Thursday, November 4, 2021

Frosty McChill - Snowman Quilt Along - Block 1 "Let it Snow!"

Happy Happy Thursday, ya'll. What a fabulous day it is. There is a chill in the air, and it is making me dream of a new project. Something simple mind you. 

                   Cute Snowman Image Retro

 So I have grabbed a bit of fabric and  some floss and have begun a new embroidery project.  

Thursdays are my baby sitting day so embroidery makes  for a quick grab and go project with little thinking.

           

 On Thursday, I always dream that I will be able to put in a few stitches between playing with Legos or Fisher Price toys with the grandbabies.  And sometimes I actually do. 😂😄 You know play time comes first. But anywhoooo I digress.  

         

 Now on with my project. Last year  on my blog and IG, I shared a photo my Coopie the Snowman quilt  that I embroidered in blackwork years ago for my nephew. 

          

I had drawn out these little snowmen for him to color.  I later decided to make them into a quilt. 

 The other day I was thinking about this quilt and thought it was time for another embroidered snowman quilt. 🤔⛄  I have already drawn out several snowmen, and one is block completed.   Since I enjoy having someone to stitch with, I thought why not share these little blocks on Thursdays- maybe some of you just might want to join me if not stitching the snowmen then at least maybe inspire you to pull out some embroidery work of your own. Hmmm. Embroidery Work Thursdays . 

        

 I will be sharing 12 snowmen in my Frosty McChill Quilt Along.  Since this is  a work in progress, I have not planned out the final look of the quilt , but I am pretty sure mine will have a similar layout to my Coopie the Snowman Quilt. Simple but cute. 

 The first block is called  "Let it Snow" . Now I am not as steady or as good at embroidery as I used to be, but I still love it . Of course, for me it is all about having fun. 

INSTRUCTION TIME !   Now remember , I am no expert, but am just sharing how I embroider mine. Please prepare your fabric, embroider in whatever manner that  makes you happy. The number one rule is to always have FUN FUN FUN!!!  

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Cut your fabric to 8 1/2 "x 11 1/2" . This will  be trimmed later.  

2.  Place the pattern between a light box or a window and center the design as best as possible. Trace the design onto your fabric using your favorite transfer fabric pen or pencil . 

3. Embroider the design .  I used a back stitch using 2 strands of DMC 498  on most of the design. A stem stitch would look  quite lovely if you prefer.  I used 1 strand of 498 for the details in the snowman's face.   

4. On the snowflakes , I used a French Knot at the end of 4 of the points . You do not have to include the French Knot, or you may want to add a teeny bead at each point . How cute would that be!!!

5. Press and trim to block size 7 1/2 x 10 1/2".

Click here for "Let It Snow". 



I hope that you will check back in with me for the next block. There may be times where you get ahead of me-😀☃❄I might get too wrapped up in lego time, but I think it is going to be a nice winter embroidery project nonetheless. 

Before I leave, I just want you to know how grateful I am for the sweet visits and kind support. You always brighten my day.  Love ya!

As always...

Happy Stitching, ya'll

Melisa

Snowfall rouses the inner child to dream and play once more. Angie Welland Crosby

Hugs and Snowflake Stitches!!!!

Dedicated to my sweet snowloving sister. Miss you , Amo




                 hand drawn snowflake illustration







18 comments:

  1. Me gusta muchisimo¡¡¡ un ran trabajo¡¡¡

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  2. How adorable!!! Snowmen are perfect for Christmas AND winter decorating! I have another embroidery project to do, but I look forward to watching your new quilt come to life!

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  3. This looks like fun! I'm going to join in! Thank you for sharing.

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  4. This is such a cute idea. I love that the first quilt was originally coloring pages for your grandson, that makes it extra special!

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  5. Oh Melisa, he is adorable. I have downloaded block one and will make time to work on it this weekend. Thank you for your generosity. ~Pam

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  6. So cute and what a great idea. I have some cross stitch and quilting projects to work on but maybe I will have time to squeeze this in. Thank you!

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  7. Such a busy girl!! Thank you for the delightful snowman block, this is a really cute idea. Take care of yourself and those grandbabies, aren't they just the best thing in life! Hugs to you and family.

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  8. So, so cute. I love this idea. I’ve been embroidering mini stockings for Christmas ornaments for my grands. I’ve almost got all the embroidery done. I’m curious if you have some clever technique to get a design on wool felt or felted wool? I’ve been struggling.

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  9. Adorable ce bonhomme de neige c'est un beau projet !
    Merci pour le partage
    Belle journée

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  10. Oh my goodness everything is adorable as usual!!! Whew you are so productive, you are amazing!!! I can't wait to stitch the snowmen quilt series with you!! How fun!! I recently finished you Fall Embroidery Mini Quilt and posted it on instagram crediting you of coarse.
    It was my very first traditional style quilt and I love it so much, it has beginner flaws but for my first attempt I think I did pretty darn good : ) Thank you so much for all of your freebies I greatly appreciate everyone of them!!! Please tell me you will be releasing your Coopie drawings at some point as I so want to stitch them they are the cutest ever!!!! Thanks again Melissa and I hope you have a great weekend!!!

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  11. Thank you for your generosity. I just finished a few embroidered ornaments and they are so adorable. I would like to join you on the QAL. Thank you so much...Cheers.

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  12. Thank you so much for these sweet snowman embroideries!! This will be such a fun project to work on!

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  13. Thank you so much. Can't wait to get started. Planning to do a blue work for wintertime.

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  14. So sorry that I have not been by recently...I am on a mission to have the house decorated for Christmas before Thanksgiving so i can sit back, relax and enjoy the Holiday season!! LOVE all your snowmen here especially that quilt which is stunning!! Have a great weekend!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  15. Thank you for sharing! Absolutely, play time comes first! Such a beautiful finished quilt with happy memories!

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  16. I love the Coopie blocks, too. I just love snowmen!

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