I saw these Vintage Snowmen and just fell in love with them. I love how they remind me of 50's designs. They are very small too, only 5x7 in size for the stitchery. Homestead Hearth has them as a BOM and I almost did it that way, but I know I'd want to work faster so I just ordered the pattern and background fabric instead. I just rec'd my pattern order from Colonial Crafts and after reading through all the instructions I can't make up my mind about how to get these done.
I think I am already going to enlarge the design a bit. The whole quilt finishes as is at 28 x 42" and that's pretty small, I want it to be a throw for the back of the rocker. I'm thinking 8 x 10 or so each for the stitchery parts plus sashing, etc.
The pictures of the quilt are so dark and small that it's really hard to see them clearly, but reading the directions I realized they have tons of colors in the design. One for the hat, then another for the brim, and another for the squiggle, etc., etc. Now I don't mind doing colors, you know that, but we are talking about a 5 x 7 stitchery here! I knew they were red and greens, but not so many colors.
Now here's the part I need opinions on, okay? I'm not really into doing so many colors. They call for using DMC floss and I've fallen in love with using #8 perle cotton, so lots of colors is harder to in the perle cotton. I could do them in just a few colors...dark red, olive greens, tan, etc., to match the fabrics OR I was even thinking they might look very nicely done like the ones by Kathy Schmitz. Darlene just did quite a few and I love the dark muslin and black thread design so much. But what would these look like done in that coloration? Better than the red/green combo? I do love the fabric choices though and I will go to my LQS to pick out some lovely colors for the sashing and borders.
I could do them all in red?? Nope...oh well, if you feel like giving me some input, I'd love to have some. I might have to just buy the colors in DMC and do one of the small blocks to see how I like it. Okay..share away. Thanks ladies!