Lynette Jensen is back with another lovely quilt pattern from the Thimbleberries Project of the Month Club! This wall quilt (or holiday table topper) is called Winterscape and it’s an easy project that looks great all winter long! Here’s what Lynette had to say about it…
How fun to have a small, easy project for the December installment of the Fons and Porter Project of the Month. Not only can you get this Winterscape project made in this busy month for you to use in your own holiday decorating, but you could also make extra for gift giving. It is the perfect size for many uses – as a wall hanging in a tiny space, or as a table piece as on a coffee or side table.
Sometimes it is fun to figure out new ways to display small quilts to give them more presence in a decorative setting. I use double sided heavy duty tape to mount the little quilts onto other backgrounds. In this case, it is on a larger tin ceiling panel that is hung on point. I think the contrast in the two shapes adds to the display and the texture of the tin really enhances the little quilt. The quilt and tin background are hung above a stack of trunks with a collection of holiday items on the top trunk. The little quilt would have been too small without the tin backdrop. It is always all about balance. The appliqued snowmen add a bit of folk art design to the quilt. However, they may also be eliminated for a more contemporary vibe.
Here’s a quick tip for making this project larger:
To make a larger wall quilt, make 4 small units and use the border width for lattice strips between the quilt center and finish off with an outside border cut 6-1/2” wide. This is a quick way to make a small quilt into a larger wall quilt without redrafting or complicated math.
Not only does the Winterscape Kit include the wall hanging pattern, it also features one of the best gift projects ever! Pictured below is the Festive Potholder that is made with a hand pocket so the potholder can be used as a oven mitt. The Festive Potholder makes a great gift with one of your favorite recipes tucked in the pocket. Here is one of my all time favorite holiday treats that have shared with many over the years. It has been a family favorite for years dating back to my husband’s childhood. Aside from being just plain yummy on their own, I use these bars to make ice cream sandwiches in the summer (then baked in a 9 x 13” pan for 15 minutes) or as a base for a scoop of peppermint ice cream and chocolate sauce for the holidays.
BROWNIE NUT BAR
No need to dig out the mixer. Simply blend ingredients with a wooden spoon by hand.
- 1/2 butter
2, 1 ounce squares of semi-sweet baking chocolate
2 eggs, slightly beaten with a whisk
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sifted flour
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
Melt the butter and chocolate together. Cool. Mix in two slightly beaten eggs and the sugar
until well incorporated. Add vanilla and salt. Mix in flour and nuts.
Place in a well buttered 9 x 9” pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Cool before cutting.
Thank you so much, Lynette! Great information and a lovely jolly snowman quilt pattern & sharing your delicious brownie recipe! Take a closer look at the other projects offered in the Thimbleberries Project of the Month Club. It’s such a fun club to be a part of!
Before we sign off, RJR Fabrics is giving away a Christmas Remembered fat quarter bundle. Most of us like quilt patterns using fat quarters, so this giveaway would be really fun to win! Enter by midnight on Friday, December 16, 2016 by adding a comment below discussing your favorite Thimbleberries or Lynette Jensen design! A winner will be chosen at random and emailed the following day. Keep an eye out in your email inbox. We’re looking forward to hearing from you and good luck!