'Tis the season to share a few more of our favorite Christmas quilts. This year we're focusing on figures of the season, including nutcrackers, gingerbread men and snowmen. When we came across "Snowman Soup" at MooseStash Quilting, we couldn't resist! As the description says: Chase away the cold this winter with a steamy, hot cup of cocoa while you snuggle for warmth under this fun little quilt.
Snowman Soup, 56 x 65", by Joan at MooseStash Quilting, design by Angie Padilla
"Snowman Soup" is Joan's entry in the Fall 2012 Blogger's Quilt Festival in the Favorite Applique Quilt category. She says: "I fell in love with this pattern when it was released at Angie's Bits and Pieces. Hot Cocoa and cinnamon sticks... yummmy!" We love the refreshing pink, blue, red and white color scheme. The ingredients in "Snowman Soup" are shown in the text block shown below. Any chocolate lover would fall for this recipe!
Here are a few of the silly snowmen, below, with their beaded eyes and
snowflake buttons. A row of chocolate kisses marches across the top of
these blocks. The blocks are created with fusible applique, which is Joan's favorite method; Joan did the quilting on a domestic machine.
Joan, who blogs at MooseStash Quilting, has been sewing for almost 50 years. After a 14 year career as a professional crafter, she was introduced to quilting and has been hooked ever since. The name, "MooseStash", came from Joan's love of Alaska and its wildlife, combined with her piles of stash. She says: "By creating new projects, and using up my mounds of stash, I hope to inspire others to do the same." You can see many more of Joan's wonderful quilts at calicojoan's photostream at Flickr.
Angie Padilla's international business, Angie's Quilt Pattern Shop, is based in Quito, Ecuador. Angie's highly original designs are rich in
colorful applique work. We previously featured Angie's fabulous Christmas Dove, Snowflake Delight and Matryoshka quilts.
Image credits: Images are shown with the generous permission of MooseStash Quilting and Angie Padilla. For more close-up photos of Snowman Soup, see this post at MooseStash Quilting.