Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Fuzzy Snow

No such thing. It's cold, it's wet, it's white. I love it.

Once in a while, I like to celebrate the snowflake's sublime symmetry. Yesterday, when I realized my guild's ornament swap was happening tonight, it was panic stations around here for a few minutes before I clued into my new GO!Baby die: the hexagons! A 6-armed snowflake would fit perfectly onto a hexagon background. You know, sometimes that university degree comes in so handy.

wool felt snowflake by Poppyprint

I googled "snowflake template" and perused many a flake before deciding on this one (chosen for supposed ease of negotiating small spaces with a machine blanket stitch). Please do not examine all those points too closely, my blanket stitch did run amok in spots. I fused the flakes (using Transweb) onto the hand dyed wool 4" hexagons that were beautifully cut on my GO!Baby. I put one layer of wool at a time through the cutter and the hexagons were cut accurately and cleanly.

wool felt snowflake by Poppyprint

Both sides are identical and the ornament hangs from a 1/8" satin ribbon loop. I hand stitched the two hexies together with perle cotton and lightly stuffed with fiberfill. Then I secured matching buttons to each other through the middle to gently squeeze the snowflakes, giving them some added roundness. Swap-ready in one hour! Love that.




16 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

This is really pretty! I have just finished a mug rug made with hexies and a snowflake embroidered in the centre! It works beautifully doesn't it?!

Flying Blind... said...

Pinned xxx

Amy said...

What a great solution! I love the button that you chose too. Have fun at the swap!

Dianne said...

I made mine last night too. Used my go baby to cut a tree out of wool. LOVE your snowflake and how easy the GB makes this kind of project.
Maybe I will get your lovely deco in the swap!!!

nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

Lovely ornament! Enjoy the swap!

Kathy P said...

Love those buttons!!!

Live a Colorful Life said...

that is super cute! And I have that die cut. Great idea.

Michele Pacey said...

Looks great Krista!

Leanne said...

They are very cute and clearly fast to make. I especially love the buttons.

sew.darn.quilt said...

That's so darn cute!
I've got to admit I'm tempted to pull out my felts and wool. ;)

Carolyn

PinkGranny said...

What a good idea, it turned out very well! The person who received this is very lucky.

**nicke... said...

love it so much krista! soo much!

paulette said...

VERY Cute and GO! friendly!!
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Kristen said...

Ooo, super pretty! In a hour? You go girl!

WandaFish said...

Love it!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

T-riffic job. Sew cute!