Since many of our readers are in the U.S. and the U.S. is enduring a heat wave, it seems like a good time to share some cool wintry quilts. What follows are some of our favorite chilly designs. Grab a tall glass of something frosty and enjoy!
The quilt above is Snowflakes, which originally appeared in Quiltmaker Nov/Dec ’03 (No. 94). It’s currently available as a stand-alone pattern in The Quiltmaker Pattern Collection. Although it looks complex, foundation paper piecing makes this one a breeze to sew.
This is Snowmen in the Woods from the Nov/Dec ’03 issue (No. 94). Now it’s a stand-alone pattern with easy applique and simple foundations. As a bonus, in the pattern you’ll find applique accessories for a stylish snowlady.
Just above is Sorta Snowflakes, designed by Sherri Driver, which appeared in No. 100, the Nov/Dec ’04 issue. You’ll find this one in your back issues of Quiltmaker. Something to learn here: a quilt with red in it does not really feel “cool.” Red is a warm, fiery color!
We love Winter Critters by Sonja Callaghan from the 2011 Nov/Dec issue (No. 142). A limited number of kits are still available for this piece. The pattern is included with the kit. Isn’t it wonderfully whimsical?
And last but not least is Dakota Snowstorm, which appeared in the May/June ’08 (No. 121). So chilly it almost gives you goosebumps! Again, look to your back issues for the pattern.
Wherever you are, stay cool!