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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Snowmen

I did a class recently at our fabric shop. It was a restful class to learn hand quilting. I have done a minimal amount of that so it was good to have someone who does it the right way to learn from. I wish I had the patience she does to turn out the volume of hand quilted quilts that she does. She brought an old hand quilt in to show us, it was nearly 100 years old. We figured that there were probably a circle of women that made the quilt. It was faded and worn in places, but the primary thing was all those beautifully even and oh so tiny hand stitches. They would not have had the stencils and such that are available today, but the patterns they created were to be applauded for their creative edge.

What I did in the class were these two small projects. One I made into a little wall hanging, the other wasn't cut as a rectangle, so I had no choice but to make it into a stocking. The pictures don't show to well the actual hand quilting, but  it really is there. ;o) Here's the first one, the panel. I stitched some black beads on for the eyes and buttons on his tummy. Below is the next picture.

snowmanpanel

This is the one I made into a stocking. I've also included a picture of the back and a close up of the top of it. It kind of shows you that I used gold metallic thread to stitch veins on the leaves. You can also see the hand stitching between the top pattern and the blue section. Perhaps if you click on the picture it may show up a little more.  Now, back to my ornaments. Pictures of those soon.

stockingfront

stockingback

stockingtop

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE snowmen and this stocking is gorgeous! Great job, Ro!

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