Saturday, November 15, 2014

A "Snowball" for Lynne F. in MA!

Winter Themed CQI "Snowball" for Lynne F. by Renee Y.
Yesterday, I mailed this snowball to Lynne F. in MA.  Lynne requested a wintery-themed block using blue, white and silver. 

Button Snowman
I love making these little button snowmen, so I had to add one to this block.  I had the perfect silvery-white button in my stash for this one.  The face and small black buttons were added using acrylic paints.  (I paint them first and allow them to dry while I embroider the block.)  I did opt to use size 5 brown DMC floss for the arms - rather than white or silver.

Embroidered Winter Trees
I just loved the little tree seam and the white tree I added to my Winter Stocking last year, so I incorporated similar ones into this snowball.  (The tree somewhat follows the Easy, Breezy Trees Tutorial on Shawkl Designs.) 

Embroidered Snowflake
Although my sky fabric has snowflakes within the print, a few embroidered snowflakes were the perfect finishing touch.

Wintery "Snowball"
Photographs make it so tricky to capture the texture the embroidery creates.  I tried to capture a bit of that with the photo above. (You may click on any photo for a larger view.)

I had great fun making this snowball for Lynne.  I do hope she likes it!

Thank you for stopping by,


Lynne said...

It's beautiful! I love embroidery trees so now I'll get to study one up close! Oh boy. :-)

Renee said...

Lynne, I am SO glad you like it! I made this one following Kathy Shaw's tutorial (mentioned in the post), but I also added a few stitched branches. I used a combination of metallic white DMC floss, size 8 and size 12 DMC white perle cottons.

Pamela said...

Great snowball and adorable button snowman!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I don't know which I like better - the snowman or the tree!

Renee said...

Thank you, Pamela!

Renee said...

Thank you! I do wish I had made my tree a bit larger, to make it a bit more to scale, but I was happy with how they both turned out.

PatQuilts said...

This is so darn cute. I love your button snowman. So many things to admire about this block. I like your tree seam and the large tree as well.

Annet said...

Such a pretty snowball! Love the snowman, the snowflake and the tree. Do you have the same snowflake on your winterquilt?

Renee said...

Thank you! They were fun to create.

Renee said...

Thank you, Annet! I believe there is a similar snowflake on my winter quilt, but it definitely has different beads. I will have to replicate this one!

NickiLee said...

Beyond cuteness! I guess us girls up here in MA know a thing or 2 about snow LOL!

crazyQstitcher said...

I'm pleased you left a link to your snowball. It is absolutely delightful. I love Everything about it. I'm a fan of trees. I like the size too.