Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Reporting from Snowy Maine

Today we are getting the first of two storms this week.....this one is "only" bringing 3-6 inches, just enough to coat the roads and make them slippery.  Tomorrow we are expected to get 12-20 inches depending on which weather report you follow.  I went out this morning to gather a few groceries and stopped at Kathie's to pick up the February Garden Basket blocks (we are doing 2 per month for 6 mos.) and check out the Christmas fabric that is 50% off.  The Garden Basket BOM finishes 23x28 and is wool applique, it is a Primitive Gatherings Original Design, I will share photos when I get some done.  

I also got this in the mail over the weekend.........
It's the fabric for the month of February Civil War Chronicles BOM, this month I will be making four identical 16" blocks.  I behaved and worked on a few other projects instead of starting these.....I wanted to get the "Java" quilt closer to being finished and also worked on the FQQ runner that I'm making for my sister, here is the progress that I made on these two.

The Java quilt is hanging with the backing ready for me to make the quilt sandwich and fire up the sewing machine and quilt it OR I could "tie" it, what do you think?   If I tied it I would use dark brown floss.

This is the runner for my sister it is all together and more than half quilted, I'm practicing my hand quilting on this one.  The binding is already sewn on I just need to hand stitch it, I jumped the gun on this one because I wanted to show one of the moms, from the quilting class that I attend with my niece, how I bind my quilts, it worked out great to have a smaller piece to bring. 

That's about all the excitement going on around here, just the way I like it :0)


  1. Hi Denise,
    BRRRRRR I would freeze to death. LOL I just love all your beautiful sewing.
    Stay warm and dry.

  2. Love the color combination for the Civil War BOM blocks. The Java quilt is going to be really pretty. I think I'd tie it. I want to do a quilt and use assorted buttons in the middle of each square instead of tieing it. That's just one of the things I want to make this year.

    Glad you have the wood heat to keep you warm. I hope we can get a fireplace installed here before next winter. I'd prefer wood but will take gas if I have to. Anything for an alternate heat source.

    Stay warm.

  3. Hang in there Denise!! So glad I'm not experiencing the snow this year ;) Love your recent work!

  4. Oh, that table runner you made is so pretty! You are so talented.
    Stay safe and cozy!

  5. We got mostly ice last night, and tonight will be more snow and ice, how much depends on where the storm tracks. Bring on spring! LOL

  6. Oh my goodness, I bet you will be glad when Spring comes! I love the java quilt and the table runner. I bet it was hard to wait to work with the Civil War fabric! It will be so pretty and fun to make.

  7. Love the browns and darker colours in your fabrics........not sure what you mean by tying your quilt as opposed to quilting it........sounds intriuging.
    florrie x


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