Tuesday, January 28, 2014


When does focus become tunnel vision?  Or maybe even obsession?

I was thinking about that as I struggled with putting my rows together for my jewel box quilt.  I had decided in December that I wanted to at least finish jewel box top.  I have sewn, unsewn when I do not like the seam match ups, swapped blocks, and now that the rows are together swapped out rows trying to get it "just right".

I wanted to go outside in the sunny weather, I thought a picture of it on the snow would be fabulous.
According to the weather on my phone it is 3 with a -15 wind chill.   Um sorry but no fantabulous quilt pictures outside.

 I suited up and headed to the mailbox.  I did take a couple of snaps though.
See this drift?  DH and I calculated it is about 3 1/2 feet tall.  It goes to the front steps.  Luckily we do not use the front steps!
I do sew love the patterns that the wind makes in the snow as it is blowing.  

I am sew thrilled this top is finished.  It is 96 1/2 " square when it is finished it will be 96 inches square.  This will be a simple quilt and it is only going to get a binding which will be black.  I hope to quilt it on my machine once DH finishes my frame he is creating.  The black is Kona.  I love the black, and the weight but I have been having some problems with it raveling.  I also am going to just order a black backing from backside fabrics.  I love wide backing fabrics, because I don't have to piece it together or spend almost $100 to get enough fabric to make a back, but on a side note I would love to finish it in pearl bracelets but that is a bit too steep for my wallet.

Not bad for working a lot of hours this month.  I finished a couple of my goals so far.  I wonder if I can get my Lazy Sunday Top done by Friday? 


  1. Wow! That's a lot of snow! Your quilt is beautiful...so many pieces! What is pearl bracelets?

  2. The Fat Quarter http://www.fatquartershop.com has Pearl Bracelets on sale for $8.60 a yard. I remembered seeing it this weekend. Hope that helps.

  3. I know what you mean about the cost of backing fabric, I try to find good cotton sheets for my backing, although if I get it from a yard sale sometimes it is a blend. Your quilt is great, I love the colors!

  4. WOW! it is gorgeous. Maybe you can get some photos in the snow when it is not so cold.

  5. Your quilt is gorgeous. You're right, photos of it in the snow would be great, but not if they're all out of focus cos you're shivering while taking them!

  6. Congratulations on a lovely finished top.

  7. What a beautiful top and backings can get so expensive! Can you imagine if you had tried to take the quilt outside....the wind might have blown it ALL the way to my house!! Thanks for sharing.
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