Saturday, February 10, 2018


Snow days are great reasons for getting a ton of sewing done.

I finished my block for guild, which was supposed to have been turned in Thursday, but I fussy cut it wrong and had to get more fabric and recut.  I reread the instructions and think it turned out perfect.  I will turn it in at the next guild meeting.

Since I was already working on guild stuff, I grabbed the March friendship block and made it up quickly too.

My temperature quilt.  January is done, and I got the first 5 days of  February done too.

I worked on my It's a Wildlife Blocks for February which is a BOM which is being hosted by Amy of Sew Incredibly Crazy.  I previously shared the fabrics I purchased for the backgrounds.  These are digitally printed from Hawthorne Threads.  I picked some fabrics that I thought would be outdoorsy.
Constellations in glacial blue on white.
Constellations in white on glacial blue.
Plume in glacial blue.
Snowflakes in glacial blue. 
I kind of really like how the backgrounds worked with my batik scraps I had selected.

I had some acquisitions that I had not shared yet.

Puppy Love by Riley Blake, I will make a simple quilt for a charity.

Some fabrics I picked up.  I decided I needed some greens.  I selected some of the Riley Blake Kisses.

I chose some buttery yellows for backgrounds for some more wool blocks.  There is the Buttermilk Basin mystery BOM, and River's Edge Antiques and Quilt Loft that have free ones. 

 I have been adding to my wool stash so that I can work on these when I am ready to go.

I liked the names of these two bundles.  Flag blue, and charcoal grey.

I was invited to join another quilt guild. Mainly we do hand sewing, but once a month they all work on one quilt.  I am a wee bit behind, but I decided to grab a kit and try to catch up.

I need to get to work on it so I can catch up. 

I first had to figure out what fabrics were what.  I used the Andover website and labeled each fabric.  Unfortunately the picture is not very good, and the directions do not tell you which fabric to use other than light, or a blue.  Now if all of the cuts were the same amount it wouldn't be a problem, but all the cuts are different sizes. I found a good picture, blew it up and with the pattern I marked each color on the pattern.  Now I am collating each fabric to figure out the sizes that I need to cut out of each fabric.
As to our snowmaggedon we had about 36 hours of hard snowfall.

The boys did 4 rounds of shoveling to keep the porches, walkways, and driveway clear.  You can see how much they have had to pile up.  They actually ended up breaking the shove.

Here is a good reference to how much snow we got. 

These marks were in the snow in front of my garage.  Wing marks!  I think my angel has been visiting.


  1. you got a ton of snow man. WOW I hope it is not coming this way. we are getting a lot of rain right now. that is fine by me.
    those wing prints are interesting........

  2. Boy-oh-boy you sure got hammered in snowfall. Lucky you had the boys to help out...We are having warm 40's temps and rainy days this weekend--snow has mostly melted in this weather.
    Your wool stash is really growing. Very pretty colors...
    Hugs, Julierose

  3. The wings in the snow...definitely a visit from an angel. Love! That is so much snow I can't even picture going out in it. Staying inside to sew sounds very reasonable!

  4. That is a lot of snow! The angels wing marks are lovely. I bought that patterns with all the blue houses. Must look where I put it. Those wool fabrics look so pretty. And puppy love - think Bobbin! Hmmm....she might chew it. Karen, Hannah and Baa. xxx

  5. Love the blocks and fabric , don't like the snow!

  6. I think I need a few snow days to get some sewing accomplished. Your blocks look great - especially the leaves. Your temperature quilt is progressing so nicely too.

    Love the angel wings in the snow!

  7. Great haul of fabric. Love it all ❤️❤️❤️ We had a small snow storm but I live in Canada so it’s expected, lol. Love all the green fabric you got.

  8. I just finished a bunch of HSTs myself. I love the colors in that. I really don't have a wool stash, but do have a quilt kit I bought a long time ago. If I live long enough, I think I'll give it a try.

    Love your snow. We just found the neighbors kitty under the plastic covering our flowers. It's going to be 30 tonight. Put the fellow in the garage.

  9. That snow was heavy! We didn't get near as much as you and the last batch was just "freezing drizzle" aka solid ice on my sidewalks and drive this morning, yikes! You are really cookin' along with all your new your new squirrel kit and love the new wool :)

  10. We got over 10 inches of snow Thurs/Fri. I'm sick of snow.

  11. My goodness that's a lot of snow! Cute fabrics - always good for rounding out stash. Lovely wools, too.


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