Sunday, March 11, 2012

Strawberry Snow

Sometimes I make something so sweet that it feels like my teeth are going to melt. "Strawberry Snow" is a San-Man Originals chart that I won in a contest on the SMO message board. I always feel like I have an obligation to stitch a chart that I won, and I only enter contests where I really want to stitch the chart so it usually works out fine. This was such a cute theme, perfect for the transition from winter to spring. I've turned it into a quilt that I hope to send to AAQI if I can get Sandy's approval. I had fun adding beads to snowflakes, rick-rack to the seam and the cute little bow around the snowman's neck. The fabric is 28 ct Cashel linen in light mocha, and the threads are mostly DMC with the exception of WDW Strawberry Fields for the berries. It annoys me that the camera seems to pick up all the wonky parts that aren't so noticeable in real life. I think this is the first time that my mitered corners all came out like they were supposed to though.


30 comments:

Daffycat said...

Very, very well done, Annie! I love the subject and your quilting is top-notch! Congratulations on a lovely finish!

Annette said...

That design is so CUTEEEEEEEEEE..
What a cutie..
And your finished it off so wonderfull..
You made a beautifull piece!!!

Margaret said...

Oh I love it! You always finish your little quilts to perfection too!

milly said...

Hello


Your finish is lovely
The design is cute and your finishing off is perfect!

ArchangelDecker said...

It came out great. I totally love it! :)

Theresa said...

This is so sweet~

Miss 376 said...

gorgeous

Jan said...

That's so cute! Wish I knew how to sew like that. Great finish.

Jackie said...

I love how you used rick rack to frame the piece . I'm really drawn to the red snowflakes!

Karen said...

This is beautiful, Annie! Although I don't see any wonky parts on your project I know what you mean about things showing up on the camera that were unnoticed before. I'm always noticing cats hairs or cobwebs when I post pictures on my blog that I hadn't seen before! Your quilt turned out so nice, my favorite part of the stitching is the pink snowflakes.

barbara said...

This is so sweet that I need an insulin shot! ;)

Vinniey said...

Such a cute pattern you've stitched! Sweet finished! The whole piece looks very "strawberry". Very nice, Annie!

Carol said...

Strawberries and snowmen--who could resist this adorable finish, Annie? Another winner for the AAQI finish, I'd say :)

I know what you mean about the camera focusing on any "wonky" parts!! It is so frustrating and my camera, lately, has just not been photographing the reds true to life at all... Maybe it's just me--I really should take time and read the manual :)

Hear you're having a heat wave down your way--enjoy!!

Nima Titus said...

lovely design and beautifully finished...i love it

cindy said...

verry beautiful

greetings cindy

Siobhán said...

That is so cute!! I love the way that you finished it, too. LOL about the 'so sweet' comment! I always say that stuff is so cute it hurts my teeth.

Gina E. said...

Ditto to all the above comments! Your mitered corners are perfect (grin!)

Kissy said...

Cute, cute, cute!!!
Red snowflakes and all...
I'm so looking forward to eating strawberries now!
Kirsten

Rachel S-H said...

It is very sweet. What a cheerful finish!

Anne said...

Annie! This is so adorable and sweet! I love the fabrics you chose to finish it with!

Ranae said...

What a sweet sweet finish,
perfectly finished I might add

geeky Heather said...

That is tooo adorable. I've never seen this design before. I just want to squeeze the snowman! I think it looks fabulous; the whole thing.

Pumpkin said...

Now that IS SWEET!!!! Well done Annie :o)

Deb said...

So cute Annie. I love how your finished it off with the rickrack and that fabric. Just darling.

♥ Nia said...

ohhhhh myyyy =))) that is so (but sooooooo) sweet!!! cutest stitching ever Annie!! :D
Adorable adorable adorable!! Great work!! :D

Hetti said...

Such a adorable little quilt Annie, my compliments for the rick rack idea!

Thank your for the comment to use the spool for round corners, somethimes I use also a little dish or even a glass ;-))
Hugs,

Melanie said...

A.DOR.A.BLE.
!!!

Mylene said...

wow! I love it!! such a cute design. great job!!

Veronica said...

Aww... Isn't the snowman a darling. I love how you've finished him. The fabrics you picked are perfect. Really brings out the design.

Hugs,
Veronica.

zoomcity said...

Oh, this is so cute!