Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wednesday"s Wanderings #47 - Frosty Flakes



"Frosty Flakes"
That's the name of my pattern in the December issue of The Quilt Life.


This is the best issue ever.  I know I am a bit biased.  Really more than a bit.  LOL
Ask for the magazine at your local quilt shop.
This is my picture in the section with the contributors' bios.  Yay for Bailey.

They are also doing a giveaway of my book, Sew Embellished!

Here's the project:

It measures 34"W x 47"H .

I couched a 12 wt metallic thread to create the wintery background. 
 My favorite thread for this technique is from Wonderfil
 I couch with a layer of batting so that I quilt the block
at the same time as I am couching the thread.

This is my "naked" snowflake with the couched background
 for this week's Wednesday's Wandering block:
 It measures 6 1/2" x 8 1/2"

The article includes directions for creating your own unique snowflakes out of felted wool.


Here it is embellished.

The fabric I used for the project in The Quilt Life was designed by Karen Combs for Troy Corp.
They were kind enough to send me samples of some of their Midnight Blue collection to use for the project in the magazine.  From the moment I saw it I knew it would be perfect
 (and I am very partial to blue and white.)

So I thought I would share my joy and good fortune.
BIG GIVE-A-WAY
I will send the winner a copy of
*The Quilt Life
*10 Fat Quarters
and
* 3 yds of iridescent rick rack
all to one of my faithful (or new) readers


To be eligible to win this great stuff you must leave a comment and let me know that you are a Follower.  If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail from me, it means that you are a No Reply Comment Blogger.  This means I cannot contact you if you win, because there is no e-mail address.
Please, please, check the logo on the right side bar of my blog.  

The winner will be chosen this Sunday and will be posted here.
Congratulations to Barbara Sarnofsky, the winner.

72 comments:

  1. How exciting. I love this pattern and the fabric is beautiful. Your pattern is a splendid addition to the magazine. I am a happy follower.

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  2. Good morning. I am a happy follower of your blog, which is delightful and inspiring! I would be tickled to win this give-a-way.

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  3. Good morning. I am a happy follower of your blog, which is delightful and inspiring! I would be tickled to be the winner of this give-a-way.

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  4. I just found you from the House Project blog! I am a new follower! Nice to meet you!

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  5. OK, Ms CL, I'm a follower!!! a groupie you could say. And if you let me win, I'll do the project pronto and show & tell ALL!

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  6. I love that magazine too. Congratulations on the article, your snowflakes are so sparkly!

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  7. What awesome snowflakes! And the fabric is perfect! I'm already a follower of your blog! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  8. Congratulations on the Quilt Life piece! I'd love to play with those fabrics and that ric rac!

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  9. I love the snowflake!
    I'm a happy follower!

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  10. Yes I am a follower...Thanks so much for the chance at this wonderful giveaway.
    sharon.bourque@sympatico.ca

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  11. I'm a new follower - I found you via AQS newsletter, and I LOVE this beautiful quilt! Thanks so much for the opportunity, Cheryl. Looking forward to checking out the rest of your blog, website, and books. :D

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  12. Hi C! Yep, I am a follower...I sew vicariously through you! I've had fun using your embellishment book and I love these snowflakes! Carrie....Fala@getwireless.net

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  13. Beautiful fabrics and I have to admit that this is the only way I appreciate snowflakes. I would love-love-love to win your fabulous giveway. Thanks for the chance. And, I'm a loyal follower.

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  14. I am a follower and love this piece and the colors.
    My son and DIL are buying a new home next month, this would be fun to do for their new place.

    Debbie

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  15. Your design is just awesome and what a fantastic give a way. I haven't got to the news store to pick up my new issues...must put that on my list of things to do tomorrow :)
    forbesrj@shaw.ca

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  16. hmmm? I thought I posted but don't see it, so here goes again.
    What an awesome quilt, I haven't got up to the news store to get my latest issues, must put that on my to do list for tomorrow.
    Fabulous give a way.
    forbesrj@shaw.ca

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  17. Congratulations on your article!
    I look each week for your WW and enjoy them all,
    Carol

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  18. Am I a follower? I do Follow your blog! Love the pattern!

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  19. This is a great project!
    I'll have to swing by Joann's and get a copy.

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  20. PS I'm a follower, why does that make me always think of stalkers? LOL!

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  21. I love that quilt. I always read your posts as I subscribe to your blog. I am an embellisher myself so I really enjoy your work.
    Michelle
    www.QuiltyStuff.com

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  22. love the snowflakes but wish this time of the year would also acknowledge Chanukah and other religions' holidays as well. we also need coverage and ideas!

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  23. I am a follower, one who is also very partial to blue and white as well :)
    I've only recently started doing a bit of embellishment and love it for the extra touch that it brings.

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  24. You know I'm a follower, as I've "nudged" you so many times about your Wednesday Wanderings. As for the snowflakes, they're just wonderful. I sometimes wonder if you've ever done or written anything I haven't enjoyed. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  25. Wow, what a fabulous quilt, especially for Christmas, except it is generally hot here.

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  26. Awesome!! I love your project! I am a faithful follower. I love your blog!

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  27. I'm loving that snowflake. And what an awesome giveaway. You bet I'm a follower.

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  28. Love the blues. I am a follower.

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  29. Cheryl, I love your snowflake. I am a follower and enjoy reading of all your accomplishments. Design away girl. Quiltingly yours, Dale

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  30. I love seeing what you are coming up with next. Your snowflakes are beautiful and whimsical at the same time.
    J. Marie in Pendleton, OR

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  31. I love snowflakes on quilts and these are wonderful! I'm a fairly new follower via email.

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  32. I love your snowflake! I would love to take a class with you. I am follower and on IJQ.
    Vivian Lewis, NJ

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  33. I love your snowflake! I would love to take a class with you. I am a follower and on IJQ.
    Vivian in NJ

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  34. So pretty, and appropriate for whatever holiday one celebrates :-)
    Thanks for sharing your ideas.
    Sharon in Montreal

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  35. Long time follower, Cheryl. I first saw this little quilt on the Quilt Life blog. Can't wait to see it in the magazine! I like the use of the felt.

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  36. Cheryl, I usually read you as email and like it that way, but I covert your prizes, so I'm commenting. Thank you!

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  37. Cheryl, I've been enjoying following you since I left Martingale and am so pleased you're getting such great visibility in Alex and Ricky's magazine. I love your snowflakes and I love the fabric. Would be thrilled to win! -- Mary Beth

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  38. Hi Cheryl - YES I am a happy follower of your wonderful blog....Happy Thanksgiving.

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  39. Such a generous giveaway! I'm a follower! Congrats on being in the mag!

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  40. love this idea - and the colors are perfect for winter AND Chanukah!! I enjoy reading your posts. And yahoo for you being in the magazine

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  41. I am a new follower and this pattern is delightful, thanks for offering the chance to win.

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  42. Wow! How cool to be in a magazine!! Congratulations! Love your Snowflakes!

    I am a Follower of your Blog, thru Google Friend Connect!

    Thanks so much for chance to win your fun Drawing!! :)

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  43. I'm a loyal follower & I LOVE your snowflake! If I'm the winner, I'll make one just like yours! We never get snow here in South TX (and Thank God for that!!), but I could make your block & put it in front of the non-working fireplace!!

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  44. Whether I win or not (I AM a follower), you owe me a new keyboard as I drooled all over mine, when reading this post and seeing this major prize give-a-way! Wow! And that snowflake is too cute for words!

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  45. Love your design. I'm a big fan of machine applique, couched threads...and now, iridescent rick rack!! Congratulations on being 'in print'!

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  46. Oh my gosh, I love blues/whites, I love snowflakes, I love smaller projects, I love magazines, I love to embellish. This is the perfect give away I've come across. Thanks for the chance to win. I'm also a follower.

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  47. LOVE your project/design. I hope in the future I can make something like that! I am a new follower and look forward to seeing more of your work!

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  48. I am so taken with this project ... want to win so I can make one right away! I am a new follower to your blog and newsletter! PLEASE PICK ME!

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  49. Wow, your project is gorgeous! I like that it could be used for Christmas and on into January & February. I am a new follower.

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  50. I'm now following with Google! I love the blues, looks like a great bundle!

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  51. Hey cheryl
    Old follower and I love this giveaway. Thanks

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  52. HELLO! HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU!
    THANKS FOR A NEAT GIVEAWAY!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  53. I'm a happy follower. Congratulations on your publication.

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  54. I love the snowflakes; beautiful! I'm a new follower; thanks for the chance!

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  55. I am a new follower and happt to find you and follow you! I love anything to do with snowflakes, snowmen, icy-ness... :) Love your crystal sparkles on there! amycav at hotmail dot com

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  56. Congratulations on being published in The Quilt Life, one of my favorite magazines! I'm a new follower, and thanks for the info on no-reply, now to go figure it out!
    sguday at shaw dot ca

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  57. OoO!!! How I love Snowmen and Snowflakes!!! I rarely get to see them down here in Texas, so this would be perfect!!!! I can even keep this out until almost March....

    Thank you for providing such wonderful items in this Giveaway!!!

    God Bless.....

    Kim Gorman :)

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  58. I am a new follower. Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  59. Hope I'm not too late to enter. Love your snowflake project. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  60. I am a new follower and love the snowflake babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  61. I'm a follower thanks for the chance!

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  62. Congratulations. I love this magazine. I am a follower by e-mail.

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  63. Thanks for the generous giveaway. I'm a follower via GFC, and will be signing up by email as soon as I click "publish". :)

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  64. I'm a new follower. These fabrics are wonderful!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  65. Am a follower, and love blue and white also. Love the snowflake before and after! Fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

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  66. I'm sure it's possibly too late to enter for the drawing but I still wanted to tell you how beautiful the project you've made is. So perfect for the winter season.

    I am a new follower.

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