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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 ~)

 I wanted to include different techniques into this project...
wool applique
double applique
machine quilting
free hand cross stitch
 (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!!
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 *


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.


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...

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!
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~

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? :)

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!

Theresa said...

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

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