By Paula Stoddard, Creative Editor for Quiltmaker
When my kids were little it didn’t snow very often in Oregon. So, when it snowed, we were often outside rolling snow and building little bitty snowmen.
I’m not crazy about the snow and the cold, so building snowmen isn’t my most favorite thing to do. But give me some wool and floss and I’ll build you a bunch!
In fact, I’ll build you a forest for your snowmen!
When I made my block for Quilmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 8, of course I wanted to do wool applique. The green and teal fabrics just sang to me and the snowmen and trees easily followed.
If you’ve never done it, here’s a tutorial on wool applique to help you out. It’s very easy and very addicting!
Before you know it, you might be building your own forest and snowmen!
The fun thing about this block is that it is made in 4 sections, and you can put those 4 sections together however you like. And if you make a bunch of sections, you can arrange them into a small, wonderful, wintery quilt.
So, if you’re like me, and you’d rather be inside looking out at the snow, instead of outside in the cold, you can gather up your scraps, needle and floss and create your own winter wonderland using Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Fall ’14.
With hot chocolate. And a fire in the fireplace. And football. In your jammies. I love that.
P.S. Speaking of snowmen: If Disney’s Frozen is tripping your trigger this year, why not peek at our kits for a Frozen quilt and no-sew fleece throws?!