June 08, 2022

Noodles in Winter Wonder

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These days I'm regularly checking the front garden, where Mom and I planted daylillies last summer, watching as the new plants grow and anticipating flowers. At the same time, I have a winter-themed quilt to share today. Good thing no one ever said your sewing projects have to match the current season!

This Noodles mini is made in Winter Wonder fabrics by Heather Peterson for Riley Blake and I think it's adorable. I may be biased, though. Want to make your own Noodles quilt? Get the pattern here.
Noodles quilt pattern | DevotedQuilter.com
I love the addition of teal in this fabric line. The reds, greens, greys and whites feel more traditional, but the teal gives it a more modern feel.

I fell in love with this winter scene print as soon as I saw it. I knew I didn't want to cut it into little tiny pieces (though you know I love quilts with tiny pieces!) because I didn't want the scene to get lost. The Noodles block is fun for these larger scale prints because the inset curve gives the block an interesting focal point, while still keeping the larger square mostly intact.
Noodles quilt pattern | DevotedQuilter.com
This was the first time I used a directional print for the Noodles blocks. I had to pay attention to where each block would go in the quilt, to make sure I cut each curve correctly and I'm happy to say I got them all right on the first try. Hooray!
Noodles quilt pattern | DevotedQuilter.com
These snowflakes remind me of EPP diamond stars.
Noodles quilt pattern | DevotedQuilter.com
I used this polka dot print in white for some of the blocks, in brown for all of the inset curves and in teal for the backing. For some reason, it makes me think of cupcakes with sprinkles. Yum! Of course, now I want a cupcake with sprinkles...
Noodles quilt pattern | DevotedQuilter.com
Another mini quilt made means I've used another scrap piece of Warm and Natural batting from the boxes in our spare room. I'm nowhere near emptying even the first box, but I can fit all the scraps into the boxes now, so I'm making progress!

I quilted pebbles in the inset curves using Aurifil 50 wt. 2360. It has been a while since I quilted pebbles and it was fun to stitch just a few. Filling such a small space with pebbles didn't take long at all.

Then I echoed the curve in the background, using Aurifil 2600. The first Noodles quilt I made, I used my walking foot to echo the curves, but this time I used my free motion foot. That means the lines are much more organic looking this time and the spacing between them is more fluid and I love it.Noodles quilt pattern | DevotedQuilter.com

Of course, I love how the quilting looks on the back. The teal sprinkle print isn't a solid, but it's pretty close, so the quilting shows up beautifully. Doesn't it make you want to reach through the screen to feel the texture??
free motion quilting seen from the back of the quilt
More texture goodness...
Noodles quilt pattern | DevotedQuilter.com
The Noodles pattern includes instructions for this mini size, along with a baby quilt and a throw quilt, plus the curve is a pretty gentle one, so it's a great introduction if you're new to sewing curves. Get the pattern as a PDF or as a printed pattern (with free shipping anywhere in the world!).

Once you have your pattern, you can get the Winter Wonder fabrics here to make your own winter-themed Noodles quilt 😊

My Christmas/winter quilt collection has grown by one more 😊 Do you have many Christmas/winter quilts?

Don't forget to pin this for later!
Noodles quilt pattern | DevotedQuilter.com


  1. Oh my goodness, you did a great job featuring the beautiful prints; Noodles was the perfect pattern for them. And now I really want a cupcake, too, haha!

  2. What a fun quilt. The texture is awesome, especially on the back.


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