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Friday, 6 November 2015

Snow Beauty

Before presenting a workshop, I always sew a new version of the project to have it fresh in my mind.  When preparing for the recent class on Maritime Beauty, I decided to give my project a bit more zing. Here's the result, and even though I've named it "Snow Beauty", it really is :)
I used beautiful Hoffman batiks, printed with snowflakes, in black and greys.
 The large snowflakes were fussy cut for the centre, and for the semi-circles on each end.
There was enough solid black around the snowflakes that I could cut plain background pieces to square out the centre sections.

I chose a medium grey Aurifil thread (#2610) for piecing.  When it came time to quilt, Aurifil #4060, which is a very subtle white to medium-dark grey variegated, was a perfect choice to blend with the batiks.
My quilting was free-form ice shards.  The spikes of the New York Beauty block make a perfect halo around the batik snowflakes.
I am really, really pleased with how this turned out.  
The pattern for original Maritime Beauty may be downloaded here.

10 comments:

  1. It really is a beauty. I'm partial to black and white anyway. This looks very icy.

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  2. So pretty, it gives me chills! Saw your pattern in the new issue of AQS Magazine!

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  3. Karen, this Beauty is the absolute most gorgeous I have ever seen. Great fabric choices. Lucy

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  4. That's so beautiful! It was on the Auriful facebook page today - well done, Karen!

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  5. Another one where you outdid yourself Karen. Beautiful!

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  6. Oh my that is gorgeous! but then all of your work is super. The girls at the guild are all excited about getting their Diamonds Are A girls Best Friend ready as a Christmas Tree Skirt . Another reminder of the beautiful work you design. Hugs ♥

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