This quilt belongs to Lorette who owns Spruce It Up Quilt Shop in Port Elgin, New Brunswick. She has two longarm machines in her shop that are kept very busy with renters, so much so that she doesn’t have time to custom quilt her own quilts so she asked me to quilt two lap quilts for her. I just finished the first one, it is called Merry Merry Snowmen by Bunny Hill designs. Lorette did all the applique and embroidery by hand and all the snowmen are made from wool. For her applique she used ‘Cheri’s Cool Tool” mini iron with the applique tip to turn the edges over freezer paper, she said this is her favorite applique method and loves this tool. Lorette made this quilt back in 2013 and it only took her 5 weeks to make! It has been hanging in the shop since waiting to be quilted so I’m very happy to help her finished this project.
Lorette send a wool batt and asked me to use it on top of my Quilters Dream Blend batting. I am rarely asked to use two batts but this turned out wonderful! Just look at the texture it created!
For thread I used a beige MicroQuilter on top and a beige Bottom Line on the back. I used my Quilted Pineapple Fat Edge Straight ruler to quilt the cross hatching in the outer border. I SID around all the applique and blocks and added loops, stipple, curls, pebbles and wavy lines for the background fill. I used a small stencil for the corner squares in the border as well as a few blocks in the quilt.