Thursday, March 26, 2015

Snow is a 4 Letter Word

It is supposed to be spring.  What did we have today? this point in time it is a 4 letter word to me.  It actually covered the ground, but then a breeze blew in from the south and it was gone by the time I was supposed to go back to work.

I am finally starting to get my energy back, and do a little bit of sewing.  I finished cutting out all of my parts for the Grand Illusion quilt and decided to fold up my fabric sitting around.

Fat quarters all folded and ready to put away.

Half yard cuts.

Yard or more.  They are folded on comic book boards and put away.  I think DH was slightly thrilled to be able to see the dining room table. 
The final two steps of Grand Illusion all cut and getting sewn together.
I actually finished sewing together all of the units today.  These are steps 4 and 5.  I had a little bit of time after I finished up all of the units and made up one block today.
I know a lot of people were not happy with how it looked but I think it is fun. 

I wanted to share the lovelies that arrived in the mail.  I had won a charm pack of the Bella Solids from Felicia at The Slow Quilter for her birthday give away.  The lovely Felicia threw in a pack of Lovely by Debbie Beavers for RJR and a sweet little turtle. 

The turtle now lives with my chicken on the window sill in my sewing room.  I think I may need to add a cow soon. 


  1. I love how your block came out--the colors are great! I think a cow should moooove in, too lol
    good work on your fabric storage....hugs, Julierose P.S. i know that was udderly terrible hahaha

  2. We love the Grand Illusion block - and as you can never quite tell a book by its cover - we reckon you can't tell a Grand Illusion quilt by one block! Ha! Hmm.... Baa loves the turtle... but was thinking what about a sheep not a cow! ...hee...hee....

  3. I've read several blogs where friends are complaining about snow - it's cool here, about 55, but thankfully, nothing like what you have. And I'm so thrilled to see some green showing! blessings, marlene

  4. Oh you are getting your energy back...YAH!!! So glad you are feeling better...I tool love the colors in your star block. It came out stunningly!

  5. I'm glad you're feeling better. It's no fun getting that yucky flu bug! I was sick in January and I still haven't got my full energy back...or maybe I'm just lazy and it has nothing to do with that nasty bug I had. I like that block, but it has too many pieces for someone as lazy as me. I'll just watch you sew all those! :O)

  6. So glad you are feeling better! You will have Grand Illusion together in no time now. I love your block!

  7. The addition of the cow would be wonderful - but a kitty cat would be purrrrrfect LOL!!! Your GI block is looking great! I like the movement in this year's mystery. I didn't play along this year, but hopefully next year :)

  8. Your Grand Illusion block is stunning! What a gorgeous quilt you will have!

  9. Your GIM is really pretty! And you do need a cow in the window sill. and a horse!


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