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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

{{{ finished! }}}


Hello Friends & Folk ~

I finished my little snow-guy last night ~
I named him 'Willy'....

'Willy' shoveling the snow...

I'm having way too much fun lately!!!!
(and I blame Mizz Cheri Payne for this, my latest obsession ~)
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 I wanted to include different techniques into this project...
wool applique
double applique
piecing
machine quilting
free hand cross stitch
&
embellishing
 (buttons, jingler-bells & scarf)




I bound it with the cinnamon-red backing fabric,
bringing the backing fabric 'round to the front and turning it under....
then handstitching it all the way around ~




what I didn't realize I did though, 
as I was machine quilting the finish, 
I mistakenly stitched all the diagonal lines completely to the edges!!
so, 
when I was finished and trimmed the edges, then turned them under ~
I realized the machine stitched lines were now there on the border showing on the front...
(I get SO caught up in creating that I go a little nuts)

A happy accident, because I LOVE how it looks!!!
...kind of like a candy-cane stripe...no?





...then of course I stained the whole thing with my spiced-walnut stain...
making him look very 'PRIMSICAL' indeed...
(that would be my description for Primitive + Whimsical)


...a little wonky, a little folky & alot of fun!

I'm now working on his 'mate' and will introduce you to her tomorrow.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this being offered as a pattern ~
(( perhaps a whole new pattern line? ))

* Blessed be *
 Lori

25 comments:

WoolenSails said...

I love it! Would love to see epatterns, especially now, love to make projects like this that are fun and work up quickly.

Debbie

missy said...

BRAVO BRAVO I love it. Great job on the details.

moosecraft said...

Love him! Patterns would be awesome! You could even offer kits... or a prim applique club...

penelope said...

Really nice work! Patterns/kits are a must! Hopefully soon for one of this winter's projects. Look forward to his snow-mate!

Orange Sink said...

Lori,
LOVE your wonky Willy!! Patterns yes!! I am doing a Cheri Payne appliqué for my sanity project at the moment... always time for at least 10 minutes before bed to stitch a little!!
Cathy G

Shakerwood said...

Absolutely ... pattern them up and I will sell them in my booth like I do with Cheri's. Love both your and Cheri's style ( and passion) !

Sandra said...

As usual Lori, he is wonderful. Love the background and the red trim. Perfect!
Blessings,
Sandra
Homespun Elegance

quiltsbycheri said...

Oh my gosh yes! I would be ordering right now, this second, promptly, etc. ....... glad I could be a, if ever so slight, inspiration to you......

quiltsbycheri said...

Oh my gosh yes! I would be ordering right now, this second, promptly, etc. ....... glad I could be a, if ever so slight, inspiration to you......

NMK said...

LOVE Willy !!!! patterns would be great too !!! More projects to add to my pile !

dogwoodfarm said...

He is so sweet!!!

Patti said...

I am in love with Willy! Pattern him up right away ;)
Blessings, Patti

Julie Zakrzewski said...

Hi Lori,
Willy is just Wonderful! Love all you fabric choices and uses of different embellishments! I think the stitching adds the perfect touch too!
I also agree with the other ladies.... Patterns!
Warm Hugs~
Julie

Jennifer Helms said...

Fantastic!!!!!! I hope it will be a new pattern line!

Raymond Homestead said...

He is just so darn cute!

Nancy Bauer said...

Pattern please!!!! ASAP :)

Jodi S said...

He is just too cute!

linda said...

Love him! A new patten line is a wonderful idea; your creativity knows no limits and is always going in new directions. So great!

Tina McFadden said...

I absolutely adore him!!!! I love putting all those different techniques into one pattern. I also have many, many of Cheri's patterns. Can't wait to see the Mrs. to Willy. Yes, definitely patterns!!!!

Melva said...

Yes yes yes ....wonderful. Would love a pattern!

LauraP said...

Love. Can't hardly wait. :)

annie said...

I "heart" Willy, just too cute!

~Backroad Treasures~ said...

Once again you never surprise me... love it love it love it...now for a pattern? can't wait to meet his mate? :)
Blessings
Rhonda

Lonna said...

I love Willy!! A pattern would be wonderful and a prim applique club even better! I look forward to visiting with you through your blog everyday... it's like spending time with an old friend I've known forever!
Lonna

Theresa said...

Yes...a pattern of Willy would be wonderful. I love the idea of a whole new line of patterns like this too!!!