Saturday, January 22, 2011

Snowman Courthouse Steps Quilt

This is a quilt top that I started many years ago. I posted previously about it on March 11, 2006: http://silverthimblequiltingarchive.blogspot.com/2006/03/digital-camera-as-design-wall.html

This quilt also appeared on my list of UFO's that I wanted to finish in 2008: http://silverthimblequiltingarchive.blogspot.com/2007/12/reflecting-on-2007.htmll

I pulled this project out for our guild retreat last Saturday and I got some of the blocks finished. It took me a while to figure out how I was piecing the blocks after having this project sit for so long. I managed to get 2 rows of blocks finished at our day long retreat. I then worked on the remaining 5 blocks Friday night during the Friday Night Sew-In and then finished them and assembled the blocks into rows and joined the rows together on Saturday morning. You can see a couple of pieces of fabric that I am auditioning for borders in the photo: a yellow inner border and a blue outer border vs a yellow inner border and a green outer border.

Once the borders are done later today, I will be ready to think about a "reward project".


These are two snowman panels that surfaced when I was going through my Christmas fabrics in December. These panels have aged in my stash far too long. I am looking for ideas where I can incorporate pre-printed panels in quilts and will be using these panels as "reward projects" soon.

3 comments:

Linda_J said...

I STILL vote blue, LOL---not that my opinion matters.

Either of those panels should be fun to work on---a nice reward project.

Piecefulafternoon said...

I think the blue - it makes the whole quilt come alive. Love all the snowmen!

Pam said...

The blue and yellow will do just fine in my bdrm...thanks for asking!

Darling quilt!

Pam
who has a bday coming up...soon