Woven Snowmen - a Finished Quilt!

Ah, so this quilt has a long history with me. I bought the fabric something like a million years ago - at least 2010 or 2011, and I don't remember which Basic Grey line it is...but all their Christmas lines do look pretty similar.


I made placemats for my mother from the layer cake, and the jelly roll sat around for a while until an idea popped into my head. And it was a GREAT IDEA. I did all the math and start piecing to test it, intending to submit it to Moda Bake Shop.


And after all the cutting and piecing and re-cutting, this post popped up in my feed. Yes, my wonderful design had been stolen. In a huff, I put everything away for quite a while, until eventually I realized that, um, Jess couldn't steal something that was in my head. Probably. And mine is strip-pieced and much smaller, since I kept the strips going across the rows.


It took me another long while to decide on borders - I was tired of just throwing on a great big print and calling it a day. This one was kind of a zipper effect that...makes me think I should stick with throwing on a great big print and calling it a day. It was a lot of fun to quilt, though - my usual loops but kind of custom.


The backing is Joann flannel that I bought somewhere in the middle of the process - so 2014 or so. It is exactly perfect for this quilt. And the binding is just red dot basic that I think I've used 5+ times now. Because it's a good binding!


And so it's done, after more than five years in process. I don't love it or hate it. I might sell it - if it washes without bleeding. {Not my typical experience with Moda, unfortunately.} Maybe I'll write out a tutorial like I intended from the beginning. Or maybe I'll just let that go. {Jess's is very nicely written, after all!}

58" square

See also: Finish It Up Friday, Whoop WhoopTGIFF, Needle & Thread ThursdayMonday Making, Main Crush MondayFabric Tuesday, Finish Along{list}