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SNOW GUY came to be as a result of a quilt challenge in Sea Island Quilt guild in Beaufort, SC.  The rules: elements of H2O.  I received 1st place. Can you see ice, snow, rain, sleet, and steam from the hot chocolate and water?

I couched white thick thread to show layers of ice or hail or sleet with crystal bead shapes.  And of course lots of fun free motion quilting.

I used my embroidery machine to make his silly sign.

      Will Melt for Water

 How did Snow Guy become?


I 1st drew Snow Guy's shape on paper with registration lines.


Then copied onto freezer paper. 

Then cut the shapes out, ironed to the back of chosen fabric. Cut fabric leaving about 1/4" extra to be turned under  onto the freezer paper with a tiny paint brush and starched, then pressed. Remove the freezer paper and applique to background. I used invisible thread with a small zig zag stitch-1.0 length, 1.0 width.

Snow Guy with watermark.jpg

Of course hot chocolate with marshmallows.  I painted some square beads with Elmer's glue to look white.

  The steam is represented by flying geese.

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