One of our favorite holiday quilts we’ve made is “Snowmen on Parade” by Under the Garden Moon.
We made this cute little seasonal number in one of my quilt guilds and it went together quite easily. The snowmen strip was the most involved, but was fun because the snow bodies are actually strips of different whites sewn together and then cut out to needle-turn applique.
I did follow the pattern pretty closely but couldn’t understand why snowmen would be against a green/beige background. To brighten them up, I added a blue sky while still keeping to the Christmas colors. I also tweaked the star strip, added a couple of extra borders, and used felt for the snowmen hats and scarves. I got a lot of “I didn’t know you could do that” about the felt. Ha ha. I have gotten a lot of that over the years, but the real truth was that I was in a hurry to finish and rationalized that scarves and hats are usually wool anyway. Now we all love to applique with wool!
As usual, it has a flannel back for coziness and it looks rather festive hanging on the banister; that is, when it’s not wrapped around somebody!