It’s that time of year when the air starts to gather a chill and the holidays are near. This is also a quilter’s busy season! It seems like a good time to share some cool, wintery quilts—here are some of our favorite chilly designs. Grab a mug of something warm and tasty and enjoy!
Snowflakes looks complex, but foundation paper piecing makes this one a breeze to sew. Crystal snowflakes glisten on this 65½” x 75″ throw- or lap-quilt—it’s fun for the holidays, but you can break it out early to enjoy all winter long.
Snowmen in the Woods, from Quiltmaker November/December 2003, features easy appliqué and simple foundations. As a bonus, you’ll find appliqué accessories for a stylish snowlady in the quilt pattern!
Just above is Sorta Snowflakes, designed by Sherri Driver, which appeared in No. 100, the Nov/Dec ’04 issue. You’ll find this one in your back issues of Quiltmaker. Something to learn here: a quilt with red in it does not really feel “cool.” Red is a warm, fiery color!
We love Winter Critters by Sonja Callaghan from the 2011 Nov/Dec issue (No. 142). A limited number of kits are still available for this piece. The pattern is included with the kit. Isn’t it wonderfully whimsical?
And last but not least is Dakota Snowstorm, which appeared in the May/June ’08 (No. 121). So chilly it almost gives you goosebumps! Again, look to your back issues for the pattern.
Wherever you are, stay cool!