Cindy Staub of Quilt Doodle Designs makes her Marcus design debut with the SNOWMEN SNOW GLOBE BOM. It features her 27" center panel (on cotton fabric), a circular snow globe motif, ready for your own embellishment -- embroidery, simple appliqué, beadwork, buttons. The snow globe is bordered with PRIMO PLAID FLANNELS: New Blues for the BOM quilt. The panel also has three smaller framed scenes and a verse in script that can be cut and pieced as desired in other projects.
"I love the cozy, snuggly feel and homespun look of my Primo Plaid Flannel quilts. Marcus' New Blues palette brings quilters a classic American combination of denim blues, matched with just right shade of white -- not true white, not cream, but the perfect marshmallow ground windowpane design."
Four traditional star blocks surround the center snow globe, giving the quilt a nostalgic look and feel. Quilters create three each of four different star blocks through the BOM program: checkerboard, pinwheel, four-square star and four-patch scrappy stars. With a generous yet manageable size of 67" x 67", the finished quilt is equally welcome for relaxing by the fireplace with a good book and hot cocoa, or simply displayed on a chair or couch back.
Cindy suggests backing the cotton panel with a mid-weight fusible interfacing (or a lightweight batting, solid flannel or an extra layer of cotton), to give it a slightly more stable hand to match the weight of the flannels. She also recommends a variegated thread (specifically Valdani P7 Withered Blue Vintage) to add depth and visual interest.