Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Monthly mini - February Snow

This month’s mini is in honor of the great Earle Scruggs. One of my favorite albums growing up was “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” (Lester Flat and Earle Scruggs) and my favorite song on the vinyl was “February Snow”. 

My friend Karen won two little Hmong appliques at our annual auction back in October and she gave me one. It reminded me of one of the wonderful snow art (made by walking in the snow with snowshoes!) of Simon Beck.
The border print is a bit out of my comfort zone, but I liked the name. It’s a Hoffman print titled “Call of the Wild Snowflake”. I machine quilted the border in jagged lines that looked somewhat icicle like. I felt the hand appliqued center deserved a little hand quilting. 

Here are links to all the fabulous monthly minis. Do take a look! Please let me know if I have missed anyone. As always, feel free to jump in any time. If you've made a mini just let me know and I'll link it up! I try to post them in the last few days of the month.

Randy (Barrister'sBlock) Randy has both her monthly mini and her Pam Buda in this post. Way to go!!
Cathy (Big Lake Quilter) Cathy has her Pam Buda project in her post as well.
Quilting Babcia (AmityQuilter)

16 comments:

  1. What a wonderful winter mini! It's perfect for February. I've seen those amazing snow patterns before--so cool!

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  2. What an amazing little piece. The center does look just like the snow art. A perfect combination

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  3. I love the art work of the Hmong and seen quite a bit of it at art fairs in Wisconsin when I visit my daughter

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  4. Fabulous mini! I think you chose the perfect border fabric to frame that lovely Hmong applique block.

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  5. I love your mini. I just posted both my mini and my Pam Buda quilt "Emma" Hugs

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  6. This is so pretty. I wish I could see it close-up.

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  7. A gorgeous mini. I haven't heard of Hmong applique before but it really is lovely. I do like the way you have framed it and finished it off.

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  8. That applique block is incredible!! And what a perfect comparison between it and the beautiful snow art. You bordered the block beautifully. I am in love with this!

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  9. Beautiful! Hmong embroidery is amazing. I have a bag and a jacket with this type of embroidery. My sister got them for me from California. The Hmong community sold them at a craft fair there. She said it is becoming a lost art. The younger generation is not interested.

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  10. The white on white is stunning! 💕

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  11. Pretty amazing job, Wendy. Just love it!
    WOOHOO!! And it's not even the last day of February yet. WAY TO GO

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  12. Cute piece Wendy. Hmong is such a beautiful technique.
    thanks for the links!

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  13. Fabulous! So fun to work out of the comfort zone. The Hmong center is pretty cool.

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  14. I hadn't pictured you as a Scruggs and Flatt fan. Oh the things I learn about you.
    I had forgotten about the snow art. Oh so pretty. And a good interpretation of it.

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  15. افضل خدمات التنظيف بالدمام تجدونها مع شركة تنظيف مسابح بالاحساء شركة المثالية للتنظيف المتفوقة والمتقدمة دائما لانجتزتها وخبرتها الكبيرة التي قدمتها لعملائها بالجودة والمواصفات القياسية بالاسعار المناسبة والجودة العالية بخصومات تصل الي 50% مع الضمان للجودة

    شركة تنظيف مسابح بالدمام

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