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January UFO – finished!

My UFO for the month of January is finished!

Welcome Winter Full copy

And since it’s still winter, it’s going up on the wall.  This pattern is from Holly Hill Quilt Designs and it’s appropriately called, “Welcome Winter”.

I love all of the small details that make this quilt so cute!

Welcome Winter Wallhanging at The Crafty Quilter Welcome Winter Wallhanging at The Crafty Quilter

The snow globes are my favorite, and I found the perfect fabric for the inside of each one.  It sparkles just like real snow!

Welcome Winter Wallhanging at The Crafty Quilter

I spent a good amount of time quilting this project since I had already invested quite a bit of effort in the applique and embroidery.  I added pebble quilting around all of the snow globes and some swirls and stars around some of the snowmen.  I added “teardrop stippling” around the large letters and some feathers in the large open rectangles.

Welcome Winter Wallhanging at The Crafty Quilter

Welcome Winter Wallhanging at The Crafty Quilter

In case you are wondering, I used a variety of applique techniques on this project.  My plan was to do a turned edge applique using the freezer paper and starch method and then machine stitch it in place with invisible thread.  But for some reason (I can’t remember why), I decided to hand stitch the large words in place. The wool mittens are also done by hand with a blanket stitch.

Welcome Winter Wallhanging at The Crafty Quilter

When I got to the snowman on the sled, the details were too small for this technique.  So I switched to a fusible, raw edge applique and used that on the small words, too.

Does all of that applique terminology make your head spin?  Would anyone like a run down on all of that?  Let me know – maybe I can come up with something that will demystify the many forms of applique.

Welcome Winter Wallhanging at The Crafty Quilter

I am so glad I got this finished and now I’m looking for my next UFO to tackle in February.  There are so many choices!

Check out what everyone else has completed this month at Fiber of All Sorts:


A Lovely Year of Finishes

Also linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts.

Julie Siggy-1

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  1. I love that you have committed to one UFO a month! You have inspired me!!! while i have several UFO’s and they wind up on my MUST do list – they never seem to get beyond that list! 🙂 With your example – I think I can do better!!!

    And – since you asked – absolutely. Demystifying applique terms and techniques would be welcomed with open arms!!!

  2. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE your beautiful holiday quilt! I think you applique is amazing in it! It little block is so charming and fun to explore! This was a great UFO to complete.


  3. Congratulations. It always feels good to get those UFO’s completed. The quilting really give it the right touch. Good Job!

  4. Just beautiful Julie! Your quilting is awesome. In case you run out of UFO’s, I could always send you some of mine!!

  5. Julie…so glad you got this done. I know you really wanted to finish this. It is beautiful. Now, on to your next project. We can’t wait to see what it is… :-))

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