Sunday, January 19, 2014

Introducing...

Snow Days!

My newest design is quilted and bound!


Thank you again Alice for doing yet another magnificent custom quilting job!



I'll be spending most of today writing up the instructions and depending how quickly I can write, I'm hoping to have the pattern available for purchase in my Etsy shop by the end of the week...or sooner!

The wallhanging-sized quit measures 42" x 32" and combines my three most favorite elements...piecing, stitching and wool applique.  The snowman theme will allow for it to be on display for the entire winter...or longer!

I used a light blue variegated DMC floss which made the photography a bit tricky so I've included a few closeups.

Lower left corner...
Top left corner...

And top right corner.

The quilt is made primarily with fabrics from Lisa Bongean's line of Snowman Gatherings for Moda and...

To celebrate the launching of my second "quilt pattern for sale", Darlene from A Needle Pulling Thread Quilt Shop has generously donated a "gathering" of enough fabrics to complete the quilt top to be offered as a giveaway right here!
How cool is that!!!



I don't know if you all noticed but I too have succumbed to the Facebook thing. You can link to my page from the sidebar here on my blog or HERE.

To qualify for the giveaway which will include the bundle of Snowman Gatherings fabrics and a copy of my Snow Days pattern...

1. Just leave a comment at the end of this post for one entry.

The next two are optional, of course...
  
2. "Like" my Facebook page for a second entry...and
3. Leave a short comment on the give away post on my Facebook page for a third entry.

Easy-peasy!

The giveaway is open to everyone from far and wide!  Let's have some fun!

I'll announce the winner on Wednesday, January 22nd.



Guess I'd better get moving on writing up the pattern, huh?


Happy stitching!

234 comments:

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Needled Mom said...

That is lovely, Kaaren. The colors are so pretty and the stitching is beautiful.

Needled Mom said...

Although I don't do much FB, I "liked" you.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Congratulations on another lovely pattern/quilt. Snowmen Gathering is a gorgeous line. I don't do facebook.

Carmen Sutton said...

Lovely quilt and congratulatios on another pattern thanks for taking the time and effort to share you ideas for those of us that like to quilt but need some ideas for a place to start.

Sandra said...

Beautiful piece of work, as always Kaaren. I love snowmen. You're correct; you can display them from the first snowflake well into Spring (especially in Atlantic Canada!) You are so lucky to have Needle pulling thread quilt shop close by. I

Terry said...

It's a beautiful quilt Kaaren! I'm off to like you on Facebook! Thanks for the giveaway! :0)

Diane H said...

Perfect for the January 'blues', Kaaren. I now like you on FB.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Phyllis said...

Love it!! Snowmen and blue, perfect combination. Thank you for all of your beautiful work. My Spring bunnies and blocks are almost done. Not a Facebook fan.

Shirley Bent said...

Nice pattern and of course I love the "blues" for snowmen quilts!

jual said...

Love it but then blue is my favorite color! jr from ontario

Marian said...

Beautiful quilt en I liked your facebook page and write a comment and now I'm hoping readers in The Netherlands have a change too.
I adore smowman and I've collect them in several ways :-).

Sunnybec said...

Loving your quilt! I haven't done anything on my blog for ages but I am still reading what everyone else has to say! I am popping over to FB now to like your page. Thanks for the chance in your giveaway Linda x

Joyce said...

Just beautiful, enjoyed viewing your FB page too!

Lesley said...

What a beautiful pattern! Love the snowmen and the quotes...and of course the piecing and quilting are superb! Thanks for the chance to win a wonderful package of fabrics!

Sheila said...

Your wallhanging is beautiful. Lovely job. Nice of Darlene to have the giveaway. Nice shop. Wish she was closer.

Sheila

Marsha said...

Kaaren, the snowmen quilt is adorable and I love the blues in it. You have created another wonderful quilt! Sorry I do not do Facebook so I can't like you there, but I do love your blog and your wonderful creativity!

Bev said...

Oh, I LOVE this pattern! Of course I love snowmen (who doesn't) and the colors are perfect! XO Bev

Michelle said...

So pretty...Great give away...Heading to Facebook now for the two extra en tries. Thank you

Claddaughquilting said...

Beautiful quilt and timely too! Lots of snow days this year!! Thanks Kaaren and Darlene!

JollyWorkerAlice said...

I love it. I'll cross my fingers for a win.

6b6da44a-811d-11e3-9890-000bcdca4d7a said...

I love your pattern designs and this one is wonderful!
Michelle S.

Claire Drake said...

Very very pretty.....as is all your work. You have a great eye for color and design. thanks for sharing with us. Claire

Marj said...

I love this snowman quilt design, so it will be added to my gotta make one list. Thanks for the chance to win the seeds to the quilt!

Carmen Redmann said...

I know any quilter would find a project for these lovely fabrics. I must say I do love your needle cases. One day I would love to make one. I wish you a wonderful day and evening. Happy Quilting!!!

Louise said...

Super neat quilt for winter..really like your choice of pieced sashing. It gives your quilt a crisp look. Thank your for sharing.

Jeanna said...

Two of my favorite things...a design by Kaaren and snowmen! Now I'm off to Facebook to LIKE your page and leave a comment.

Maggey and Jim said...

I love the combination of stitchery.. Fabulous colors too
Maggey

Janet said...

I love it. You have been busy. What a way to start the New Year. Thank you for the wonderful chance to win.

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Martina said...

Such a great quilt and I love the colours too! Thanks for the chance to win!

DebrafromMD said...

I love snowmen, and the Primitive Gatherings fabric is perfect for this design. Thanks for the giveaway. Fingers crossed!

DebrafromMD said...

I Liked you on Facebook.

Rina said...

Great quilt! I love blue and snowman, everything who is connect to winter. Warm greetings from Sicily.

Verna G said...

Beautiful piece of work! And what a generous give-a-way!

sunny said...

What a beautiful quilt! Snowmen and blues are right up my alley.

Rina said...

Wonderful quilt! I love snowman and blue. Warm greetings from Sicily, Italy.

Debbie said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I especially love the embroidery. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Debbie said...

And welcome to Facebook!! I'm happy to be a "friend" of yours there.
:-)

Carol said...

Love anything snowmen related as we get very little snow in the south US. Your designs are so creative.

Doreen B said...

Your new pattern is beautiful. Love the blue. Thank so much for the chance to win the beautiful fabric!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Kaaren the pattern is so pretty! I don't do FB, but have fallen for Instagram :-) My daughter put it on my phone when she traveled to Australia, and I have found so many designers on there. A lovely snapshot of what's going on in their quilting worlds.

Betty said...

Lovely design with the playful snowmen. I always enjoy your stitching designs. Thanks for all your work.

jackiescrafts said...

This is a fabulous quilt I love things with snowmen on and what a generous giveaway...thank you for the chance to win

Jackie x

Kala said...

Your talents are amazing! Thank you for sharing them with us all!

carolina quilter said...

I love it - beautiful.

Deb said...

How cute!

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

You have all of my favorite elements! I love embroidering with perle cotton and I am a sucker for snowmen. I don't do the Facebook thing because I am A teacher and that is a whole can of worms, but I have followed your blog for nearly a year. Thanks for the contest!

Tana said...

This is adorable! I love the blues and tans. I have some left over Indigo Crossing fabric.....I think I am seeing a perfect match!

Rosa said...

absolutely beautiful.Pattern,stitching,fabrics.Love all about it.

Unknown said...

Such a lovely Winter quilt. Congrats on a beautiful finish.
Anne

Fred Gloade said...

Love the quilt. You do wonderful work,

Linda H said...

Love the new pattern/quilt. Blue is my favorite color, and who doesn't love snowmen? Thanks to you and Darlene for the chance to win the bundle of fabrics!! Wish I was closer to her shop.

Linda H said...

I liked you on FB too!!

Maria R said...

What a beautiful pattern. The fabric choices are perfect. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Shari said...

I love this quilt. As I said on Facebook this would go great with my view out my window. I live in the woods and all the trees are covered in snow and looking beautiful today. Of course now the wind is blowing some of it off.
Thank you and again a lovely quilt!

Sandy Lowery said...

It's a beautiful quilt and i bet you had fun making it. All my favorite elements were used. I would also look stunning done in reds.

carla.meier said...

I too enjoy embroidery - great take-along project. I also really like the Snowmen Gathering fabrics.

Sandy Lowery said...

Hey Kaaren, I liked you on facebook. Thanks for the great giveaway, hope to be able to make one as beautiful.

Heartsdesire said...

Lovely pattern, Kaaren. Glad to see you on Facebook. Looking forward to your postings.

Heartsdesire said...

I liked you on Facebook.

Jana said...

Such a beautiful quilt! I love it. I wish I win.

Jana said...

I liked you on FB too, of course. Lovely designs.

jeanmarieg said...
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mayme said...

I love anything "snowman" this is a great pattern. I'm thinking this is a must make.

mayme said...

I love anything "snowman" this is a great pattern. I'm thinking this is a must make.

Sydney said...

Beautiful! Not a blogger but that fabric is very sweet! Love it!

marie said...

Great Job! I'm not usually a blue person, but when it comes to snowmen I think it's a perfect fit.

Candace said...

Oh Kaaren, it's so adorable and so you! I know someone will be very lucky to win the kit for it! (Please leave my name out as I am overwhelmed with things to sew). Congratulations on another stunning design!
Cheers!

Redfinch said...

Your quilt is gorgeous, Kaaren! THANKS for all your snow photos, too--I'm a Northerner who lives in Florida because my husband never wants to scrape another windshield... Ruth in FL

Erin in MI said...

This is a beautiful quilt Kaaren :) I hope I get lucky and win those fabrics! :)

Cheryl Barkdoll said...

What a wonderful quilt in one of my favorite colors-Blue. The quilting on it is lovely also. I would be delighted to win the bundle of fabric and your neat pattern. we are in a winter wonderland right now.

Rêve de fil said...

Je veux bien participer, ton patch est superbe et j'adore le bleu!

Carole said...

Cute quilt! You know what is really sweet about the line Snowmen gatherings, many of the prints are part of Lisa's "standard/essential" collection. Meaning, you can re-order them from Moda. It's so wonderful for a quilt shop! It is such a sweet line. Did well and continues to at Fibre. BTW, no need to include me in the give away! ;o) Thanks for sharing! Hugs xox

Denise in PA said...

Kaaren, it's so cute! And the Snowman saying is just precious. What a lovely giveaway!

Denise in PA said...

I "liked" you on FB!

sandy said...

Beautiful quilt Kaaren! Snowmen are one of my favorites.
Sandy

Sandi said...

Congratulations on yet another lovely design Kaaren. Thanks for a chance to win the fabric and luck to all that enter.

dortha said...

What a lovely quilt you designed. I know you must be so proud.

Karen L. said...

I don't do FB but I always do your blog! And who doesn't love snowmen? Looks like another winning design from you. I just don't know how you come up with these great designs.

Tammy said...

Oh, Kaaren, I love it! Congrats on your second pattern published! Thanks so much for the chance at the giveaway! Happy Sunday!

Dianne in the country said...

Hi Kaaren,

Love the quilt. Snowmen are my favourite. I decorate with them all winter. Would love to win the pattern and fabric.

Hope its not snowing too much your way.

Dianne

Tiziana Veronesi said...

Another wonderful creation!

Karen said...

This is a lovely quilt

Cynthia H said...

Looks so pretty! I am just starting a stitch and sew adventure! The thread color you used looks great.

Karen said...

It is beautiful

Quilt Hollow said...

What a talent you are! I easily see so many who commented before me think so too! Well done! Count me in...now let be see if I figure out your FB page. Hee!

Karen said...

It is beautiful

tink's mom said...

Love the quilt. It turned out so wintery. Snowmen are just a terrific subject to work with. Sorry but I'm not a facebook gal.

Karen M said...

Your snowman design is great. I love the blues you chose to use. Thanks for the chance to win.

Marsha said...

Love it! Live in snow country and love snowmen. Thanks for a chance to win.

Marie said...

Oh my, another wonderful quilt design. I purchased your 1st one that I hope to make for a dear friend. :-)

Elyte said...

Congratulations on another beautiful quilt.

carla said...

Hi!!!! This is very pretty!!!! Love the snowman theme!!!!

Taryn said...

Facebook is an easy way to get distracted from writing your pattern directions. I like your new quilt. Very pleasing colors.

carla said...

HI!!! I liked on FB too!!!! I do like to look on FB sometimes!!!! It sometimes just seems so big!!!! Blogs seem more personal to me!!!! I have done one QAL on FB and it was great done that way!!! Now I am doing a second one on FB!!!! Thanks for the fun and the give away!!!

Gail said...

Love the snowmen on this quilt. They are so jolly and fun. The colors will make it easy to display from December till March!

Gail :)
P.S. Keeping my fingers crossed that I'm a winner for this give-away!

barcord said...

Another lovely quilt Kaaren. I do love your designs. Now I am off over to FB to like and share xx

Roxane said...

This pattern is very nice ! Il love the fabrics and it's a real winter quilt !

Maggie said...

You did an awesome job! Hope I win!

Renita Sullivan said...

That is so beautiful. For a while now I have been making quilts with a combo of stitchery and piecing and I really enjoy it. Thanks for the chance to win your pattern!

Jane said...

Another beauty and I will be anxiously awaiting the posting of the pattern on etsy! Love the fabric line and sure wish I lived close enough to enjoy that sweet little shop and all the sewing days and wool Wednesdays!!!!
"Liked" you on Facebook!!

Sandy said...

What a great Winter quilt! Love the stitcheries!

Karen in Kentucky said...

What an adorable quilt! I wish I was good with embroidery, but I am not. :(

Gorgeous quilting as well!!

KarenP3720@aol.com

Elaine Raymond said...

Love it!I always enjoy your creativeness.

Clothesline Club said...

Love your new Snow Days quilt. Welcome to FB!

Debra G said...

Would love a bundle of your new fabric. Thanks for the opportunity!

Margs Primitive Quilts said...

Beautiful Quilt Kaaren! I LoVe the Snowman Primitive Gatherings Fabric. I just love the blues & creams.Thanks for the chance to win the fabric & pattern. Gorgeous!

Laura T said...

I love all things snowmen! The fabric choices and quilting are wonderful for this quilt! I liked you on FB and commented. Thanks for the opportunity to participate.
LauraT

linny said...

Another beautiful quilt. It's probably not quite fitting for our Aussie summer(atm) but I love it. Thanks for the chance to win such a great giveaway.
lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

Colleen said...

Gorgeous!!! I love it! I don't do FB but if I did, you would get a "like" :o)

Rusty999 said...

Kaaren - You've done it again. Very cute and very wintery!

Rusty

Judy Rychnowski said...

Wha a lovely quilt! I enjoy the challenge of adding embroidery to quilt blocks...it does take a little longer to finish but the results are so worth it. Judy R from Buffalo

Janet said...

Wonderful pattern and perfect with Snowman Gatherings! Love both! Thank you for the opportunity!

Karen said...

Yes please! I would like a chance to win the wonderful fabrics. I am a huge fan of blues.

Patti L. said...

I would love to win the fabrics and pattern…we don't have that style here in the southwest! So glad to see you on Facebook….love everything you create! Thanks Kaaren!

Victoria said...

"Me,me, pick me." I use to dislike it when my students said that but for the first time I get it.
I have a friend who would be over the moon if I made her this snowman wallhanging.

Kaylene N said...

Your work is totally awesome and I wait for your every post..

Ann in PA said...

Kaaren, What an adorable Snowman quilt! I love the blues and the variegated floss adds a nice touch. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway!

Unknown said...

My absolute favorite-embroidery-this quilt is so cute!!!

janice said...

I love all your work. Thanks for the opportunity to win the fabric for this great pattern.

Helen Hollinger said...

I love your pattern and quilt. I have started doing many of my quilts with embroidery. Love the colors used in the quilt.

wendy@iqlt said...

It's a lovely quilt, love the colors

quiltingtaylormade said...

Love your quilt and I would be so lucky to win Lisa Bonjean's fabrics !! And I love your fur babies. Thank you for your free patterns.

Robin C said...

Love your designs and blue is one of my favorite colors. Going to like your FB page.

Lorene Holbrook said...

Oh my heart be still!!! love this quilt. I can't wait to buy the pattern! thanks for the chance....

Lorene Holbrook said...

I like you on facebook.

Marjorie Nath said...

Lovely quilt, look forward to the pattern. I'm working on doing a lot of wall quilts for our new home. It will be all white walls and the wall hangings will be the mood changers in each room.
thelady at hotmail.com

JudiH said...

Thanks for the chance to win this lovely pattern and fabric. Love the quilt!

Marjorie Nath said...

Liked you on facebook.

Marjorie Nath said...

Left a message for you on your facebook page.

wanda said...

I love your quilt. It would be fun to make one.

wanda said...

I have liked you on FB

wanda said...

I have posted comment on FB

Mary said...

What an awesome quilt! I have always had a soft spot for snowmen.

jane nj/wi said...

Well Facebook does nit "like" me with my current Internet connection but I persevered.....I do love snowmen and blues....the designs are fun and the piecing part of the quilt is great with the fabrics. Wondefful second quilt design .
Jane Modjeski

Lori said...

this is such a pretty quilt. I love all the snowmen and sayings. And the colors blue and white are so perfect.

Lori said...

I liked you on FB

Lori said...

I left a comment on your FB

ShirleyC said...

This quilt is so cute! I love snowmen of all kinds.

I liked your FB page and left a comment. Glad to see you there.


ShirleyC
www.prayersformymom.blogspot.com

Emilou said...

Oh me, oh my what a fine quilt you have made. Thanks for the giveaway. Blessings and smiles, Emilou :-)

Crickets Corner said...

Three of my favorite things, A really cute pattern, snowmen and Snowmen Gatherings Fabric. Who could ask for more? Love the saying, Snowmen fall from heaven.

Angelia Lanouette said...

I love snowmen and Snowman Gatherings if my favorite collection. Snow Days is a gorgeous quilt! I like your Facebook page too. Thank you for sharing!

Crickets Corner said...

Liked you on FB.

Maureen said...

You have designed another winner. Congratulations. Now I am off to facebook.

Claudia E said...

I love your wall hanging and it's made with my favorite colors! Thanks for giving me a chance to win.

apple blossom said...

lovely quilt and the colors fit the theme. thanks for chance to win your giveaway

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

June Sommer said...

I really like your Snowman quilt! Also appreciate your sharing your ideas, designs and great recipes with us!! Happy, Healthy New Year to you and your family!
June -NC

Judy B said...

What a fantastic quilt and snowmen are my favorite! Don't do Facebook, but if I did, 2 thumbs up. Thank you for sharing.

Janet O. said...

Such a cute design, Kaaren! You are amazing!
I love the Snowman Gatherings line of fabric and it looks perfect for this quilt!
I'm not on Facebook, so this is the sum total of my entries. : )

QuiltinGram said...

Great design and quilt. Love the fabric choice.

nanasharon said...

Kaaren, I love your Snow Days design! I am partial to everything featuring snowmen,just love them! I don't remember ever seeing anything on your blog that I have not liked!

Janet said...

Congratulations on such a beautiful pattern, it's gorgeous!

heather said...

Beautiful as always...your work inspires me ! Headed to Facebook now!

margaret said...

lovely quilt, so much to see an admire, wonderful snowmen, especially the one that fell from heaven

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful quilt for several reasons, firstly, I love blue, secondly I love snowmen and last but not least, it's made so perfectly. Hope you sell lots of the pattern as you are so talented. I look forward to seeing what you create next.
Hugs, Elizabeth.

Jane Galley said...

This is gorgeous, off to FB now

Baloo said...

magnifique ,j'adore ces bonhommes de neige! et le quilting est superbe...bravo !!
je te souhaite une heureuse année 2014 . merci pour tout ce que tu partages avec nous.

vanneste martine said...

Thank you...wonderful Quilt. ....Hello from France..

Jeanne Gwin said...

How beautiful Kaaren. Hoping the Quilt Goddess smiles on me and makes me the winner of your giveaway!

Jeanne Gwin said...

I like your FB page, so happy to see you on there with us now!

Jeanne Gwin said...

I commented on the giveaway on your facebook page.

ozone3 said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

ozone3 said...

I like you on FB

Lynn - JnL4God said...

Hi Kaaren. A great new quilt. Thanks for the give away.

Lynn - JnL4God said...

I liked you on FB.

Lynn - JnL4God said...

I left a comment on Face Book. Thanks again.

Julie said...

Love the quilt....Thanks for a great giveaway.

Julie said...

I am following you on Facebook. Thanks

jeanmarieg said...

I know the perfect person to make this for. The fabric line is one of my all time favorites.

hedgehog52@yahoo.com

Edi said...

Love your new pattern. Love the "gatherings" fabric (working with my sister on her first quilt and she chose that fabric). Love your blog.Love your patterns. Love your FB page. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

Me and My Stitches said...

Wow! Really, really love your new quilt! Everything about it is awesome! Thanks for the chance to win (and thanks to Darlene too!).

Deborah from Valparaiso said...

Awesome quilt - love the blue snowmen!

Gold Needle Creations said...

Congratulations on another wonderful creation! I always enjoy seeing what you will dream up next using a mix of needlework.

Teatime Creations said...

Very cozy quilt. Perfect for this weeks snow.

jagarland said...

very nice WH. Love the wool applique

vernagrace said...

Hi Kaaren. I love this quilt and you are right, it would be great up all winter and even longer. I love snowman and all the processes you have included in this pattern and welcome to Facebook.

Atlantic neighbour

crzqltr said...

I've been wanting to do a winter quilt to dress up the house after Christmas is done. This would be perfect.

Shelley said...

A beautiful pattern Kaaren...loving those snowmen:)

kmcallister said...

Would love to win more fabric. Thanks for the opportunity.

Little Penpen said...

Love this pattern and love this fabric!! Beautiful! I found you on FB and am excited to have something so beautiful coming through on my FB feed!

dottie bishaw said...

What a beautiful quilt and pattern! Thank-you for every thing you do for us.

Karen said...

Beautifully done! Love the variegated blue floss for the embroidery. Thanks for the giveaway!

Brenda said...

Lovely!

Brenda said...

I liked your Facebook page.

Carol said...

Beautiful quilt! January 22nd. just happens to be my birthday!

Elena said...

Wonderful quilt!
Saludos desde Barcelona
Elena

Chris said...

Such a great quilt......I have to find ways to make 'winter' here in Florida. I really miss New England after 20 years of being here. Hope mine turns out half as nice as yours.

terriquilts said...

Beautiful pattern, Kaaren. I would love to win the fabric giveaway, Primitive Gatherings fabrics are my favorite! Thanks for the chance to win.

desertskyquilts said...

An absolutely wonderful blue snowman quilt. I look forward to your pattern launch. Thanks for a chance to win! dezertsuz at gmail

Donna W said...

Wonderful pattern and fabric. Congratulations on your 2nd published pattern

Kathryn Oppelt said...

Kaaren, your snowmen are really cute! Another great pattern, and will be so cute with the Snowman Gathering fabrics! I have a "thing" for snowmen...do you think I'll win the pattern?

Unknown said...

Beautiful quilt, especially love the embroidery.

Wanda said...

Stunning! Love the stitching with variegated thread--my favorite! Thanks for sharing!
Wanda

Quilter Kim said...

Love the quilt, will have to go over to Facebook for more entries. Thanks for doing such a great giveaway.

Judy Minami said...

All those blues are so up my alley - love them! Nice that you could leave that up all winter. We don't get much snow out here but I, too, love snowmen. They are such wonderful representatives of winter, snow or not! I don't do Facebook so I guess this is my entry. Thanks for offering it! It's a beauty!

Linda said...

Kaaren, another beautiful quilt pattern that you have designed. The fabric is wonderful too. I like that you do FB also so if I don't get to the blogs I can touch base on FB.

Mary Jean said...

I love your new design...especially that it combines quilting, embroidery and wool....all my favorites!

Mary Jean said...

I liked you on Facebook.

Juicybear said...

absolutly gorgeous..

seweasy said...

Kaaren, I'm always excited to have a new blog from you. The quilt is so cute. Love the colors. I'm glass your back in your studio.

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