Let’s Hit the Slopes!

Amy Friendcocorico bee, paper piecing46 Comments

No, I am not going to be skiing. I have never been and have a strong preference for keeping my feet firmly planted on the ground. The idea of chair lifts scare the heck out of me! Krista, however, loves to ski and chose this as the theme for her cocorico bee month.

She provided us with a mosaic full of ski boots, ski sweaters, ski lifts, trail maps and vintage ski posters for inspiration and asked for blocks measuring no smaller than 10″ on any one side and no longer than 14″ on any side. I started looking through images of vintage ski posters online and decided that she needed a skier for any proper skiing quilt.

This is the design that I drafted after repeated attempts to simply my figure to the point where I could manage to sew him. I tried to keep her husband in mind as I chose my fabrics since this is a quilt that she is hoping he will love too.
I hope you love it Krista. It measures 10″ x 14.”