Friday, November 23, 2012

First Snowfall

First Snowfall
I saw mention of the 2012 Christmas Quilt Show that is being hosted by Michelle and it sounds like fun.  This is my entry.  It is 12"x 12" made for an art quilt group challenge.  The theme for this was "Cold".  Crochet was my first craft back when my Aunt Anita taught me how to crochet a shawl when I was 15.  I still have that shawl.  It lead me to a lifetime love of all things crafty.  So I crocheted the snowflakes out of cotton crochet thread.  I tacked them on to the background which was a quilted piece of batik fabric that I thought gave the illusion of distant snow falling.  The piece is finished off with a faced binding.

Check out Michelle's blog and see all the other entries.  Make sure to come back to vote for your favorite!

This is my Off the wall post for this round, check what everyone else is up to at Nina-Marie's blog.

40 comments:

  1. I love these crochet snowflakes. So beautiful!!!

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  2. Thanks for sharing, wonderful crochet job on the snowflakes.
    Elizabeth

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  3. Beautiful. Love those snowflakes and your original use of them.

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  4. What pretty snowflakes and love the idea of adding them to a mini project.

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  5. how cool that you can do Crochet AND quilting in one project - so pretty. I really like the idea of doing a 12" challenge - just enough to explore an idea!

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  6. I love the combination of the crocheted snowflakes on a quilted background, really cute!

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  7. love the crochet snowflakes... they are beautiful!

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  8. Crochet is becoming a lost art. Doilies always remind me of Snowflakes. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Beautiful snowflakes! What a great idea.

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  10. Really cute Sylvia. Love the crochet snowflakes. Definitely brings a chill while admiring it. Beautiful.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  11. Oh I wish I could make these - I adore crochet snowflakes!!!

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  12. So pretty and I love that each is unique, what a wonderful idea. Thanks.

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  13. Sweet quilt with those lovely snowflakes! Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  14. I really love your crocheted snowflakes. They're very pretty!

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  15. wonderful crochet snowflakes, one of my favorite items my mom crochet was bells for my tree. they were finished with tiny red roses and pearls.

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  16. Very, very pretty! I admire the fine handwork on your snowflakes.

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  17. Lovely crochet. I wish I knew how ; )

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  18. What a delightful way to use your crochet skills. Love the contrast against the dark background.

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  19. Very nice and I love how you added them to a quilt.

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  20. So pretty! I have a booklet of crocheted snowflakes from the early 80s, and last year I dusted it off and crocheted them for all my family as stocking stuffers. It never occurred to me to put them on a quilt and I don't know why not- they look great!!

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  21. Beautiful! One of these years I am going to crochet snowflakes, I admire them so much.

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  22. Great way to use the snowflakes!

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  23. How clever to use crocheted snowflakes. They look great.

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  24. I love your crocheted snowflakes !

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  25. BEAUTIFUL SNOWFLAKES!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  26. what a perfect idea for your snowflakes......
    in stitches

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  27. Love Love Snowflakes crocheted or otherwise!

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  28. Very nice - I like to crochet as well. Thank you for participating and good luck!

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