Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Primitive Snowman

This is the project I am currently working on.  I am now the lucky owner of a new Janome 15000.  It is a dream machine and an improvement over my 12000.  Traded in the 12000 and came home with the 15000. 
This square will be part of a wallhanging/tabletopper that I am making as a Christmas present.   The design is from Anita Goodesigns.  I just love their machine embroidery designs.
The snowmen will alternate with the crazy quilt squares like the one above.  This too is an Anita Goodesign embroidery block from Jelly Roll Quilts.  When you make the larger squares, you can't use a Jellyroll because you need wider pieces than 2 1/2".  I found these lovely Christmas fabrics in my stash.  So far I'm loving these blocks.  I have 6 blocks and am working on block 7.  I think I will stop with 9 blocks and then make the borders from the red and gold fabric above.
It's still in the 90s here in the desert but I'm ready to begin working on Christmas presents.  I try to give as many "handmade" by Pam items as possible each year. 


Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Pam,
Congratulations on getting a New machine!
Love that snowman embroidery.

PeggyR said...

Congratulations on your new machine. The snowman will be darling!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Your wall hanging will be gorgeous, love the fabrics you chose. Congratulations on an early Christmas present. You'll have so much fun with it.