Winter-Inspired TBS Quilts

Star Lake Winter Mockup
I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba and winter is COLD cold. I’m talking minus 40°C some days - which is also minus 40°F, by the way! We also get an average of four feet of snow every year. There is a reason the city is jokingly (but not jokingly) nicknamed “Winterpeg”! 

Erin in the Cold

This Star Lake photoshoot gives a really good glimpse into what winter is like for us here…along with real-life struggles of taking pictures of quilts in knee-high snow!

But with winter comes so many beautiful things as well! Sparkling snow on the ground, hoar frost on the trees, frozen ice to skate on. It’s not all bad!

Which is why I decided to create some winter-inspired mockups for all of my existing patterns! 

TBS Winter Mockups
I love how these mockups are cool and icy, but calm and serene at the same time. Even though I really leaned into a winter wonderland theme, these colours can also work all year round…especially if you’re a big fan of the colour blue! 

Below is the winter palette I used while creating the mockups: 

Winter Mock ups Colour Palette

I normally like to use Kona Cotton because of their huge colour range, but Art Gallery Fabrics’ Pure Solids had the perfect muted tones for this palette!

I did my best to find the closest matches with the following 25 AGF Pure Solids colours: 

Feel free to customize the colours and fabrics as you wish for your own quilt, but hopefully this list gives you a good start! 

Here’s a closer look at all of them: 

Star Lake Winter Mockup Spruce Woods Winter Mockup
Paint Lake Winter Mockup Cross Lake Winter Mockup
Landmark Winter Mockup Riding Mountain Winter Mockup
OMS Winter Mockup 1 OMS Winter Mockup 2
Birch Point Winter Mockup West Hawk Winter Mockup
Home Street Winter Mockup Grand Beach Winter Mockup
Churchill Winter Mockup Boreal Forest Winter Mockup
Pine Falls Winter Mockup Birds Hill Winter Mockup
Prairie Rose Winter Mockup 1 Prairie Rose Quilt
Rockwood Winter Mockup Steep Rock Winter Mockup

I also thought it would be fun to take a look at some of my past quilts that have a winter-y feel! 

Cross Lake Cover Quilt 

Cross Lake Cover Quilt Wall

Cross Lake Cover Quilt Closeup

I released the Cross Lake Quilt pattern in March 2019 with two different options - one with four colours and one with six colours. I made a six-colour baby quilt for the cover quilt using different shades of blue and grey! 

The Kona Cotton colours I used were: 

I am so in love with the backing fabric, which is Sweet Dreams from Sleep Tight Animals (in grey). So cute, right? 

Riding Mountain Pillow 

Riding Mountain Blue Pillow

Riding Mountain Pillows Closeup

Riding Mountain was my first pattern to include a pillow size! I made two pillows using Add It Up by Alexia Marcelle Abegg for Ruby Star Society - one of my favourite designers!

For this blue pillow, I used Blue Slate, Navy, Bone and Khaki. The backing is Wandering With Bear from The Open Road Collection by Bonnie Christine. 

If you make your own winter quilt using a TBS pattern, don’t forget to use the #blanketstatementpatterns hashtag. I’d love to see what you come up with and you just might get featured on my social media and/or newsletter! 

Have questions about any of these patterns? Please reach out to and we’ll help you out!  

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