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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Quilt Doodle Doodle BOM 2014 Blog Hop - My Stop

Thank you to Cindy of Quilt Doodle Doodle  for sharing this fun quilt design. Welcome to my stop on her blog hop to show off our quilts.   I think many of us see the skates and mugs and have fond memories of winters spent enjoying the ice, even though our toes were frozen, and the same goes for  the snowmen and snow mounds.  Those images spoke to me.  


If you've visited my blog before  then you know that I enjoy QAL's.  I've learned new techniques and made interesting quilts as a result.  So early last year when I read of the Quilt Doodle Doodle 2014 Block of the Month and saw the first block, those cute snowmen heads, I joined in.  This quilt really was fun to make, and because we worked with 2.5 inch strips, it went together very easily.  The challenge was how to embellish.

One source of inspiration for me was a Christmas card I received from my sister that has mugs with holly and cookies.  So I put cookies and holly near my mugs, and added some candy canes for fun.


I used a real candy cane for the template and drew the gingerbread man, star and heart shapes.  I used a brown crayon to darken the edges of the tan fabric to give it a baked look.


I wanted to use my Sizzix angel die, so it became a cookie too.


And as you can see I added some holly and the berries are buttons from my Mom's button box. And a candy cane in the cup.

It all comes together in the mug row.

I wanted animals around a tree so I used my dog and cat dies and my AccuQuilt cutter.  These shapes were too big, so I cut them down and even shortened the torsos to make them the right proportion.  The grey cat is in memory of Puff, who was really a pastel and had some coral pink in her fur, so again out came the crayons, and the tan dog represents my last dog, Pluto.  They are both dressed up with red bows.  Aren't they cute?




I again used my Sizzix to cut a snowman and some fir trees to put around the house.

I crocheted the garland to put around the door and window, and also the wreath for the door.







It's very possible that some crocheted snowflakes will find their way onto the bigger trees, but other than that the embellishing is done.  I will be adding a border because I want this quilt to cover the top of my bed for the holidays.  

I hope you will visit all of the bloggers who joined Cindy's blog hop, and thank you for dropping by.

January 24th

18 comments:

Dee D said...

Great job on your quilt- I love all your little embellishments!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Lovely job on your winter quilt. It has been interesting to see how everyone has made this pattern their own.

Cindy said...

Your embellishments are wonderful. I love the cookies and candy canes, sooooo cute!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Oh your quilt is very cute. Love how it turned out and your added embellishments.

Mari said...

Beautiful work! I love the cookies especially. And the cat and dog are so sweet and a nice memory. It's just terrific!

LA Paylor said...

oh you're so clever!! I enjoyed so much the additions of candy canes and cookies, the crocheted embellishments, the colors used.
It's truly amazing how people take the same block and make it unique! It's one of the reasons we love looking at quilts isn't it? Great job! LeeAnna at not afraid of color

LA Paylor said...

oh, and the dog and cat!! So sweet!!
LeeAnna who also loves her pets

carla said...

Hi!!! Wow!!! Love all the extras you added!!!! It is beautiful!!!! Thank You

Sheri said...

Hi Joanna. I so enjoyed seeing your quilt with all the special touches! Thanks for the details on how you made the cookies, cat and dog-- I love getting ideas like that. Sweet that you used your mom's buttons too.

sandi said...

Beautiful quilt! I love all your embellishments.

Jill said...

Nicely done! Love the cookies and candy canes! This will be a family treasure, for sure!

Susan Smith said...

I love all your embellishments, but the cat and dog are my favourites. You've put so much thought into them and come up with some very clever ideas. Take care.

Lesley said...

Joanna, yoir quilt is amazing! Love the extra special embellishments that you used!

Rebecca said...

Oh fun... I love seeing the same quilt done by so many different creative people!!! Love the "extras" you created.

usagypsy said...

Love your quilt! The crocheted embellishments are adorable!

QuiltSue said...

I just love how you've added your own memories to this quilt.

Leslie's Itchin to be Stitchin said...

What a great idea to use your Sizzix!

Nicole Painchaud said...

Love the cats and candy canes Joanna. Are you doing the newest one?

Nicole