I just picked up this pattern, was wondering if anyone else is working on it & what color scheme did you all use. I saw one hanging in the quilt shop and was really drawn to the embroidery on it, but wasn't so thrilled with the neutral color combinations they used.
Also, did you dig into your stash or go out & buy the recommedned yardage.
I am currently taking the Snow Days Class, and the instructor told us that if you bought all the fabric listed on the pattern, you would have way too much. I am doing mine in batik's that vary in colour from gray's to blue gray and some with medium brown tones. Seems to be working alright. I went to a different floss than recommended as well - # 8050 which picks up the colours in my fabric. I have blocks 1 and 2 assembled and am doing the embroidery that overlaps the blocks. I will try and post a pic.
I was concerned about the colours, as I am doing Winterwonderland in Blue, and I felt I was starting to stray towards blue again. This Fabric is in grey/blue grey/brown tones with a cream background (looks like snowballs) with hits of a blue green in the background. All batiks, so you get the variations.If you right click on the picture, and highlight open link, I think you will see the colours better.
Hey Stitcher friends! The recent discussion about "Snow Days" peeked my interest, so I went onto Crabapple Hill to see the finished design...whoa...that is a whole lot of stitchin'! Then, I got to browsing the other patterns..."Winter Wonderland" and "Night Before Christmas" are both awesome as well, but holy cow...I am just not ambitious enough to start any of the three...it took me a good long time from start to finish on "Nesting Time" for the whole cloth baby quilt...I guess I just have too many other projects to spend so much time on one project. I give kudos to all who finish any of these pieces...your quilt block making skills are much more advanced than mine...I think that's intimidating to me...the embroidery work...piece of cake (if I had many hours to spare)...but the blocks that I've not done before look difficult. Maybe some day, when I'm too old to ride the Harley, clean the house, run after the grandkids, etc. I just might set my mind to it and make one of those beautiful quilts, but for now, I'm sticking with the easier stuff.
For those who have started any of the forementioned projects, may I ask approximately how much stitching time have you invested so far?
Good Morning All, I am a newbie and have started (at long last) Snow Days stitching using the stem stitch. Is there a trick for stem stitching curves? I probably shouldn't have started on an evergreen tree but what did I know!! On some I have anchored it like a lazy daisy and some I just use a really short stitch or do something like a backstitch. There has to be a better way, all in all so far I love the look but the curves are a bit funky. Any advice greatly appreciated.
Olga, I have looked and looked at yours but it is so perfect! I can't find any gobbed up stitching that looks like mine.
Believe me it it far from perfect. Small stitches is the answer, but I often found myself pulling out stitches that I had absent mindedly allow to get too big. Somewhere between an 1/8 and 1/16 of an inch is good. On curves, I sometimes switched which side of the line I was working from. I have a pieced block to fix on Winter Wonderland, and then I will post the top. Somehow I got a different background piece in one of my blocks. Comes from working on two of the same coloured projects at a time.