Gifty Galore 2011: Let it Snow wall hanging

I reviewed the book, Seasons and Reasons to Celebrate for the website.  Like Teri, I love snowmen and have a little collection I love to get out every year.  I fell in love with this snowmen wall hanging. Cute, sassy snowmen all stacked up to herald the coming snow. These snowmen had so much personality, I couldn’t resist.  I knew right away that they would be hanging around my house this holiday season. So, when this book became one of the featured books for Gifty Galore 2011, I jumped at the chance to do them. (A little insurance I would get them done, having a deadline and all.)  Now if you remember two weeks ago I showed my first applique project, this is my second applique project.  And my point is…You CAN do it!  The snowmen are all one applique piece and with a little embroidery, these snowmen came to life!  Add your borders, just a little quilting and you’re done. The whole project took less time than I anticipated, but then I like to watch my favorite Jane Austen movies while embroidering, which makes time fly for me.

There was one small little problem with the pattern in the book.  The instructions for the hanging tabs are incorrect.  The cutting instructions do not match the sewing instructions. So, here is what I did.  After a lot of looking at the sample in the book and looking at my buttons, I decided that a 2 ½” wide tab would look best. I cut 6 strips 3” x 9 ½” then followed the sewing directions in the book. What I wish I had done is sew the raw-edge of my tabs in when I sewed the binding on (like what you do for a hanging sleeve) and then after the binding was completely finished; then I would have folded the hanging tabs over and sew on the buttons to create the tab.




  1. Stephanie - October 5, 2011

    Oh gosh that is so cute it makes me giggle.

  2. Lee Ann L. - October 5, 2011

    that is too cute!

  3. Tonya - October 5, 2011

    so cute, I want this as a kit

  4. Demauri - October 8, 2011

    Thank you for correcting the pattern mistake. I run into this all the time when making things from patterns. These experiences help me to ensure my patterns and its respective products are correct in measurements and instructions. Its a very happy and fun wall hanging.

  5. Melanie - October 8, 2011

    Adorable snowmen! Love the colors.

  6. Bonnie - October 31, 2014

    Would love to get this book,love snowmen.

    • Anita - November 3, 2014

      Hi Bonnie, we no longer have this book, but it does look like it is still available on Amazon.

  7. Cindy - December 16, 2015

    I love this little wallhanging but am not sure which book it is in. When I “search” on the Connecting Threads site There are lots of books showing. I will keep looking but might you email the author’s name to me? Thank you so much.

    • Anita - December 17, 2015

      Hi Cindy, this project was from 2011 and the book is no longer available on Connecting Threads website. I believe you might be able to get this book on Amazon still.