Thursday, December 8, 2011

Welcome to the North Pole Quilt

My Santas need a Welcome to the North Pole quilt. Pattern by Piece O' Cake Designs.

I chose to do fusible applique for this quilt because it is a wall hanging. Cut and fuse as you go so pieces don't get mixed up or lost.

The reins and harness yarns with jingle bells are just tacked down. I used edging lace for the icicles hanging from the roof.

I machine quilted the window panes. Some of the background fabrics are indigo prints, three are white on white snowflakes and stars that I dyed. No  two backgrounds are quilted the same. Did you notice  the lights are on in all the houses and workshops?

The marbles on the roof of the glassworks shop are covered buttons.

Son, Derek's Toyworks shop I'm sure he made Lego's.

Erin the doll maker and John with his cars and trucks the wheels are snaps.  The narrow little edging insert is a one inch wide strip of fabric ironed in half and stitched to the border then the piano key border was stitched on top of the edging. A second  accent strip was sewn on before the binding was attached.

Hubbies bait shop I'm sure the elves and Santa go ice fishing. My coffee shop and bakery and it will be a busy shop next week.

Warm Wishes,

1 comment:

Vivian said...

Ann, I love your North Pole quilt, it's really terrific.