Monday, July 20, 2009

Two out of three snowmen done

Well, I finished "Willy" the second of my three snowmen....still have "Milly" to do. The pattern is a "Stitchy Kitty" pattern called "Snowman Trio". The fabric is a little blue-er than the picture shows. The pattern also calls for buttons to get attached in the snowmen's arms. Chilly has a couple of snowflakes to hold on to, Willy is holding a cardinal and a bluebird, and Milly is holding a couple of hearts.

I think I'm going to create my own tri-fold out of these when they're done. My thinking is to mount each one individually on a piece of matboard or foam core (with some quilt batting) and then do three more pieces of matboard covered with quilt batting and fabric (I'm thinking of - if I can find it - white fabric with light blue snowflakes...if not, I'll find something with snowflakes or snowmen on it).

Then my thinking is to take one stitched piece and one fabric covered piece, and put them together with ribbons between them (like 1/3 of the way down from the top and a 1/3 of the way up from the bottom). If I do that with two of them (with the ribbons coming out of opposite sides on each) and then sandwich the ends of those ribbons between the third set, I think it will work as a tri-fold. (Notice - I said I THINK!) If anyone else has any brilliant ideas to contribute....please feel free to chime in!

Thanks for looking!
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13 comments:

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Those are tooooo cute.... my sister would love those. (shhhh don't show her)

Miss 376 said...

Look forward to seeing finish these, they would make a lovely tri fold

Carolyn NC said...

These are so cute! They'll look great as a tri-fold, I think, too. Can't wait to see it all done! :)

Cynthia ( Cynimin) said...

Those guys are sooo cute!
Great job on your angel also!

Meari said...

Way cute! Congrats on your finishes.

Nancy said...

Oh I have these snowmen and I can't wait to see your finishing idea completed!!!!

Cindy F. said...

These are adorable finishes!! and your plans to finish them sound awesome!!!

Sharon said...

They look wonderful! Great job!

Rene la Frog said...

I really do like the idea of a tri-fold and looking forward to seeing Milly done. I did get the chart for these but haven't started them yet. I'm going to change the names and put my grandchildrens names on it.

Bizzie Fingers said...

Love them, they are so cute, and love the idea of a tri fold, What size are they finished?... Im thinking a tri fold frame,taking three frames and hinging them together, or stuffing and weighting them at the bottom, to stand up on a table or shelf..(just rambling here)..you have some wonderful projects listed!! Keep the pix coming!! Happy Stitching...Karen

Sandy In Montana said...

Your snowmen are just so adorable Kathy, Great Job!!!

Shelley-ILCS said...

I love these snowmen...they are so darn cute!!

~~~Melinda said...

Oh how cute!!! I soo want to get these charts, but I am committed to the 2 yr Papillon Creations SAL and the Pansy Sampler Hardanger SAL so I'll have to wait LOL