Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Winter Is Just Around the Corner

#QuiltBee: Country Cabins quilt
You saw a hint of the Country Cabins quilt that Linda and Jane worked on during our recent girls getaway, but today you're in for a treat - pics of the whole quilt top (well, just about the whole thing).

They started collaborating at the last getaway in February. It is a gift for Linda's grandson whose birthday is mid December and I can only imagine his reaction when it is unwrapped. He will never close his eyes while sleeping under it, there is just too much to look at.

#QuiltBee: Country Cabins quilt
Those patchwork cabins set among the trees are so wonderful. Placing the trees and cabins atop a strip of white really creates the idea of a snowy winter night,

#QuiltBee: Country Cabins quilt
and those starry blue night skies tie in perfectly with the reindeer border.

#QuiltBee: star quilt block
When they started out he was in a twin bed but he's a growing boy and recently moved up to a double so that meant some additions that they hadn't anticipated, but they rose to the challenge, incorporating leftover stars that Jane had made for another quilt - they were perfect, especially when bordered with that green check. It was as though they were made to order.

There were a few glitches with the borders, but Jane fixed that up in no time (most of the quilt is hand stitched). The last bit was to add a chunky border of 6" blocks, which I look forward to seeing.

#QuiltBee: Country Cabins quilt
Yesterday Linda delivered it to Roberta to be quilted. Apparently she is using a snowflake pattern in variegated blue thread - could it be any more perfect? Little wonder that Linda is giddy with the thought of having it finished for her precious little boy. So stinkin' cute!....M


audrey said...

What a fun quilt! The white pieces really do add the the 'winter' effect. Great looking quilt.:)

Chantal said...

What a cool quilt! I love this one. Is there a copyright on this design? I just might steal this idea from them. lol. So many quilts, so little time. But that's a gorgeous I would love to make. Thanks for sharing. ;^)

moosecraft said...

Gorgeous! A sparkling winter wonderland to keep him warm! :-)

Kyle said...

We got snow today, so that winter quilt would be very welcomed here. It will be loved I'm sure.

Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore said...

This quilt is beautiful! I love how the border fabric ties in so well with the touches of blue in the quilt. I'm sure Linda's grandson will be thrilled. Thank you for linking up to the Peacock Party.

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous quilt! It looks like it would be fun to make. I’m envious of the birthday boy!