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Monday, December 5, 2016

Snow Globe Mini Quilt


I had 2 spots in my house where I wanted to hang some new quilts. This is called Snow Globe Mini and the pattern is by A Little Sweetness. I used 2 different fabrics for the globes and really like how it turned out.
The pattern called for a solid white but I loved the blue dots that made me think of snow.



This was not included in the pattern but it is a simple thing to do, add a flange. It's kind of like piping without the string inside. This is a mini quilt so I cut the red polka dot fabric 1" wide and folded it wrong sides together, press well. Add one strip to each side sewing a little less than 1/4" and then do the top and bottom. It will look like the picture above. The top and bottom strips should overlap the side strips.


Next add your binding as usual right on top of the flange. I love how crisp it looks!



I tried the other day to use this binding on something else and could not miter it to make the stripes line up. So thanks to many quilting friends (thank you Barb and Holly!)I used a straight seam which is bulkier but I like how the strIpes are almost perfect. You cannot see it at all on the front.


Doesn't a perfect miter give you the shivers? I love when that happens! Next you would turn your binding and sew it down the usual way. It is a very simple yet effective design element. Give it a try on your next small quilt, I think you will like the way it looks.




These my friends are the ingredients for something called Reindeer Crack. It is a simple and fun recipe to make with children and they will love it. Beware it's very sweet.

Reindeer Crack
3 cups of small pretzels
2 cups of Fritos
2 cups of Bugles
1 cup of Chex Mix
1 cup of roasted salted peanuts (I omitted them because of allergies)
1 1/2 cups of M&M's
1 package of white chocolate melting chips


Mix them all together in a big bowl. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler and pour over dry mix, stir thoroughly. Spread out on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper and let cool completely. Break up and store in an airtight container.


Cavities for everyone! My husband was doubtful that it would taste good but he ended up liking the sweet and savory.

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The painting of the sunflowers is by Ana Delia McCormick

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Off to my grandson Griffin's concert tonight. It really puts me in the Christmas Spirit!

Kelly

12 comments:

  1. Such a cute quilt! Love the details that you are so very good at.:) I think turquoise and red could be your signature colors!

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  2. I love the Snow Globe quilt, Kelly! Very cute!

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  3. Such an adorable quilt! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. What a cute quilt! Everyone enjoys Holiday Crack--however I am laying off making the crack this season since it will be at the guilds meeting next week:)

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  5. The snow globe quilt is GREAT! Did you do a second stitching around the very edge of the flange? Do you do that stitching before just a normal binding?

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  6. So that's how Rudolf got the red nose! Sounds good to me. Love the snow globes and the polka dot fabric is perfect.

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  7. What a cute Christmas quilt. You've used the perfect feature fabric and dots are always more fun. I never think of doing a flange but it's a great idea to try it on a small quilt.

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  8. What an adorable Xmas quilt. Enjoy the concert. Miss you

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  9. What a cute quilt! Snow globes are naturally fun and you have the perfect fabric for them. Love the dots too, of course! These globes could be fun with lots of different fabrics, if you can get the right scale. Your flange is very cute. I do one differently, so it's fun to see another way to do it. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Again I say - This is the cutest christmas quilt ever! I love the flange - thanks for explaining it so well. I have to try it. Your dots turned out perfect on the edge too!
    mmmmmm reindeer crack sounds delicious.

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  11. Oh, Kelly, your snowglobe quilt is adorable in Pixie Noel fabrics! Love the flange with the striped binding - gorgeous way to finish this little beauty.

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  12. Lovely work on your snow globe quilt. The flange is a great idea and I agree that the striped binding has a big impact. I hope you Christmas plans are going well.

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