Thursday, December 20, 2012

Redwork Snowmen Calendar Quilt

I made this Redwork Snowmen Calendar Quilt a few years ago.  I found the patterns on the internet (although I can't find them there now.)  I had originally set these blocks differently but wasn't happy with it.  So I did some ripping and arrived at this sashing and border arrangement instead.  I purchased the handmade, crocheted and heavily starched snowflakes years before.  I had originally used them as Christmas ornaments but think they now add the perfect three-dimensional touch to this quilt. 

Even though it looks like a winter quilt, I actually keep it up all the time.  In Colorado, we can get snow most any month of the year! 

Here's another recipe I got from my mother that makes a festive, easy gift. 

Sand Painting Brownies
1/3 cup cocoa
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 cup + 2 tablespoons flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

1.  Layer all ingredients in a quart canning jar.
2.  Wrap the jar with a ribbon and don't forget to include the recipe!
3.  To make cookies, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
4.  Place ingredients in a mixing bowl and add 1 teaspoon vanilla, 2/3 cup oil, and 3 eggs.  Mix well. 
5.  Pour into a greased pan and bake for 32-37 minutes for a 7" x 11" pan or 30-35 minutes for a 9" x 9" pan. 

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  1. What a great quilt! My daughter wants a different wallhanging for each season. This idea would be a good solution.

  2. That is cute for the whole year. In Japan, the August one would just be a puddle.

  3. I love your snowman quilt! I made the same blocks--only in blue. I don't have mine set together into a quilt yet though...........maybe someday.

    1. I have been looking for this pattern for a while now (MY DAUGHTER IS A SNOWMAN AFFICIONADO). Can you directr me to the source of the pattern, please.

  4. I would love to find the pattern (or get a "copy" from you?) for your snowman wall quilt. It is so cute and I LOVE to embroider. I would be very willing to pay for the pattern.

  5. I assume you know that I am Nanabanana! I guess I should sign my name!

    Jackie Rodgers!!!

  6. Jeg er så spændt på om mønsteret på disse søde snemænd er fremskaffet, og om nogen kan hjælpe med oplysninger om hvor det kan skaffes.
    Hvis nogen kan hjælpe - tusind tak for at give mig et tip.


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