Sunday, December 12, 2010

Makin' New Friends

Another really cute quilt in the Christmas Room at Quilted Works is Makin' New Friends
You can never have too many friends.
59" X 73"
Pieced by Annika B.
The kits sold so fast, Annika made a second set. Those sold quickly, too.

The fabric line is designed by Deb Strain for Moda.
Deb said: "this heart-warming group are filled with children, snowmen, birds, pine branches and snow. Using traditional winter colors of holly, berry red, wintery blue, pine and ivy greens, I have illustrated one of our family's most treasured winter traditions...building our own new friends out of snow!"

Deb offered a free pattern

Pieces of the line are still available over at The Fat Quarter Shop.

Annika said the most time consuming part of making the quilt was piecing the small checkerboard borders. Well worth the effort for the overall look. (easy for me to say! Good job Annika!)

We rarely have snow here in St. George, so we have to enjoy our snowmen on fabrics.

Makin' New Friends also comes in a 23" X 44" panel with 6 snowmen images. Quilted Works cut up each section, added a few simple borders, and had them made into 6 place mats.
Those panels sold faster than a snowman melting on a hot, sunny day.
Several customers made large stacks of place mats, sent them to QW longarmer to be quilted, and now have them ready for Christmas presents this year.
Great idea, yes?

6 comments:

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Very cute!!

Material Mary said...

Wow, what cute ideas for a panel. Sometimes you love the panel, but what do you do with the thing? Love these.
Mary

Lois Evensen said...

What happy snow people! It's impossible to avoid a smile.

Micki said...

It is really cute! I love the fabric line!
Micki

Mary Grace McNamara said...

I love that fabric line Nedra, and what a darling quilt too! I used a charm pack of that same fabric to make my candle mat for my swap partner. Snowmen are so cheerful!

MGM

Notjustnat said...

Very cute, I wouldn't mind new friends like this - Hugs Nat