It's been so incredibly difficult to not share pics of this sooner! I'm so glad that my stop on the Winterkist Blog Hop is finally here!
Anyone who knows me knows that Halloween reigns supreme in the holiday fabric wars. But man, oh man does it have some competition now.
I have had my eye on this fabric ever since Monica put that first little gnoma peek on her blog. I've
stalked her lovingly checked her site every week since for more glimpses of this line.
Quite simply, I've been in love. I had email alerts set up at my favorite shop just waiting for the moment when I could get my hands on this fabric.
And then Katie sent me an invite to this event.
There might have been some jumping on the bed.
Okay, there totally was some jumping on the bed.
But what to make?! There were plans. Serious plans. I had lost all my holiday decorations a couple years back and never had the heart to replace them.
Now I've been envisioning tree pants and stockings. Table runners and door wreaths. All in Winterkist.
My first project tho? It needed to be big.
It needed to be year round.
No worries. Those wrinkles got steamed out ;)
I think at 20" x 32" I got the "big" part accomplished.
This idea started with a snowflake:
And then it needed a friend:
And then it just kept growing. I couldn't stop playing with this fabric. I spent two days working on the little pieces and arranging them. It actually got so big that I had to staple two canvases together to have one big enough!
I used three different types of applique to make this piece: reverse, raw-edge and needle turn.
If you had told me a couple of years ago that I'd be making a whole piece with applique I would have laughed at you. But I'm really coming to love the technique. Especially reverse.
Besides the fact that it's totally made of Winterkist, the best part of this piece is that the Mr. helped!
I'd been staring at it on the floor when he came home. Those clouds? All him. He asked for some of my scraps and the scissors and cut them all out and placed them.
He also inspired some Happy Little Trees:
He gets passed by multiple times a day. I make sure to tell him Hello each morning.
And while it certainly has a winter-y theme, Monica has designed such a bright and happy fabric that there's no question about leaving this piece up.
Don't forget that the awesome people at Fat Quarter Shop are sponsoring this Blog Hop! Comments on the Winterkist project posts get you entry to win a Fat Quarter Bundle of your choice!
My vote would be for Winterkist. Obviously.
This stop here is the last one for a chance at the prize this week!
Don't forget to visit these blogs for the last week of the Hop:
Aug 21 Di at Random Thoughts...do or "di"
Aug 22 Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts
Aug 23 Jenelle at Echinops & Aster
Aug 24 Katie at There & Back
All the Winterkist projects so far have been amazing. I've loved seeing all the different ways we each used the fabric.
I'm rather glad there's still another week of posts. I don't think I could ever get enough of these gnomas.