. Like the first few commenters, I too (first) read this post in the wee hours of the AM but thought I wasn't coherent enough to comment then. I absolutely am in love with your snow lamb! My dear Larry (who is follicly (sp?) challenged) refuses to wear a hat and I had to show him your precious little lambie who is smart enough to not want to get frost bitten ears. After hearing the weather report for the blizzard that is about to hit the northeast (Warwick NY, my former home town is set for 15-25"), I just had to get the pattern for the Warm Winter Blessings mini to commiserate with them. It's sunny and high 50's here in Omaha - not exactly snowman weather - so I have to use my imagination. PS: Larry is glad for the warmth so that I'm not nudging him about the hat. LOL

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  31. oh lovely snowmen! you do such beautiful work....and don't you love carol doak's patterns? she is an excellent teacher/designer....be sure and show snowlamb when done...

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  32. Great collection of snow men/lambs! Your quilt came together quite fast. I always find it funny that we stall on projects that then seem to come together with the snap of a finger.

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  33. Love it all Mom :)
    The little snowman ornament you made is darling....and I love the snow lamb!

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  34. I missed your giveaway of these! Oh well, sand between the toes and blue waters is where I was....now back home and to work. It was hard to put away my sandals and think snowmen. LOL!!

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  35. Your snowmen are wonderful, what a very cute pattern !

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