A Wintry Sight Earning Its Place on the Wall
Wow how did Christmas get to be just a week away? This year has sped by quickly, yet seems so long... if that is possible! But being so close to Christmas, I decided it was way past time to get out my Christmas quilts so went digging in my quilt chest. While looking through them, I found my Fractured Winter quilt - one I don't often display yet it is so crisp with its blues and whites - definitely a wintry sight and one that should be out on display around this time of year.
Why it seems to hide away is because it is the second part of a pattern called Fractured Seasons and Fractured Fall always took the limelight.... so today I have been busily transforming it into its very own pattern file - it really does deserve it. In fact, I think I'll just hang it right up in my office so I can enjoy it too.
One of the fun things I remember about making this pattern is the use of the applique shapes. First I used them for applique (some full flakes and some broken), outlining them with dark blue to make them stand out.
Then I had fun quilting around the paper backings (removed from the fusible webbing when attaching the snowflake in place). As you can see, I didn't need to use an all-over quilting design for this, just simply added snowflakes to fill in any spaces.
Some we quilted within the Bargello section...
and others around the border.
If you'd like to enjoy this wintry scene too, you can find the pattern on my website: Fractured Winter