Friday, November 30, 2012

'Tis the Season: Snow Globes

Are you as fascinated by snow globes as we are?  We still remember shaking the globe and watching the snow drift down on the scene within.  Deb Madir has captured the magic of the season in a delightful series of Snow Globe Quilts.  She says: "When starting a new design project, I try to envision something that's different; has not been seen over and over. I try for fresh, fun or whimsical; but most of all, a quilt I would enjoy having hang around my home!" 

Snow Globes at Deb Madir Designs (note added on 8/14/13: this website is currently inactive; at this time the patterns can be found at Create For Less)

Snow Globes at Deb Madir DesignsLet it Snow, BFF (Best Friends Forever), Winter Layover and Snowed In

Here are four different Snow Globe designs by Deb Madir.  In the montage above we're showing just the globes so that you can see the detail; each finished quilt, which ranges from 18" to 21" square, has a unique border that complements the scene.  The finished quilts and more details can be seen at the following links. Let it Snow depicts a sparkling winter wonderland;  Best Friends Forever showcases an elegant reindeer;  Winter Layover features a snowman and winter visitors; and Snowed In depicts a cozy log cabin.  We love the wintry scene in "Let it Snow", shown below.

Let it Snow by Deb Madir at Deb Madir Designs

Here is a perfect winter scene with evergreen tree, a wooden fence, mailbox with bird and a little squirrel. The snow globe is decorated with Swarovski crystals, adding a sparkle that is perfect for the holidays. "Let it Snow" finishes at 18" square (see the finished quilt here).

Northwood's Duet, 21 x 21", by Deb Madir Designs

We love to see a brilliant red cardinal in the middle of winter!  "Northwoods Duet" is Deb Madir's latest design and the fifth in the popular Snow Globe series. Deb has created a lifelike red cardinal and yellow oriole, perched among the evergreen branches and embellished with thread painting and Swarovski crystals. The red border features a series of flying geese to complement the scene. 

Image credits: Images are shown with the generous permission of Deb Madir.  Her pattern range includes many more holiday quilts including Holiday Sparkler, Snowman Sparkler and Poinsettia de Noel.


  1. Snow globes ... what a great idea! These are quite beautiful and I'm very tempted to order the pattern. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Qué cosa más bonita !!!!
    Gracias por los links !!

  3. These are fantastic! Thanks for posting them. Something for me to look forward to.

  4. These are great! I made sports snow globes one Christmas as gifts for the guys in our family. Printed off different pics of their favorite teams (logos, mascots, stadiums, etc). It is hard to sew for guys but they seemed to really like these. Linda


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