Sunday, February 10, 2019

Snowmen Vintage Truck - Wool Applique

With one eye on the Grammy's, I finished adding some stitched snowflakes to anchor all the layers of this piece. The pattern is from Buttermilk Basin. This is the third vintage truck piece that I have stitched; there is something irresistible about them. One was a summer piece and the other is a winter piece with sheep which are always irresistible in wool applique. :-)  This finished piece measures 19x17."

I used a wool batting and a piece of blue batik for the backing and finished it using the pillowcase method. Next I stitched 1/4" around all the edges. The inner edge seam was covered with a length of blue trim that I found in one of my crazy quilt drawers.

We have had a strange winter so far with hardly any snow though we are expected to get a few inches late on Tuesday. Folks in the the Northwest and Midwest seem to be bearing the brunt of winter's fury this year. Stay safe and warm wherever you live . . . spring is coming.


Mereknits said...

It is a wonderful piece, well done. Have a wonderful week.

Mereknits said...

Hi Janice. Here is a link to a pattern that is very close to the one I used. Instead of the five dc or tc clusters the cowl is made with a 7 treble crochet cluster. I chained 28 stitches to start. I hope this helps.